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Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship - MSc

Course Description

Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.

The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations.

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.

If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:
-Innovation consultancy
-Product development
-Business support

It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business.

The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:
-The Open Lab researches human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
-The Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body

The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

What you'll learn

Throughout the course you will:
-Identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
-Identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
-Understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
-Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
-Acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
-Develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
-Obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors
-Lead organisations through innovative change
-Demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
-Plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
-Deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills

Career focus

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, within established firms and start-up enterprises, including:
-Innovation Manager
-Managing Director
-Marketing Manager
-Business Consultant
-Project Manager

Visit the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship - MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, or a postgraduate/higher degree. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications.

Last Updated

05 May 2017

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