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Course Content

Course content

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance MBS - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years.

  • Learn how to successfully manage both technology and organisational innovation
  • Gain understanding of how the innovation process works, how companies organise to take advantage of internal and external sources of innovation, how to carry out technology investment appraisal and forecast future innovation trends
  • Focus on developing analytical and critical skills, research training, personal communication skills and effective team-working
  • Prepare for a variety of careers including a leader of innovative teams, an entrepreneur in a technology-driven organisation, academic researcher or lecturer

Authentic mastery - being able to apply these methods, tools and techniques in a real scenario - is at the heart of much of the teaching and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on research training, development of personal communication skills, team-working and presentation which gives you an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors, academic research or teaching.

Coursework and assessment

Units are typically assessed by a combination of written work (essay or report) and presentation, group project assessment, individual essay and examination. The last third of the programme is spent researching and writing a dissertation of around 15,000 words, the choice of topic reflecting the student's interests and MIoIR's expertise.

Course unit details

During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.  

Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. A list of dissertation topic areas will be presented to you toward the end of the first term: dissertation topics reflect the diverse interests and expertise of research-active academics who teach on the IME MSc Programme and other research and teaching staff in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) and Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC). Sometimes there are opportunities to undertake dissertations related to on-going research projects or in collaboration with industry.

Examples of recent accounting and finance dissertation project topics include:

  • Exploring the role of Corporate Social Responsibility driven eco-innovation for firm sustainability
  • Opportunities and challenges from open innovation between UK universities and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Dynamic capabilities and deploying big data for the development of the Chilean retail sector
  • Innovation patterns in after-sales for the commercial vehicles sector in India
  • Online innovative strategies to improve competitiveness and customer relationships in China
  • Studying user involvement in medical device innovation processes in the UK

What our students say

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Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 

Career opportunities

Graduates from the course have gone on to a wide range of careers in industry (Technopolis Group, ICI, Unilever, Bosch), financial institutions (HSBC, JP Morgan), consultancies (SQW Consulting, PwC, Cap Gemini), research organisations (TNO), governmental and non-governmental organisations (DEFRA, UNIDO, World Bank), and academia (in Manchester and beyond).

More details on our Careers Service.

Latest information on visa changes and opportunities in the UK for international students.


Visit the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (MSc) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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