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Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations - MSc

Course Description


This programme is a unique opportunity for true collaboration between the disciplines of Design and Business to study Innovation Management with the emphasis on the creative sector.
Innovative and creative organisations lie at the heart of delivering the recovery and growth required in times of recession. Learning to manage the resources needed for successful innovation of creative services and products will be key to the success of these organisations.

The problem faced by designers is not necessarily producing novel products but how to bring them to market. Providing a robust understanding of the innovation process will help entrepreneurial designers to turn their ideas into reality.

This degree programme builds upon the internationally recognised profiles of the Loughborough Design School and the School of Business and Economics; the combined expertise of academic staff from these two schools offers a unique experience in London to develop your skills and knowledge.

You will study entrepreneurship in the context of both academic theory and self-reflection to see if you personally have the qualities to take action and make an idea happen. Intellectual property is of vital importance to the entrepreneur in creative industries and we have devoted a whole module to studying the details and practical application of this rarely studied topic.

Foresight and strategy looks to the future and considers the influence of technology on society and the impact it will have on creative organisations.

The interdisciplinary live project module will provide you with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills such as problem solving and strategic planning whilst working together on a real business problem.

See the website http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/managing-innovation-in-creative-organisations/

Programme Aims

a) Develop your critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process and its application in creative organisations
b) Use academic and action based learning to gain insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges through case studies and in real time
c) Develop your understanding of the innovation and design processes, analysing and evaluating their use through practical and theoretical projects
d) Develop your approach to user centred innovation opportunities
e) To equip you with the insight to consider the future to inform design solutions and business strategy
f) To provide you with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing business environment

Programme Structure

To complete the MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits.


Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.


Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers and this programme will prepare you whether it’s to pursue a career in the creative industries, in an innovative SME, an established organisation or self-employment.

Having a robust understanding of business and management of the innovation process, coupled with the skills required to take action, will help you to succeed in the current marketplace. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.


- Design Thinking
- Foresight and Strategy
- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Intellectual Property
- Collaborative Project
- Strategy and Planning
- Understanding Business Failure
- Dissertation

Find more information on modules here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/managing-innovation-in-creative-organisations/

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-bursaries/

Visit the Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations - MSc page on the Loughborough University London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages - No. of awards TBC

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2016.This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network.Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.What's on offer for 2016Inspiring Success Programme
For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2016Dean's Award for Enterprise
For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.East London Community Scholarship
For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our communityAlumni Bursary
For all Loughborough University alumni
Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
For international and UK/EU high achieving students
Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered

Value of Scholarship(s)

See below


Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.

Application Procedure

Applications will open for scholarships and bursaries for 2017 in November 2016. For further information and to find out whether you are eligible for a scholarship or bursary, please visit our Scholarships & Bursaries page, or email us at [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent. See View Website

Course Fees

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