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Global Innovation Management (Jointly Awarded) (MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert)

Course Description

Why this course?

The MSc in Global Innovation Management is a unique two-year programme. It’s offered jointly by:
- University of Strathclyde
- Aalborg University (Denmark)
- Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)

You'll have the opportunity to study at two of the universities.
The course focuses on new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides you with:
- a practical and global perspective of innovation management
- skills applicable to larger multinational organisations and smaller enterprises
- broader views of Innovation Management including; technology management; research and development; product/service development
- increased research capability

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/globalinnovationmanagement/

You’ll study

The programme is divided into four semesters over two years.

You’ll spend your first year at Strathclyde. You’ll gain practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with an industrial client.

In the first semester of Year 2, you’ll either undertake in-depth study of innovation management in Germany or an industrial internship in Denmark.

In the final semester you’ll take on a thesis project. This is supervised by the Year 2 host institution.

Partner Universities

- Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde
The department focuses on 'what to make' and 'how to make it'. Its research interests involve:
- product and process technologies
- information technologies
- design methodologies
- telepresence and organisational modelling

The department has a range of innovative purpose built design and manufacture laboratories. This includes the new digital design and manufacture studio. It brings together:
- data capture
- 3D visualisation
- rapid prototyping capabilities

The department achieved a research rating of four (where five is top) in the most recent UK national assessment of research.

- The Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, Hamburg University of Technology
The institute’s focus is on the management of technology and innovation. In particular, the practical management of the innovation process.
Lecture content is based on new research findings. You’ll also take part in:
- group work
- case studies
- practical applications in the field of innovation management.

Research is directly focused on innovation processes and new technologies.

- The Centre for Industrial Production (CIP) at Aalborg University
The main focus is on linking theory to method. The relationship between product development, manufacturing and distribution networks in a global context is of key interest.
The University ensures that their most relevant and up-to-date research activity is delivered to students through project-based work. There’s a particular emphasis on industrial experience.
The centre organises their research into four distinct areas:
- product development in networks
- supply chain management
- strategic manufacturing development
- organisational design and change

All three universities are members of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.


As a graduate of Global Innovation Management you’ll be able to enter the international employment market working for employers such as:
- enterprises dealing with high end technological products and services
- consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
- governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
- relevant research and higher education institutions

Where are they now?

100% of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:
- Business Analyst
- Business Systems Developer
- Engineering Consultant
- Researcher
- Product Manager
- Senior Analyst

Employers include:
- Alten
- Emerson
- Openlink Financials
- Siemens
- SRW & Co
- University of Strathclyde

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2011/12, 2010/11

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Global Innovation Management (Jointly Awarded) (MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in an engineering, science or technology subject; AND an appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining a minimum of IELTS 6 (minimum of 5.5 in any of the 4 test sections) or TOEFL 95 (minimum of listening 21, speaking 23, writing 21 and reading 22)

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £6,400; Rest of UK £9,000; International £17,500

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