Successful innovation management can create significant value, both economic and social, but is neither easy nor automatic.
This course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage innovation at both operational and strategic levels. You are taught and supervised by leading faculty from SPRU – the Science Policy Research Unit (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/
), which is ranked second only to Harvard for research impact in innovation studies (Research Policy, 2012).
Through a range of seminars, lectures and employer-based projects, you gain a practical yet rigorous toolbox of methods for the effective management of innovation. Focusing on new product and service development in larger organisations, the approach is critical and interdisciplinary, drawing on research from business, management, economics and innovation studies. You develop an integrative approach that combines the management of the market, technological and organisational changes – and learn how to create value from innovation.
Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, multiple-choice tests, essays, group reports and an individual research dissertation. You are required to complete coursework exercises and an assessment for the Statistical Research Methods module.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Science, Technology and Innovation: Markets, Firms and Policies • Managing Innovation • Management, Innovations and Organisational Performance • Design, Creativity and Innovation
Spring term: you take Perspectives, Methods and Skills for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies • Infrastructure and Innovation • New Product Development Strategy. You also take either Introduction to Statistical Research Methods or Multivariate Analysis.
In addition, you choose from Innovation in the Creative Economy • Information and Communication Technology Policy and Strategy • Management of Risk • Strategic Management • Managing Intellectual Property • Managing Knowledge • Managing Complex Projects • New Venture Creation • Governing and Using Technology for Development • Innovation for Sustainability • Energy Policy and Sustainability • Energy and Development • Governing Energy Transitions.
Summer term: you carry out a 15,000-word research project.
Fees for studying on courses available on a part-time basis will be charged at 50 per cent of the full-time fees listed below.
Home UK/EU students: £9,000 per year(1)
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £9,000 per year
Overseas students: £17,000 per year
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You will graduate with a range of transferable skills directly relevant to a range of occupations. In particular, This MSc creates opportunities for graduates to work in:
- management consultancy
- product and service development
- business and technology analysis
- entrepreneurial and new venture creation and growth
- project or technology management
- global business
- R&D and innovation management
- general management in large, multinational organisations
- project-based organisations in the private and public sector.
Our graduates have gone into careers in government, international organisations and think-tanks, as well as academia. Others have set up their own businesses or joined new ventures as entrepreneurs.
Students have worked with a range of employers Express Technologies, Arthur D. Little, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, BT, Pfizer and Proctor & Gamble.