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Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

This exciting course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to develop and launch new products and services, manage small enterprises and generate new ideas and opportunities. It will equip you in your future career to create an entrepreneurial environment that will facilitate innovation and stimulate growth. This is the ideal course if you are seeking a career where innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity are defining key features. Roles such as these can be found in large organisations, in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and in start-up businesses.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

This course will provide a contemporary understanding of innovation management and entrepreneurship concepts, theories, models and analytical frameworks, and their application in the development of appropriate business policies and strategies.

Autumn
This first teaching period develops your understanding of the following subjects and supports you in your development.

Innovation Management and New Product Development:
What is innovation?
Innovation at a national and international level
Models of innovation and product development
Processes involved in the development of new products and services
Generating new product opportunities and ideas
Understanding computer aided design and manufacture

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice:
Understanding entrepreneurship
Basics of entrepreneurship and the management of SMEs
The role of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in both small and large organisations

Spring
During the second teaching period you will build on your general understanding and focus on key aspects of innovation management, new product development and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Management and Intellectual Property:
Enhancing competitiveness
Protection of new products, trademarks and designs through intellectual property
Product innovation and development at operational and strategic levels

New Product Development:
Developing and testing a new product concept
Targeting and positioning new products within the market place
Managing mature products and product replacement
The marketing mix

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice:
The management and development of new enterprises from both a theoretical and practical perspective (with particular focus on small enterprises)
Business planning for small and large organisations
Scenario planning
Financing business operations, particularly new business start-ups
Formation of corporate and social enterprises

Assessment methods

Our friendly and supportive environment uses formal lectures, workshops, and seminars to provide the basis for the development of relevant knowledge, further enhanced by activity-based case studies. We utilise both theory and practice-oriented teaching. Teaching and learning is through weekly half-day sessions, depending on whether you are taking the course full or part-time.

For each unit you will be assessed in a way that will deepen your knowledge of the subjects covered. This will involve you thinking and working in an original way to overcome genuine problems. At the end of the course you will also complete a dissertation which can be related to your workplace, your future career, or a desired business venture.

Fees

*Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

UK/EU fees include Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,000 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 3,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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