MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship will give you insights and practical experience in the issues facing new business ventures and renewing established businesses through fostering creativity, design, and new ways of thinking. It builds theoretical knowledge alongside core business skills, needed to start new enterprises and transform existing ones through innovations in product, process or business models.
The course will build core knowledge, raised to new levels by highlighting networks and relationships needed for collaborative work in increasingly international markets for goods and services. You'll then be able to select from a range of options to focus your learning and then execute a major practical exercise to help launch your new careers.
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Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organisational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyse this premise: in order to be successful, organisations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organisational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
International Accounting & Analysis: You'll learn about the principals involved in producing financial statements, outline the theoretical and regulatory framework financial accounting operates in and offer techniques for analysing corporate financial reporting.
Business Models, Resources & Intellectual Property: The role of the business model, the resources it needs and the value of intangible resources including intellectual property are central to developing entrepreneurial businesses. This is especially true of those with a high level of innovative products, processes, creativity and design. You'll appreciate the concerns raised and offer tools to help the entrepreneur or the business manager evaluate appropriate business models, and how to store and protect the resources that matter most to their fulfilment.
Project - Entrepreneurship in Practice OR Innovation in Practice: An opportunity to show your innovation and entrepreneurial skills through 'real-life' projects, focusing on a problem or opportunity situation of your choice. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your Dissertation unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your dissertation.
Option units (choose two)
Venture Capital & Growth Finance: The theories of finance, focusing on issues for early-stage businesses along with government grants, business angels, private equity and investment banks up to an initial public offering. You'll look at the implications of taking on outside finance for board decision-making, corporate reporting and disclosure.
Managing Innovation, Creativity & Design: Explore and manage ideas in a variety of business contexts. You'll develop your understanding of innovation, creativity and design, and techniques for recognising, evaluating and supporting creative thinking and behaviour. You'll also review experiences of innovative organisations to identify the causes, challenges and consequences of innovation and ways to manage these, and build confidence in making innovative work through experiential problem-based learning.
Selling, Relationships & Customer Service: In early-stage businesses, the top line is often the most important. Selling is essential, and it’s perhaps the most virtuous of occupations in business. Serving the customers you've convinced to buy your product or service is a close second. In the increasingly collaborative ways of working that dominate innovative and early-stage businesses, establishing and nurturing relationships with suppliers, customers and other forms of business partners often lies at the heart of business success. You'll explore these themes and generate theoretical and practical knowledge of selling, relationships and customer service.
The Entrepreneurial Mind: Entrepreneurs are born. Can they be made? Is entrepreneurship a characteristic of a person, or a description of the relationship between an individual, other individuals and the resources and capabilities at their disposal? You'll examine the practice of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship and explore the way that entrepreneurs think and act.
Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year.
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