Are you a creative thinker with boundless enthusiasm for new ideas, who wants a career where no two days are the same?
On our MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship degree course, you'll develop the skills needed to spot opportunities; to visualise, develop and take new ideas to market; to launch new products and services, and to manage fast growing new businesses too.
You'll also discover how to use innovation to make a difference in your own business and in other organisations, and learn about important areas of entrepreneurship – including product development, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship theory and practice.
At the end of the course, you'll have the opportunity to a 12-month work placement. This can be self-employed if you're a UK citizen.
When you graduate, you can expect to find employment in business management or consultancy, whatever size of business. You'll also be able to pursue roles in marketing, product development, innovation, and research and development.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Learn business planning, the development and marketing of new products, and financial management
- Understand concepts of innovation management and entrepreneurship, theories, models and analytical frameworks, and their application in business policy and strategy
- Benefit from our research, consultancy projects, visits from external guest speakers and live case studies
- Be supported by academic staff with expertise in the area, including Professor Paul Trott, whose book "Innovation Management and New Product Development" is recommended reading for students all over the world
- Tap in to the resources available to students who are actively involved with entrepreneurial business activities through our Student and Graduate Enterprise Team
- Have 24/7 access to our library's extensive resources, including books, ejournals and newspapers
- Research, plan and produce an independent project, expanding on your understanding of innovation management or entrepreneurship and giving you the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice
- Have the chance to apply your skills and knowledge on a 12-month work placement at the end of the course
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your innovation skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
What you'll study on this MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship degree course
Core modules include:
- Entrepreneurship Theory
- Entrepreneurship & Business Venturing
- Innovation Management
- Management of New Product Development
- Research methods & Dissertation
Teaching on this course includes:
How you're assessed
For each unit you'll be assessed in a way that's relevant to test your knowledge. This will involve you thinking and working in an original way to overcome problems. At the end of the course you'll produce a dissertation related to your workplace, your future career, or a business venture.
Careers and opportunities
You'll be able to pursue management careers in the private and public sector, in innovation management, entrepreneurship, and the management of small enterprises.
What can you do with an Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship degree?
Career opportunities include:
- New product development
- Research and development
- Project management
- The arts
You'll also be able to enter a career in business, manufacturing, healthcare and knowledge management, or in a consultancy-based role.