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Innovation Management and Technology Policy (MSc - MRes - Postgraduate Diploma)

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  • Objectives
    These programmes are concerned with the importance of innovation and technology in business strategy. They seek to equip you with a thorough understanding of theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of management of innovation in various types of firms, as well as issues of design and implementation of technology policy in different national and administrative contexts. They are designed to satisfy the growing business and student demand for studies within this area. These programmes are ideal if you are interested in a career in business, government or international organisations where an understanding of innovation, corporate management of innovation and the role of government in relation to innovation and technology is essential.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good honours degree or equivalent. Two references: either from an academic source and a past or present employer, or two from an academic source. Non-native speakers need to provide proof of English language ability.
  • Academic Title
    Innovation Management and Technology Policy (MSc / MRes / Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Course description
    The programmes combine specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. The specialist courses cover topics such as models of the innovation process, strategic management of innovation, the firm as a nexus of social relations, social capital, inter-firm networks, national innovation systems, and innovation and technology policy.

    Option modules cover areas such as the business environment, corporate governance, e-business, international business, international human resource management, international business ethics, international finance, European policy and management, sport management, the business of football, multinational enterprises, environmental management and strategic management.

    Students on the MSc and MRes programmes also complete a dissertation on an aspect covered by the programme, supervised by a member of staff doing research within that area.

    Programme structure for MSc / PgDip:

    Compulsory modules:

    -Innovation: Management and Policy
    -Innovation Systems, Networks and Social Capital
    -Principles of Organization and Management
    -Research Methods in Management I

    Plus one from:

    -E-business: Strategy and Policy
    -E-business, Institutions and Innovations
    -The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives

    Plus one optional module:

    Plus a 15,000-word dissertation (MSc only).

    Programme structure for MRes:

    Compulsory modules:

    -Innovation: Management and Policy
    -Innovation Systems, Networks and Social Capital
    -Research Methods in Management I
    -Research Methods in Management II

    Plus a 25,000-word dissertation.

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