In a highly competitive global environment, innovation is one of the key areas in which businesses can ensure their success and establish a competitive advantage. On this programme you will develop an advanced understanding of organisations, their management, the changing external context in which they operate and the importance of innovation. As a graduate of this course you will be equipped to assist with managing the innovation process and will be highly sought after.
On this programme you will examine:
The development and operation of markets in relation to resources, goods and services
The economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological external context together with its effect at local, national and international levels upon organisations
The role of marketing in relation to customers, their expectations and their location
The management and development of people within organisations
The nature of organisations - their internal functions and processes; their diverse purposes, structures and governance and the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context
The role of business innovation, creativity and knowledge management within organisations
You will take the following core modules:
International Human Resource Management
Knowledge and Innovation Management
Research Methods for Business and Management
State, Market and Society - Concepts and Critique
You will also select two Optional Modules from the following:
Finance for Development
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Innovation and Global Competition
Multinationals and Global Business
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. You can expect 2-3 hours of contact time per module, per week.
A wide range of assessment techniques are used including coursework (written essays, case studies, interviews, group reports etc), presentations, examinations and a dissertation.
A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.
IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required. For further information about our English language requirements, please see our website.