The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance MBS - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years.
- Learn how to successfully manage both technology and organisational innovation
- Gain understanding of how the innovation process works, how companies organise to take advantage of internal and external sources of innovation, how to carry out technology investment appraisal and forecast future innovation trends
- Focus on developing analytical and critical skills, research training, personal communication skills and effective team-working
- Prepare for a variety of careers including a leader of innovative teams, an entrepreneur in a technology-driven organisation, academic researcher or lecturer
Authentic mastery - being able to apply these methods, tools and techniques in a real scenario - is at the heart of much of the teaching and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on research training, development of personal communication skills, team-working and presentation which gives you an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors, academic research or teaching.
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. A list of dissertation topic areas will be presented to you toward the end of the first term: dissertation topics reflect the diverse interests and expertise of research-active academics who teach on the IME MSc Programme and other research and teaching staff in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) and Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC). Sometimes there are opportunities to undertake dissertations related to on-going research projects or in collaboration with industry.
Examples of recent accounting and finance dissertation project topics include:
- Exploring the role of Corporate Social Responsibility driven eco-innovation for firm sustainability
- Opportunities and challenges from open innovation between UK universities and the pharmaceutical industry
- Dynamic capabilities and deploying big data for the development of the Chilean retail sector
- Innovation patterns in after-sales for the commercial vehicles sector in India
- Online innovative strategies to improve competitiveness and customer relationships in China
- Studying user involvement in medical device innovation processes in the UK
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
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