Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are two of the greatest tools a professional can use. When properly harnessed and effectively used, they can lead to increased profits, accelerated growth, and more jobs within an organisation. With the aid of this online programme, you’ll be equipped to realise your ambitions in setting up a new business and/or take your company to new levels of success.
You’ll master the techniques and contemporary skills needed to establish yourself as a creative, proficient business leader. This programme is designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to become an entrepreneur, as well as effectively manage and drive innovation in an existing business.
You can expect to develop valuable expertise around opportunity recognition, product development, commercialisation, operational growth, strategic thinking, and more. Through your studies, you’ll gain conceptual and analytical skills that can be applied to startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and large businesses across the private and public sector.
Our academics have practical and/or academic experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management, so you’ll benefit from concrete, real-world lessons that can be immediately applied to your own career.
Join the next generation of business pioneers and foster a successful career in your industry of choice
On this course, you’ll:
When applying, you’ll also be required to submit:
Entrepreneurship Theory (30 credits) Your studies for this module will introduce you to the field of entrepreneurship as the process of starting and growing a new enterprise. Through engaging with contemporary research and critical discussions in this field, you’ll start to hone the ever-evolving mindset associated with spotting and developing opportunities and setting up new organisations.
Innovation Management (30 credits) This module presents a contemporary view of innovation management that focuses on the links and overlaps between groups rather than on a single perspective from, for example, marketing or research and development. You’ll get to explore the field of innovation management and examine the issues faced by organisations engaged in developing new innovative outputs. Upon completion, you’ll be able to comprehend innovation topologies, concepts, and tools.
Managing New Product Development (30 credits) Gain advanced knowledge of the processes involved in product development, including the most effective ways to manage them. You’ll have the opportunity to create and test a new product concept with potential customers and analyse it in detail within lectures and group discussions.
Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing (30 credits) This is a practical module that focuses on identifying an opportunity and developing a viable business model by adopting a design-thinking approach. Through the process of market validation by gathering customer and market feedback, you’ll continuously iterate and evolve your business model and develop your entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes such as leadership, resilience, and adaptability.
Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits) This final module will help familiarise you with different methods – both qualitative and quantitative – for undertaking research in entrepreneurship or innovation management.
With your dissertation, you’ll have the scope to address a challenge relating to your current place of work or even any future career plans.
Previous dissertation topics by our on-campus students include: