MA Innovation Management

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Innovation Management

University of the Arts London

MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities.

Reasons to Apply

  • MA Innovation Management enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a sustained research project including a 15-week work placement, with an external host partner.
  • You’ll have the chance to plan, promote and participate in an innovation management conference.
  • Our staff members have active and ongoing links with a wide range of institutions, organisations and companies including The Design Council, Procter and Gamble, the Royal Society of Arts and Transport for London.
  • Our graduates are highly attractive to potential employers in business, the creative industries or policy makers who wish to embrace 360- degree innovation.
  • You will join a diverse cohort of students; many people who join this course bring valuable experience from a wide range of international cultures and professional industries, including marketing, law, journalism and fashion.

Content and structure

MA Innovation Management is part of the Culture and Enterprise programme. It aims to bring together open-minded individuals from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds in order to promote new ways of thinking and doing that encourages creative collaborations in the pursuit of innovation. Our focus is on developing strategic collaborative practitioners who can identify, and develop, innovative business and public sector opportunities.

MA Innovation Management will explore innovation in relation to services, products and user experiences. It will be delivered through a range of different learning experiences, from the traditional to the experimental, from student- led to industry-linked, so that students can produce synergistic and co-operative approaches to problem-solving, risk-management and opportunity development.

Graduates of MA Innovation Management will be able to identify and deliver creativity and innovation within both a lifestyle and business context. They will be able to apply innovation tools and practices, research and identify which creative vectors are suitable for a given scenario and communicate such opportunities in a compelling and engaging way.

MA Innovation Management graduates will be highly attractive to potential employers in business, the creative industries or policy makers who wish to embrace 360- degree innovation. This postgraduate course will help graduates develop careers in areas like innovation research, strategy and business development and brand/product management.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

MA Innovation Management applicants must have an Honours Degree, and normally at least one year of relevant professional experience, but we will look at exceptional candidates with less. The relevant disciplines and professional fields are:

  • Business Studies;
  • Management;
  • Social Sciences;
  • Humanities;
  • Physical Sciences;
  • Marketing;
  • Design.

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability in order to apply for a visa, enrol, and start your course. The English language requirement for entry for this course is:

IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one paper, or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of the Arts London

Last updated February 2, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
12,860 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 12,860 GBP
International: £12,860; Home/EU: £5,050