MM in the Field of Innovation Studies

Wits Business School

Program Description

MM in the Field of Innovation Studies

Wits Business School

Programme Overview

The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organizations. It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels. The programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, economics, public policy, humanities, social science and natural sciences, and provides the essential breadth of knowledge which will enable graduates to skillfully engage in shaping innovation both for increased competitiveness and for socio-economic development.

Curriculum

The Master of Management in Innovation Studies is a full-time, one-year programme. It comprises three core courses, three elective courses, and a research component. Teaching is provided on a block release basis to accommodate the needs of busy working professionals. The programme welcomes the registration of occasional students who can complete a selection of courses in the programme without fulfilling the requirements for the degree.

Entry Requirements

  • First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honors degree but a first-class Bachelor’s degree with a recognized and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma is also recognized)
  • Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience an advantage but not a requirement
  • Acceptable test score and interviews where necessary. For booking the APIL test, contact Helen Preston at testbookings.wbs@wits.ac.za
  • Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate
  • CV
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit the original certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts once accepted.

  • Bachelors or higher degree
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience post-bachelor’s degree or three years’ work experience post-master’s degree
  • Acceptable WBS psychometric test score and interviews where necessary. For booking the Wits Admission Test, contact Helen Martins at testbookings.wbs@wits.ac.za
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Complete the online application form here
  • Management Part 3 (to be downloaded, completed and submitted) - Management Part 3 Word Format

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The MM Innovation Studies is a high-intensity academic programme that is intended for a specialist group of students. It is aimed at those with an above average degree of motivation, intellectual curiosity and stamina.

Admissions

Telephone:
0861 000 927

Email:
applications2018.wbs@wits.ac.za

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS

  • WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
  • Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme.
  • Insofar as the programme is canceled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 6, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
138,545 ZAR
Fee is subject to review in January 2019.
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Deadline
Locations
South Africa - Johannesburg, Gauteng
Start date : Feb. 2019
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Feb. 2019
South Africa - Johannesburg, Gauteng
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