Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.
The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations.
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.
If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:
- innovation consultancy
- product development
- business support
It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business.
The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:
- the Open Lab researchers human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
- the Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body
The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage in real projects with regional stakeholders.
What you'll learn
Throughout the course you will:
- identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
- identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
- understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
- develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
- acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
- develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors
- lead organisations through innovative change
- demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical thinking
- plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
- deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, within established firms and start-up enterprises, including:
- Innovation Manager
- Managing Director
- Marketing Manager
- Business Consultant
- Project Manager
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
- NBS8033 Business Enterprise for PG Students
- NBS8035 Understanding and Managing Creativity
- NBS8039 The ICE Dissertation
- NBS8062 Research Methods (ICE/ABC/E-Business)
- NBS8134 Business Enterprise Policy
- NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
- NBS8213 Managing Design and Product Development
- NBS8214 Technology Change and Innovation Management
- NBS8320 Open Innovation and Clusters of Innovation
- NBS8296 Innovation Consultancy Project
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.