The management of innovation is an area of vital importance to business development and competition and has a key role to play in developing the modern technological base of the local regional economy. This unique course has been developed to meet demand in the marketplace for graduates capable of managing information innovation in the context of business and in particular e-business.
The benefits offered are:
- preparation for a career in innovation management
- development of competencies in working and learning with information and communication technology
- understanding of the current thinking in the management of change and innovation and current developments in information and communication technology
Duration and Mode of Attendance
- Full-time: Postgraduate Diploma -- two semesters; MSc -- a further semester
- Part-time: Postgraduate Diploma -- four semesters; MSc -- a further two semesters
Teaching and learning methods
While teaching is delivered mainly through lectures, lectures will be supported by a range of teaching methods and formats including: seminars, practical classes, group and individual presentations, case studies and guest speakers. A strong feature of the course is its use of innovative teaching methods to enable tutors to meet the needs of individual students and to respond immediately to developments in the dynamic business environment.
The multi-faceted approach to teaching and learning is reflected in the methods employed for assessment. A variety of forms of assessment are employed. The assessment within each module is tailored to the module aims and is normally a combination of cumulative assessment and examinations.