Taught course

Knowledge and Innovation Management

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary.

Degree and/or experience:
At least three years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Those with at least five years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification.

For non-native speakers of English:
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

The Brighton MBA does not require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), though if you have taken the GMAT a good score can strengthen your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed to broaden your horizons and build on your strengths, the Brighton MBA develops well rounded, effective managers. It is an exceptional platform for boosting your salary, rapid career progression, and developing managerial skills that will change the way you think.

The Knowledge and Innovation Management MBA enables you to use the latest knowledge management techniques to bring about innovation across the entire business.

The course provides:

  • An in-depth understanding of the management of change and the processes for successfully implementing change.
  • An understanding of the potential use of the power of innovation to transform organisations.
  • An emphasis on analysis, creativity and innovation as tools to identify problems, offer solutions and to explore and exploit opportunities.
  • A clear understanding of how effective knowledge management can enhance and support strategic decision-making.
  • The capability to lead and combine innovation and knowledge management strategies.

The course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.

The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership. Together, these awards make a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.

It is possible to complete the course in one year, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. The course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

Information for international students

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
(Full Time entry 2016) £14,850
International students
(Full Time entry 2016) £18,000

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644