Taught course

Structured Innovation

University of Buckingham · Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have significant relevant practical experience or First / Second class degree plus a minimum of 5 years experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Innovation is a skill not an act of genius. It is also a fundamental building block of all successful enterprises that needs to be integrated into the structure of the organisation. This pioneering new course will take talented managers and build innovative thinking into their day-to-day approach to problem solving.

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the course enables students to use innovation in a structured and disciplined way, innovating new products, services and processes based on the core principles of Lean, TRIZ, Design and Systems Thinking.

Throughout the programme the staff, all world-leading innovators, will combine academic rigour with real world learning to develop the successful innovators of tomorrow.

Download brochure: MSc in Structured Innovation (PDF file, 3 MB).

The University of Buckingham and the Mentoring Programme

The Buckingham Lean & Innovation staff have been running MSc courses since 1999 and have built a strong international reputation. The team are recognised as world-class professionals and all of the teachers on the programmes possess a combination of academic rigour and real-world battle scars.

The programmes are specifically designed for practising managers working across all areas of business from Strategy and R&D through to Service, Design and Logistics.

The University of Buckingham prides itself on the support it gives to its students and this has been reflected by featuring at the top of the National Student Survey for Student Satisfaction every year of the last decade.

Mentoring and Network

Mentoring is a fundamental part of learning about all aspects of Structured Innovation with feedback and discussion both important aspects of the programme.

With a small and focused class profile and student group, practical participation and personal interaction with both the staff and the other students will bring considerable long term rewards.

The Programme

Why do only 2% of innovations succeed? Why do some businesses create long term futures while others fade away? How can resilience be built into business growth? Structured Innovation solves these questions, integrating innovation into the heart of enterprise.

The ‘future proof’ organisation is one which simultaneously optimises the way it does its current activities while creating its future direction. Innovation is continuous and inherent in everything it does. This MSc teaches the role and function of innovation in the organisation, and how it works hand in hand with MSc in Lean Enterprise to create success.

Students will learn to integrate innovation into every aspect of their business lives, adding value and growth by the practical implementation of step changes within the organisation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1280 820236