Taught course

Business Strategy and Innovation Management

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science and Sociology. Work experience in a related field can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applicants with previous work experience are encouraged to apply. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Innovation is crucial if businesses are to survive and thrive, and graduates with the skills to generate and implement new ideas are increasingly in demand in the private and public sectors. On this masters course you will explore different aspects of strategy and innovation and how they can be used to help companies become more competitive, to drive change in industries and to create new business opportunities. You’ll also look at how innovation impacts on the economy and society. The programme includes a forward-looking module, Trends in Strategy and Innovation, which will ensure you are up to date with the latest ideas and approaches. You will also learn about the strategic and management challenges of developing, implementing and marketing new products and services. The course content is underpinned by the extensive research expertise of our academics in the areas of business growth and sustainability – themes that are integrated throughout the programme.

Compulsory modules: Global Strategies for Growth; Sustainable and Responsible Innovation; Service Innovation Management; Innovation and Technology Transfer; Current Trends in Strategy and Innovation Management; Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Optional modules: Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing; Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Marketing in the Digital Age; Consultancy Skills; Global Entrepreneurship; Retailing in the Digital Age; Project Management; Operations Management

Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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