Taught course

Business Strategy and Innovation Management

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject with some element of qualitative (essay-based) study such as business, economics, science, engineering, IT, management and marketing, communication, education, political science, sociology or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This masters degree covers the latest concepts in strategy and innovation, with a focus on business growth and sustainability issues. 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 will also look at how innovation impacts on the economy and society.

The programme includes a forward looking module, Current Trends in Strategy and Innovation Management which will ensure you are up to date with the latest ideas and approaches. Recent graduates have gone to work for Proctor and Gamble in Vietnam and one has started her own ride-sharing business in Nigeria.

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

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

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393