Taught course

Business Strategy and Innovation Management

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

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. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September, October

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, Trends in Strategy and Innovation, which will ensure you are up to date with the latest ideas and approaches. Modules include guest speakers from industry and visits to innovative businesses to give you insights into real-world practice.

Recent graduates have gone to work for Proctor and Gamble in Vietnam and one started a ride-sharing service in Nigeria.

Core/Compulsory modules: 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; Dissertation.
Optional modules: 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; Consultancy Skills; Global Entrepreneurship; Strategic HRM

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393