Taught course

Business Strategy and Innovation Management

Institution
University of Southampton · Southampton Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent

Months of entry

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.

Innovation is the fuel of companies’ competitive strategies; radical innovations can challenge established ways of working and revolutionise the business models of entire industries.

This course examines strategy and innovation in the context of growth, including the growth of established companies through the introduction of new products, services and business models, as well as new business growth. It covers contemporary topics such as the sharing economy, disruptive technologies and service innovation concepts. There is also an emphasis on sustainability, including social, environmental and economic sustainability, reflecting current global trends. These themes also reflect the considerable research expertise of our staff, some of whom are world-leaders in their field.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

• IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,950
International students
£20,728

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Southampton Business School
Email
sbs-pgt-apply@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4393