Taught course

Business Strategy and Innovation Management

University of Southampton · Southampton Business School

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification approved by the University) 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to give you a firm understanding of strategic thinking and the innovation process. Your learning will be centred on the latest insights from research. There’s a strong focus on how theories and concepts can be applied in a 'real world' setting and in international contexts.

The programme includes a forward-looking module ‘Trends in Strategy and Innovation’, which will ensure you’re 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 even founded an online ride-sharing platform in Nigeria, before becoming a Business & Innovation finalist in the 2022 Study UK Alumni Awards.

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.

IELTS language requirements: 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

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