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 course is your pathway to mastering strategic thinking and the innovation process. Through the programme, you will immerse yourself in the latest research insights, with a strong emphasis on applying theories and concepts in real-world and international contexts.

You'll benefit greatly from the advanced module 'Trends in Strategy and Innovation', which ensures you stay ahead with the newest ideas and approaches. You will also have the unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders through guest lectures and visits to innovative companies, offering you an insight into current industry practices.

Join our alumni who have embarked on impressive paths, including roles at Procter & Gamble in Vietnam, and even initiating a successful ride-sharing platform in Nigeria, recognised in the 2022 Study UK Alumni Awards.

Information for international students

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