Taught course

Innovation Management

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · Communication, Spatial and Product Design

Entry requirements

MA Innovation Management applicants must have an Honours Degree with a grade of at least 2:1 (or equivalent), and normally at least one year of relevant professional experience; although we will look at exceptional candidates with less.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Innovation Management is part of the Culture and Enterprise Programme. It focuses on the need to equip graduates with the intellectual and practical abilities to operate creatively and strategically as an innovation manager within complex environments and contexts, and to continue their development academically and professionally. In order to do this, students need to be able to work cooperatively as well as independently, to explore and experiment, and to map and plan.

MA Innovation Management helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of the complex interrelating discourses and practices influencing innovation management, whilst also equipping students with the necessary cognitive and practical skills with which to provide critical responses to them.

We support students to think and learn both independently and as an important member of teams, establishing and conveying, with conviction, their own critical position so that they emerge with a clear set of principles and practices to underpin their future career.

Our goal is to develop graduates with an ability to cross discursive, practice, subject and organisational boundaries. Our graduates should have the ability to work – managing themselves and others – in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team on projects that are often global in nature, in open and responsible ways. This is in line with changes to the design industry over recent years, as well as the transformations in the demands of business and society that recognise the importance of creativity, critical thinking and familiarity with uncertainty.

Information for international students

The English language requirement for entry for this course is IELTS Academic 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the 4 skills (on one single test).

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 7023
+44 (0)20 7514 7254