Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.
About this course
The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations.
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.
If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:
- innovation consultancy
- product development
- business support.
It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business.
The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:
- the Open Lab researches human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
- the Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body.
The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.
What you'll learn
Throughout the course you will:
- identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
- identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
- understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
- develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
- acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
- develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors
- lead organisations through innovative change
- demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
- plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
- deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills
Course recognition by professional bodies
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry.
The course has is taught by a team of academics with strong links to regional organisations and extensive professional backgrounds in the business world.
The course is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits. All modules are compulsory.
Practitioner and research led teaching
The quality of the teaching staff on this course guarantees not only teaching of current theoretical trends and debates, but also the practical value of each subject within the context of the overall course.
Several of our academic staff have experience as successful entrepreneurs, consultants or top level managers, and are top researchers:
- Dr Paul Richter (Degree Programme Director)
- Mr Leigh Sear
- Dr Fiona Whitehurst
- Dr Karen Elliott
- Professor Jonathan Sapsed
- Dr Neil Alderman
- Dr Hanna Bahemia
- Dr Rebecca Casey.
A number of the course team members are involved in a major UK Research Council-funded research project - Creative Fuse North East - involving five of the region's universities. The project is focused on understanding and supporting the region's creative, digital and IT companies.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
View some of the Business School facilities.