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Global Strategy and Innovation Management, MSc

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

University of Leeds

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MScFull-time12 monthsSeptemberGBP 11000 per totalGBP 20500 per total

About Global Strategy and Innovation Management, MSc - at University of Leeds

Innovation can enable firms to achieve superior performance and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. In today's dynamic business environment, managers are challenged to provide innovative ideas for new products, services, markets and business models.

This masters degree will equip you to design, lead and implement all types of innovation within an organisation, and to develop a solid understanding of strategy and innovation in a global content.

Through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching, you will be equipped to identify the strategies and best management practices that enable firms to implement innovation initiatives. You will also acquire the necessary critical thinking skills to analyse both the benefits and the problems that arise from the globalisation of innovation networks.

The course is ideal if you wish to gain expertise in leading strategic innovation initiatives, developing new ventures, products and services.

Academic excellence

Our research makes an important contribution to your learning on this course, as academics bring their expertise to you in the classroom.

The Centre for Technology, Innovation and Engagement (C-TIE) is based at the Business School, and brings together researchers and practitioners interested in addressing a broad range of innovation and entrepreneurship topics.

Some of our leading academics are key players in the research network ManETEI (Management of Emerging Technology for Economic Impact), which brings together leading European Business Schools, research institutes and partners from different sectors, technologies and countries. The network focuses on managing emergent technologies for maximum economic and social impact.

Watch the video below for an introduction to innovation from Professor Krsto Pandza, Professor in Strategy and Innovation at Leeds University Business School.

  • Course content

    The course introduces you to the fundamental concepts and techniques of innovation management. Core modules will explore the importance of different types of innovation and how they interact with each other, as well as the challenges of commercialising ideas and practical aspects of leading innovation teams. A grounding in international business theory and the globalisation of innovation will put this into context, and you'll develop your knowledge of research design in the subject.

    You'll expand your knowledge during modules that focus on managing and using intellectual capital and strategic management techniques. An additional module will cultivate your professional skills, allowing you to undertake fieldwork and develop research of your own.

    There are opportunities to gain specialist knowledge in areas that suit your own interests - you'll choose from a range of optional modules in management and business topics such as enterprise creation, decision making and supply chain management.

    You'll also focus on a specific topic of your choice during your dissertation project in the third semester. This is an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired and can be either a research dissertation or a practical consultancy project.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Globalization of Innovation 15 credits
    • Strategic Management 15 credits
    • Managing for Innovation 15 credits
    • Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital 15 credits
    • International Business Theory 15 credits
    • Commercial and Professional Skills 15 credits
    • Innovation Management in Practice 15 credits
    • Innovation Management Dissertation 45 credits
    • Research Design and Analysis 15 credits

    Optional modules

    You'll also take one optional module.

    • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation 15 credits
    • Effective Decision Making 15 credits
    • Operations and Supply Chain Management 15 credits
    • Creative Industries Management 15 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Global Strategy and Innovation Management MSc in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials.

    Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.

    Assessment

    Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You'll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.

    International qualifications

    We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

    English language requirements

    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component . For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

    Improve your English

    If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

    • don't meet the English language requirements for your course
      or
    • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

    Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

    How to apply

    Application deadlines

    UK/EU: 31 August 2018

    International: applications received before 31 March 2018 will receive equal consideration. Applications made after 31 March 2018 will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. The latest possible application date for international applicants is 30 June 2018. Should capacity be reached we reserve the right to close any course to new applications before the latest possible application date of 30 June 2018.

    • Apply

    This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
     
    If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

    Documents and information you'll need

    • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you're still studying
    • Two academic references
    • A personal statement
    • An up-to-date CV
    • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
    • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

    Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

    Fees

    UK/EU: £11,000 (total)

    International: £20,500 (total)

    Read more about paying fees and charges.

    For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

    Scholarships and financial support

    If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances.

    We award a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

    There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

    • Masters in Global Innovation Management International Excellence Scholarship
    • Masters in Global Innovation Management UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
    • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
    • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

    Read more about Business School scholarships.

  • Career opportunities

    This masters degree prepares you to lead strategic innovation initiatives in a range of organisations. It is ideal for those seeking a managerial career in industries that have a fast pace of change and a high degree of creativity.

    As a graduate of this course, you will be well-equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, and have the necessary skills to lead innovation.

    Thanks to our strong corporate links, we will help you to connect with leading global organisations involved in innovation management, to understand the variety of exciting roles and careers that are available to you as an innovation professional.

    Links with industry

    Senior figures in innovation are often invited to deliver guest lectures at the Business School, providing a practitioner's view of the latest industry developments. We also host regular speakers as part of our Corporate Wisdom Event Series, bringing together innovation experts in industry with our academic and student community.

    Students also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative, which gives management students the opportunity to engage with senior figures from the world of business. This is a rare opportunity where successful and established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.

    You will be able to connect with leaders from a range of firms including major manufacturers and retailers, charity chief executives, entrepreneurs and directors of companies large and small, through structured meetings and events. This typically includes workshops, social events, guest lectures and professional skills development.

    Careers support

    We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing professional development support as part of the course. You benefit from our professional development tutor, who will help you to develop the academic skills to successfully progress through the course, and also the professional skills you will need to start a successful career.

    Read more about our careers and professional development support.

    The Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

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  • Entry requirements

    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.

    Language requirements
    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component

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