Business Development and Innovation PgDip


Key information
Source: UCAS, March 2016.


Qualification type


Subject areas

Business Development Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course summary
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

This course is aimed at providing students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of business-related disciplines, with a particular focus on business development and innovation. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics and has links with the world-renowned Harvard Business School through the Competitiveness module. For those with considerable existing industrial experience, the course will support career progression - for example, moving from a technical discipline to a wider management role. For more recent graduates, the course will significantly enhance business knowledge and skills to provide students with an increased knowledge of contemporary and innovative organisational practice, with a solid grounding in a range of relevant business disciplines.

Different course options
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

Study mode

Part time


18 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.

Creativity and Innovation (15 Credits)

The module introduces students to an exploration of creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management. The changing understanding of creativity is explored as well as personal approaches to creative problem solving. The broad nature of Innovation is examined – especially in terms of organisational culture / climate and new business models. The role of innovation in gaining strategic advantage is introduced. Finally, students are introduced to the principles of neurolinguistic programming as an approach to enhancing creativity and innovation within organisations.

Innovation in Practice (15 Credits)

Innovation is important for managing and exploiting change. This module draws together latest thinking concerning the nature of innovation and how organisations exploit innovation through technology, market and organisational change. Innovation is also the specific function of entrepreneurship. The module allows managers to assess the nature of innovation within their sector and relate this to creating value through entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship (15 Credits)

The aim of this module is to examine marketing and management principles from the perspective of the practicing entrepreneur/manager. The module will re-examine key aspects of marketing theory and will critique these theories from the perspective of the practicing entrepreneurial manager. Building on extant knowledge of the entrepreneurial process this module examines key aspects of entrepreneurial business development in theory and practice. The module builds on, and compliments, the knowledge gained in the earlier modules.

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

Applicants must hold a degree with at least 2.2 Honours standard or equivalent. Exceptionally, applicants who do not possess academic qualifications at the appropriate level but have substantial relevant work experience may be considered for admittance in accordance with the Faculty's Accreditation of Prior Learning policy.