Business Development and Innovation PGDip


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.


Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Business Development Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

The overall aim of the Business Development and Innovation course is to provide an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating programme of study that educates, develops and enhances the professional competence of participants. In short, a course with a strong theoretical underpinning and relevant practical application. The broad aim, the specific objectives of the course are to: Provide an advanced study of business and management with particular reference to business development and innovation; Prepare and develop students for a career in business development and innovation by facilitating the development of enhanced transferable skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area; Develop students’ ability to apply knowledge and critical understanding of business development and innovation to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve organisations and business practice; Enhance students’ lifelong learning skills and personal development in order to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.

Different course options
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Study mode

Part time


18 months

Start date


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

Source: HOTCOURSES, June 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: HOTCOURSES, June 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: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Applicants must hold a degree with at least Honours standard or equivalent.