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Strategic Innovation Management MSc

Strategic Innovation Management MSc

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Policy / Strategic Planning

Course type


Course Summary

Firms that innovate will outperform those that don’t. On this MSc, you will gain the skills to lead and manage innovation at operational and strategic levels. Focusing on new-product and service development in larger organisations, in both the private and public sectors, you will:

  • gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of scientific development, technological advances, and innovation
  • develop an integrative approach that combines management of the market, and technological and organisational changes
  • learn to create value from innovation
  • analyse innovation management problems in a variety of economic and organisational contexts.

This course draws on expertise from leading innovation management experts from SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, based in the University of Sussex Business School. You will benefit from our collaboration with the OECD, Sussex Innovation Centre, Wired Sussex, and other innovative organisations. You’ll also learn from visiting speakers about their innovation management practices.


This MSc will prepare you to lead and manage innovation at operational and strategic levels in a range of sectors, including:

  • management consultancy
  • product and service development
  • business and technology analysis
  • entrepreneurial and new venture creation and growth
  • project or technology management
  • global business
  • R&D and innovation management
  • general management in large, multinational organisations
  • project-based organisations in the private and public sector.


This course teaches you that without continuously developing new and improved products organisations will be left behind by the market. You will see why product development is a risky business and why many new products fail as well as discussing the main issues faced by firms at each stage of the development processe. Through lecturers, case studies and the use of practical exercise you will gain an understanding of effective innovation strategies, the tools and techniques firms employ to develop into new products and tactics to take them to market. Whilst not guaranteeing success, this course will help you minimise the chances of failure in your future product development activities.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.