Managing Innovation (838N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational and strategic levels. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi - functional, so we aim here to provide an integrative approach to the management of innovation.

Specifically, we aim to integrate the management of market, technological and organizational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organizations. We shall argue that the process of innovation management is essentially generic, although organization, technological and market specific factors will constrain choices and actions.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Written assessment (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: