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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Global Strategy and Innovation Management

Programme code:MSC-BS/GSIMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Josh Morton Contact address:J.Morton1@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- A 2:1 or equivalent in business or non-business background.
- Sufficient proficiency in English as evidenced by one of the following:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US. For the internet based test (TOEFL iBT) applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 92 with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required.

Other equivalent English Language qualifications accepted by LUBS.


School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds Univeristy Business School, Management Division

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School, Postgraduate Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

The MSc Global Innovation Management programme is designed to provide its candidates with an overall appreciation of the dynamics and complexity of the nature of innovation, how to best manage it in their organisations and enhance their firms’ creativity, competitiveness and performance in the global economy. The programme will provide students with an understanding of the global landscape and how innovation may enable firms to achieve positional advantage and superior performance in the global economy. They will gain insight and competency to lead innovation initiatives at established companies, as well as exploring growth opportunities in new ventures.

Programme Aims

On completion of the programme, our students will:
PA1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices relevant to innovation management and new product/service development, as well as the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting

PA2. Be able to critically appreciate the complexity of the global marketplace and global innovation networks, and their implications for cross-cultural innovation management practices and new product/service development

PA3. Be proactive and articulate problem solvers with the ability to critically evaluate and formulate solutions to complex innovation management problems
PA4. Be enquiring and critical researchers, able to synthesise information from a range of sources and identify the implications thereof

PA5. Be effective and professional communicators of findings and recommendations in a clear and cogent manner

PA6. Be ethical practitioners in line with accepted codes and regulations in innovation management globally and be able to articulate the consequences of unethical behaviour

PA7. Be knowledgeable and skilled graduates, prepared for a career as innovation professionals, capable of leading and managing innovation processes in the current fast-paced global organisations


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5217MGlobalization of Innovation15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5225MStrategic Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5247MManaging for Innovation15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5260MManaging and Exploiting Intellectual Capital15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5267MInternational Business Theory15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5584MCommercial and Professional Skills15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5970MDissertation45 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep
LUBS5980MInnovation Management in Practice15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5988MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS5209MEntrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5221MEffective Decision Making15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5249MCreative Industries Management15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5976MDigital Transformation Management15 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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