Innovation Management

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Module Co-ordinator

Dr Kepa Mendibil





Credit value


Contact hours

25 hours


Assessment is 100% coursework


This module aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute to the development of an innovation culture in different types of organisations. This module is structured around 3 key dimensions for successful innovation:
The Innovation process: Strategic innovation, types of innovation, managing the innovation process, problem identification, creativity and idea generation, intellectual property, commercialisation, collaboration, developing successful business plans.

The Innovator: Personal characteristics of innovators, leadership for innovation, decision making, communication and motivation.

The Innovative Organisation: culture of innovation, organising to innovate, vision and strategy, teamwork, structure/systems/incentives to drive innovation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice to manage innovation initiatives, develop cultures of innovation and enhance individual skills for leading innovation.
  • Team working skills in solving an innovation challenge and communication skills to deliver coherent arguments through oral communication and report writing.
  • Ability to analyse and draw reasoned conclusions for unstructured problems and use appropriate techniques to tackle specific innovation challenges.






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