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Business Management (Innovation) (Top-up) BA Honours

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Code
N991
Start
September 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£12,500 (INT) *
Course leader
Ignatius Ekanem

Our innovation pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and build the skills and confidence to support a wide range of companies to innovate their products and services for the 21st century.

Why study BA Business Management (Innovation) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success and build specialist knowledge of innovation (focused on developing systems, products and services).

You will graduate with the skills and confidence to support companies to engage in technological changes to improve business performance, and be prepared to enter a career in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. Our one-year Business Management (innovation) top-up course is for students who already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas.

Course highlights

What will you study on the BA Business Management (Innovation) (Top-up)?

You will study three compulsory modules designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business management and will also study modules in: management strategy, innovation management, and new product and service development. You can also choose an option from business start-up, managing business projects, or a research project.

What will you gain?

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control
  • Modules

    • Applied Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a view of management applied in an ever more competitive environment in which firms need to excel in the areas cost, quality, speed, innovation, service and sustainability. The module uses the four traditional management functions of planning, organising, leading, and controlling to examine how firms develop strategic value, build a dynamic organisation, mobilise people, learn and change.

    • Innovation management (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

    • Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional

      This is a synoptic module which aims to ensure that you can demonstrate how to develop a business plan and put it into operation. This will be achieved by demonstrating an understanding of the appropriate academic theories and an application of the necessary analytical tools to achieve a successful business start-up. The module aims to facilitate the development of a unique business plan in which you will learn, practice and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge base and skills set, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business. This preparation follows through to provide you with the opportunity to study the establishment of small business in a practical context, giving you an insight into the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a small business. Especially important is the reconciliation of theory to practical realities including interaction with the appropriate government agencies, professional and commercial bodies. Finally, you are encouraged to reflect on whether you are suited to setting up your own small business or continuing your college business on a commercial basis.

    • New Product and Service Development (30 credits) – Optional

      The module aims to teach you how to use state-of-the-art management techniques to identify markets, develop new product or service ideas, measure customer benefits, design successful new products services. It focuses on how companies can analyse and effectively manage their risks while innovating. The module will be relevant to those who expect to work directly or indirectly in product or service management as well as those who are interested in general management and consulting.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the BA Business Management (Innovation) (Top-up) taught?

You will gain knowledge and understanding through guided reading of textbooks, journals and course notes, on-line and in-class exercises, lectures, workshops and seminars.

Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by in-class and on-line objective tests, examinations and written assignments.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BA Business Management (Innovation) (Top-up) support your career?

This course will leave you ideally placed to working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations in a variety of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including:

  • Technocrats Middle East
  • CosMedocs
  • Western Union
  • Dulsco
  • Emirates
  • Noor Islamic Bank
  • Consult AIV
  • Jumbo Line
  • Petrofac
  • Barnard Marcus
  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future.

    I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career.

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