Innovation doesn't just happen - it's planned

New MSc degree to give students the know-how to make innovation thrive in their enterprises

Date: 21 July 2014

The course will be taught in the Faculty of Business and Law, at Moorgate

With innovation and entrepreneurship driving the global economy, London Metropolitan University is launching an exciting new Master’s programme to help enterprising graduates get ahead in business.

MSc Business Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship runs from this September in the Faculty of Business and Law, based at Moorgate in the heart of the City of London.  

Many postgraduate courses teach innovation, but the new London Met course will focus on business innovation – and there’s a key difference, according to Course Leader Barry Dwyer.

“Not many people realise this, but innovative businesses plan to be innovative – there’s a deliberate strategy in place. They do certain things that enable innovative people to flourish.

“This course will teach aspiring business leaders how to create the conditions and practices required for a successfully innovative company.”

The course will be of particular use to all graduates, including those who completed a creative or technical degree, but who now want to learn how to transfer their ideas into developing innovation within organisations, or to create their own viable enterprises. Indeed, a module on the course will task students with getting their own company up-and-running.

“They  can set up their businesses with the support of London Met’s business incubator, Accelerator, which is located in Shoreditch and surrounded by Tech City,” said Barry.“This will give them the facilities, skills and contacts to develop their companies and the opportunity to graduate with a viable business.”

The MSc Business Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship incorporates three academic strands; business, innovation, and leadership.  

“Business innovation is the lifeblood of the UK economy, and we see this in the government investment going into Tech City,” added Barry. “The only way to develop economically and get ahead in the world is by coming up with new ideas and selling them to the global market.

“This requires knowledge of the structures needed to make innovative companies work, so this course couldn’t be coming at a better time - not just for students, but for UK Plc too.”

Find out more about the new MSc Business Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship

Visit the Faculty of Business and Law website