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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations
Programme code LLPT42/LLPT43
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/london/managing-innovation-creative-orgs/

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:58:46 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • Develop students' critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process and its application in creative organisations
  • Use academic and action based learning to gain insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges through case studies and in real time
  • To develop students understanding of the innovation and design processes, analysing and evaluating their use through practical and theoretical projects
  • To develop students approach to user centred innovation opportunities
  • To equip students with the insight to consider the future to inform design solutions and business strategy
  • To provide students with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing business environment

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
    • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
    • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
    • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
    • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
    • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
    • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
    • Chapter B6: Assessment of students
  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Business and Management, the QAA, 2007

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of…

  • K1 The complexity of the innovation process and its importance in the current economic climate
  • K2 The academic theories of entrepreneurship and the interconnectedness between entrepreneurial tendencies and resulting behaviour
  • K3 The interrelationships between an organisation's internal and external environment and its potential to succeed in the global market place
  • K4 The evaluation of the design process in relation to other functions in order to assist in problem-solving and implementation of sustainable solutions

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • C1 Analyse data and information in the context of current thinking in the field of innovation management in creative organisations in order to make effective decisions
  • C2 Recognise the benefits of self-reflection for personal development
  • C3 Recognise the components of entrepreneurial behaviour and the value of planning, acting and evaluating in order to influence organisational success.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • P1 Demonstrate rational use of business and risk analysis tools to plan, analyse and evaluate company performance in the creative sector
  • P2 Synthesise information from appropriate sources such as design right databases in order to advise on strategic positioning for an organisation
  • P3 Demonstrate effective communication to persuade and influence stakeholders
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • T1 Develop, select and use appropriate investigative and research skills
  • T2 Critically evaluate a range of academic and industry sources and effectively summarise these in a range of written formats
  • T3 Work flexibly and creatively in a team whilst recognising the contribution of individuals with a range of diverse skills
  • T4 Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences

4. Programme structure

List compulsory and optional modules in each Part semester (Code, title, modular weight).

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

C/O

LLP008

Collaborative Project 

 

15

 

1

C

LLP201

Innovation Management

15

 

1

C

LLP202

Entrepreneurship

15

 

1

C

LLP002

Design Thinking (Managing Design & Innovation Process)

15

 

1

C

LLP204

Strategy and Planning

 

15

2

C

LLP205

Intellectual property

15

2

 

C

LLP206

Understanding Business Failure

 

15

2

C

LLP005

Foresight & Strategy                                      

15

2

C

LLP501

Dissertation

60

 

2

C

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of regulation XXI.

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable

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