Part time Master Program in Innovation

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation 2017

Innovation

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Master in Innovation programs are becoming of greater interest to students as employers are seeking creative, qualified, and outside-the-box thinkers. Students will not only gain knowledge of innovation studies and theory, but also how these can apply to the real world.

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Master's in Management

ESMT Berlin
Campus September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The ESMT Master's in Management combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems. The program is divided into two streams with a focus on international management. One stream (Quantitative Business) is designed for quantitative decision analysts and one stream for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management). Depending on the stream, students can choose among four specializations: Business Analytics Finance & Investments Entrepreneurship & Innovation Global & Digital Strategy The ESMT MIM program uses an interdisciplinary approach: students apply analytical models to understand the global economy, product development, and new techniques in technology management within global companies. Students planning to pursue a further academic career also have unique access to research practices and projects with ESMT's faculty. A Master's degree bridging innovation and applied business ESMT's Master's in Management is an innovative program designed with input from top German companies. The two-year degree gathers a selected group of talented individuals who can show strategic thinking in their application to the MIM. Courses emphasize how these techniques and research methods can further an organization's global goals in a business context. Students will complete projects and an internship with global companies before graduation; some of this work should be done abroad. Balanced with soft-skills and career reflection in the classroom, the program will help students become more aware individuals who can make a difference in their organizations. We invite you to learn more about the ESMT MIM below. MIM program strengths We've identified four core strengths that make the ESMT Master's in Management unique: Corporate exposure and experience: ESMT MIM students complete up to 11 months of applied study: an internship, a social impact project, and a thesis project. ESMT has a growing corporate partnership with a variety of global companies who offer internships and projects. Cutting-edge technology management: Courses integrate qualitative analysis into applied methods for global business management so that graduates can work in a fast-paced business setting and work successfully with technology-based products or innovations and services on a global scale. International aptitude and social impact: At ESMT, Germany's most international business school, courses are taught by international faculty trained in the world's top institutions. Classes all have an exceptionally diverse student body. MIM candidates are going to study either German or a further foreign language. All students are encouraged to spend time abroad on projects and internships where possible. Soft skills for high-growth careers: ESMT's small class sizes and applied approach ensures that students gain valuable presentation and teamwork experience. Further seminars focus on conflict management, diplomatic communication, negotiation simulations, and other skills likely to be the difference between a graduate's stagnation or promotion. Admission requirements To be considered for the ESMT Master's in Management program, students need: A previous degree (at least Bachelor's equivalent). Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree. Proof of strong quantitative abilities to enroll in the Quantitative Business stream, either through previous coursework during the bachelor's studies or a GMAT/GRE score. In order to enroll in the Innovative Management stream, students with a degree in any discipline and excellent grades are welcome to apply. Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate work experience Proof of English fluency (TOEFL minimum of 95 or equivalent for non-native speakers). Our code is 8707. Completed application, including essays and recommendations Final admissions interview via Skype Financing the ESMT MIM ESMT's Master's in Management is an excellent investment in your future. Most students fund their studies through a combination of savings, parental support and loans. ESMT has limited scholarship funds for top applicants, based on merit. For parents, please see our page here for more information on funding options. [-]

Master Agribusiness Development

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus 12  September 2017 Netherlands Dronten

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals. [+]

Master in Agribusiness Development

 

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals.

 

International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food.... [-]


Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial and brand value through interaction, social value, collaboration and ideas generation participatory and inclusive - the importance of developing social and environmental solutions ‘with’ and ‘by’ key stakeholders, customers/markets etc. and not simply ‘to’ and ‘for’ people. The course will develop your ideas and skills in people-centred and organisational leadership as a way of transforming the way that public, private and not-for-profit services are shaped using design thinking methodologies. [-]

M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD)

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Campus 11  September 2017 USA Newark

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. [+]

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The program utilizes a cohort model wherein a select group of students is admitted each year. These students take most of their courses together in a standard sequence which allows for a cohesive learning experience as well as the development of strong relationships with fellow students and program faculty. We are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of ENTD students for the 2015 - 16 academic year. The ENTD program is designed for full-time participation. This enables completion of the program in 11 months. The first 2 months, July - August, are spent completing online coursework; the remaining 9 months, September - May, are spent on campus to take full advantage of the University’s physical resources. The program is ideal for recent graduates with business, engineering, art, and other degrees who are interested in gaining valuable experience in entrepreneurship and design. Content and deliverables for required courses aim to prepare students to launch startups, drive innovation in established companies, and develop sustainable solutions to social problems. Elective options allow for the exploration of individual interests. The deadline to apply is May 31 or until the cohort is filled. Admission decisions are being made on a rolling basis. [-]

Master in Responsible Management-Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 12  October 2017 Germany Berlin

M.A. in Responsible Management – Specialization in Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation) [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. M.A. in Responsible Management – Specialization in Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation Steinbeis University Berlin - Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM) offers the Master's Program M.A. in Responsible Management (MRM) since May 2010. ICRM has recently initiated a new study track, Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which aims at equipping current and future entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop innovative projects and ventures that create positive impact. In the framework of the study track, two new seminars will be offered: Social Entrepreneurship Social Innovation There will be a strong emphasis on project-based and peer-to-peer learning, facilitated through diverse participants, field trips, coaching and alike. Participants of these seminars will be awarded with Steinbeis University Certificates, which can be upgraded to the Master’s Program M.A. in Responsible Management. In this way, participants have the opportunity to consolidate their graduate education by learning both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to create / lead sustainable ventures. [-]

International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Programme

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 1 more

The Master in International Material Flow Management (IMAT) program is APU’s flagship dual master degree program with the Trier University of Applied Sciences, conducted by the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) in Germany. Students of IMAT get the opportunity to study at APU in Beppu, Japan, the birthplace of the One Village One Product (OVOP) movement, in their first year and at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld (ECB), the first Zero Emission (ZE) campus in Europe, in their second year. [+]

International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program IMAT is a dual-degree program managed jointly by APU and the Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IFaS), an innovative research institute of the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Students will spend their first year studying at APU and the second year at the Zero-Emission Campus Birkenfeld in Germany. The program offers integrated knowledge in engineering, economics, law and natural and social sciences. In addition to the learning goals of the Sustainability Science division, IMAT offers multidisciplinary courses to prepare students to become young professionals in zero emission systems design with profound knowledge in renewable energy, integrated water resource management and other sustainable community development areas. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct field work in Japan and participate in an internship in Germany. IMAT students will have to submit a master’s thesis to IfaS in Germany. A concise summary of this thesis is to be submitted to APU in the form of a research report. Upon completion of the program, students receive two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU) and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences). For further information regarding the IMAT Program, please visit: http://www.imat-master.com/our-programmes/imat-in-japan/curriculum/ ... [-]

Master in Business Innovation (English)

University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
Campus Part time September 2017 Spain Bilbao San Sebastian United Kingdom Cambridge Italy Florence Madrid + 6 more

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orkestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. Program Description The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orkestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. 
Programme Module 1- Strategic Analysis for Innovation - Bilbao, 9th-14th May 2016 Understand the key concepts and techniques to shape companies’ innovation strategy. Module 2- Innovation Management- Florence, 27th June- 1st July 2016 Identify the key stages, methods and critical elements of innovation processes and routines. Module 3- Leadership for Innovation- San Sebastian, 26th September-1 st October 2016 Learn from history how to lead yourself and your organization going forward. Module 4- Building the Innovative Organisation- Madrid, 21st -26th November 2016 The alignment of the key functional areas to facilitate innovation. Module 5- Leveraging Innovation: Intra/entrepreneurship- Cambridge, 23rd-27th January 2017 The role of innovation in the entrepreneurial process and in firm creation. Module 6- Global Innovation Hot Spots- Bilbao, 20th-25th March 2017 Learn about distinctive innovation models from around the globe – where do you see your organization next? Admission Requirements Professional Experience: Candidates will have at least five years of professional experience in positions of responsibility. Academic Record: A University degree from a recognised institution of higher education. English Proficiency: Ability to participate effectively in a programme conducted in English. English Test: A recently completed official test (TOEFL; Cambridge, TOEIC or IELTS) or an internal language test conducted by the University of Deusto.

 Business Innovation Project - Innovation in practice Throughout the MBI programme, participants will develop a Business applied project relevant to each participant´s organisation or personal interest based on cutting-edge issues in the field of business innovation, with the support of experienced tutors. The development of this project is an integrative learning experience that ties together all of the various threads of the Programme and facilitates their real world application. Individual Development Programme The Master offers the possibility to take part in individual sessions with an executive coach, to work through the participant´s skills and capabilities in order to improve their own professional development and effectiveness. The sessions could help… Develop self-awareness on capabilities of achieving and where to make changes and improvements. Keep focused when facing challenges and difficulties. Identify and maximise business ideas and opportunities. Duration & Price

 This course is campus based Start date: May 2016
 Duration: 9 months
 Price: EUR 19,500
 Deadline: May 10th, 2016
 Place: Spain / San Sebastian, Bilbao, Madrid Great Britain/Cambridge, Italy/Florence
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Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Antwerp Management School
Campus 10  August 2017 Belgium Antwerp

This Master program breeds corporate innovators to take on this task. The program is a balanced mix between learning state-of the art knowledge on innovation strategy and management and a hands-on lab where you will apply corporate entrepreneurial tools in a real-life setting with business games and entrepreneurial boot camps. You will experience how to start up a corporate venture. You will develop the creative mind-set and the innovation capabilities of an entrepreneurial leader. [+]

Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship The systematic introduction of innovation in companies is considered to be one of the most important challenges of the future. Innovation has become a crucial tool for creating competitive advantage on a global scale. Entrepreneurship and innovation are crucial to create a competitive advantage on a global scale. Innovation is the process of turning opportunities into new ideas and turning these ideas into marketable products and processes. This Master program breeds corporate innovators to take on this task. The program is a balanced mix between learning state-of the art knowledge on innovation strategy and management and a hands-on lab where you will apply corporate entrepreneurial tools in a real-life setting with business games and entrepreneurial boot camps. You will experience how to start up a corporate venture. You will develop the creative mind-set and the innovation capabilities of an entrepreneurial leader. Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School? This master will equip participants with the necessary knowledge on innovation management, with a creative mindset, with entrepreneurial skills and with innovation tools to become an effective innovation executive. The program is designed to empower, challenge and support young professionals to create an incredible advantage for their international career at an innovative company. It will be a truly global experience with students and faculty from different nationalities and a unique opportunity to expand your international network. Eduniversal Master Ranking 2014-2015 TOP 100 - Global ranking Ranked N°40 in Entrepreneurship, Worldwide What can you expect? Content level: Deepening Expertise After attending this program You will have acquired state-of the art knowledge on innovation strategy and management, innovation finance and corporate entrepreneurial leadership You will have acquired conceptual and practical knowledge on corporate entrepreneurial tools such as business model innovation and entrepreneurial finance You will have acquired knowledge on innovative & entrepreneurial marketing You will have experienced how to apply the different entrepreneurial tools and conceptual models during business games, workshops You will have developed the creative mindset and innovation capabilities of a (corporate) entrepreneurial leader (design thinking) You will have experienced innovation and corporate entrepreneurship by meeting entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and CEOs of innovative companies during the corporate workshops and master project You will have learned how to develop a creative idea and turn it into a successful business. Dublin Descriptors and Learning outcomes Master of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Dates Starts: 28th of August, 2017 Ends: 31st of August 2018 Fees €11950 (VAT exempted) Includes: all student facilities at Antwerp Management School and the costs of excursions. Excludes: books and documentation. Location Antwerp Management School Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13 BE-2000 Antwerp Belgium Requirements Applicants should have a degree representing four years of a full-time university-level study, which resulted in a master’s degree of equivalent bachelor’s degree (full-time, 4-year curriculum, excluding preparatory years or orientation). It is possible to apply before completing your studies, in which case the selection procedure will take place assuming you graduate from your present studies before the start of the program. It is required to be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Degree/certification The master degree “Master of Management: Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, is officially acknowledged by the Flemish Community and will be handed out upon successfully completing the exams. The program is AACSB, NVAO and Eduniversal accredited. [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

University of Turku
Campus August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence. The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways. Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods. This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills. The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge. Master's thesis & topics At its best, a Master’s thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one’s own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. Upon completion of the Master’s thesis, you: are able to apply the research methods on your area of specialisation in an independent research work that follows good scientific practice are able to choose and formulate a research problem and develop a research plan for conducting your study. can describe and analyse previous research connected to the research problem and select an appropriate research method for the study. can apply the selected research method to collect data and to critically analyse and report the research results. can identify the most significant research findings and communicate them both in writing and orally. Examples of Master’s thesis topics Scouring uncharted waters – managing outbound open innovation in maritime industry Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to become a major player in its industry The role of diaspora networks in opportunity exploitation by ethnic entrepreneurs in Finland Motivating employee engagement in in-house crowdsourcing. Case: Large government-owned company CAREER OPTIONS Competence description GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations. The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles. The innovation management that is part of hte Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set. Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations. Job options In summary, the design of GIM opens up a number of possible career opportunities in all kinds of organisational settings and roles. Possible job titles are: category manager – external supply operations branch manager senior manager marketing coordinator managing director development manager Career in research The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme. GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University. Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1 – General Requirements Academic Requirements All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. Short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application): 1. Degree Requirements a) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration b) Bachelor of Science in Engineering c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria. Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible. Some students will be admitted under the condition that they complete supplementary courses (see: admission criteria). 2. Studies in business science Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies. Previous eligible studies in business sciences: accounting and finance marketing international business management and organisation operations and supply chain entrepreneurship Due to the differences in the subject names, studies in other subjects might be accepted as well. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. The following scale is used when considering the grade: 5 laudatur, eximia A 4 3 and 3– 4 magna B 3 2,5 and 2+ 3 cum laude C 2 2 and 2– 2 non sine, lubenter D 1 1,5 and 1+ 1 approbatur E ... [-]

Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In the past, traditional designers simply created. Today, designers are professionals who act as the link between the different departments in a company, often leading the change between the company and society. The creation of wealth and of new values is handled by those who know how to manage uncertainty and use it to bring improvements to both individuals and companies. Modern-day designers are moving away from the duality of form and function; they are professionals who follow the changing needs of the times and provide results that meet the specific requirements of each project. Design today is complex and requires an understanding of both companies and society to provide solutions. In addition to the aesthetic results, design is an essential mental process for generating innovation. The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. Objectives The aim of the master’s course is to train design professionals in the areas of innovation, creativity and project and team management. A special emphasis and depth of study are placed on the theme of sustainability, so as to offer multi-directional training and demonstrate different facets and points of view. The objective therefore is to produce designers with a cutting-edge training in a field that is predicted to be the driving force of innovation in the coming years. Methodology The contents of the master’s course are organised into four areas by topic: Sustainability, Techniques, Management and Projects. The courses in the Sustainability area focus on the values and concepts that underpin the analysis and design of the product life cycle. The objective of this area is to strengthen the professional role of the product designer with specific vocabulary and concepts, as well as to offer training in business and company management models. The courses in the Technical area focus on technical product development and the study of users and production trends. The objective of this area is to give more specific, in-depth training in new and more specific projection formulas. The courses in the Management area focus on product feasibility analysis at the design, production and cost management levels, and also from the viewpoint of marketing. The objective of this area is to focus on sustainable development geared toward business creation. The courses in the Projects area touch on a variety of topics that complement the entire course process, encourage individual reasoning, reinforce project methodologies and promote social activism through design. In the second part of the master’s course, the final project begins by partnering with a company, where a project is developed with a professional mindset and demanding criteria. This is a complex design project that brings together all the knowledge acquired throughout the course The final project is supplemented by courses designed to optimise the quality of the student's presentation of the design. During the coursework, inter-disciplinary seminars and workshops are held with guest specialists so as to develop in practice different topics of interest and consolidate the knowledge obtained in the theoretical and practical courses. Intended for Product designers, industrial design engineers, engineers wanting an introduction to design, architects and interior designers interested in sustainability and the new, creative methodologies. Professional opportunities After taking the master’s course, the students have the skills to develop professionally in both design studios and technical and innovation departments, as well as to implement their own projects and design-linked business ideas. They are trained to be ready to join in-company design and innovation teams and to bring value to design studios and/or manage their own professional career by creating an innovative business or their own creative studio. Duration and frequency: Frequency: Monday to Thursday Timetable: 6.30 p.m a 10.30 p.m * The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree. [-]

Master in IT, Management and Innovation

Jönköping University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This programme provides knowledge and skills in three key areas: project management, the use of IT in business, organisational and technological innovation, and the evaluation of IT in organisations. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. This programme provides knowledge and skills in three key areas: project management, the use of IT in business, organisational and technological innovation, and the evaluation of IT in organisations. The programme targets students with a bachelor degree in informatics/informa­tion systems, business administration or computer science. During the first semester, courses focus on project management and how to manage and evaluate information tech­nology innovations. During this semester, students perform a real-life project in groups. The second semester provides deep theoretical knowledge and tools required for managing and analysing information technology and information systems. The research methods cour­se during the second semester gives students knowledge of state-of-the-art research and the analytical skills to inde­pendently perform scientific work. All courses are given in English. The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class. Internship Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship. Study abroad Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allows you to create your own individualized profile. After graduation After successfully completing the programme, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in terms of both business and technology and be qualified to work in local or international companies as IT managers, chief information officers or as a researcher. The programme also prepares students for doctoral studies. Courses NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 Autumn Information Technology and Innovation Management 7.5 credits IT-Project Management in International Settings 7.5 credits Project in Informatics 7.5 credits Methods to Evaluate Information Technology Ventures 7.5 credits Year 1 Spring Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits Information Management 7.5 credits Entrepreneurial governance of IT 7.5 credits Research Methods in Informatics 7.5 credits Year 2 Autumn Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 credits Year 2 Spring Master Thesis in Informatics 30 credits Facts Credits: 120,0 Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelors degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in informatics, business administration, computer science, computer engineering, information engineering, or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required. The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on: Academic results from bachelor level studies Letter of motivation GMAT (not required, but a good score may strengthen your application) [-]

M.Des. in Design led Innovation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus July 2017 India Bangalore

The Design-Led Innovation program is designed as a better alternative compared to an MBA and is focused on the implementation of design practices as a management capability that drives innovation and business model design in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem. [+]

M.Des. in Design led Innovation The Design-Led Innovation program is designed as a better alternative compared to an MBA and is focused on the implementation of design practices as a management capability that drives innovation and business model design in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem. If you want to create innovations that users did not expect and are so different from those that dominate the market that people eventually like and are passionate to use; If you want to create solutions that are not only desired but also viable and responsible, then the Design-Led-Innovation program is for you. The vision of this program is to create innovators who will explore and apply the understanding of human behavior, context, business strategy and technology towards the creation of innovative and sustainable products and services with the potential to drive positive change individually as well as at a larger social level. At Srishti, Design-Led Innovation concentrates on innovative physical-digital User Experience. We think of Design-Led Innovation not just as “Design Driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages and technologies” to project and foresee what can be. We take the best practices from several disciplines and promote creative art and design thinking grounded in Humanities to push the boundaries of both the technological and business aspects of innovation. We define innovation as a product or service that is not only desirable, but is also sustainable, viable and feasible. The postgraduate studies in Design-Led Innovation is rooted in the historical evolution of the field of Innovation, from the early versions of technology-driven innovation to the current understanding of innovating for the emotional and socially-situated humans, with their own needs, desires and aspirations. However, we also make the students capable of exploring the emerging understandings of humans in transition, and explore and construct a future that seems to go beyond human-centered innovation Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Humanities Anthropology Cognitive Psychology Cultural Studies Entrepreneurship Furniture Design Information Technology Product Design Service Design Sociology System Design User Experience Design Research and Collaboration The students under this program will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Center for Education, Research, Training and Development (CERTAD) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Frugal Design Studio (GRIDS) Impact Edge Srishti Labs (S.Labs) Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach As technology pervades everyday life, and ordinary objects become ‘smarter’ and more complex, product innovation has moved out of the sole proprietorship of technology and business. Increasingly, business and technology experts have embraced and adopted design as a way of facilitating innovation for greater impact. Innovators in the 21st Century will be required to empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, ecology, business realities and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. This approach fosters a combination of creative art and design thinking, grounded in the critical thinking of the Humanities to push the boundaries of both the technological and business aspects of innovation, and in turn develop a Product-Service System (PSS) that not only is desirable, viable and feasible but is also responsible. Design in the traditional sense has focused on creating practical, experiential, affective, meaningful, valuable & efficient product, system or service leveraging peoples’ emotions and attitudes. As it does today, design greatly contributes to the current consumerist society by crafting experiences that help sell products and services. But in doing so, it has ignored the significant role it should play in acting as a change agent and an ‘early warning system’, that is truly centered on human values and the matters of people, society & the world as a whole. Due to deteriorating ecological conditions, changing population dynamics, changing behaviors, and rapid technology advances; we posit that a more sustainable, inclusive, transitionary framework for design is required. This course not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of design-driven innovation such as: Historical Frameworks & models of product and service innovation User, Design and Market Research Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios) Economics & Business modeling Quantitative Modeling, Data science and analytics but also covers aspects such as: Emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Cross-cultural and trans-cultural influences Trends around transitions in behaviors, cultures, societies and markets Trends in technology and interaction modalities Methods and frameworks for creative thinking and innovation, such as participatory enactment, alpha ideation, vision-driven design, etc Social innovation and transition innovation frameworks Systems innovation and design frameworks This Masters-level program offers an opportunity for students to engage with a rich mixture of artistic and design thinking theories and methods to drive strategic innovation across use-domains. The innovation could be in the form of a technology, a product, or a service, but the end goal is to design something that is meaningful, desirable, feasible, and sustainable. The program will cover human centered experience design, creative coding and entrepreneurship. The Human Centered Design component’s mission is to understand human behavior and use technology as an enabler to enhance it. The program is meant for both practitioners and fresh graduates who want to create solutions that make a significant and positive impact on society. Graduates from design, business, engineering, architecture or related disciplines can apply for the program. The program is driven by an inter-disciplinary engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of Design Thinking and Innovation. The Creative Coding component explores the issues at the intersection of technology, and design. The entrepreneurship component of the program will help design-driven leaders to see the world from a sustainable business perspective and re-imagine what is possible. Discussion-based Learning, Learning by Teaching and project-based learning are some of pedagogy tools employed to create insights into real-life situations and industry needs. The learning approach will encompass hands-on design thinking, business strategy, foresight & forecasting, and creative thinking. The program prepares the students to participate and function in the business world by training and exposing them to various skills such as but not limited to Design Thinking & Processes, Collaborative projects, Leadership Skills & Entrepreneurial Skills, Social Concerns, and Technical & Written Communication. Capability Sets Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have following capabilities: Understand and unearth multi-stakeholder’s respective needs and desires Develop the ability to be empathetic and use it to innovate Understand trends and forecasts. Conduct primary and secondary research methodologies and derive actionable insights from research for design solutions Understand current behaviors and scenarios, and develop the skill of anticipating future scenarios. Develop and be fluent in the creative process of sketching and modeling as a way of problem solving Understand and command design processes in order to be able to apply it in problem solving and innovation scenarios. Focus on continuing development of new knowledge: helping learners to manage knowledge - how to find, analyze, evaluate, and apply knowledge as it constantly shifts and grows in the field of user experience design Meet the demands of 21st century society, skills such as critical thinking, independent learning, knowing how to use relevant information technology, software, and data for user experience design. Develop collaborative approaches to the construction of knowledge/building communities of practice Use technology where appropriate to help them learn, develop essential information and technology literacy skills, and master the technology fluency necessary. Manage their own learning throughout life, so they can continue to learn after graduation Opportunities Graduates of the Design-Led-Innovation at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, systems design, new service innovation and business design. They could also shape the emerging markets through designing new digital products and services in the areas of smart and sustainable living. This course enables the development of Strategic Design thinkers and Innovators who have an important role to play in societies of the future as facilitators of positive change and growth. Enquiries Course Leader: Girish Prabhu For further information, kindly email Girish Prabhu at girish@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master in Innovation and Tourism Marketing

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus or Online November 2017 Spain Murcia

The Masters in Innovation and Tourism Marketing is intended for people that are passionate about the culture of innovation, technology, and marketing applied in tourism organizations. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. Student Profile The Masters in Innovation and Tourism Marketing is intended for people that are passionate about the culture of innovation, technology, and marketing applied in tourism organizations. Applicants wishing to enter this program must be a graduate of a tourism related study or have a degree in a different academic field. This program is appropriate for students who want to acquire or expand their knowledge with regards to the set-up and operations management aimed at innovation and marketing processes in the tourism sector. Therefore, prospective students should show a general interest in tourism as a whole as well as in the innovative aspects of marketing, creativity and design of tourism products, communication, distribution and new technologies applied in this sector. Key Facts Today’s society is evolving at a steady pace. Every day, different problems and challenges emerge, making the development of companies an uncertain path. In order to grow and contribute to the world’s progress, enterprises have to present new solutions to the market and to their business culture, never ignoring the real purpose of any society: to contribute to the common good. The objective of the Masters in Innovation and Tourism Marketing (ITM) is to empower each participant with strong leadership skills in an international and multicultural context in order to acquire knowledge and competences about innovation, technology and marketing, and the ability to apply them in real situations. Recognized academics and successful executives join in a strong faculty team, which presents students the broad perspective of a company in its different aspects, hereby assisting future leaders in their decision-making processes. Students’ individual evolution depends on their cooperative attitude and open- minded personality. As part of an international, multicultural group, classmates will have to team up with each other and work together to overcome different tasks and case studies based on real problems. Naturally, networks will grow in class and the bonds created can lead to projects beyond the master’s program. During the ITM, every participant will have the opportunity to feel the innovation world directly in an organization. With a minimum of 150 hours of practical work, the internship will contribute directly to the experience and professional profile of students. Moreover, UCAM’s career services will be available for the ITM students including the SOIL – “Orientation and Work Placement Service” of UCAM, “Portal de Empleo” – the university’s employment portal – and the “Network of Recruiting Erasmus”, a service that promotes international students’ employment in top companies throughout Spain. Career Opportunities The training given by the Master’s in Innovation and Tourism Marketing provides access to both the labor market’s private as well as public sector. There is a wide range of professional responsibilities and profiles that can be seized by graduates of this course. The skills obtained during this Master prepare students to occupy leading positions in companies and to draw up their own business plan as entrepreneurs. At the end of the program graduates are qualified to: Successfully develop their own business in the tourism sector Start / resume their career in the private sector holding positions of responsibility in departments of general management, innovation, human resources, marketing or communication Work as project or product managers, online managers in eCommerce, social media, revenue management etc. or as manager of innovation and tourism technology Develop their career in the public sector e.g. in the planning and management of smart destinations Advise public and private companies in the innovation, marketing and implementation of new technologies in the development of tourism projects Begin their professional career in the area of teaching and research Dra. Ginesa Martinez del Vas Director of the Master's in Innovation and Tourism Marketing Tourism accounts for one-third of total world trade. Moreover, tourism is the sector that creates the most jobs and has proven itself impervious to economic downturns. Therefore, prospective students should show a general interest in tourism as a whole as well as in the innovative aspects of marketing, creativity and design of tourism products, communication, distribution and new technologies applied in this sector. Spain is a world power in the tourism industry with extensive experience in research and development, that has allowed us to build up a wealth of knowledge, which we feel urged to share and educate on. In the last ten years, the introduction of new management systems and products has revolutionized the tourism branch. Today’s technological environment represents a challenge to the individual operator to compete on equal terms with all the different types of organizations in the sector. This new way of doing business has revolutionized the tourism sector, converting it at the same time both to the second largest percentage of internet searches and No. 1 in terms of internet monetary transactions. Quality, the ability to adapt quickly to change, personalized marketing, innovative products and the creation of new tourism experiences - these are the foundations on which the future of tourism rests. The constant emergence of new competitors and new technologies, along with the specialization and professionalization of the sector means that companies and employees in the industry have to keep up with the speed of these changes. This ambition requires a deep understanding of individual markets and customers, calls on its stakeholders to be creative, to keep abreast of changes in popular culture, to grasp the latest technological developments and to be able to put them to profitable use. These are the skills and knowledge this Master will help students acquire. The Masters in Innovation and Tourism Marketing offered by UCAM, an Affiliated Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is an essential step in the honing of professional skills and a giant leap in the modernization of tourism management, thereby improving the competitiveness of tourism companies and popular tourist destinations. [-]

MPhil in Innovation

University of Bolton
Campus 2 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil Innovation is a unique approach to developing new ideas for potential commercialisation. It has been developed following collaborative work between the schools of Arts, Media and Education, Business and Creative Technologies and the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation. The qualification will be of relevance if you have a personal research interest, if you are working in a research and development role in one of these... [+]

Innovation - MPhil The MPhil Innovation is a unique approach to developing new ideas for potential commercialisation. It has been developed following collaborative work between the schools of Arts, Media and Education, Business and Creative Technologies and the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation. The qualification will be of relevance if you have a personal research interest, if you are working in a research and development role in one of these fields, or in a sector where these different disciplines overlap. As an MPhil student you will have the opportunity to use the research challenges you are working on as the basis of your study, enabling you to work towards a postgraduate degree through the publication, prototyping and commercialisation plans of your innovative research and development proposal. In addition, you will have access to the University’s resources and research expertise as further support for your development idea. The principles of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship will be central to your MPhil study in order to enhance and reinforce your technical and business skills, and support your personal and professional development in your area of expertise. Subject overview The MPhil thesis will consist of three sections: publication, for which you will publish a paper in an international journal or present it at an international conference, or have a provisional patent accepted; prototype, for which you will provide a detailed description of a designed and tested prototype ready for production, including capabilities and limitations (all prototypes will be displayed at an exhibition); and business plan, giving a comprehensive path to commercialisation, which includes details of all routes to market, timeframes, associated investments needed and costs. As part of your studies you may be required to attend lectures, seminars or workshops on related subjects; for example on innovation, creativity or entrepreneurship. The Schools of Business and Creative Technologies and Arts, Media and Education and the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation all have strong and vibrant levels of research activity in their various fields. Research topics Your research area will be agreed at the time of your application. [-]

MSc Applied Economics and International Development

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This degree provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. [+]

Top Part time Master's Programs in Innovation. The MSc in Applied Economics and International Development provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. The programme is designed for students with a good first degree in a sciences or social sciences subject, who would like to pursue a career in economics and international development. You must also have some previous quantitative background, eg a good mark in mathematics from a pre-university school course. The programme offers great flexibility and breadth of choice in module options in the areas of international finance, trade and development, environment and rural economies. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]