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Global MBA (Innovation and Technology Management)

Next intake:
  • December 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

Become an expert in the integration of strategic and innovative technology into current organisational practices. The objective of the Global MBA (Innovation and Technology Management) is to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to achieve a competitive advantage through new technology. The programme has been designed by the expert tutors from London School of Business & Finance (LSBF). You will study via InterActive’s innovative e-learning platform which gives you access to a range of invaluable online study resources at any time and from any location worldwide.

You will cover all key business disciplines (including management, operations, finance and marketing), while gaining a full understanding of strategic technology management and innovation. This includes how to incorporate innovation and new technology into business strategy, to the achievement of improved performance and a competitive advantage.

Key learning outcomes read more

After completing the programme you will:

  • Possess skills enabling you to design strategic technology frameworks that fit current and future organisational needs
  • Be familiar with how innovation and new product management work, as well as how they can lead to commercial success
  • Understand, design and implement marketing strategies for national as well as international markets
  • Develop skills in financial management that allow you to enhance corporate value and curb risks
  • Understand how to achieve a competitive advantage in organisational operations, technology management and supply chain management
  • Possess the necessary leadership skills to design and improve overall corporate strategies

You will study through the InterActive e-learning platform, using a variety of helpful online tools and resources:

  • The full programme syllabus in HD-quality video lectures
  • Practice your skills via real-life case studies included in HD video sessions
  • Get support from your tutor and classmates through live discussion forums
  • Build a strong knowledge base through comprehensive study materials – lecture notes and revision kits
  • Check your learning progress via quizzes and mock assignments
  • Enjoy extensive resources from online libraries, publications and databases

Join an extensive community of students, tutors and corporate partners from over 150 countries – take the next major step in your career.

 
 

The Global MBA (Innovation and Technology Management) will provide you with theoretical knowledge and applied skills in finance, operations, marketing and strategic management. In addition, you will keep up with innovations in management across different industries, as well as the integration of technology into organisational growth.

You will begin with 4 core and 2 specialist modules. You can study a maximum of 2 modules at the same time. After completing all of these, you will start working on your dissertation as well as the concluding module – the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administrationread more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered:

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation's competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the 'competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost' debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives.

Topics covered:

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
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Strategic Technology Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the key role of technology planning via a range of analytical tools and frameworks
  • Evaluate and critique entrepreneurial actions and how they can contribute to technology strategy formation
  • Assess the need for technological strategies in a learning organisations, audit the organisation’s environment and highlight any possible constraints
  • Analyse the impact of power, politics and culture on successful technology implementation
  • Evaluate technology configurations and how the resultant changes can affect an organisations performance

Topics covered

  • Introduction and Understanding Technological Change
  • Technology Evolution, Technology Adoption and Diffusion    
  • Sources of Innovation, Coming up with Innovations and Selecting Innovation Projects
  • Assessing Customer Needs for New Product Development
  • Benefiting from Innovation and a consideration of Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Capturing Value from Innovation
  • Competitive Advantage in High Tech Industries
  • Technical Standards and Strategy in Networked Industries
  • Formulating Technology Strategy and Collaboration Strategies
  • Organisation Structure for Technology Strategy and Strategic Human Resource Management of Technical Professionals
Innovation and Product Development

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate of innovation and the drive between innovation success and commercial success
  • Appraise any commonalities that may exist within innovation across industries
  • Analyse innovation challenges and proffering solutions based on analysis carried out
  • Design and use range of techniques and tools to evaluate ideas for new product development
  • Critically evaluate commercial, social and political influences on innovation and the design process

Topics covered

  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organisation I
  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organisation II
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team I
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team II
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation I
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation II
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation I
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation II
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market I
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market II
Global Master's in Business Administrationread more
Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  • Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  • Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  • Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
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