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BU5559: MANAGING CHANGE AND INNOVATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The concepts of change and innovation have never been more topical, especially given the commercial context of fierce business competition, shorter product life cycles and more demanding customers.  Increasingly, long-term commercial success is based on an ability to manage change, to act creatively and to promote innovation.  These processes interconnect and overlap and often present major challenges to modern organizations.  We address these issues through providing detailed case illustrations ranging from the workplace to the wider business market.  Learning is encouraged through interaction, reading, investigation, video and case analysis, and critical discussion. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Heywood

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc Strategic Studies and Management (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (P/T) (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) (Studied) or Master of Business Administration in Energy Management (Studied) or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Modern organisations must function in a changing environment. The ability to innovate and change in order to adjust to environmental changes is required for long-term sustainability. This course will enable students to understand the context of innovation and change by examining a number of key topics, including the development of new products (goods and services), developing the business case for innovation and delivering change.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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