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Business Strategy and Innovation Management (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Learn the knowledge and skills to develop and manage new products, services and business models on this Business Strategy and Innovation Management master’s course. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the latest concepts in strategy and innovation, with a focus on business growth and sustainability issues.

With this master’s in strategic management you can go into any organisation that is interested in developing new products or business models. 

On this UK master’s course at the University of Southampton, you’ll explore how different aspects of strategy and innovation can be used to: 

  • help companies become more competitive 
  • drive change in industries 
  • create new business opportunities 

You'll also learn about the strategic and management challenges of developing, implementing and marketing new products and services. 

Among the latest topics that you’ll cover are: 

  • the sharing economy 
  • disruptive technologies 
  • service innovation concepts 
  • social, environmental and economic sustainability 
  • growth, innovation and technology transfer 

You can fit this master’s in strategy and innovation to your own interests or career plans by choosing optional modules on subjects such as marketing, retailing in the digital age, or entrepreneurship and new business venturing. 

You’ll also benefit from: 

  • strong links with businesses such as Sainsbury’s and Rolls-Royce 
  • visits to businesses to find out how they innovate 
  • guest lectures by industry partners 

The course content is directly informed by the work of academics who are carrying out research into digital innovation, new business models and sustainability through our Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Atefeh Maghzi

Dr. Atefeh Maghzi is a Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Southampton Business School. She has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Newcastle in Australia. Prior to joining the University of Southampton, she was working as a lecturer at Middlesex University London, and an Academic Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia.


MSc Business Strategy and Innovation Management Taster Lecture

Experience a taster lecture on MSc Business Strategy and Innovation Management from Dr Shahnaz Ibrahim.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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