Business Management Innovation, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The innovation pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and build the skills and confidence to support companies to innovate their products and services for the 21st century.


Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to styles of management. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success and build specialist knowledge of innovation (focused on developing systems, products and services).

You will graduate with the skills and confidence to support companies to engage in technological changes to improve business performance. The career options are broad with our Business Management (Innovation) pathway. You will be well placed to enter a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations, or even start your own business.

Course highlights
  • A paid, year-long, industry work placement in Year 3, in the UK or abroad, without accruing additional tuition fees
  • The also offer a one year study abroad option in your second year by joining the EU Erasmus programme, linked to a partner university in Europe and the USA
  • The Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business, and develop essential entrepreneurial skills for a successful business career
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
  • You can choose to study Spanish or Mandarin at beginners and intermediate level as part of your degree, ensuring you stand out in today's competitive job market
  • You can become a student member of the Chartered Management Institute and a full member upon graduation
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Middlesex University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Middlesex University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months

      Usually 5 years part-time

  • Credits
    540 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applications and Research in Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Financial Aspects of Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Management and Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Business Environment (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Work, Organisation and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Business Communication Spanish (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Business Communications in Mandarin (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • HRM in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Sustainable Products (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Innovation management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • New Product and Service Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Business Start up (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Managing Business Projects (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Research Project (30 Credits) - Optional

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience
  • Please check our general entry requirements page for other qualifications accepted by Middlesex University.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.

New UCAS Tariff:

The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.


UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11500 International
  • GBP 9250 EU/EEA


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