• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
The Managing Technological Innovation programme offered by The Open University UK examines innovation from a management perspective, enabling you to improve how you contribute to the process and management of technological innovation.
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The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable, affecting our lives, the effectiveness of organisations, the profitability of industries, the well-being of societies and the prosperity of nations. Understanding the processes that underpin technological innovation is therefore crucial, whether you are a user or producer of technological innovation. And if you are involved in managing innovation processes, an understanding of the overall process of innovation and its variations is a core professional competence.

What you will study

The Managing Technological Innovation programme offered by The Open University UK  adopts a broad definition of innovation, ranging from incremental change and improvement to radical or ‘disruptive’ innovation, and is applicable if you are involved or interested in the management of innovation in a wide variety of contexts and sectors, including: IT/IS, telecommunications, computing, engineering, manufacturing, transport and logistics, retailing, energy production and supply, defence and security, management and administration, and any form of services, including health, welfare and leisure. In all of these fields, and more, the major themes of this module - of creating, managing, transferring/sharing and sustaining innovation - are central to the effective and successful operation of organisations of any size and purpose.

You begin by gaining an overview of the field of technological innovation. Then, through the study and analysis of a number of topical issues in innovation, such as open innovation and green innovation, you explore the detailed issues that need to be addressed in ensuring that technological innovation is encouraged and delivered in an effective manner. The module combines leading innovation management perspectives with practical techniques for facilitating specific aspects of the innovation process in this fast-moving subject area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The module is organised into six teaching blocks:

  • Technology, innovation and management
  • Open innovation
  • Technology transfer: building value
  • Eco-innovation
  • Defining and evaluating added value
  • Conclusions

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • This is a masters level module that can be taken either as a stand-alone module or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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