This MSc provides the knowledge and skills to make decisions about technology strategy, innovation and management, to make a real difference to your organisation. You'll focus on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change. Explore a range of capabilities key to the strategic development and management of technological innovation. Conclude with an in-depth investigation of a topic or problem of your choice.
Key features of the course
• Choose between a research route or a professional route.
• Both routes offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems.
• Develops essential skills for systematically and successfully addressing technology management issues in your own organisation and wider contexts.
• Provides an excellent platform for further research studies.
To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits.
For module details go to https://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f36#course-details
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
However, we do recommend that you have:
• a UK bachelors degree (or an equivalent qualification), and/or
• management experience in a field relevant to technology management.
If you don't have a bachelors degree, irrespective of your management experience, we recommend you first study the module Managing technological innovation (T848) on its own.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
Our badged open course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will introduce you to the nature of masters-level study. It offers essential preparation for pursuing your learning at this level – and is free.
Minimum - 3 years.
How long it takes
The minimum time to complete is 3 years. The maximum time to complete is 8 years.
Post Course Info
There is an increasing demand across public, private and not-for-profit sectors for people with the vision and the operational and strategic capability to plan, develop and manage technology and technological innovation effectively. This qualification is designed to develop managers who can make complex decisions associated with identification and evaluation of technologies, developing new or improved products and processes and integrating technology with other business processes, and to manage change required by technological innovation and implementation. It will help you develop the analytical skills and practically relevant knowledge that will equip you to succeed in a variety of management and leadership roles. The competent technology manager is a highly valued professional, capable of ensuring that the organisation reaps all the potential rewards from its investment in technology of whatever type. You will develop a range of job-related and transferable skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the ability to cope with rapid technological change. The capabilities in research and problem-solving developed can be exploited in all professional situations at all management levels. Employers are also impressed by the commitment and determination it takes to succeed with the OU while keeping up family and work commitments. These benefits, together with the opportunities to add value by applying your learning to the workplace as you study, make technology management programmes very attractive vehicles towards success in senior management roles.
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