School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Assessment:||CW 60%, EX 40%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To examine how new technologies (e.g. products, services, software, systems, etc.) can be effectively commercialised.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
* Appreciate the range of mechanisms via which a variety of technologies can generate commercial value.
* Understand the role of intellectual property regimes/complementary assets in determining appropriate commercialisation strategies (e.g. licensing, standard setting, co-operation, new business start-up).
* Understand traditional/contemporary marketing tools and techniques for analysis of technology markets.
* the facility to apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of complex situations, taking into account the overall implications for the other areas of the business (TF/A)
* a critical awareness of current issues and frameworks in commercialisation of new technologies (T/F/A)
* the ability to acquire and analyse data, information and situations; to evaluate relevance and validity, and to synthesise it in the context of topical business problems (A)
Professional Practical skills:
* evaluate the potential range of, and practically contribute to, various technology commercialisation strategies (T, F)
* operate effectively both independently as well as within teams and assume leadership roles where appropriate (F)
* openness and capacity to continue learning with the ability to reflect on earlier knowledge and practice and integrate the new with past experience and effectively apply it to the present situations (T/F)
* an ability to manage and work in international teams with an awareness of issues such as culture and gender, to identify learning/working styles and to use these to the benefit of the individual and the team (F)
* the facility to communicate, especially through written and oral presentations, preparation and production of effective business reports (T/F/A)
The ability to realise meaningful commercial value from new technologies (typically, but not restricted to, those embodied in products or services) is a core source of advantage for individual entrepreneurs, organisations (public and private) and national/regional economies. This module serves as a pragmatic introduction to key commercialization concepts and tools.
Students will consider a range of strategic issues (such as intellectual property rights, complementary assets, market dynamics) and more practical technology marketing techniques (e.g. focus groups, beta testing, etc.)
MN50416 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
MN50416 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Computer Science