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MN50730: Technology management

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 9 [equivalent to 18 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 180
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 75%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: The unit aims to introduce key technology management concepts and principles, and to explore the skills required to manage product and process innovation at operational and strategic levels. It focuses on the key strategic and conceptual issues that affect the technology management and innovation process. It will also examine how different actors may influence, enable and inhibit the innovation process.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Identify and describe different types of technology innovation
* Assess the skills and capabilities required to manage emerging technology and innovation
* Apply appropriate strategic tools to contemporary challenges involving technology and innovation
* Analyse the adoption of innovation and technology within an organisation, market or community
* Identify the enabling and inhibiting role of different actors on the innovation and diffusion of emerging technology

Skills: Intellectual Skills
* a systematic understanding of organisations, the internal and external context in which they operate and how they can be effectively managed; (T, F, A)
* a critical awareness of current issues and frameworks in innovation management; (T, F, A)
* an understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks that enable the student to link theory and practice meaningfully and the ability to appraise critically both theory and practice; (T, F, A)
Professional Practical Skills
* assess and further develop the strategic position of an organisation under conditions of complexity and uncertainty; (F)
* evaluate the current standing of an organisation and practically contribute to the attainment of an organisation's strategies and objectives; (T, F, A)
* operate effectively both independently as well as within teams and assume leadership roles where appropriate; (F, A)
Transferable/Key Skills
* an ability to develop a holistic perspective on an organisation and an
* understanding of how the different functions relate to one another; (T, F, A)
* an appreciation and in-depth understanding of the resources and competences required for successful cross-functional management in organisations including enterprise skills; (T, F, A)
* an ability to manage and work in teams with an awareness of issues such as culture, gender, working styles etc. and to use these to the benefit of the individual and the team; (F)
* the facility to communicate including presenting and marketing themselves and their ideas; preparation and production of effective business presentations (T, F, A)

* Technology innovation in practice, drivers and barriers
* Key theories of innovation and technology
* Managing technology innovation within and across organisations.
* Application of technology innovation management principles to real life case studies.

Programme availability:

MN50730 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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