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 Master of Management in Innovation Studies
Country: South Africa
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Description: Need to understand the hype surrounding innovation and its management? Need to know how technology and innovation impacts us - our society, economy and businesses? Curious about science and technology policies and how they translate into real outcomes and impacts? Want to manage innovation practices better? Are you keen to get info on up to date innovation policy advice and practice in developing countries? Wish to develop research and analytical skills in science, technology and innovation studies?

Enrol for the Master of Management in Innovation Studies

Application Deadline: 15th December 2010
Programme Start Date: February 2011

What is the Master of Management in Innovation Studies?
The Master of Management in Innovation Studies concentrates on innovation from both the policy and management perspectives. The interdisciplinary programme brings together world-class faculty. It engages with an investigation of how innovation and its impact on economic growth and development can be shaped for the achievement of broad societal goals. The Master of Management in Innovation Studies programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, public policy, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The distinct features of the programme include:
  • unique offering with world-class faculty
  • first of its kind in the world
  • academically rigorous and specialised
  • affordable and flexible pricing (R85,000 over two years for part time candidates)
Who are suitable candidates?
The Master of Management in Innovation Studies is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees (in for example, business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, law) who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations. It is attractive to mid-level professionals who are working within agencies responsible for developing and executing innovation policy and programmes at municipal, regional or national level.

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants should have obtained a bachelor’s or higher degree from a recognized university or similar institution. In very exceptional cases an application from a person who holds a senior managerial position, who has many years of relevant business experience and is in possession of a qualification other than a degree may be considered. In addition, applicants are expected to be in possession of post-university experience. Five years post-university experience is required, and applicants with more experience have a better chance of being ed. An applicant for this programme is expected to be well motivated and to be conversant with the nature of content of innovation management and/or policy and to have a desire to acquire specialist training and education in the field.

How do I find out more?
Wits Business School will host a number of briefing sessions which will give you an opportunity to meet with Prof. Gillian Marcelle, Programme Director, Master of Management in Innovation Studies, to further discuss the details of the programme.

Tuesday, 30th November 2010
Friday, 3rd December 2010

Albert Wessels Boardroom, Wits Business School
2 St. David’s Place, Parktown

Annette Mouton
Email: annette.mouton@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 11 717 3674

View more information by following the links below
Should you wish to acquire more information please do not hesitate to contact us

Click here for a detailed programme brochure

Register to attend the Programme Briefing Session

If you cannot make it to one of these sessions, but want to find out more about the programme, fees and application process, please contact the Wits Business School Admissions Office

Zimasa Koyana
Tel:       +27 11 717 3624
E-mail: zimasa.koyana@wits.ac.za

How do I apply?
Send your application to the Faculty Office at Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office

Noncedo Rwanga
Tel:       +27 11 717 3553
E-mail: noncedo.rwanqa@wits.ac.za

Please send your application forms to
Wits Business School, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, P O Box 98, WITS 2050


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