Managing Innovation

Online course in Innovation Management will teach you how to transform ideas or products, adapting and producing goods or services that are better and more successful.

Course CodeBBS209
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Innovation
    • Innovation VS Improvement
    • Why Innovate?
    • Types of Innovation
    • Adoption of Innovations
    • Developing Innovative Products or Services
    • Models of Innovation
  2. Creative Thinking
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • What is Creative Thinking
    • What Make Employees Creative
    • Ways to Improve Creativity
    • Creative Thinking VS Critical Thinking
  3. Design Thinking
    • Design Thinking and Innovation
    • Design Thinking Process
    • Association with Innovation
    • Applications of Design Thinking
  4. The Process
    • Innovation Process
    • Continuing Innovation
    • Case Study
  5. Managing Risk and Problems
    • Managing Risk
    • Risks Associated with Innovation
    • Scaling Innovation
    • Enhancing Employee Innovation
    • Innovative Identification of Risks and Risk Management
  6. Types of Innovation
    • Innovation Types
    • Innovation Matrix
    • The Innovation Lifecycle
  7. Prototyping
    • Why Prototype?
    • Product Failures
    • Types of Prototyping
  8. Journey Mapping
    • How to Write a Journey Map
  9. Implementation
    • Pilot Testing
    • Planning
    • KPIs and Tracking
    • Roll Out, Bringing to Market
    • Benefit Realisation

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Explain what innovation is, types of innovation, and how it may be used.
    • Define creative thinking and explain its association with innovation.
    • Explain design thinking and its association with innovation.
    • Describe innovation as a process and its application to organisations.
    • Identify risk management strategies required when formulating new innovative products or services.
    • Explain different types of innovation.
    • Explain the purpose of journey maps as a tool in understanding consumer behaviour.
    • To explain how innovations are implemented.

What will you be able to do when you finish this course? 
When you finish this course you will understand how to think more creative and use skills and techniques that you will learn in this course to help you to become more innovative.

What makes this course a great choice? 
This course is ideal for those wanting to learn about being more innovative in work, in business and even in your own personal life. This is a soft skill that will be invaluable throughout your career and working life and will help you think of solutions to problems and create better ways of doing tasks that could improve something or make it more effective or efficient.


You are supported along the way by your tutor. If you have a busy lifestyle, this course is for you. You can fit your studies around your life. Our courses are flexible, but you get to enhance your learning with 'hands on' practical tasks that help you learn along the way.


Why would you study this course? 

You would study this course if you are wanting to gain invaluable skills that you can use at work, in your own business or in your own life. The unique nature of this course means that you will not learn innovation like this anywhere else.


Whether you are an entrepreneur, working on research and development for a business, are wanting to start a business or just want to learn how the leaders in the industry develop new ideas and concepts and turn them into products that people want to buy or make enhancements on products or services, this course will help you understand how.

What will you be able to do when you finish this course? 

When you finish this course, you will be better at being innovative, understanding the innovation process. This is an invaluable skill that will help you work better at any job.

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