Overview

Who is it for?

You want to develop the skills to turn your ideas into action. Whether you work for a big company or for yourself. Whether you're an engineer, artist, IT specialist or a designer. Whether you’re already working in middle or senior management, it really doesn't matter.

What really matters is that you’re interested in the possibilities that enabling a creative climate can create for you or your company. And that you're interested in learning how to manage innovation.

Objectives

On this unique and highly interdisciplinary masters you’ll explore and integrate perspectives on creative leadership and innovation from business and the arts, law, psychology, design and digital technology.

You’ll study under a cross-functional team of educators and professionals. They bring techniques and theories to life, offering you a wide range of practical creativity and innovation experiences to help you grow as a leader and thinker.

You’ll acquire practical skills in a wide range of creativity and innovation processes and techniques. You will also gain knowledge and skills you can use to harness the creativity of your colleagues, stakeholders and clients within and outside your organisation.

The outcomes? An ability to deliver breakthrough solutions in your professional and personal life. The ability to successfully manage innovation projects and programmes. And a place on the career fast-track in a world where innovation has never been more highly prized.

Cass Innovate

At Cass Innovate 2017, our MICL students had the chance to hear from, learn from and interact with entrepreneurs and innovators at every stage of their journeys – from fledgling start-ups to fully fledged global giants. The conference showcased the work of staff, students and alumni from the MICL, as well as friends and colleagues from a broad range of innovative organisations.


Structure

The Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership offers a rare opportunity to study Innovation, Creativity and Leadership from a fully rounded, interdisciplinary perspective, learning from leaders in each of the disciplines.

Leadership is crucial in promoting innovative working. Innovation leaders need to be flexible, knowledgeable and be able to inspire people to follow them into the unknown. In this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the roles and advantages of different creative problem solving strategies, techniques and tools in a range of different contexts
  • Learn when to use different innovation tools, and in which situations
  • Gain practical skills to facilitate creativity and enhance innovation
  • Learn how to tackle complex and wicked problems
  • Learn how to work effectively within teams to solve problems, produce creative outcomes and design solutions in business and other contexts
  • Learn how to overcome barriers to creativity and innovation so you can deliver change
  • Understand what elements foster a creative culture and what distinguishes creative organisations.

Assessment methods

Assessment

The masters consists of 8 core modules, each worth 15 credits, plus either:

  • A dissertation project worth 60 credits

Or

  • Three electives worth 10 credits each and a small project worth 30 credits

We review all our masters courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. Therefore, there may be some change to the detailed content of the modules and occasionally to module titles.

Term dates

Term dates 2018/19

In-Person ID-Checks (all students must attend): Commences 17 September 2018

Compulsory Induction: 18 - 29 September 2018

Term I
1 October 2018 - 7 December 2018
Term I exams
7 January 2019 - 18 January 2019

Term II
21 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Term II exams
22 April 2019 - 3 May 2019

Term III
6 May 2019 - 28 June 2019
Term III exams
1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test  will do so in the period:
12 - 30 August 2019

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
1 September 2019

Official Course End Date
30 September 2019

Teaching staff

Course Director

Portrait of Sara Jones

Dr Sara Jones

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Undergraduate degree transcript (if applicable)
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)
  • Evidence of minimum of three years employment, at an appropriate level

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • IELTS result
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two professional references
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Applicants who do not hold a degree may be considered on the basis of work experience alone.

Work Experience
Applicants should also have a minimum of three years' work experience in a relevant professional domain.

English language requirements

If you have been working in the UK for at least three years the English requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Admissions Panel. Please contact your Admissions Officer for details.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components.

Fees

UK/EU/International £20,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change
UK/EU/International (part-time) £10,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Application fee: Nil

Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

The course equips students for creative leadership roles in a broad range of contexts.

Those completing the course go on to become innovation leaders and consultants in large and small organisations, and in private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as developing their own businesses providing products and services across a range of different industries.

Maybe you’ll take your new skills back to your current employer. Or maybe you’ll be moving on to new opportunities. Maybe you’ll become an entrepreneur, setting up your own business from an idea developed through the course. The MICL has been designed to unlock career possibilities.

Innovation is key to companies competing in today's economic climate - which is perhaps why 79% of UK managers see innovation as very important.

Do you have the skills needed to lead innovation in your organisation? Read about three of our MICL students Frank, Helen and Mila who have launched enterprising innovative new businesses.

Course information and statistics

Man
36
average age of student body
Search
12
applications received per place available
Globe
11
nationalities in 17/18 cohort
Diploma/ certificate
8.0
average IELTS score for 17/18 cohort