Strategic Innovation Management E-BSA130

Innovation is a core challenge for organizations in all phases of their lives. For established organisations, the challenge is to come up with innovation, to be able to create and deliver a steady stream of new products and services, and to improve internal processes to be able to do this. For start-ups, it presents itself as how they can manage the growth of a viable business through developing and refining solutions - and then scaling them. The importance of carrying out innovation in a manageable and structured way has recently been recognized by the upcoming ISO certification in innovation management. As in the case of ISO Quality Management and ISO Environmental Management, ISO 56001 will enable organizations to be certified if their innovation management system meets the standard's requirements.

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Transform Ideas into Impact: Gain skills to navigate change and create value, aligned with ISO 56001 standards

Course manager Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva


Mann står ved to skilt hvor det står "Old way" og "New way"

Organizations are ultimately made up of individuals, and these individuals face various challenges and frustrations on their way to innovation. Visualize yourself wanting change. Perhaps you are part of a team introducing a new product or service, and you are eager to understand how to ensure its success. Perhaps you struggle with frustration, firmly convinced that there is a more efficient way to do your job, but unsure of how to make your voice heard and contribute to transformative change. Alternatively, you may find yourself in the public sector, with a strong sense that there is a better approach to your work waiting to be discovered. Or maybe you're a passionate social innovator, driven by the desire to make a specific positive impact on the world, and you're actively searching for a roadmap to guide your efforts. This course is designed to help participants with their "change mission" - how to create value from new ideas. It also fits well with the upcoming ISO standard for innovation management


  • Understanding of the holistic innovation journey from ideas to creating lasting value with them.
  • Insight into the structures and knowledge necessary to succeed on this innovation journey.
  • Identify and evaluate the strategic capabilities that are essential for promoting innovation in an organisation.
  • Explore strategies and practices to cultivate an organizational culture that promotes and supports innovation.
  • Obtain a practical road map for effective navigation in the innovation journey within an organizational context.


This course will equip participants with the skills to engage in innovation and tools as well as techniques to put key ideas into practice.

  • Identify opportunities: master techniques for recognizing innovation opportunities within organisations.
  • Innovative problem solving: develop problem-solving skills adapted to innovation challenges.
  • Effective communication: acquire communication skills essential to collaborative innovation efforts.
  • Strategic skill: gain strategic skills to promote innovation within companies and contribute to the management of the innovation process.
  • Video Lectures: Recording of lectures which the students can watch on their own. This can include both live-streamed and pre-recorded sessions.
  • An interactive webinar: Live digital meetings before handing in the assignment where students can participate actively through questions and discussions.
  • E-learning platforms: Use of the digital learning platform to share course material, assignments and facilitate discussions in forums.
  • Discussion forums: Online forums where students can ask questions, discuss course content and share insights.
  • Digital Quizzes and Tests: Use of digital tools to carry out tests and quizzes to assess students' understanding and progress.
  • Case Studies: Analysis of real or constructed cases that the students work on individually.
  • This is an online course. There will be some live digital lectures, dates will come later. The rest of the course will be pre-recorded online lectures and self study.

Conditions for taking the exam

  • Completion of digital modules: students are required to complete all 10 modules on the digital platform. This includes review of video or podcast lectures, participation in quizzes, and any case studies.
  • Compulsory submissions: to qualify for the exam, students must have completed and been approved for all compulsory tasks and projects related to the course. This includes project reports, case studies and practice assignments, among other things
  • 2 weeks digital home exam from 25th of November 09:00- 9th of December 13:00.
  • Grading: A-F

Recommended prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge on computer networks.

General admission requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (GSK = grunnleggende studiekompetanse) or prior learning (realkompetanse).
  • Read more about the admission requirements here: Universitet og høgskole - Samordna opptak. If you apply on the basis of formal competence , the necessary documentation must be uploaded at the same time as you apply.

Admission requirements for foreign education

  • You must document their higher education entrance qualification according to the GSU-list. You can find more information about the GSU-list here: by choosing the country where your education is taken. The language requirement is mandotary for English and Norwegian.
  • You must must upload an offical translated diploma in either English or a Scandinavian language before submission.

Language requirements

  • Applicants with Norwegian or English as a second language must document sufficient knowledge of Norwegian or English.
  • To learn more about the language requirement go to Samordnaopptak
  • You can also go to Samordna opptak to see which countries require an English test (GSU list).
  • If you do not meet the language requirements above you may apply on the basis of prior learning. If the default language at work is english, please upload a document from your manager/HR manager that confirms your language proficiency.

Admission based on prior learning (realkompetanse)

  • If you wish to apply for admission to higher education, are aged 25 or over and do not have higher education entrance qualifications, you may apply on the basis of prior learning. The University of Stavanger itself has the authority to assess what qualifications that are required. Please upload a CV and work-certificate.
  • Provided through online platform
  • Tidd, J., & Bessant, J. (2014).Strategic Innovation Management (1st ed.). Wiley.

The course will be set up as long as there is a sufficient amount of applicants.


UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing

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