Postgraduate taught 

Master of Global Business MGB

Business Development & Global Innovation MGT5378

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces the theories and practices of business development and global innovation management. The course aims to develop conceptual knowledge and practical skills regarding innovation in a global context as well as business development.  This course will provide students with the opportunity to investigate trends and examine the potential impact of the technology and business planning. 


10 x 3 hour sessions

Excluded Courses





Broadly, assessment and evaluation will be a mixture of individual, group, class formats. The specific grading plan will be as follows:




Word Length/Duration

ILO 1&2

Individual essay


2.000 words

ILO 2& 3

Group essay


1,500 words

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce concept and theories of business development and global innovation management. Specifically, the aims are:


■ To provide students with a conceptually rigorous understanding of analytic frameworks for managing business development, and business plan development. 

■ To examine the patterns and sources of environmental and technological change and the mechanisms for capturing the economic and social benefits from innovation as well as to identify the strategic and organizational challenges involved in managing business development.

■ To develop reflective, analytical and evaluative abilities, and knowledge about the new business development.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


LO1. Critically discuss the role of innovation and business development in creating competitive advantage of organisations. 

LO2. Evaluate and discuss critical theories, concepts, models of innovation in the global context.

LO3. Analyse, develop and evaluate business development solutions to and/or address business challenges.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.