Universities and research organisations increasingly expect their staff to diversify income streams, build pathways to impact, offer courses to partners and support knowledge exchange. These staff are busy and often don’t have the skills needed to build relationships and engage effectively with business or other external partners. For people whose job is to support these researchers or academics, this can be a challenging task. It is easy to make contacts but much harder to turn these into valuable, long-term, productive relationships that provide benefits to both sides.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The organization is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 26 regional offices in cities across the United States, we also help refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. Groundwork is a charity working to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health.
- This work means that we are increasingly cementing our reputation as a charity with outstanding in-house expertise, able to offer a range of “off the peg” or bespoke solutions to improve the experiences of families with disabled children.
- As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements – usually in the form of a timetable.
- Business development and innovation in challenging times is key to business growth and economic recovery.
- To achieve their growth objectives, business development professionals have to be comfortable cold-calling or setting up in-person meetings to discuss potential opportunities and sell the idea of a partnership that benefits all involved parties.
The position holder requires to have strong interpersonal and communication skills and will report to the Managing Director. The Management Project enables students to develop research, consultancy and project management skills developed in the research and consultancy skills module. The research and consultancy skills module provides the learning and foundation students require in order to apply the practical and theoretical concepts encountered on the business development and innovation programme to a “live” management issue. In doing so they choose appropriate research methodologies, gather data and make conclusions and resource-based recommendations to the host organisation in a reliable and valid manner.
Building on extant knowledge of the entrepreneurial process this module examines key aspects of entrepreneurial business development in theory and practice. As your experience and skills grow, you could move into a senior management role as a construction director and monitor all the work taking place on building projects. Sean is Director of Innovation Impact and Business at the University of Exeter. His team handles the University of Exeter’s support for collaboration with external partners whether for research, education or commercial business such as spin-outs and licensing. He is also responsible for strategic alliances, regional economic development and the generation of impact from the University’s research. He is a former member of the Board of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Association for Knowledge Transfer.
Identifying target companies, customers or clients is important to determine if you have a customer base that will be interested in your product or service. This means you can optimally dedicate your time, effort and resources to finding and securing leads that will have the most impact. You can determine your target audience through market research, data analysis and discussions with potential partners. You will also manage two Business Development Managers, developing their skills and guiding them to achieve targets that will sustain our ambitious growth.
Students get to pitch innovation ideas in crowd-funding style videos before developing their own business plans. With business development skills from franchising and internationalising to launching new start-ups, graduates of the MSc International Management and Business Development are positioned for successful employment in many industries. Graduates find roles in process management, people management and business development. We see business development as an important means of supporting our mission to build a better world through higher education.
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Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort. Enhance your lifelong learning skills and personal development in to help work under your own initiative and originality, and to contribute to business and society at large. If you are coming to the course with considerable existing industrial experience, it will support career progression – for example, moving from a technical discipline to a wider management role. You will need to be creative and able to think outside the box; proactive in pursing new opportunities and strategic in your thinking and approach. The role of a BDE often crosses paths with the likes of marketing and finance, so commercial awareness and good business sense are essential. Construction directorAs head of construction, the construction director is responsible for planning & managing all construction projects.
We’re striving to build an organization that is a supportive, kind and inspiring place to work. We encourage bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and accountability to those we serve. The International Rescue Committee is among the world’s leading nonprofit humanitarian relief and development organizations.
The module seeks to expose students of business development and innovation to the range of research methods, consultancy skills, and project management techniques available. Business development is focused on obtaining more clients and exploring different ways to work to promote the growth of a company or organisation. By understanding the successes and failures of a particular company, business development professionals can determine areas to improve upon.
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