Master of Science

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Looking to launch your own venture or drive innovation within an organisation?

This one-year full-time programme designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the role of entrepreneurial activity inside and outside an organisation. Organisations exist and operate in an era of constant change and need to adapt and innovate continuously. This programme will equip business professionals with the skills and knowledge to identify and respond to market opportunities. You’ll learn to foster an ethos of innovation within teams embedding a culture of entrepreneurship to stimulate growth.

If you’re striving to affect change and maximise organisational success, this programme is for you.

The course is also available to study online both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). Visit, MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Online.

Optional Placement Year*
New from October 2022 – all Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year to gain significant skills to enhance your employability.

Why study with us?

• 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk)
• Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
• Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
• Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

Full requirements

Next start date

October 2022

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STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

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94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Course Details

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Our Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurial activities within an organisation. Students who undertake this course will be able to hone their skills in the area of innovation, entrepreneurial, and intrapreneurial activities.

To enable you to make the right decisions for your business, you’ll develop an understanding of entrepreneurial business models and the key concepts in enterprise. This will enable you to critically evaluate new venture creation by assessing and mitigating risk and market entry options.  You’ll also learn about the different types of funding available as well as the barriers and challenges facing entrepreneurial activity within organisations today.

The benefits of real business innovation can only be achieved within the right culture.  This programme explores the company processes along with teaching you the essential skills to manage teams to foster entrepreneurial behaviours among staff.

We are focused on your learning experience and this course is taught by experienced business professionals in small workshop-style classes to ensure you can benefit from greater interaction with your tutors. With an emphasis on practical based learning and relevant real-life application, upon completion of this course you will have the skills and attributes employers demand to take your career to a senior level.

Placement Year*
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.

*Subject to academic approval

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Course Structure

  • Global Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Funding and Financial Management of the Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Innovation Management (15 credits)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management (15 credits)
  • Social Enterprise (15 credits)
  • New Venture Creation (15 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Nottingham

Online

Study MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Online starting October 2022, February 2023 or June 2023

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Study Online

You can also study the MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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UK Campuses
UK students: £10,000 (London Moorgate), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students: £14,000 (London), £12,000 (Non-London)

All fees include a deposit of £250

Berlin Campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International)

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course. We offer a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to UK and International students to support access to this course.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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