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The MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth. Read more
The MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth.

The programme will provide you with the required skills via a combination of teaching methods covering knowledge about best business practices, as well as covering the fundamental principles behind them.

Building on these skills, you will also have the opportunity to create a full plan for a new venture. The development of this new venture plan will be supported by academic faculty as well as a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur where appropriate.

The programme provides a unique mix of business strategy and entrepreneurship content that combines both leading academic research and the opportunity to apply this in a real world context.

Distinctive features:

• You will be part of a community which is committed to delivering social improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School

• You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014)

• You will be a student of the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB international (and one of only 5% worldwide)

• You will learn from internationally recognised scholars in the field, in combination with leading practitioners

• You will have the opportunity to work with a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur on the New Venture Plan.

Structure

The MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship consists of taught components, directed reading, assignments, practical sessions, written examinations and a new venture plan.

The taught component covers two academic semesters, each covering four core modules.

During Stage One, you will attend lectures, practical classes and tutorials coupled with directed reading and other assignments.

Following this, in Stage Two, you will carry out a new venture plan. The aim of the new venture plan is to integrate and apply core course concepts, skills and techniques holistically, experientially and in a self-guiding context in order to construct and present a complete plan for a new business venture.

You will undertake four core modules in each semester, each worth 15 credits. These modules provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and skills needed to become an effective entrepreneur.

Following successful completion of the taught phase, you will undertake a New Venture Plan. This consists of both group and individual components and allows you to demonstrate the theories and techniques developed in the taught phase.

Core modules:

Economics and the Business Environment
Reflective Perspectives and Practices
New Venture Creation
Entrepreneurial Finance
Innovation Management
Venture Growth and Development
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Leadership and Personal Development
New Venture Plan

Methods of teaching

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials).

In a lecture, the lecturer will mainly be giving an overview of a particular aspect of the module content (as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and be reflective), while in classes and workshops you will have an opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate your understanding in the topic.

Support

You will be allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of your studies. Normally, your personal tutor will teach on your own degree course and you will keep the same personal tutor throughout your course.

Your personal tutor will be able to give you advice on academic issues, including module choice and assessment. If you encounter any problems which affect your studies, your personal tutor should always be your first point of contact; she/he will be able to put you in touch with the wide range of expert student support services provided by the University and the Students' Union as appropriate. You are required to meet with your personal tutors at three points during each academic year but you are also encouraged to get in touch with them at any other point if you need help or advice.

For day-to-day information, the staff of our Postgraduate Student Hub are available, in person, by telephone or by email, from 8am to 6pm each weekday during term time to answer your questions.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with regular feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback, personalised feedback on written work, and generic written feedback.

You will be given general feedback in relation to examinations following all examination periods and you will be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.

When undertaking the dissertation/project you are expected to meet regularly with your supervisor to review progress and discuss any questions. Your supervisor will be able to provide feedback on your research plan and drafts of your work as you progress.

Assessment

Assessment methods vary from module to module but, across your degree scheme as a whole, you can expect a mixture of exams, coursework, essays, practical work, presentations, and individual and group projects.

Career prospects

MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship graduates are likely to start their own businesses or join a company with a focus on business growth. Many graduates have also found the programme particularly relevant to family businesses.

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The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career. Read more

About the course

The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career.

Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the programme is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.

The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time programme with three specialisation options:

General Management
Aviation Management
Healthcare Management

A part-time MBA is now also available. The Brunel MBA part-time programme is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a 2 year study period, without having to take a break from work. Indicative study patterns for the part-time MBA are 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days (with some classes on Saturdays), making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.

Practical Learning

Brunel MBA students benefit from rigorous corporate exposure designed to build global professional advantage throughtout the programme.

A rich calendar of internal and external events and training allows students to get the most of their MBA by activities such as annual international business tours, visits to companies in the UK, networking with companies on campus, Employee Best Practice Competencies training workshops, Business Games and Simulations, high-profile corporate guest speakers, showcase events to present student work to global companies, on-campus recruitment fairs, and many more.

Aims

The Brunel MBA recruits managers and other professionals of high calibre who can both benefit from and contribute to an intellectually challenging management programme.

Choosing the General Management specialisation can help students to become a better manager all-round – from corporate business finance to international strategy, from harnessing IT technology to marketing. Students gain a more informed output into senior management decision making or consultancy within the industry. This General Management specialisation focuses on giving students the skills of practical application of knowledge to solving contemporary business issues, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, maximizing your assets and turning them into a more profitable future.

The Aviation Management specialised MBA is deeply rooted in the Aviation industry and informed by extensive cutting-edge aviation research. It is designed for professionals working for airlines, airports authorities and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineers, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT and travel and tourism. It is supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputations in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry.

The Healthcare Management specialised MBA is focused on application of knowledge in the Healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) award is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working in the growing number of private health contractors, outside suppliers and consultancies.

Course Content

The richness of the Brunel MBA curriculum is based on the key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike to develop the expertise required to lead and manage in the international business context.

The highly commended Leadership Master Class Series and the Career Development Programme combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct (teaching) contact hours successfully maintain the balance between theory and practise and reflect the school’s ambitions for its graduates.

The Brunel MBA academic component comprises core modules, followed by elective modules in General Management, Healthcare or Aviation and is crowned by a Business Project.

The MBA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory Modules:

Operations Management
Corporate and Competitive Strategy
Business Economics
Leading People and Managing Organisations
Corporate and Business Finance
Strategic Marketing Management
International Business
Business Project and Professional Portfolio

Optional Modules:

Managing for the Future
Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
Healthcare Policy
Information Systems in Organisations
Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
Airport Operations Management

Special Features

Brunel Business School won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013

AMBA Accreditation
The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the leading MBA accreditation body.

Two intakes per year
The intensive full time and part-time programme starts annually in early January and late September.

Leadership Masterclasses
The Brunel MBA incorporates an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses (LMS) which aim to help you perform better as a manager.

Sessions in the series will help you improve the ways in which you present your ideas, teach you how to manage change, negotiate conflict, as well as give you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility.

Masterclasses will help you to become a better negotiator, manage projects more efficiently, resolve conflict at work more effectively and present your ideas with greater credibility. Research indicates that these are employable skills that recruiting organisations look for in a senior manager.

Company Links and Visits
MBA students undertake regular visits to companies in the UK and many companies visit the students on campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series: “Let’s Talk Business”. The following companies have an on-going relationship with Brunel MBA and our students have had the chance to network with representatives from:

Barclays
British Airways
Capital & Counties Properties PLC
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
IBM
Iraq Energy Institute
Jaguar
Johnson and Johnson
Lloyd Northover
Microsoft UK
Oxford Instruments
Radley Yeldar
Xerox

International Business Tour
MBA students have the opportunity to embark annually on a Business Tour to one of the main economic hubs in the world, where they learn about operations of multinational corporations. A recent visit included a weeklong trip to one of the leading BRIC economies: India. Students had a unique opportunity to meet with senior directors of companies such as Cadburys, McDonalds and Merrill Lynch – as well as a number of local social enterprises and SMEs.

Graduate Entrepreneur programme

Brunel University is pleased to announce that we have once again been awarded ten places on this year's Graduate Entrepreneur programme, plus an additional ten places just for Brunel MBA Graduates.
Under the scheme selected graduates can stay on in the UK and work towards setting up their own business, under a special branch of the Tier 1 Route. Brunel provides Immigration sponsorship and mentoring for those graduates selected.

Teaching

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced, research active academic staff at the forefront of their field or professionals with a wealth of commercial experience. Many of our lecturers are:

Internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research;
Work as consultants for major companies worldwide;
Have practical and personal experience in business/have run their own companies.

Lectures
These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.

Group work and presentations
Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations. There will also be research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers from the industry.

Web-learning and Support
eLearning and knowledge management are now standard ways in which companies communicate with their employees. Students will be expected to engage with online material using the university’s web‑based learning facility, Blackboard Learn.

Assessment

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination.
Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.
The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

Career Coaching

As part of the MBA students receive advice on all aspects of career planning, including reassessment of their true strengths and weaknesses. This aspect of the MBA programme is invaluable to students who, having worked in managerial roles for a number of years may now wish to evaluate their experience to date and progress their careers into the future.

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Train to become a publisher at a centre of publishing excellence. Our intensive, practical course works with industry and will open doors for you. Read more
Train to become a publisher at a centre of publishing excellence. Our intensive, practical course works with industry and will open doors for you.

We provide the specialist training and experience you need to succeed in the fast-paced, vibrant world of publishing.

Our intensive, industry focused publishing programme is the ‘standard bearer for publishing education in the UK’ (Source: Professional Publishers Association).

Our focus is vocational, providing you with the industry-specific and research skills demanded by employers, the invaluable contacts that will open doors, and a placement that will provide you with crucial experience.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Publishing-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

MSc Publishing works closely with the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), and was recently awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset Tick. Edinburgh Napier is the only University to have doubly accredited postgraduate Publishing provision.

Our programme works with industry and will open doors for you. Our team has strong relationships with thought leaders across industry, commerce and academia which helps to ensure you are at the forefront of the latest thinking, processes and technology. The expansion of digital media has created a need for highly specialised skills in publishing. This course will give you the specialist training and experience demanded by publishing employers. You’ll develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, and will graduate with an excellent understanding of the industry in an international context.

You will become familiar with every aspect of the publishing process, meet industry professionals and attend prestigious events such as the London International Book Fair, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Magfest. You’ll have further opportunities to meet with industry professionals and make valuable contacts at UNESCO Literary Salons, book launches, author readings and literary events.

We are also linked with the internationally renowned Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University.

Modules

• Publishing in context
• Publishing in practice: From Concept to Creation
• Creative toolkit
• Publishing placement and professional development
• Publishing in practice: From Creation to Consumer
• Dissertation

Plus one option from
• New venture creation
• Fiction and the Fiction Market
• Interactive media
• Magazine publishing

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

We have a strong record of placing graduates in relevant employment because we provide you with the most up-to-date skills required by a rapidly advancing industry.

You will be prepared for work in areas including book and magazine publishing (editing, design, production, sales or marketing); journal publishing; consumer and corporate publishing; online and digital publishing; or as a publishing entrepreneur.

A work placement module is offered on this course. Your work placement and subsequent employment could be in:

Career opportunities:
• book, magazine or journal publishing (editing, design, production, sales or marketing)
• consumer and corporate publishing
• online and digital publishing
• publishing entrepreneur

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Got a passion for business and entrepreneurship? Hoping to boost your career prospects? Southampton Solent University’s MBA programme will help you to improve your understanding of four key areas of business. Read more

Overview

Got a passion for business and entrepreneurship? Hoping to boost your career prospects? Southampton Solent University’s MBA programme will help you to improve your understanding of four key areas of business: marketing, operations, HR management and finance. You’ll graduate having learnt to think critically about a broad range of business issues, using your knowledge to reach creative solutions for day-to-day business management problems.

- Students benefit from the University’s close links with industry, working with businesses on real projects.
- These projects provide students with realistic insight into corporate thinking, analysis and decision-making.
- Students pick from a range of optional units, tailoring the course to their own unique career ambitions.
- Solent’s MBA programme can be delivered flexibly over two years, ideal for students who are intending to work alongside their studies. Multiple start dates are available.
- The course concludes with a dissertation or consultancy project, allowing students to apply their newfound skills to their own business interests.
- Campus facilities include a 24-hour library, group working spaces and modern IT suites.

The industry -

The UK’s economic recovery is maintaining a strong pace, with some businesses feeling comfortable enough to focus on growth for the first time since the survival oriented recession years. An MBA from Southampton Solent University will help students to demonstrate their business knowledge and secure higher level roles with corporate employers.

The programme -

Students will study a diverse range of units throughout the MBA programme. These include units in enhanced leadership, financial decision making, marketing, innovation and managerial economics. The regular curriculum is complemented by guest lectures, networking events and live client projects, giving students a genuine insight into the corporate workplace.

Students work alongside an academic team with experience in many different industries. Final project supervisors are assigned to students based on the topic they wish to study, ensuring that each student receives the specialised guidance required to succeed.

Entrepreneurs will find a number of support networks and specialist units available to them here at Solent. Our student enterprise centre is equipped to provide mentoring to students who are starting their own business, helping them to navigate any issues that they may encounter along the way. Within the MBA programme itself, units in entrepreneurship and enterprise cover the essential planning, fundraising and marketing skills that students will need to get their business off to the right start.

Course Content

Our MBA covers all the key areas of study for a successful career in business.

Units:
- Financial Decision-Making in Business
- Managerial Economics
- Contemporary Organisational Behaviour
- Enhanced Leadership
- The Principles of Marketing
- Leadership for Innovation and Change
- Contemporary Operations Management
- Strategic Management
- Project and Research Skills.

Two option units from:
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Global Financial Markets
- Financial Strategies
- Entrepreneurial Marketing Management.

Programme specification document - http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6152

Teaching, learning and assessment -

The course combines classroom-based workshops, group work and supervised study. You will also work on live client briefs with businesses.

For your project you will be allocated a supervisor who specialises in your chosen subject area.

Work experience -

This course is aimed at students who are studying alongside their job, so there is no work experience option.

Assessment -

Assessment is through presentations, written assignments, role-play, a business simulation exercise and live briefs.

Web-based learning -

Flexible learning is supported through our virtual learning environment, which provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

Why Solent?

What do we offer?

From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.

Facilities - http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/facilities/facilities.aspx

City living - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/southampton/living-in-southampton.aspx

Accommodation - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/accommodation/accommodation.aspx

Career Potential

Our MBA programme offers excellent prospects if you’re looking to become an entrepreneur or to progress your career at senior management level.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

- Company director
- Managing director
- Consultant

Links with industry -

We have extensive links with industry and employers, giving you opportunities to work with businesses on real projects. In the past year, students have:

- Helped an entrepreneur to commercialise an invention
- Developed a marketing plan for a business
- Worked with an events company on organisational change.

Transferable skills -

You will develop your critical analysis and business-planning skills, along with experience in presentation, time management and planning your professional development.

Examples of employment obtained by recent graduates -

Our MBA graduates have pursued careers in a wide range of roles, including:

- Performance manager
- Employability specialist
- Researcher
- Company director
- Marketing manager
- Financial analyst
- Corporate communications manager
- Sales director.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:

UK and EU full-time fees: £9,785

International full-time fees £12,360

UK and EU part-time fees: £4,895 per year

International part-time fees £6,180 per year

UK and EU part-time unit fees: £815 per 15-credit unit

International part-time unit fees £1,030 per 15-credit unit

Graduation costs -

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2015, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
For more details, please visit: http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/graduation/home.aspx

Next steps

Do you think you could benefit from an MBA education? With flexible delivery option, expert tutors and close links to UK industry, Southampton Solent University’s MBA programme is the ideal way to boost your business acumen and improve your employability.

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This dynamic MSc course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. The course draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School of Management. Read more
This dynamic MSc course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. The course draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School of Management.

Our units in specialist entrepreneurship subjects are designed specifically for their relevance to contemporary entrepreneurship research, policy and practice. Our course is further enriched by the knowledge and expertise shared by our visiting speakers which include entrepreneurs running successful and in some cases highly innovative SMEs and large corporate organizations.

We aim to provide you with some of the key skills and knowledge required to develop your own projects, whether it be starting a new organization or developing an entrepreneurial project within an existing organization, in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/management/coursefinder/mscentrepreneurship.aspx

Why choose this course?

The course aims to provide you with :
- gaining a critical understanding of entrepreneurship research, enabling you to explain key concepts and theories and appreciate ‘why’, ‘how’ ‘where’ and in ‘what capacity’ entrepreneurship takes place.

- appreciating the impact of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial processes at international, regional and national levels, as well as at the level of the community, the firm and the individual.

- through manageable class sizes, engaging in active teaching and learning methods to stimulate your knowledge and skills in the subject matter

- preparing you for a career as an entrepreneur, business owner or manager.

Department research and industry highlights

- ESRC grants: "Socio-cultural factors, entrepreneurial orientation and firm growth: A comparative study of Turkish and Chinese entrepreneurs in London".

- Monash University research grants. The project compares the organisational factors that influence UK and Malaysian high-tech firms’ entrepreneurial capacity to identify new opportunities and convert new ideas into new products and services.

- ESRC grants: “Entrepreneurial capacity to exploit opportunities, new product development and firm performance: A comparative study of UK and Chinese high-tech firms”.

- Research Strategy Fund, Royal Holloway: Pilot study: “Assessing the Gurus- Testing for Excellence.”

- Westfocus: “ICT Adoption and Use in SMEs.”

Course content and structure

You will study six core and two elective courses over the first two terms. In the summer term you will complete a dissertation analysing an issue pertaining to the field of entrepreneurship in depth.

Core course units:
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course will develop awareness and understanding of various aspects of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures with reference to both theoretical underpinnings and applied and public policy measures. The themes which are covered include:
- economic approaches to entrepreneurship
- sociological & psychological approaches
- habitual entrepreneurs
- family firms
- outcomes: enterprise barriers, growth & performance

- Business Opportunities, Ideas and Planning
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the basic theories and practices related to business planning and the entrepreneurial start-up process. Particular, emphasis is given to:
- the discovery of business opportunities
- the development and assessment of business ideas
- the formation of founding teams, and the preparation of a business plan

- Corporate Entrepreneurship
In this module you will learn to critically evaluate corporate entrepreneurship, exploring the strategic and organisational models behind new venturing, innovation and strategic renewal.
In doing so, examine both large and small company perspectives in the management of new business opportunities.

- Entrepreneurial Finance
This course offers a blend of applied finance with appropriate theoretical underpinnings. More specifically there is a strong emphasis upon the following:
- entrepreneurial value creation, understanding financial statements and value techniques
- the range of sources of finance available
- increasing awareness of the various Government initiatives to assist SMEs and enterprise

- Entrepreneurial Marketing
You will cover key topics in marketing with a concentration on perspectives of small organisations with limited resources, and entrepreneurial organisations as follows:
- selling & negotiating
- market analysis & customer segmentation
- consumer behaviour
- creativity & innovation
- leveraging limited marketing resources
- customer relationship management
- brand building

- Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods
This unit will help you prepare for your dissertaiton. You will:Recognise and critically evaluate approaches to management research and the assumptions upon which they are based will:
- equip you to make justified choices as to appropriate quantitative/qualitative research methods for data collection and subsequent analysis
- be able to conduct research; evaluate primary and secondary data sources in a systematic and critically reflective manner
- evaluate potential limitations to research investigation and applications and develop a coherent and appropriate research proposal, recognising the ethical implications of research investigations and their impact upon findings.

- Dissertation
The dissertation provides an excellent opportunity to analyse an issue pertaining to the field of entrepreneurship in depth and is written over the summer months. By the end of the dissertation, you will be able to plan and manage a project, define aims and objectives, identify appropriate data sources and collection methods, be aware of and deal with potential pitfalls, execute a dissertation plan, and construct an effective argument.

On completion of the course graduates will have:
- a systematic understanding of current issues in entrepreneurship, informed by the forefront of the discipline and area of professional practice

- an in-depth and critical understanding of the entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial process, and the entrepreneurial event itself

- the ability to evaluate critically the relevant academic literature and gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts in entrepreneurship research

- the ability to evaluate opportunities for developing new and innovative projects and an awareness of the different forms of support available to entrepreneurs

- an increased ability to shape business ideas and structure them into a plan of action

- an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and their impact on shaping the entrepreneurial process

- transferable organizational skills including working to deadlines, prioritising and delegating tasks, organising meetings and work time.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework (individual and group projects), examinations and a dissertation.

Employability & career opportunities

Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different entrepreneurship-related areas. Graduates may find employment in existing businesses – i.e. large/multinational organisations (e.g. in product development/research) or in small-to-medium sized organisations (e.g. in business planning, growth, and operations/strategic management); they may create new businesses; they may work in areas pertaining to business support and advice (business planning and incubation, financing, skills training, firm internationalisation); in entrepreneurship policy (promoting innovation and enterprise development); or in entrepreneurship research and education.

How to apply

Applications for entry to all our full-time postgraduate degrees can be made online https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx .

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Confidence and competence are two essential skills required to effectively manage and lead within the current global economy. Read more
Confidence and competence are two essential skills required to effectively manage and lead within the current global economy. A Master of Global Management (MGM) degree from Royal Roads University is a generalist program designed to develop these skills, and more, to ensure you are ready to .manage across borders and bridge across cultures.

The Master of Global Management is an international business management degree designed specifically for professionals who want to perform with sensitivity and agility in the global workplace. We offer a practical program that provides employability training while creating connections with professionals from around the world. Graduates of this program are fully skilled, work-ready managers and leaders with a global perspective and cultural awareness and an understanding of the ways in which disciplines like accounting and law vary across global markets.

In the MGM program, you will be given the choice of completing the program through four applied completion options: either the Global Management Project, the Internship Research Project, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or a unique Dual Degree with the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria that allows you to obtain a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) International Business degree in addition to your MGM degree through blended learning. All four options emphasize “experiential learning” – the application of business knowledge to real-word situations. You will develop a broad range of international business skills while learning to work effectively with individuals from other cultures, regions, and ideologies. The applied completion options require you to utilize all the learning and knowledge attainted throughout the program and this will leave you with an intelligent and informed perspective about the world of business. The MGM is designed to be completed full-time on campus or through our blended learning program of online study and in-person residencies. The on-campus track can be completed in 12 or 18 months, and the blended learning path is designed for working students, and is completed in 19 months with a three-week residency in Victoria and a two-week residency on location in Asia. The MGM-MBA International Business Dual Degree option can be completed in 24 months, and includes a three-week residency in Victoria and one week in Innsbruck, Austria.

Who It's For

This masters' program is designed as a launch platform for a globally oriented career. Graduates will be prepared to excel as:
-An entry level position with a transnational corporation
-An effective manager in a multi-cultural environment
-A globally aware professional in a public or private organization
-A director of international marketing or international business development for a small or medium enterprise
-An entrepreneur with the ability to identify an international business opportunity, develop an international business plan, secure funding, and launch an international new venture
-A social entrepreneur starting their own NGO or serving as a program officer offshore

Outcomes

The Master of Global Management degree uses a holistic and integrative approach to deliver academic content and soft skills, such as self-awareness, problem solving, teamwork, and collaboration. At the end of your program, you’ll have hands-on experience with the graduate-level business skills and industry-recognized competencies required for success in today’s international business market.

Academic assessment in the Master of Global Management program focuses on international business skill and competency development. In addition to practical experience with the essential business skills needed to succeed in today's global market, you’ll learn and practice negotiation, risk assessment, persuasive communication, critical thinking, problem solving, active listening, effective rational and ethical decision-making, and much more - all through an international business lens.

The MGM program outcomes are informed by industry experts and are the basis for the design of each course and are used to assess your learning:
-Communicate Effectively – communicate effectively through writing, speaking, presenting, interviewing and using computer-based media.
-Think Critically – use a broad range of research methods and conceptual models to make judgments and draw conclusions.
-Solve Problems – use a range of processes, models and approaches (quantitative and qualitative) to make deductions, and to identify sound potential solutions, goals and actions.
-Work with Others - respect cultural diversity, share knowledge, work as members of a team and lead a team.
Innovation - recognize the need for innovation, initiate the process of generating innovation, assess the value of proposed ideas and solutions and implement innovations in an organization.
-Think Globally - recognize and respect cultural differences, learn from outside their own culture and predict how their actions will interact with the environment in which their organizations operate.

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The Technology Entrepreneurship MSc equips graduates that have a strong desire to be an entrepreneur with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own start-up businesses. Read more
The Technology Entrepreneurship MSc equips graduates that have a strong desire to be an entrepreneur with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own start-up businesses. The programme provides an effective grounding across a wide range of the applied disciplines required for the effective management of technical ventures.

See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/technology-entrepreneurship-msc

Key Information

- Application dates
All applicants:
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements .

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international .

Degree Information

Students gain a solid core of business, project management and team working skills, and are given the opportunity to hone their technical skills. For students who wish to develop their business idea following graduation, assistance is given in making valuable contacts with potential investors, business partners, venture capitalists and clients.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months, part-time nine months) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

- Core Modules
New Technology Ventures
Prototyping
Effectual Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Managing High-technology Organisations
Entrepreneurial Finance
New Venture Analytics
Strategy for High-tech Ventures

- Options
There are no optional modules for this programme.

- Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which includes a high-quality business or new venture plan as part of their 15,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion. Students are given the opportunity to attend weekly lectures from leading global entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Assessment is through presentations, course work, long-essay, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Technology Entrepreneurship MSc https://www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-technology-entrepreneurship

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .

Careers

Former Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have gone on to create start-up companies such as: http://www.wowzer.com, and http://www.vungle.com, work for high-profile companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, Delloite, Tesco, UBS, Pegatron, Bank of New York, France Telecom, Tradedoubler, or higher education institutions such as UCL, Imperial College, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town.

Top career destinations for this degree:
- CEO, Wish Bird (2013)
- CEO, Blue Ronin (2013)
- CEO, We Like Shopping (2013)
- CEO, Jive Bike (2012)
- CEO, Vungle.com (2012)

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL Management Science & Innovation offers a unique research and education programme with a focus on technology management, innovation, creation/growth of technology-intensive organisations, operations research, and entrepreneurship.

Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have access to world-class technical expertise and resources within a structured framework of support and formal business education, backed up with strong links to UCL Advances.

Students have access to a wide range of innovation-focused initiatives and events at UCL, including the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge, weekly networking events and the Knowledge Exchange Associates scheme. UCL is based near London's 'Tech City'.

Student / staff ratios › 69 staff including 6 postdocs › 216 taught students › 5 research students

Application and next steps

- Applications
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

- Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for recent graduates who intend to work in business but require specific training in the sector, for entrepreneurs who wish to found a business but need additional skills, resources and infrastructure, and for those in employment who wish to gain new skills for career development.

What are we looking for?
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for applying to study this particular MSc programme. The course requires that applicants have clear entrepreneurial ambitions and so you need to provide evidence of having begun to pursue these. In assessing your application, we also require you to clearly demonstrate why you want to study Technology and Entrepreneurship at UCL and how you hope to develop your future career as an entrepreneur with reference to the core course modules we offer.

For more information see the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply .

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This course combines two of the most exciting areas of management and leadership. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for leading the practice of change and harnessing innovation. Read more
This course combines two of the most exciting areas of management and leadership. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for leading the practice of change and harnessing innovation.

Key to the course's philosophy is the connection between change and innovation and a focus on futures-oriented processes.

The course is designed to fit around your personal and professional commitments. It is taught in seven teaching blocks and you can choose to spread the course over a few years or complete it quickly in less than two years. Courses start in September, January and April.

Each three-day block is assessed through an organisation-based project which will contribute to your employer's business. The projects will ensure that you are using best practice in your work. Your employer will benefit from your ability to maximise organisational success during periods of change, as well as your capacity to effectively communicate the changes to staff.

All of the classroom teaching is workshop-based which promotes group discussion and the sharing of experience. Each of the modules incorporate real-life case studies.

Managing Change and Innovation MSc will enable you to become an authoritative practitioner and leader of change and innovation practice. Likely roles include change management consultant, programme manager, project leader or entrepreneur.

Course structure

This course is delivered in seven teaching blocks. Each block is taught over three consecutive days, and is assessed by a work-based project which will contribute to your employer's business.

All of the classroom teaching is workshop-based which promotes group discussion and the sharing of experience.

Each of the modules incorporate real-life case studies.

You can choose to spread the course over a few years or complete it quickly in less than two years.

Corporate clients are typically taught off campus, and usually on a residential basis.

Syllabus

The modules you will study incorporate a range of change management and innovation topics.

You will complete the course with a project that will provide you with hands-on experience.

Modules:

Managing the Human Aspects of Change
Political and Institutional Perspectives on Change Management
The Leadership of Change
Systems and Complexity Approaches to Change Management
Managing New Forms of Innovation
Managing Innovation Through Strategic Projects
Change and Innovation Case Analysis

Careers and employability

The course will enable graduates to become authoritative practitioners and leaders of change and innovation practice. Likely roles include change management consultant, programme manager, project leader or entrepreneur.

On completion of this course you will have a sound understanding of innovation and change management and leadership. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills known to be widely sought after by private, public and not-for-profit organisations undergoing significant transformation and evolution.

Graduates of the course receive free membership to the Institute of Change Management.

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This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations. Read more
This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.

Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.

You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.

Objectives

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to:

• engage in a study of organisations (mostly new ventures and SMEs), their management and operation, and the changing economic and political climate in which they operate.

• prepare for and to develop a career in business and management.

• enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

• provide insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship.

• develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving.

• examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management.

• provide students with a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur.

• develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning.

• enable students to develop team working skills.

• enable students with an overview on the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China.

Programme outline

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.

The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project.

Programme structure

Semester 1 modules:

Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms
Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting
Innovation Management

Semester 2 modules:

Entrepreneurial Project

and

Entrepreneurship Dissertation OR Entrepreneurship Business Plan

plus two modules form the list below:

Managing International Business in China
Entrepreneurial Management
Launching New Ventures
E-Business
Social Entrepreneurship
Project Management

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.

Career options for this degree

This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.

Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.

Postgraduate scholarships

To encourage academic excellence, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) offers a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships to postgraduate students. For more information please click the link below

http://live-china-uon.cloud.contensis.com/en/study/postgraduate/masters/scholarships/index.aspx

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The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited. Read more
The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.

Programme Overview

Learn the art of selling and the science of negotiation in this practical course aimed at those interested in starting and running their own business or enhancing other companies with the most transferable entrepreneurial skills.

You'll:

- Gain practical experience of being an entrepreneur. Take part in hands-on projects using live case studies.
- Learn how to buy, build and sell a business in ‘Venture Dynamics’.
- Practice ‘Entrepreneurial Marketing’ by working on your own business idea or with a local SME.
- Fund a project of your own using crowd funding in ‘Entrepreneurship and Business Creation’.
- Learn through cutting-edge forms of assessment. In a unique approach to enterprise education in the UK, students are assessed through the production of videos acting as both a seller and as a buyer in ‘Sales, Selling and Negotiation’.
- Develop visual media skills essential to every entrepreneur in the modern business environment. Network with practising entrepreneurs at our exclusive calendar of lectures and events.

Key Facts

REF 2014
27th in the UK for 4* and 3* (world leading and internationally excellent), 100% impact and 88% environment at 4* and 3*.

Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

AACSB-Accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Regarded as one of the most rigorous assessments, many top global recruiters will only consider candidates from AACSB-Accredited schools – a clear signal that our programmes respond to the needs of business and meet specific standards of excellence.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

Career prospects

The aim of this programme is to jointly prepare tomorrow’s business leaders with unique exposure to the rapidly evolving field of Big Data and the opportunities, challenges and developments associated with running or expanding digital business enterprises.

Careers Support

From the moment you start your MSc you will have access to a specialist careers team which includes a professionally qualified MSc Careers Adviser and a dedicated International Employer Engagement Officer.

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This programme provides you with the strong interdisciplinary grounding and key practical skills needed to empower you to become an effective entrepreneur and innovator. Read more

This programme provides you with the strong interdisciplinary grounding and key practical skills needed to empower you to become an effective entrepreneur and innovator.

It combines cutting-edge theory with applied practical experience, including entrepreneur mentoring and shadowing, business plan competitions, global case study competitions, inspiring masterclasses and a variety of entrepreneurial challenges. The programme offers access to broad business networks thanks to the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme and close collaborations with the Lancaster University Enterprise Centre.

Due to our academic excellence and emphasis on practice, this is the perfect programme if you have the potential to succeed in starting a new business, becoming an ‘intrapreneur’ and innovator, leading a family business to the next level, or, more broadly, becoming an agent of innovation and change.

The programme is designed for both business graduates and graduates from other disciplines. Work experience is desirable.

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

◾Introduction to Entrepreneurship

◾New Venture Creation

◾Innovation in Practice 1

◾Entrepreneurship in Practice

◾Family Enterprise Management

◾Corporate Entrepreneurship

◾Internationalisation and New Technologies

◾Innovation in Practice 2

◾Research Project

◾Contemporary Research Methods in Management

◾Entrepreneurial Financing



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The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read more
The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Most management courses and textbooks focus on large businesses. This Master's degree programme highlights the specifics of SMEs, which constitute more than 95% of the business community.

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Small Business Management focuses on the internal organization of a business. Small Business Economics addresses the external positioning, while New Ventures and Entrepreneurship deals with starting businesses.

Programme

The specific organizational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organization. Also questions such as 'what is entrepreneurship?', 'am I suitable to be an entrepreneur?' and issues of consultancy are addressed. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialize in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

Job perspectives

As a graduate of the programme Small Business and Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions like all-round SME manager or SME consultant. You could work for a large organization, selling services to SMEs (like banks and accountancy offices). Becoming an independent entrepreneur is also one of the possibilities. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Are you looking to start your own business or seeking to develop your entrepreneurial capacities? If so, our MSc in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship is the ideal postgraduate course. Read more
Are you looking to start your own business or seeking to develop your entrepreneurial capacities? If so, our MSc in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship is the ideal postgraduate course.

Whether you are working on your own business start-up idea, or would like to form part of a team looking for a creative solution to a social or business problem, this unique Masters-level programme covers all the skills and capabilities you need to develop yourself as a successful entrepreneur.

Course detail

The course equips you with all the theories, ideas and concepts you need to be aware of from an entrepreneurial perspective. But more importantly, it also gives you the opportunity to go out and use those ideas by working on a wide range of business projects.

The course has been structured to move away from the classroom-style of teaching to create an environment that's most conducive to developing an entrepreneurial mindset. You'll spend a lot of time working in multi-disciplinary teams where you can learn from one another, as well as from your tutors and external business experts and build strong networks for the future.

You will leave the course well equipped as a collaborative entrepreneur, with the skills, networks and confidence you need to make an outstanding contribution, whether in your own start-up business or an established organisation.

Structure

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of the following two modules:

• Business Basics for Entrepreneurs
• Innovation and High Performing Teams

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of the above modules, plus the following two modules:

• Developing Entrepreneurial Capacities
• Leadership and Managing People

For the Masters phase, as well as the four modules above, the choice is between completing a dissertation or a business development plan:

• Research Methods (15 credits) and Dissertation (45 credits)
• Business Development Plan (60 credits)

Format

The course is team based and uses a 'learning by doing' approach. In training sessions, you will be supported by an experienced team coach. As well as undertaking projects based on 'wicked problems' (complex issues requiring input from different perspectives and backgrounds), you will have opportunities to bring your own startup ideas and benefit from the input of other team members.

Masterclasses are highly interactive and are led by academic and industry experts, whilst online delivery of some modules allows you to engage with individual study units as and when they are most relevant to you.

Group working is a key element and you will have plenty of opportunity to practise and develop your team working capabilities. The opportunities to share learning across multi-disciplinary teams will also help you to learn more, and at a faster rate.

Assessment

The assessment on this course is designed to demonstrate that you can apply theory to practice effectively and to develop skills that will be useful in your future career. There are no written exams. Course work assessments include verbal presentations, book reviews, reports, marketing/business plans, project logs and reflective essays.

Careers / Further study

The MSc in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship at Bristol Business School will equip you with the entrepreneurial capacities necessary to start your own business or to thrive in a management position in a complex, fast-moving environment.

If you are looking to develop your own business idea, the course offers the ideal environment in which to explore and progress your plans. The Masters is also suited to those looking to take their entrepreneurial know-how into a larger organisation. The skills we develop on the course such as being solution-focused, forward thinking and a flexible communicator are increasingly sought after by employers across all sectors.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

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With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. Read more
With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. This degree combines frontline research-based teaching from across UCL to train the next generation of materials scientists.

Degree information

The programme aims to equip students with advanced, comprehensive knowledge of materials science and related state-of-the-art technologies, an understanding of the structure, properties and applications of materials, scientific research skills, and the insight and capability to be an entrepreneur in the field. In addition, students will engage in a literature project and a six-month cutting-edge research project.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), a literature project (15 credits) and a research project/dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules
-Advanced Materials Characterisation
-Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing
-Materials Design, Selection and Discovery
-Microstructural Control in Materials Science
-Research Methodology

Optional modules
-Students choose one or two optional modules to a total value of 30 credits from the following:
-Advanced Topics in Energy Science and Materials (15 credits)
-Biomaterials Applications (15 credits)
-Mastering Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
-Materials and Fatigue/Fracture Analysis (15 credits)
-Nanoscale Processing and Characterisation for Advanced Devices (15 credits)
-Simulation Methods in Materials Chemistry (30 credits)

Dissertation/report
All students undertake a literature project and a research project an independent research project which culminates in a 20-minute oral presentation and a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words.

Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered by lectures, interactive tutorials, case discussions, and modelling projects. Assessment is by a combination of ongoing coursework, presentations, a group project and/or a written examination, a dissertation and a viva voce.

Careers

On graduation students will be equipped for a future career as a materials scientist or engineer in academia or industry, or as an entrepreneur.

Employability
In addition to the specific skills and knowledge students acquire by taking this programme, they also develop managerial and entrepreneurship skills, and transferable skills in areas including literature search, design of experiments, materials research, critical data analysis, teamwork and effective communication skills using real-life case scenarios and student-led group projects.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Advanced Materials Science MSc relates scientific theories to research and applications of advanced materials, encourages innovation and creative thinking, and contextualises scientific innovation within the global market and entrepreneurship.

The programme aims to deliver innovative teaching; from the group design projects where students are challenged to design the next advanced material to the module, Mastering Entrepreneurship, where students learn how to apply research in the commercial world.

Students on this interdisciplinary programme benefit from UCL’s emphasis on research-based learning and teaching and research input from departments across UCL in mathematical and physical sciences, and in engineering.

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This dynamic MSc course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. The course draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School of Management. Read more
This dynamic MSc course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. The course draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School of Management.

Our units in specialist entrepreneurship subjects are designed specifically for their relevance to contemporary entrepreneurship research, policy and practice. Our course is further enriched by the knowledge and expertise shared by our visiting speakers which include entrepreneurs running successful and in some cases highly innovative SMEs and large corporate organizations.

We aim to provide you with some of the key skills and knowledge required to develop your own projects, whether it be starting a new organization or developing an entrepreneurial project within an existing organization, in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/management/coursefinder/mscentrepreneurshipyib.aspx

Why choose this course?

The course aims to provide you with :
- gaining a critical understanding of entrepreneurship research, enabling you to explain key concepts and theories and appreciate ‘why’, ‘how’ ‘where’ and in ‘what capacity’ entrepreneurship takes place.

- appreciating the impact of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial processes at international, regional and national levels, as well as at the level of the community, the firm and the individual.

- through manageable class sizes, engaging in active teaching and learning methods to stimulate your knowledge and skills in the subject matter

- preparing you for a career as an entrepreneur, business owner or manager.

Department research and industry highlights

- ESRC grants: "Socio-cultural factors, entrepreneurial orientation and firm growth: A comparative study of Turkish and Chinese entrepreneurs in London".

- Monash University research grants. The project compares the organisational factors that influence UK and Malaysian high-tech firms’ entrepreneurial capacity to identify new opportunities and convert new ideas into new products and services.

- ESRC grants: “Entrepreneurial capacity to exploit opportunities, new product development and firm performance: A comparative study of UK and Chinese high-tech firms”.

- Research Strategy Fund, Royal Holloway: Pilot study: “Assessing the Gurus- Testing for Excellence.”

- Westfocus: “ICT Adoption and Use in SMEs.”

Course content and structure

You will study six core and two elective courses over the first two terms. In the summer term you will complete a dissertation analysing an issue pertaining to the field of entrepreneurship in depth.

Core course units:
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course will develop awareness and understanding of various aspects of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures with reference to both theoretical underpinnings and applied and public policy measures. The themes which are covered include:
- economic approaches to entrepreneurship
- sociological & psychological approaches
- habitual entrepreneurs
- family firms
- outcomes: enterprise barriers, growth & performance

- Business Opportunities, Ideas and Planning
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the basic theories and practices related to business planning and the entrepreneurial start-up process. Particular, emphasis is given to:
- the discovery of business opportunities
- the development and assessment of business ideas
- the formation of founding teams, and the preparation of a business plan

- Corporate Entrepreneurship
In this module you will learn to critically evaluate corporate entrepreneurship, exploring the strategic and organisational models behind new venturing, innovation and strategic renewal.
In doing so, examine both large and small company perspectives in the management of new business opportunities.

- Entrepreneurial Finance
This course offers a blend of applied finance with appropriate theoretical underpinnings. More specifically there is a strong emphasis upon the following:
- entrepreneurial value creation, understanding financial statements and value techniques
- the range of sources of finance available
- increasing awareness of the various Government initiatives to assist SMEs and enterprise

- Entrepreneurial Marketing
You will cover key topics in marketing with a concentration on perspectives of small organisations with limited resources, and entrepreneurial organisations as follows:
- selling & negotiating
- market analysis & customer segmentation
- consumer behaviour
- creativity & innovation
- leveraging limited marketing resources
- customer relationship management
- brand building

- Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods
This unit will help you prepare for your dissertaiton. You will:Recognise and critically evaluate approaches to management research and the assumptions upon which they are based will:
- equip you to make justified choices as to appropriate quantitative/qualitative research methods for data collection and subsequent analysis
- be able to conduct research; evaluate primary and secondary data sources in a systematic and critically reflective manner
- evaluate potential limitations to research investigation and applications and develop a coherent and appropriate research proposal, recognising the ethical implications of research investigations and their impact upon findings.

- Dissertation
The dissertation provides an excellent opportunity to analyse an issue pertaining to the field of entrepreneurship in depth and is written over the summer months. By the end of the dissertation, you will be able to plan and manage a project, define aims and objectives, identify appropriate data sources and collection methods, be aware of and deal with potential pitfalls, execute a dissertation plan, and construct an effective argument.

On completion of the course graduates will have:

A systematic understanding of current issues in entrepreneurship, informed by the forefront of the discipline and area of professional practice
- an in-depth and critical understanding of the entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial process, and the entrepreneurial event itself

- the ability to evaluate critically the relevant academic literature and gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts in entrepreneurship research

- the ability to evaluate opportunities for developing new and innovative projects and an awareness of the different forms of support available to entrepreneurs

- an increased ability to shape business ideas and structure them into a plan of action

- an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and their impact on shaping the entrepreneurial process

- transferable organizational skills including working to deadlines, prioritising and delegating tasks, organising meetings and work time.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation based on your year in business. Some modules are assessed by in-class tests and group projects.

Employability & career opportunities

Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different entrepreneurship-related areas. Graduates may find employment in existing businesses – i.e. large/multinational organisations (e.g. in product development/research) or in small-to-medium sized organisations (e.g. in business planning, growth, and operations/strategic management); they may create new businesses; they may work in areas pertaining to business support and advice (business planning and incubation, financing, skills training, firm internationalisation); in entrepreneurship policy (promoting innovation and enterprise development); or in entrepreneurship research and education.

How to apply

Applications for entry to all our full-time postgraduate degrees can be made online https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx .

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