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Programme description. Entrepreneurship and innovation play vital roles in knowledge creation and exploitation to generate value and drive sustainable economic, social, technological and organisational development. Read more

Programme description

Entrepreneurship and innovation play vital roles in knowledge creation and exploitation to generate value and drive sustainable economic, social, technological and organisational development. Processes and behaviours central to entrepreneurship and innovation are equally important to new and early stage ventures, and within existing organisations.

The University of Edinburgh Business School’s MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation is an exciting new programme that leverages the research and teaching strengths within the School’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, and draws upon the rich entrepreneurial system within the University and wider Edinburgh area.

The programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education, with a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues.

This exciting Masters programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to identify and screen opportunities, and implement them within new and established organisations. The programme is targeted at students with both business and non-business backgrounds to create a vibrant and dynamic environment that will enrich learning through leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge within the cohort.

The programme combines theoretical rigour with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations through project-based courses. It prepares you for a range of careers including as venture founders, managers of innovation within existing organisations, or in policy and business development roles in agencies supporting innovation.

Programme structure

Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.

Learning outcomes

If you take this programme you will gain:

  • Key concepts underpinning entrepreneurship and its application in the recognition and exploitation of product/ service/process opportunities.
  • Key concepts underpinning innovation and the issues associated with developing and sustaining innovation within organisations.
  • How to design creative strategies for pursuing, exploiting and further developing new opportunities.
  • Issues associated with securing and managing financial resources in new and established organisations.


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How do we achieve economic prosperity, regional growth and social transformation?. Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the UK’s top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Read more
How do we achieve economic prosperity, regional growth and social transformation?

Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the UK’s top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. It uses innovative and interactive teaching, such as group working and applied projects, to develop your practical business knowledge and employability skills. We hone your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can have the capabilities and confidence to launch your own venture, manage your family business or introduce innovative ideas to improve performance at existing organisations.

This course explores the entrepreneurial issues and challenges high on the agendas of businesses, governments, policy-makers, researchers, educators and wider communities across the world.

You explore topics including:
-Economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation theories and practices of entrepreneurship
-Entrepreneurship skills
-Strategic innovation management
-New venture development
-How to prepare a business plan

Essex is one of the most entrepreneurial counties in the UK and an exciting place to do business. At Essex Business School, we teach you to take control of your career and create ideas, products and services with real value. Our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries and our international team of academics help you gain a global understanding of business in established and developing markets, so you can have the best foundation for your career.

Guest lectures give you access to practitioners and policy makers, who share real-world experiences to prepare you to tackle the challenges facing entrepreneurs and SMEs today. Instead of a dissertation, you can opt to complete a comprehensive business plan for your new venture or an existing business, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable feedback on your ideas from academics and industry practitioners.

Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation is also available to study part-time and you don't need to have previously studied business to enrol onto this course.

A number of scholarships and discounts are available for Masters study at the University of Essex, including those for overseas applicants. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

Our expert staff have world-class research reputations, with their work placing us in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). They’re at the forefront of real-world entrepreneurial issues, ensuring you experience the very latest teaching and thinking to prepare you for the modern business world.

Our entrepreneurship academics are active members of the School’s Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group, which carries our cutting-edge research into issues affecting the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy. Many of our team are also part of the national Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which is based at Essex Business School and carries out research into issues impacting entrepreneurship and innovation, such as local economic growth and access to broadband.

Specialist facilities

This course is offered at our Southend Campus, just an hour’s train ride from London and its ample networking and internship opportunities.

Essex Business School in Southend provides excellent facilities for learning and socialising, including the award-winning new building The Forum. This learning-hub features 24-hour computer suites and study pods. You can also access initiatives to develop your study skills.

You benefit from the convenience of a town-centre campus, with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Southend-on-Sea is famous for its award-winning beaches and seaside amusements, including a theme park and miniature golf, so you can be sure of a vibrant social life.

Your future

With a Masters degree from a UK top 20 business school (Chartered Association of Business Schools), you can have an excellent foundation for your future career. In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).

This course is particularly relevant to careers in:
-Government and other policy-making institutions
-Non-governmental or community-based organisations
-Those who want to start and grow their own business
-Those who want to take over management of or work for their family business

Whether you’re seeking employment, or want to start your own entrepreneurial venture, we support you along the way. In addition to the School’s dedicated employability services, we work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Example structure

-Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship
-Comprehensive Business Plan (optional)
-Creating and Managing the New and Entrepreneurial Organisation
-Innovation Management
-Research Methods
-Global Supply Chain and Operations Management (optional)
-Global Project and Product Development (optional)
-Managerial Economics (optional)
-International Marketing Strategy and Planning (optional)

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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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This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation before going on to a Masters course. Read more
This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course with our Essex Business School.

At Essex, you can progress onto our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MSc Global Project Management, MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship, MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship, or MSc Human Resource Management.

Our International Academy offers some of the best routes for international students to enter higher education in the UK. Our innovative courses and programmes have proved very successful with international students and have also attracted UK students because of the distinctive learning environment we offer.

If you are an international student, you may find that the education system in the UK is slightly different from other countries and, sometimes, that the transition to the British system can be challenging. Our courses help you to settle in and adapt to life in the UK.

Essex Business School takes you beyond the basics of a business education. Our strong emphasis on ethics and sustainable business practice in the global economy, and our expertise in international management, accounting and finance, will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for your future career in an increasingly complex business world.

Our expert staff

You are taught by a highly qualified, enthusiastic team with wide ranging research interests and proven academic track record.

Our staff specialise in areas including internationalisation, innovation, new product development, human resource management, microfinance, ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.

While maintaining core engagement with contemporary business practice, our staff enrich our courses with novel entrepreneurial ideas drawn from both the contemporary business world and cutting-edge academic research.

Specialist facilities

By studying within our International Academy, you will have access to all of the facilities that the University of Essex has to offer:
-We provide computer labs for internet research; classrooms with access to PowerPoint facilities for student presentations; AV facilities for teaching and access to web-based learning materials
-Our new Student Services Hub will support you and provide information for all your needs as a student
-Our social space is stocked with hot magazines and newspapers, and provides an informal setting to meet with your lecturers, tutors and friends

Within Essex Business School, our landmark new building on our Colchester Campus is the first zero-carbon business school in the UK. Set around a lush winter garden, the Eden-style dome will give the building its own micro-climate.

Our new building provides you with a stunning new work environment, offering:
-A virtual trading floor with Bloomberg Terminals offering direct use of Bloomberg data, information and analytics
-A light and spacious lecture theatre, with seating for 250 students
-Study pods and innovation booths for group working
-Dedicated office space for student entrepreneurs
-Networking opportunities with visiting businesses
-A café with an adjacent sun terrace

Example structure

-Advanced English for Academic Purposes
-Business-To-Business Marketing
-English for Academic Purposes
-Extended English for Academic Purposes Project
-The Networked Economy
-Business Research Methods
-Enterprise and Economic Development
-Contemporary Human Resource Management

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Our MRes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and analytic abilities to develop their career as a researcher. Read more
Our MRes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and analytic abilities to develop their career as a researcher. Students will learn in a research rich, multi-disciplinary environment taking taught modules that dissect the makeup of the entrepreneur and investigate the process of successfully managing innovation.

From September 2017, Loughborough University London will be delivering six new multidisciplinary MRes programmes, to enable students with a passion for research to widen their skills, focus their interests and take the next step towards an MPhil, PhD or analytical career.

Studying an MRes with Loughborough University London will give you a fascinating introduction into the life of a postgraduate researcher. Each MRes programme has been carefully designed to empower graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, in order to progress into high level researcher positions within the fields of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Each programme will explore the research processes, and uncover the designs, practices and methodologies used by experienced researchers from each discipline. Whilst a traditional taught master’s programme focuses on the development of expertise in a chosen area, an MRes places more emphasis on the individual to uncover new knowledge and develop their own research expertise.
In addition to a major research project, all students studying an MRes programme will complete taught units such as:
-The Collaborative Research Project.
-Research Design, Practice and Ethics.
-Quantitative Research Methods.
-Foundations in Qualitative Research.

Career Prospects

Research skills are greatly in demand across the high value industries of the UK. Alongside the taught elements of the programme you will be able to access a tailor-made professional development programme mapped to the Researcher Framework that will support you to market yourself and your skills for a rewarding career. You will get access to:
-Exclusive workshops on diverse topics suitable for a research career.
-Mentoring.
-Employability Profiling and Careers Support.

Course Fees

For more information, please see our fees and finance page: http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/fees-finance/

Scholarships

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2017. This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network. Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.

What's on offer for 2017?
Inspiring Success Programme
-For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
-Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
-We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
-Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2017.

Dean's Award for Enterprise
-For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
-Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
-Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.

East London Community Scholarship
-For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
-Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our community.

Alumni Bursary
-For all Loughborough University alumni
-Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
-For international and UK/EU high achieving students
-Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered.

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This programme develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries. Read more

Introduction

This programme develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries.

Content

The ethos that entrepreneurship serves as a catalyst for economic development underpins the philosophy of this specialist course. Strengthened by London College of Fashion’s unparalleled external and internal industry networks, MA Fashion Entrepreneurship aims to develop new fashion concepts through to commercialization. Addressing the need for the fashion entrepreneur who can identify market opportunities in the industry, this programme is firmly aligned to 21st century, global business with all the challenges and potential this brings.

This course will enable individuals to build and capitalize on existing strengths both in the UK and internationally. In depth studies of innovative emerging designers in the UK provide an understanding of the British fashion industry while extra-curricular international study tours provide valuable insights into the global fashion market. Industry presentations and factory tours have taken place previously in Paris, Milan and Shanghai and have explored everything from French Haute Couture to Italian craftsmanship and Asia’s luxury fashion boom.

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and interactive learning experience that is built through key collaborative relationships in education (such as IFM in Paris) and industry. Through a supported and structured programme that includes entrepreneurial practice, new business models and planning and management of creative enterprise, participants are encouraged to develop new thinking and innovative concepts. Former alumni have launched their own fashion businesses or taken on entrepreneurial roles in fields such as buying, corporate sustainable responsibility and international brand building for perse fashion companies that span luxury to high street.

Structure

12 months level 7 180 credits

Term One

Fashion Branding (20 credits)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Term Two

Managing Creative Enterprise (20 credits)
Business Development and Planning (20 credits)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits)

Term Three

Masters Project (60 credits)

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Entrepreneurship will be studied in the context of both academic theory and self-reflection to see if you personally have the qualities to take action and make an idea happen. Read more

GLENDONBROOK INSTITUTE FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Entrepreneurship will be studied in the context of both academic theory and self-reflection to see if you personally have the qualities to take action and make an idea happen.
Failure in business is often seen as a negative outcome but there are vital lessons that can be learnt from failing and we will put this into context with the reasons why many organisations do fail, how to avoid it and how to wind up a company successfully if you do fail.

The world is in a global recession. Innovation has been placed at the heart of international policy to drive jobs, growth and recovery but what is the innovation process? How do we best support innovation to catalyse growth and bring renewed prosperity? How do we encourage people to display entrepreneurial behaviour and show them that, with the right resources and attitudes, ideas can be turned into profitable products and services?

This programme analyses the Entrepreneur and the innovation process giving you the opportunity to explore and reflect on the skills needed for success. As well as the ability to set up their own venture, graduates of this programme will also have the skills to progress into large blue chip companies and work in R&D management, developing new products, markets and customer segments.

The Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development’s aim is to encourage you to develop enterprising and innovative skills through the programme’s dedicated modules. In a few cases, you show true entrepreneurial behaviour by running or aspiring to set up your own businesses and we’ll provide support for you to do so via a range of formal and informal services.

Our programme provides you with in-depth teaching of subjects that are often only briefly mentioned in traditional business programmes – intellectual property; sources of funding for small business and business failure will all be studied as complete modules. Intellectual property is of vital importance to the entrepreneur, we have also devoted a whole module to studying the details and practical application of this rarely studied topic.

In addition, the Collaborative Project module will provide you with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills such as problem solving and strategic planning whilst working together on a real business problem.

See the website http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-management/

Programme Aims

a) Develop an understanding of the importance of an entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations
b) Develop your critical thinking skills, in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process
c) Use action based learning to develop insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
d) Develop your awareness of the help and information available to new organisations and the sources of funding they can attract
e) To provide you with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing business environment

Programme Structure

To complete the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits. Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules offered by the other Loughborough University in London Institutes in the first semester.

ASSESSMENT

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers. As this programme provides you with a robust understanding of business and the innovation process, along with the skills required to take action, you will be well placed to succeed in the today’s marketplace. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

COMPULSORY MODULES

- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Intellectual Property
- Collaborative Project
- Strategy and Planning
- Understanding Business Failure
- Funding
- Dissertation

SECOND SUBJECT MODULES

Choose one module only
- Design Thinking
- Introduction to Mobile Internet and Media Clouds
- Sport Media and Marketing
- The Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries
- Introduction to Diplomacy

Find more information on modules here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-management/

Scholarships

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2017. This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network. Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.

What's on offer for 2017?
Inspiring Success Programme
-For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
-Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
-We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
-Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2017.

Dean's Award for Enterprise
-For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
-Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
-Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.

East London Community Scholarship
-For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
-Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our community.

Alumni Bursary
-For all Loughborough University alumni
-Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
-For international and UK/EU high achieving students
-Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered.

Find information on scholarships here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-bursaries/

Find out how to apply here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/

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Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Read more
Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

The programme is also offered with specialisation in E-Business or International Technology Management.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

Specialised focus on entrepreneurship and innovation management.
Helps you to succeed in a changing world which demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation.
Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation.
Watch our video: postgraduate management courses at Birkbeck.
You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success – whether in small and medium-sized enterprises, your own business or on project-based venture teams in large companies. Read more
Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success – whether in small and medium-sized enterprises, your own business or on project-based venture teams in large companies.

On this intensive and innovative course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation. The course covers different organisational, sectorial and geographical contexts, and aims to combine state-of-the-art academic knowledge with practical challenges in the business world.

You’ll develop practical and reflective skills around conceptualising, designing, managing and growing new ventures and existing entrepreneurial organisations.

How will I study?

You’ll study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. A research methods module runs in the spring term. In the summer term, you choose to either carry out an independent research project or to work on a company-based project with the Sussex Innovation Centre.

You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017)
-A number of ESRC-funded standalone PhD and PhD with Masters scholarships across the social sciences.
-Application deadline: 30 January 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Careers

Our MSc is for you if you aim to work in:
-Self-employment, or manage your own venture
-An entrepreneurial position in an international organisation
-Entrepreneurial ventures in the public/private/third sector (for example universities and research institutes)
-Business development consultancy

Our graduates enjoy successful careers in the Sussex Innovation Centre, American Express, Angel Investment Companies, family businesses and so on.

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This master's degree is intended for students from any academic specialisation who wish to acquire a thorough knowledge of the essential techniques used in economics, accounting, finance, organisation and market research for the creating an innovative company. Read more
This master's degree is intended for students from any academic specialisation who wish to acquire a thorough knowledge of the essential techniques used in economics, accounting, finance, organisation and market research for the creating an innovative company.

The programme is highly cross-disciplinary and has a dual objective: from the professional viewpoint, it encourages students to learn the techniques of project management and strategic planning in innovative contexts; from the personal viewpoint, it encourages teamwork and ethical leadership in future entrepreneurs who are committed to change and innovation.

In the current economic and social situation, fostering innovative entrepreneurship is a key strategy for moving towards a more sustainable economic model focused on human capital. This master's degree is a timely offering because it focuses on the strategic function of innovative entrepreneurs.

Student Profile

Students who wish to pursue this master's degree should be motivated to acquire a thorough knowledge of the subject and the skills necessary to create and manage innovative companies. It is therefore recommended that future students have the attitude and motivation to propose and respond to challenges. They are also expected to have the following skills:
-Discipline and dedication. Study habits.
-Capacity for planning and organisation. Teamwork and leadership.
-Speed in decision making. Responsibility and observation.
-Creativity and curiosity. Sensitivity to artistic expressions.
-A critical, methodical, orderly and systematic approach.
-A tolerant, responsible, respectful and ethical attitude.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in University Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation are capable of working in:
-Entrepreneurship of business projects with a capacity to grow
-Management of business incubators
-Management of innovation projects
-Business start-up consultancy
-R&D consultancy
-Management of innovative companies
-R&D department management
-Public agencies, technology centres and business incubators
-Economic promotion of the public administration

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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

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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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Entrepreneurship has become an increasingly popular term that can be evidenced in different spheres of the economy and society. More commonly, entrepreneurial behaviours are associated with new start up ventures where risk, ownership and management are combined to exploit new market or technological opportunities. Read more
Entrepreneurship has become an increasingly popular term that can be evidenced in different spheres of the economy and society. More commonly, entrepreneurial behaviours are associated with new start up ventures where risk, ownership and management are combined to exploit new market or technological opportunities. But such activities can also be seen in corporate, social, public, civic, community and small business contexts to reflect organizational efforts to sustain competitive advantage, uniqueness and novelty. This is partly because the twenty-first century is characterized by a fast moving, competitive and global economy. Sustaining a competitive advantage requires that individuals, companies and nations are able to anticipate and stimulate (rather than merely manage) change.

Entrepreneurship is about exploiting ambiguities and contingencies. More importantly, entrepreneurship is about experiencing a tension between ‘what is’ in the present and ‘what should be’ in the future – and then converting that tension into an entrepreneurial problem that can resolve the tension. Such a process demands concepts and knowledge from different disciplines, and the integration of these concepts with the know-how and practical experience of daily business practice.

The programme aims at achieving that integration, optimally balancing theory and know-how.

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Just steps from some of the world’s most innovative companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the USF MSEI helps you build essential skills, handle real-world startup scenarios, and establish professional associations to launch an entrepreneurial career in the region that constantly reinvents itself. Read more
Just steps from some of the world’s most innovative companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the USF MSEI helps you build essential skills, handle real-world startup scenarios, and establish professional associations to launch an entrepreneurial career in the region that constantly reinvents itself.

During this one year master's degree, take an entrepreneurial journey to launch your new career.

Join small classes of motivated students, experience a cutting-edge curriculum, and leverage the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem.

USF delivers essential theoretical, applied, and experiential learning to help you launch your new career or new venture.

Develop your career as an innovative leader who will help fashion a more humane and equitable world through the creation of products, services, and new ventures that serve communities around the globe.

CUSTOMIZED CAREER GUIDANCE

MSEI Students will have access to professional networking events, career workshops, and other career services.

Students will also receive on-going mentorship and build a personal advisory board to aid in their professional development.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

-Intern with a San Francisco Bay Area firm
-Work on company-based projects
-Visit Silicon Valley companies
-Attend entrepreneurial pitch events
-Prepare a new business venture for launch

GLOBAL REPUTATION

The University of San Francisco has a long tradition of entrepreneurial excellence. In 2015 Forbes ranked USF among the top 20 entrepreneurial research universities in the United States, and the Financial Times ranked the joint USF Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management among the top 75 international master of management programs.

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Objectives

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY TRIP WITH A PEDAGOGICAL OBJECTIVE

USA 2016 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/msc-ise-residency-trip-silicon-valley

The aim of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship's master degree is to provide a framework and a toolkit for future managers and entrepreneurs to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in either their own companies or in existing organizations.

The program reflects the realities of the global environment and provides general management courses together with highly specialized modules in the areas of Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

A word from the Program Director

"Innovation and Entrepreneurship are everywhere in our daily lives: smart cities, internet society, the digital economy, big data and design thinking, to name only a few. The consequences are huge: we will no longer buy – we will use! We will no longer manufacture - we will print with 3D printing!

After the Internet of People with mobile internet technology and applications, the next wave will be the Internet of Things called : IoT with news applications, new behaviors, and above all new business models. You have to discover and learn the causes and impacts of IoT in the next decade.

The MSc in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is a convergent Master-level program designed for students who want to prepare themselves for the tectonic shift in the way we live and work. Companies and organizations, already responding to the challenges of tomorrow, project hiring graduates who have learned to navigate through the new landscape of innovation and strategy. See the opportunities got by the graduates in Employability section - http://en.grenoble-em.com/msc-innovation-strategy-and-entrepreneurship#Entreprise

If you want to broaden your theoretical knowledge while gaining practical experience in the working world, network with today's leading industry experts and tomorrow's game-changers, create your own business or help companies face tomorrow's challenges head-on, this program was designed for you! You will be challenged by an intensive, rigorous curriculum, taught by acclaimed academics and professional experts, and learn from your fellow students – a truly international group – through teamwork and intensive real-life case studies.

If you are ready to embark on this adventure and be part of this unique experience in Grenoble, heart of the French Alps and France's capital of innovation and entrepreneurship, come and join us!"

Marie-France Derderian, MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrpreneurship Program Director

Program

In addition to its proximity to research-intensive, international companies (STMicroelectronics, Hewlett-Packard) and scientific organizations (the micro and nanotechnology innovation center GIANT Minatec (http://www.minatec.org/) - the French Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (http://english.cea.fr/english-portal) and LETI (http://www-leti.cea.fr/en/Discover-Leti/Innovation-platforms)), this program also comes from a top quality international teaching team made up of academics and professionals, thus creating an atmosphere supportive of teaching, learning, creative thinking and research.

The program’s main objective is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the field of Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The program corresponds to the realities of the global management environment by offering highly-specialized courses in the fields as well as courses relating to general management and business, thus extending the intellectual understanding of Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship as a discipline.

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION

Students will be required to attend the program full-time for one academic year from September to June the following year.

Following the classroom portion of the program, students will complete a Final Management Project on a topic of their choice related to the program content. Students may complete the project while participating in an internship or full-time employment.

1) General Management and the Corporate Environments

- Finance for Managers
- Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiation
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Issues in Business
- Managing IT for Success
- Leadership, Team Building and Managerial Creativity
- Project Management
- Legal Environment of International Business
- Economics
- Accounting for Managers

2) Innovation Management

- Introduction to Innovation
- Creativity and Innovation
- Innovation Through Design
- Marketing High Tech and Innovation
- Managing Business and Innovation Networks

3) Strategy

- Strategic Management
- Microeconomics of Competitiveness (Harvard)
- Mergers, New Acquisitions and Restructuring
- Strategic Marketing and Marketing Planning

4) Entrepreneurship

- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- New Venture Business Planning
- Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities
- Small and Family Business
- Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs

*Content subject to change.

At the end of the classroom portion of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 20,000 words in length under the guidance of a GGSB professor.

In order to successfully complete the Final Management Project, students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their field of study.

This research should be business-oriented and coherent with the program’s objectives. A student may choose to write the Final Management Project on a topic grounded in his or her internship experience.

Live Business Cases

LIVE BUSINESS CASES 2015-2016 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/live-business-cases-msc-innovation

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to become real-life business developers by exploring a Live Business Case provided by companies working in partnerships with the MSc Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship program. Students will work in groups and delve deeply into their cases during the seven months from October to June under the supervision of a GGSB coach.The Live Business Cases are launched by a briefing given by the company.

LIVE BUSINESS CASES WILL COVER:

- Innovation, entrepreneurship, and management issues from an integrated, holistic perspective.
- A capstone opportunity for students to apply theoretical principles from coursework and lectures.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE BUSINESS CASE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

- Build a company analysis
- Select and apply a methodology, and make useful and efficient recommendations.
- Understand the Business Development process
- Provide critical analysis
- Make strategic decisions
- Work in a small multicultural group under time constraints
- Produce compelling written and oral presentations
- Demonstrate communication, negotiation and leadership skills

At the end of the seven-month Live Business Case, each group will produce a written report and make an oral presentation to the Jury and other groups from the program. The Jury consists of the company coach, the school coach, and the program director.

MANAGERIAL CREATIVITY : A METHOD OF SELF MANAGEMENT BY THE STUDENTS

This course/workshop is an introduction to all group assignments to be carried out all through the year. In order to help you to be efficient when working in small groups, you need to know not only your personal strengths and improvement points but also those of your class.

By discovering them during this course, you will be able to imagine together how to leverage the strengths of your class and how to manage your improvement points. You have to manage the classroom as a company, so we will appoint different representatives in charge of the main aspects of the construction of the class as a performing team: event manager, class representative, timekeeper, project leader, MSc community leader, and Alumni communication and coordination manager. These representatives and their teams will draft an action plan for the coming year.

Foreign Languages

Foreign language skills are essential in business today and the program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Non-French speakers may study French. Native and fluent French speakers will have the possibility to choose from Spanish or Chinese. The language component is not compulsory.

Careers

The students following the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship generally wish to prepare for careers as:

- R&D Managers
- Project Managers
- B to B Product Managers
- Business Engineers
- Business Developers

Or in the following fields:

- Biotech
- High Tech IT
- Start-ups

CAREERS

Graduates of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship program hold positions in a variety of sectors all over the world:

- Guillermo, Venezuela: Product Manager - Organizacion Palo Alto
- Huwein, China: Project Manager, Reverse Innovation - Biomerieux
- Amit, UK: EMEIA Product Marketing - Apple
- Alexandre, France: Business Analyst and Pricing Expert - Schneider
- Nikolay, Russia: Analyst - International Innovation Nanotechnology Center
- Nikos, Greece: Business Developer - Intralot
- Agostino, Canada: Associate - Kachan and Co.
- Mayur, Singapore: Executive Business Development - Adnai Mining
- Khodor, France: Digital Marketing Manager - Eurocopter

Admission

This program is designed for recent graduates from any background as well as managers or entrepreneurs willing to develop and manage technological and business opportunities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

- Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with a good grade average
- No past work experience necessary
- Fluency in English - see test requirements below.
- The GMAT is not required for this program.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Executive Master in Business Innovation (MBI) of Deusto Business School (The University of Deusto), one of Spain´s most prestigious centres for business studies, is offered in collaboration with the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge) and it is specifically designed to prepare you to successfully manage Business Innovation.


Throughout the Programme you will learn new business design models and strategies, new organisational models, advanced market and technological forecasting techniques, key value-chain practices, individual and organizational skills and capabilities, effective innovation management processes, competitive high-tech entrepreneurship, and constructive leadership models for innovation and change.

The MBI is targeted at experienced managers, consultants and entrepreneurs who intend to build innovative organisations. Coming from the private, public or academic sectors, participants will have a strong interest in building innovative business in order to gain competitive advantage in today’s global economy. This programme will give you an impulse in creativity, knowledge, innovation management capacity and leadership in promoting innovation within your organisation, taking your professional career to a higher level.

This innovative Masters programme draws contributions from leading experts and practitioners who will introduce key contents for Business Innovation in organizations. The programme develops and applies effective sequence building on a solid foundation to incorporate the latest thinking in innovation. The MBI is organised around 7 intensive one-week modules over a period of 12 months, starting in February. The multifaceted methodology includes case studies, reference visits, specific work on organisations and thematic projects.

OBJECTIVES

The Executive Master in Business Innovation programme aims to help your company secure its future through improving your current business and developing new enterprises from existing businesses. More specifically it enables you to:

• Identify innovation opportunities in your value chain
• Provide a systematic way to improve the implementation and market commercialization of strategic ideas
• Help you manage ideas and knowledge both inside and outside your company

BUSINESS INNOVATION
Vision, tools and capabilities

The MBI Programme includes aspects such as the ability to interpret signals from the macro environment and the market; the generation and identification of new consumer values; new strategies and ways of implementing organizational change; the building-up of internal innovation capabilities; and the development of efficient relationships within and across organisations.

Participants will also learn to manage the work of the firm within wider national and/or regional innovation systems and will master the sustainable use of resources to acquire, transfer and transform knowledge into applicable procedures, mechanisms and systems. In short, a whole series of aspects that form part of an innovative and competitive corporate culture.


BENEFITS

For companies and organisations:

> To understand new business models that can benefit from the opportunities generated from the intensity of technological and industry change.

> To improve management competencies in delivering effective innovation processes and projects.

> To achieve closer integration of both technological and non-technological innovation so as to maximise the capacity of the company to create value that is recognised by consumers, thus creating significant economic returns.

>To promote high-tech spins-offs within (intrapreneurship) and outside (entrepreneurship) the company, and to market these new ventures profitably.

>To identify and organise appropriate roles and flexible mechanisms that help manage internal structural change in a smooth and efficient way.

> To encourage coordination between innovation and production agents as an effective way to develop integrated innovation programmes.

> To identify the innovation policy framework in the regional, national and international context in order to benefit from current legislation programmes and tools and, as part of collective bodies and initiatives, to promote the design of more effective policies.

PARTICIPANTS

The MBI programme is designed for corporate innovators who are committed to creating value by building innovative businesses and promoting effective innovation practices. Participants on the Executive MBI include:

>> Experienced managers, responsible for developing or implementing strategic decision making at both business unit and company level.

>> Entrepreneurs and company owners.

>> Advisors and management consultants, seeking to develop his skills in the management and promotion of innovation.

>> Other professionals in the private or public sector working or considering roles with an element of business innovation.

MODULE CONTENT

Module 1 Strategic Analysis for Innovation (Observation and diagnosis)
Module 2 Open Innovation and Innovation Systems ( Promoting effective innovation)
Module 3 Leadership for Innovation ( Effective Leadership)
Module 4 Building the Innovative Organisation (A management toolkit)
Module 5 Innovation Management ( Frameworks, processes and procedures)
Module 6 Leveraging Innovation:Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and High Tech Spin Offs (Promoting market iniatives)
Module 7 Global Innovation Hot Spots (Distinction innovation models around the globe)

Innovation Applied Project

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