Our MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship develops your enterprise skills and gives you an insight into how you can create economic and social value through entrepreneurial activity. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to develop and manage your own business and identify new products, processes and markets to exploit opportunities in innovative ways.
Delivered and supported by award-winning academics and successful entrepreneurs, this practical course develops your understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship on a global scale. You’ll develop your skills through practical activities such as creating a ‘pop-up’ business, acting as a consultant to an existing organisation and exploring your own entrepreneurial potential.
Key modules focus on creating, developing and managing ventures, including social and family organisations. Our action-based teaching techniques stimulate and enhance your skills, allowing you to experience genuine business challenges faced by enterprise both locally and globally.
The course offers flexible study options and you can choose to follow either our full-time or part-time course.
The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies is the focal point for enterprise education on campus at the University of Leeds. It provides exceptional research-based enterprise teaching and practical support.
The Centre can help you locate enterprise opportunities and get involved in entrepreneurial activities outside of your studies, such as joining a student enterprise group, starting a business, taking on a social project or entering a national competition.
You will also benefit from the centre’s network of Enterprise Ambassadors. These successful entrepreneurs provide real-world projects as part of the programme, which helps you to understand how to apply your enterprise education in practice.
The University of Leeds is recognised as a leading entrepreneurial University in the UK. We have won the title Entrepreneurial University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2015), received The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship (Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2015) and Kairen Skelley, Head of Spark, the University's business start-up service, has been named Higher Education Enterprise Champion (National Enterprise Educator Awards 2015).
Introductory modules explore the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship and their role in society. You’ll examine how enterprise is seen around the world, and how different geographical and economic contexts create challenges for new ventures.
You’ll consider contemporary issues and debates during guest lectures with successful entrepreneurs, hearing first-hand about their experience of the latest topics. You’ll also develop your understanding of research methods in business and enterprise studies.
The course has a practical focus and you will work on a range of projects that allow you to gain real experience – you’ll create a new venture and work in a team to deliver a consultancy project for an entrepreneurial business.
In the final semester, you’ll complete a dissertation project on a research question of your choice - this can be used to explore your own ideas for a business venture or social enterprise, or look at how best to support or grow an existing firm.
You’ll also have a choice of optional modules in key areas of management and international business, including cross-cultural management, supply chain management and the emerging markets.
If you study part-time, you’ll study one day per week over 24 months and take only the compulsory modules, plus a dedicated module in applied enterprise. The part-time option enables existing entrepreneurs to continue to develop their own enterprise, whilst professionals and budding entrepreneurs can work alongside their studies.
You’ll take seven compulsory modules including your dissertation.
You'll also choose three optional modules.
We use a variety of different teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning, fieldwork and workshops. Independent study is also vital to this programme, allowing you to develop your skills and prepare for taught sessions and assessments.
The Enterprise Project module is one example of how practical learning and teaching is embedded in the programme. This gives students the chance to work closely with an entrepreneur and undertake a strategic developmental role within their business. For example, recent student Ratawan Tanadumrongsak completed a group project for Twinkl Ltd, an online business supplying education resources worldwide. You can read a case study about this project here.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.
Start your own business
If you’re interested in developing and running your own business in the UK, you can get support from Spark, the University of Leeds business start-up service for students and graduates provided by the Careers Centre. The initiative offers a range of practical advice and resources to support the development of your business ideas, as well as opportunities to apply for funding.
Links with industry
Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative, which gives management students the opportunity to engage with senior figures from the world of business. This is a rare opportunity where successful and established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.
This academically challenging and career-developing programme focuses on research and development using biological and chemical principles and systems to create new products, services and industries.
You will employ elements of the developing field of synthetic biology to bring about significant changes and major innovations that address the challenges of rapidly changing human demographics, resource shortages, energy economy transition and the concomitant growth in demand for more and healthier food, sustainable fuel cycles, and a cleaner environment.
You will learn through a variety of activities, including:
You will attend problem-based tutorial sessions and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor or programme director.
You will carry out research at the frontier of knowledge and can make a genuine contribution to the progress of original research. This involves carrying out project work in a research laboratory, reviewing relevant papers, analysing data, writing reports and giving presentations.
By the end of the programme you will have gained:
You will enhance your career prospects by acquiring current, marketable knowledge and developing advanced analytical and presentational skills, within the social and intellectual sphere of a leading European university.
The School of Biological Sciences offers a research-rich environment in which you can develop as a scientist and entrepreneur.
Application period/deadline: November 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
• An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AASCB accredited business school
• Cutting-edge research-based knowledge in international business management
• Global outlook and inspiring international environment with industry involvement for professional growth and personal development
The international master’s degree programme in International Business Management (IBM) is a two-year research-based programme that focuses on developing, managing and leading international businesses by combining various topics through a multidisciplinary approach. The distinctive nature of the education stems from the combination of management and international business especially from the viewpoints of strategy, innovativeness, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. The education concentrates on the complexities in international for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, their relationships, and wider business networks or economic areas, such as states and nations. Understanding of these complexities is essential for the social, economic, and ecological sustainability of businesses and organizations.
A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching, and company projects. During the studies, students have a possibility to perform assignments for small and large companies. The programme aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing a variety of international organizations, including new ventures. Teaching that combines theoretical and practical aspects both in the contents, and teaching methods, provides tools and skills to manage growth-oriented, knowledge based business in dynamic and global business environments.
The programme provides the basis for expertise in areas such as:
• Business designing, venture growth strategies, and international entrepreneurship
• Developing an innovative mind-set and new businesses
• Strategic thinking
• Responsible business management and leadership
• Leading multinationals, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
• Legal issues related to international business
The skills gained in the programme offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on managing and leading international businesses. General learning outcomes of the programme are:
• Analytical thinking, economic problem solving, and business decision making
• Deep and coherent understanding of international business management
• Ability to use, process and analyze economic and/or business information
• Ability to act as future generators of sustainable value for business and society
• Ability to conduct research projects independently
The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management. The degree provides a good qualification for doctoral studies in the fields of management and international business, and opens career paths that may lead to different managerial positions and entrepreneurial activities.
Possible job titles include:
• Business Development Manager
• Management Consultant
• Key Account Manager
• Sales Manager
Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree, most often from the field of business, social sciences, or engineering.
For all enquiries, please refer to our enquiry form: http://www.oulu.fi/university/admissions-contact
This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.
The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles.
It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.
Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, human resources, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and commercial law.
You'll also develop strong communication and problem solving skills; gain the ability to undertake business research and analyse data, question ideas and findings; and build the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.
Throughout the MBM degree, you'll become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader or entrepreneur. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging, and inspiring.
You'll work in teams to develop ideas for a start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives.
Students also undertake a one-month internship at a local business, while completing an Action Learning Project that delivers real value to the company. We organise all internships on your behalf, across a wide range of industries.
Learning is through classroom lectures, analysing case studies, practical group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.
Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.
You can start the MBM programme in either March or November.
Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture and provides a supportive learning environment, with ready access to mentors who have graduated from the MBM.
Working with other students from diverse cultural backgrounds will help you establish a strong network of local and international business contacts.
Throughout the course, you’ll be invited to take part in many fun social and cultural activities to help you bond with your classmates – such as hiking up a mountain for the day!