There is a growth in the number of entrepreneurs starting businesses with social and environmental purposes. This exciting MA will enable you to develop a critical understanding of and practical insights into modes of social enterprise.
There is an urgent need for talented individuals who can design novel solutions to our most profound societal challenges.
This international MA provides practical and sociological tools to individuals motivated to develop alternative economic practices and frameworks to meet such challenges. These might include (but are not limited to) social enterprises, collaborative innovation networks, hubs, digital platforms, support intermediaries and/or policy proposals.
Benefitting from the MA’s timely educational content as well as from its firm roots in London’s rich networks, our students go on to become thought leaders in the burgeoning social innovation field, advancing it in a creative fashion from their chosen angle. Past graduates have gone on to create their own social enterprises or to work for prestigious organisations such as the Yunus Institute and Social Enterprise UK, while some have elected to carry out advanced research into social innovation.
The MA in Social Entrepreneurship is one of the few graduate programmes in the world dedicated entirely to the study of the fast-moving field of social entrepreneurship and innovation.
It will equip you with a strong understanding of foundational theories of entrepreneurship, innovation, social problems and policy (with organisational sociology as the base discipline) while supplying practical tools in relation to entrepreneurial modelling and SROI.
There is also a marked emphasis on creativity, which means that you will have considerable scope to choose the precise topics you wish to tackle and the approaches you wish to apply. Teaching on the course is interactive and seminar-driven rather than based on the traditional model of long lectures and limited discussions.
The programme will introduce you to key concepts in the historical development of social enterprise and innovation and to its changing role in society and the economy. Seminars and talks will be given by social entrepreneurs, as well as leading professionals.
You'll learn innovative approaches to developing an enterprise, and gain confidence in revenue generation and financial modelling.
A significant amount of the learning is delivered through group projects and activities. This is designed to develop your individual communication skills and teamwork.
The programme consists of five core modules:
In addition to these main modules, we also regularly invite external experts from intermediaries such as UnLtd and other educational institutions such as the University of Oxford to ensure our students get access to a wide range of cutting-edge topics in the field. Social and alternative finance is among the key areas examined in such guest lectures; social innovation cases from particular country-contexts such as, for example, South Korea, Japan and Colombia also feature frequently.
We are occasionally able to provide additional training in related fields (such as accounting) in the form of short-term workshops to strengthen our students’ educational experience at Goldsmiths and at the University of London. We also encourage you to become members of various social entrepreneurship/collaboration hubs around London for learning and networking purposes.
The MA in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths is quite unlike traditional business/management-driven courses in the field: on the one hand, it allows scope for a far deeper examination of the theoretical and practical foundations of social innovation; on the other, it provides unique access to an expanding learning community (formed by our students and our wider, growing network) engaged in real-time research.
Equally important is the fact that students are consciously encouraged to, and supported with, forming their professional public profiles, through things like:
Because our students possess diverse, highly relevant knowledge that they have accumulated prior to coming to Goldsmiths, real efforts are made to integrate this knowledge and experience into the collective learning processes.
One relevant tool that we employ here is an interactive peer-review process that we employ to raise the quality of student output, which means that often student essays (not just dissertations) are of publishable quality. Furthermore, we take full advantage of our location within London’s bustling community of social innovation by engaging with leading intermediaries, practitioners and (junior as well as senior) thought leaders.
The skills you'll develop throughout the MA include: entrepreneurial knowledge and skills; a critical understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of social entrepreneurship; the ability to critically examine the conditions required for innovation and entrepreneurship to make a strong impact on societal problems; the ability to apply entrepreneurial approaches to projects; effective business and communication skills.
It is intended that students completing this programme will seek employment primarily in two areas.
Firstly: self-employed in their own social enterprise or a member of a team of an SME developing from an existing or new practice.
Secondly: within government or NGO organisations concerned with developing the infrastructure and environment for new social enterprises to flourish.
Find out more about employability at Goldsmiths.
This programme builds your knowledge of entrepreneurial organisations (public, private and not-for-profit), their leadership and management, and the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.
Our faculty members use a variety of teaching methods including: lectures and seminars, case studies, entrepreneurship and business scenarios, with distinguished visiting speakers and entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurship Project is a live case study, where students undertake a management consultancy intervention with local firms. You will also work with leading academics and industry experts in the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Module descriptions are correct for modules taught in the academic year 2017/18. Optional module listings are indicative, and may be subject to change.
In addition students must choose three optional modules from the list below.
Exams, applied project and individual and group assignments
This Master's programme is designed for graduates keen to pursue entrepreneurial careers, whether through their own start-up or through leadership roles in entrepreneurial firms. Graduates will also be equipped to work internationally in a general or trainee management role in any sector for organisations ranging from small and medium sized enterprises to multinational firms.
GCU's MSc Social Business and Microfinance is the first of its kind in the world. It's a programme designed for switched on, visionary people who want to change the world, jointly delivered by the Glasgow School for Business and Society and GCU's internationally recognised Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health.
Social business is driven by the underlying idea that entrepreneurship and financial tools can be used to make a positive impact for the common good. Supported by this principle, microfinance - small loans to assist entrepreneurial individuals in tough circumstances - can transform the lives of the poorest people all over the world, in both developed and developing nations.
The microfinance model has already proved successful in developing economies and is now expanding to countries such as the US and UK. You can be at the forefront of this exciting field, advancing social change and real transformation in the communities that need it most.
This one-of-a-kind programme will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to meet any challenges in this fast-changing field.
Global Social Entrepreneurship
Engages with internationally informed social entrepreneurship research and develops your understanding of international perspectives. The module also encourages your creative and critical thinking regarding social problems and potential solutions.
Social Business and The Social Economy
Introduces concepts of social business as an alternative to mainstream business. Equips you with the knowledge and skills to determine which factors to consider when developing your own social venture, or when creating a positive environment for social business and microfinance to succeed.
Microfinance Theory and Practice
Introduces concepts of microfinance. Equips students with knowledge of how global and local circumstances have shaped how microfinance is practiced and understood, and the knowledge and skills to determine what factors should be taken into account when critically evaluating the concept of microfinance, or when developing an enabling environment for microfinance to thrive.
Global Strategy – Challenges and Choices
Enables you to develop a critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for management.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geo-political, economic, social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to reflect critically upon these issues. Personal and Professional Development Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
Develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level.
The final element of the programme is the dissertation. This will provide you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a relevant area of social business or microfinance.
All modules include examinations and coursework in line with learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: unseen examinations; class tests; written coursework; presentations; group work.
The MSc Social Business and Microfinance is ideal for anyone working or planning to work in social business, or government employees who want to encourage social business in their communities. It's also highly relevant to NGO leaders who want to better understand the changing landscape of international aid.
Are you a developer or entrepreneur who wish to have larger social impact? Or a professional of the social and health sector who wants to create more sustainable services? Then Social Entrepreneurship Master´s program of Tallinn University is for you.
The Social Entrepreneurship program is a progressive educational initiative of Tallinn University with the aim to promote entrepreneurship and the innovation of the social and health sector, environmental protection, urban development, rural development and community development.
Students with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or business are encouraged to apply. We also encourage social and health professionals, activists, entrepreneurs, owners of small and medium enterprises and even developers, marketers, designers, media experts who are interested in creative developments with a strong social impact.
We are looking for highly motivated students who are full of ideas and creativity and want to contribute to the society with their positive energy. Our aim is to create a multidisciplinary, international learning and working environment where with the method of project based learning participants inspire each other using the supportive infrastructure of Estonia and Tallinn University.
The Executive MSc Social Business and Entrepreneurship is LSE’s ground-breaking programme for business leaders and entrepreneurs across the private, public and non-profit sectors.
The programme offers a compelling alternative to an MBA for executives who not only wish to lead successful organisations, but are also committed to tackling the world’s most pressing social challenges.
We integrate social purpose and social impact with the highest level of business and management training, delivered in a flexible modular format enabling you to continue working full-time whilst studying.
Whether you wish to launch your own socially-focused entrepreneurial venture, or to deliver social impact alongside profit in an established company, we will give you the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial mindset you need to become more effective and reflective in creating social impact.
Guided by expert LSE faculty and leading practitioners in the field, you will explore the political and economic context for socially-focused business models, and gain an understanding of social impact evaluation and intervention design, including the latest insights from behavioural economics. You will also develop core management and leadership skills, including marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and social finance.
Studying alongside an outstanding class of like-minded peers from across the world, you will graduate with the knowledge, skills and networks to take the next step in your career in social business.
We are launching this new programme for the first intake of students in September 2018.
This programme offers you a platform to become a leader in social business, whether you would like to set up your own entrepreneurial venture, progress your career in your current organisation, or transition to a new job role or industry.
By joining the programme you will become a part of LSE’s prestigious network of over 100,000 students and alumni worldwide, including business leaders, heads of state and Nobel laureates. You will develop the knowledge, skills and networks to pursue a broad range of career paths according to your individual goals, including:
This unique programme brings expertise from the latest insights in social innovation research with LSE’s tradition for academic excellence, alongside practical learnings from our network of socially-focused organisations worldwide, into the classroom.
You will learn to think beyond current trends and fashions in the young and rapidly-developing field of social innovation, and develop critical academic views informed by cutting-edge research in management, psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology.
Based on this, you will learn how to design, launch and scale-up successful entrepreneurial ventures with social goals. Core courses will develop your managerial skills, and grow your talent as a successful leader of teams and organisations. Real consulting and social innovation design projects will develop your professional experience and entrepreneurial skills, and give an opportunity to start your own social enterprise during your year at LSE.
You will have the opportunity to undertake an international field trip to conduct research with an NGO or company in a developing country, gaining first-hand experience of the diverse range of issues faced by different communities worldwide. You will learn to critically analyse the root cause of social issues in their specific social, economic and political contexts, and to design effective solutions based on a clear understanding of the real problem.
You will graduate with lifelong critical skills and a platform for success in developing and leading socially-focused ventures.
The MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurships offers the opportunity to develop your career as a talented, insightful and entrepreneurial manager.
The programme will provide the knowledge, skills and networks you need to take the next step in your career, whether this will be to launch or grow your own socially-focused entrepreneurial venture, drive forward your career in your current organisation, or find a route to transition into social innovation from another sector.
Graduates from the LSE Department of Management are highly sought-after in the job market, and go on to successful careers in a range of leading organisations worldwide. Many of our graduates have also launched successful start-up ventures.
The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship has a strong research base in all areas of cultural policy; creative, cultural and social entrepreneurship; cultural diplomacy; and arts management.
The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) provides a unique environment to study and research, with world leading academic thinkers within a university globally recognised for its research excellence.
ICCE welcomes proposals from highly qualified individuals who wish to pursue PhD degrees. These research projects should be of the highest quality, in keeping with Goldsmiths' reputation as a leading producer of exceptional research.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people interested in carrying out research into:
Current PhD studies being undertaken in ICCE include:
Find out more about research degrees at Goldsmiths.
You'll be supervised by a full-time member of staff, generally agreed during the preliminary discussions regarding your research with the ICCE Director. PhD theses are up to a maximum of 100,000 words.
You should aim to complete and submit your PhD thesis within the time-frame specified by Goldsmiths. This is normally three to four years for full-time students and four to six years for part-time.
A thesis for the award of MPhil may be submitted after two years of full-time or three years of part-time study. Registration can be changed from full-time to part-time status, and vice-versa, with the agreement of your supervisor. You'll be required to complete the appropriate form for change of status available from the Admissions Office or from the ICCE Administrator.
All students enrolled in the MPhil/PhD programme are initially required to attend a weekly seminar in research methodology conducted by the Goldsmiths Graduate School. These seminars are designed to bring together research students with diverse interests in a cooperative and stimulating environment.
Its objectives include training students for the Spring Review Week, written and oral presentations, preparation for upgrading procedures and publication of articles.
Examination is by thesis and a viva.
Possible careers include:
Find out more about employability at Goldsmiths.
The Bath MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management brings together a core management training with an appreciation and awareness of entrepreneurship, providing you an opportunity to cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities and to master the challenges of managing dynamic organisations.
This one-year, full-time programme will:
-provide you with a grounding in the fundamental disciplines of business and management, while raising your awareness of the nature, context, and process of entrepreneurship
-teach you about the processes associated with entrepreneurial action, new business development, and entrepreneurial finance
-provide the opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project and the chance to turn a real business idea into a desirable and viable business model.
Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-entrepreneurship-management/
The programme will:
- Provide you with an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of the disciplines fundamental to business management
- Develop your awareness and understanding of the importance of issues relating to entrepreneurship as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities
- Enable you to develop an analytical appreciation of the entrepreneurial process, its situation in the wider economic context and its realisation in independent, corporate, family business, and social enterprise contexts
- Provide you with the ability to generate and assess business ideas and the resilience to develop them by instilling openness to uncertainty and learning orientation
- Provide you with the ability to identify, integrate, and apply relevant bodies of management knowledge to specific business problems or entrepreneurial aspirations
- Prepare you for an entrepreneurial career and a wide variety of other business/management roles
Our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management is an intensive full time programme lasting 12 months. The programme is divided into two 11-week semesters and the dissertation period which runs from June-September. All modules are mandatory.
Fundamentals of Accounting and Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Development
Research Methods for Business Model Design
During the final three months of the degree you will produce a dissertation. This is an independent, practice-oriented research project associated with developing an initial business idea into a viable business model. The business idea to be developed as part of the dissertation project may be chosen in four different settings: (1) independent venture; (2) corporate venture (i.e. an entrepreneurial effort by an existing company); (3) family venture (i.e. an entrepreneurial effort by a family business); (4) social venture (i.e. entrepreneurial effort in pursuit of a social mission).
You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods that could include: interactive lectures, case studies, seminar presentations and group project work. As this is a Masters level course, we place a significant emphasis on independent, directed, private study that is often conducted in learning sets or groups.
A variety of individual and group assessment methods are used throughout the degree including assignments, exams, presentations, reports and exercises. The dissertation consists of a 10-15,000 word extended piece of individual research, supervised by a member of faculty.
We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.
Destinations of our MSc in Management graduates (2014):
99% of our MSc in Management graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:
Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students.
We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.
Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;
- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors
- Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni
- Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions
- Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects
- Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge
- Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities
We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.
The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#NSS) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016) (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Business+%26+Management+Studies), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#ref) for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.
Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/
Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.
The increasing integration of technology into our lives has created unprecedented volumes of data on everyday social behaviour. Troves of detailed social data related to choices, affiliations, preferences and interests are now digitally archived by internet service providers, media companies, other private-sector firms, and governments. New computational approaches based on machine learning, agent-based modelling, natural language processing, and network science have made it possible to analyse these data in ways previously unimaginable.
This is a chance to develop skills in computational techniques alongside a strong grounding in the principles and practice of contemporary social research. The programme’s quantitative methods training will help you harness complex data and use them to explore social theories and fundamental questions about societies. The programme’s theoretical and substantive training will introduce you to the principles of social inquiry and theories of human behaviour, and help you apply your technical skills to pressing social issues such as ethnic segregation in schools, income inequality, entrepreneurship, political change, and cultural diffusion.
During your first year you gain perspectives on the philosophy of social science, primers in the science of human decision-making, and frameworks for connecting individual behaviours to outcomes in social systems. You will also learn to apply advanced computational methods–including discrete choice modelling, social network analysis, agent-based simulation, and machine learning—to draw inferences about micro-level behaviours and macro-level outcomes.
With these building blocks in hand, you spend the third semester assembling critical knowledge of key theories and contemporary research in areas relevant to academic social science, government, and industry. During the third semester, you also have the option to study abroad at a partner institution.
In the final semester, you integrate the knowledge, skills, and theoretical approaches garnered in the first three semesters by writing a master’s thesis. As part of your thesis you conduct your own, original, computational research addressing a social scientific topic of your choosing.
In a rapidly changing environment, businesses need to evolve and continuously adapt to new challenges.
The Master's specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides the skills and knowledge that enables entrepreneurial problem solvers and creative thinkers to understand the challenges that innovative entrepreneurs face in their businesses, whether a start-up, large company or SME. It deals with the commercialiation of new ideas, high-tech innovations, business development and tapping into new markets. You'll learn how an entrepreneurial orientation helps companies to position themselves in a business ecosystem. We'll help you develop a creative mind-set and innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Innovation management and entrepreneurship are combined in this specialisation. Both are vital for small and large companies to help bring novel products and services to the market, or to reinvent the business model of an existing industry. An entrepreneurial approach is also key in established firms that regularly develop innovative products. It relies on an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour to incubate innovations.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Context course is at the core of the specialisation. It aims to provide a better understanding of entrepreneurial innovators who operate from their constructed identity and capture external opportunities. In other courses, you'll learn about the processes to identify ideas for innovation, manage innovation and business development projects, develop a business plan or analyse business models and strategic scenarios.
This specialisation takes a broad, multidisciplinary view, examining the interactions of firms within the context of their business ecosystems.
As a student in the Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you will participate in the research hotspot Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems, which aims at understanding the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how organisations can grow through innovation processes and what kind of people are needed in the company to accomplish this. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand the challenges that entrepreneurs face when starting their business in a changing environment.
The Nijmegen School of Management boasts a rich and inspiring blend of subjects with great social significance. The multi-disciplinarity of the faculty provides the perfect conditions to study entrepreneurship in research and education.
Graduates from the Master's specialisation Innovation and Entrepreneurship are academically well trained, and practice-minded young professionals who are qualified for positions in a broad range of business functions. Students that have completed this specialisation will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competencies that enable them to act as innovators, innovation managers, and entrepreneurs. This means you could be ready to launch your own company or be an agent of change within an existing firm as a business development manager, product manager or innovation manager. You'll acquire skills to identify and structure ideas for innovation and business development and organise their implementation.
Find out more and start your application now on our website http://www.ru.nl/masters/iae