You are a curious, persistent, problem-solving, team-oriented and ambitious graduate interested in launching your own business, leading initiatives within large corporations or taking your family business to the next level. You relish the challenge of learning in a fast-paced, hands-on programme, created and taught by leading academics and entrepreneurs.
You’re looking for an academically rigorous and professionally relevant qualification that will serve your ultimate needs as an entrepreneur or business owner.
You begin your MSc by plunging straight into the world of entrepreneurship as we kick off with New Venture Creation. During this four-day module, you and your fellow students come together to share ideas, form teams and build prototypes.
You’ll quickly realise that your studies put strong emphasis on balancing research-led teaching with experiential learning such as consulting for small-business owners, preparation for joining an accelerator and field trips. It’s your fast-track guide through the intricate process of starting your own venture/initiative.
The overarching aim is to help nurture innovative and prosperous new ventures with responsible leaders who appreciate the demands of multiple stakeholders.
At Cass Innovate 2017, our MSc in Entrepreneurship students had the chance to hear from, learn from and interact with entrepreneurs and innovators at every stage of their journeys – from fledgling start-ups to fully fledged global giants. The conference showcased the work of staff, students and alumni from the MSc in Entrepreneurship, as well as friends and colleagues from a broad range of innovative organisations.
We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Entrepreneurship, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
The course will kick off with New Venture Creation. This will be a four-day module, where you and your fellow students will come together and share ideas, form teams and build prototypes (no credits).
* We believe that this is an important component of this programme since it requires you to practice entrepreneurship. During induction, we will discuss the compulsory activities that you must participate in and reflect on, throughout the academic year. You will be required to develop an individual professional development portfolio, which may include: mentoring diary, participation in startup competitions, attendance to all relevant events (and reflections), and participation in research projects of faculty in the entrepreneurship.
Being very close to the “Silicon roundabout”, you will be perfectly placed to exploit the opportunities created by this programme. Our dedicated careers team will work with you to identify and achieve your career goals by providing one-to-one support. You will also benefit from regular skills workshops and employer and alumni networking opportunities.
Depending on your sphere of interest and expertise, potential opportunities after graduation include being the founder or CEO of the venture created during your studies or pursuing a career in start-ups or corporate organizations who are always on the lookout for candidates with entrepreneurial spirit and knowhow.
This course is designed for those with high entrepreneurial interest and potential to set up their own business, or to work in a new venture development capacity in an established organisation.
The MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth.
The programme will provide you with the required skills via a combination of teaching methods covering knowledge about best business practices, as well as covering the fundamental principles behind them.
Building on these skills, you will also have the opportunity to create a full plan for a new venture. The development of this new venture plan will be supported by academic faculty as well as a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur where appropriate.
The programme provides a unique mix of business strategy and entrepreneurship content that combines both leading academic research and the opportunity to apply this in a real world context.
Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learnt from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to up to date real life examples and scenarios and critical business thinking.
Your teaching and learning resources will be provided and we will be responsive to your needs and views. For your part, you will need to put in the necessary amount of work both during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.
MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship graduates are likely to start their own businesses or join a company with a focus on business growth. Many graduates have also found the programme particularly relevant to family businesses.
Our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management teaches fundamental business and management skills alongside the nature, context and process of entrepreneurship. You'll develop your entrepreneurial abilities while learning how to manage dynamic organisations.
Explore entrepreneurship in independent, corporate, family business and social enterprise contexts.
Why study Entrepreneurship and Management?
This course is designed for graduates who want to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and build entrepreneurial careers.
You will learn how to:
You'll graduate prepared for an entrepreneurial career and a variety of management roles.
Our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management is a full-time degree that lasts 12 months. It is divided into two semesters and the summer period which runs from June to September.
Semester 1 core units
Fundamentals of accounting and financial management; Business economics; Marketing; Human resource management; Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
Semester 2 core units
Strategic management; Opportunity generation, assessment, and development; Technology-based entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial finance; Research methods for business model design
The course will finish with a dissertation. You will produce a 10,000-15,000 word piece of unique research, using techniques learned throughout the year. The dissertation is an independent and practical research project. You will develop a business idea into a viable business model, choosing from four different types:
We know that an important reason for doing a master's degree is to improve your career prospects and our graduates have an impressive employment record.
We have years of experience working with a range of organisations and we will make sure you have access to as many organisations as possible, from day one of your degree. we will also help you to develop the skills needed to achieve your career goals. You will enjoy various timetabled and optional career activities during the year. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional workshops and events designed to improve your CV.
Careers support at Bath :
The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools and a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014. We are currently ranked 1st for Marketing and 2nd for Business and Management in The Complete University Guide 2018 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings-and-accreditations.html)
Learn about our faculty here: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/
Find out how to apply here: http://management-masters.bath.ac.uk/apply/
Take control of your future and enjoy the greater freedom and flexibility that developing your own business can bring. We will feed your entrepreneurial spirit and develop your management skills so you can create, establish and lead your own venture. We will also give you the knowledge and confidence to implement new strategies within an established company to drive change, encourage innovation and help the business flourish.
As well as gaining a broad overview of business, you will also explore your individual management style and develop critical-thinking patterns and problem solving and decision-making techniques to share and reflect upon with your peers. Working closely with industry professionals, you will be encouraged to experiment with new ideas and you will learn to identify opportunities and risks in order to develop a viable business venture or project.
Studying professional interactions, you will learn that strong communication and relationship development skills coupled with a solid emotional intelligence base are key to managing and sustaining complex business partnerships.
You will learn from a highly skilled and research-active teaching team who are experts in enterprise, innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and management. You will also work with a professional mentor - a business practitioner who can provide practical support and advice during your period of study.
With guidance from your mentor, you will have the opportunity to work on a real-life enterprise or start-up project and implement solutions, make decisions and manage the process from start to finish.
In addition, you will have access to our Enterprise & Innovation Academy, who will offer information, advice and guidance to give you the best possible grounding when taking your next step into a new business venture.
We are dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the Director General for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness for BP, the Deputy Agent for the Bank of England and the Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
With your enhanced knowledge and a vision of how to build a successful company, you could launch and manage a new venture or offer expert advice to others as a business consultant. Alternatively, you could work within an existing organisation and drive innovation, creativity and success. A wide variety of exciting and rewarding job roles will be open to you, including business development manager, operations manager and management consultant.
This highly specialised degree is designed to provide a practical understanding of a wide range of corporate finance services and corporate transactions. Both, corporate financial management and investment banking is at the core of the programme which is highly regarded in the City of London.
Through hands-on sessions and extensive use of case-studies and financial analysis simulations, participants will be fascinated by the exciting world of venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. You will specialise in corporate investment and capital budgeting decisions, IPOs, payout policy, capital structure, enterprise valuation, financial analysis and risk management. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of financial markets, securities trading and quantitative techniques, and be able to further specialise on a wide range of additional elective topics.
MSc Corporate Finance graduates have the advantage of exemption from the Corporate Investment exam of its CFC qualification.
October – December: Part 1 Autumn Term
January: Part 1 Exams
January-April: Part 2 Spring Term
May – June: Part 2 Exams
June – August (12 month programme only): Part 3
August/Sep (12 month programme only): Part 3 Coursework deadlines
Part 1 compulsory modules
Part 2 compulsory modules
Part 2 optional modules
Students on the 9-month (12-month) programme can select 80 (60) credits of electives from the following list
A minimum of 40 of those credits must be chosen from the following:
Part 3 optional modules
Students on the 12-months programme should take 20 credits from the following:
Full-time: 9 months Full-time: 12 months
Students will be resident and undertake full-time study in the UK. Under both, the 9 and 12-month programmes students take compulsory and/or elective modules in Part 2.
The 12 month option involves taking an elective 20 credit module between July and August, which would also mean a 20 credit reduction in the number of taught modules taken in the spring term.
There is a demand for professionals who combine an understanding of the financial markets with knowledge of the financial decisions facing companies in their day-to-day operations. Such professionals also need a clear insight into related fields including accounting, risk management, capital budgeting, debt and equity finance, financial planning, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.
As a MSc Corporate Finance graduate, you will be well equipped to join careers in investment banks in the City of London and other international financial centres, professional services firms, including management consultancies and accountancy practices, and small, entrepreneurial ventures where an in-depth knowledge of finance will be of direct benefit to the owner/managers seeking to build their business.
The ICMA Centre is a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence. Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets. Students who are on a financially-related masters course recognised by the CISI are eligible for exemptions and membership.
ICMA Centre students who register and successfully complete two CISI Diploma in Capital Markets modules (Securities and Bonds & Fixed Interest Markets) are eligible for an exemption from the third module (Financial Markets).
NDRCTC CFC Certificate
Students are eligible for exemption from the Corporate Investment exam. This will apply to graduates from 2011 entry onwards. (The CFC qualification comprises 3 exams: Overview and fundamentals of corporate finance; Corporate investment; Corporate financing)
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering challenging, career-enhancing programmes that look to deliver real value to individuals and organisations across the globe. The Institute combines expert teaching and research support alongside an exciting series of master-classes and public lectures from international business leaders across the world.
We have established an ambitious, entrepreneurial community on campus. We are committed to helping our students to achieve great things, and work hard to support our students to build strong business plans, grow niche new start-ups and share innovative solutions to existing business and social problems.
Our strong network of industry partners provides an enriching opportunity for our students to collaborate with a range of organisations during their studies. Whether your goal is to launch a business, develop an idea or support an existing organisation, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to making your future ambitions a reality.
For more information, see our programme page for Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation MSc
If you’re looking for investment for your own venture, or you’d like to work within a team that is in search of funding for a new start-up, this programme would be extremely useful for you. Similarly, if you are thinking about entering into a research and development (R&D) career, our Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation programme will give you the skills and knowledge you need to assess market needs and develop new and improved products.
Some of the research interests in the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship feed directly into the curriculum, such as family businesses, venture capital and private equity, digital entrepreneurial activity, social network analysis, social entrepreneurship, governance and executive compensation, and crowdfunding.
Your personal development
Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.
Future career prospects
As well as the ability to set up and understand the finance models for your own venture, graduates of this programme will also have the skills to progress into large blue chip companies and work in finance management, developing new products, markets and customer segments.
Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.
Speak to a programme specialist
If you'd like to know more about this programme, you can request an email or telephone call from an academic responsible for the teaching of this programme.
Scholarships for 2018 entry
Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.
Inspiring Success Scholarship
The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.
East London Community Scholarship
The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.
The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.
The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.
Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.