Learn about enterprise and entrepreneurship in a global context from some of the leading entrepreneurship and management experts.
Whether your ambition is to start your own business venture or bring fresh thinking to existing companies, this masters course will give you the skills and knowledge that are essential to help you succeed. You’ll learn about the core principles of innovation and entrepreneurship in a global context, with an emphasis on contemporary topics such as the digital and sharing economy. The course also includes a specialist module on social enterprise and Entrepreneurship not offered by most UK business schools. Modules on entrepreneurship, innovation and management draw on established, relevant theoretical and practical approaches and are underpinned by our academics’ research. You’ll learn through practical exercises, talks from leading entrepreneurs and visits to innovative businesses, and benefit from our academics’ unrivalled expertise in areas including the digital economy and social and sustainable enterprise.
Innovation is crucial to the survival and growth of companies across all sectors, so your entrepreneurial abilities will open up a wealth of career options in many different types of organisation.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects of enterprise and innovation in a global context, and you’ll be encouraged to think in innovative ways about business challenges. There is a focus throughout the modules on contemporary topics such as the digital and sharing economy, entrepreneurial growth of high-tech ventures, and sustainable and social enterprise. These are areas supported by significant research expertise within the Business School.
This course attracts students from around the world. Some have recently completed their undergraduate studies, while others have some work experience and are looking to gain new skills that will help them get their own business off the ground or bring new approaches within their chosen sector.
The relatively small but diverse student group on this MSc means students receive plenty of support and attention from their tutors, while their learning is enriched by the different cultural perspectives within the group.
This degree will equip you for a career with a focus on entrepreneurship or management. You may choose to start your own business venture or take over the running of a family firm. Or your skills will be sought after by any business that is interested in finding new ways of doing things, including new start-ups, third sector organisations or large, well-established companies.
Our students have followed a range of career paths. For example:
Compulsory modules include: Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing; Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Global Strategies for Growth; Quantitative and Qualitative Research; Innovation and Technology Transfer; Global Entrepreneurship
Optional modules include: Advanced Digital Communications, Retailing in the Digital Age; Sustainable and Responsible Innovation; Strategic Management; Consultancy Skills; Marketing in the Digital Age; Comparative and International People Management; Strategic Marketing Decisions; Decision Making in Practice, Plus dissertation
Visit the Entrepreneurship and Management - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!
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