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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please contact Faculty

  • Last Updated

    24 November 2016

Course content

Entrepreneurs are made by their ingenuity and desire to pioneer their own fortunes. This course is a hothouse for this special skillset, and is one that encourages your innate sense of business acumen within a framework of surrounding expertise.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Based in the £38million Redmonds Building
•Designed for those wishing to set up a new business venture or for current business owners wishing to enhance and develop their entrepreneurial skills
•Free student membership of the Institute of Directors
•Delivered by teaching staff with excellent records in academia and business

This Masters programme has been specially designed to develop creative business minds and forces for change in social innovation. Those able to recognise opportunities and develop lucrative ideas, will find a host of possibilities and the amass the skills required to contribute to the success of any economy.

The MSc Entrepreneurship delivers high quality entrepreneurial education, producing graduates with a strong mind-set and the skills and capabilities to add value to a range of organisations and new venture start-ups. If you have a passion for commerce and a genuine wish to succeed in your own business, this programme will enable you to achieve your professional ambitions.

You will develop exceptional and detailed theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship. Your effective leadership skills will also be enhanced and you will gain a deep understanding of how to apply entrepreneurial principles and methods within organisations of all shapes and sizes, across borders and sectors.


You will understand how to identify opportunities and threats arising from changes in the business environment and the impact on entrepreneurial activity. Business and management concepts including marketing, financial analysis, law and economics will be covered so that you have a broad knowledge of their application and their critical importance in relation to your entrepreneurial activity.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.

Innovation, creativity and technology

You will generate creative ideas with commercial viability and apply tools and techniques to enable creative problem solving

Entrepreneurship concepts and practice

Critically assess the different entrepreneurial concepts and practices and their real world application

Entrepreneurship – Business to Business

Critically assess different opportunities and processes involved in selling products and/or services to other businesses

Psychology of entrepreneurship

Develop an understanding of the impact of psychology and leadership on entrepreneurial development and business success

Financial Planning

Explore the importance of developing a financial mind-set and recognising the importance of appropriate budgeting, financial management and forecasting in an entrepreneurial environment

Research Methods and Applied Research Methods

Identify and utilise appropriate methodological techniques to collect and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data, enabling you to develop valid and reliable conclusions that facilitate informed business decisions

Extended Research Project

Building on the previous core modules, create a business plan to present to your selected audience, demonstrating your ability to assess and communicate the value of your idea

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

Visit the Entrepreneurship page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

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