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Management and Entrepreneurship - MSc


Course Description

The Management and Entrepreneurship MSc is a challenging but highly rewarding pathway that will provide an innovative gateway into starting your own business, as well as helping you develop a legitimate business plan that you can use to start your company. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Management and Entrepreneurship course teaches you the fundamental skills and attributes you need to become a successful entrepreneur.

You will work in internationally diverse student teams, collaborating to deliver effective and professional reports, reflecting the professional practice of international management. Throughout the course, the programme team will give you the support you need to realise your potential, and we look forward to working with you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for the career of your choice.

What's covered in the course?

At Stage One you’ll become adept at strategic and tactical business decisions, developing core skills in key areas, including finance, people management, operations and marketing. You will examine the key challenges faced by global businesses, to fully appreciate the complexity and dynamics of leadership and management practice. This will see you broaden your skills in organisation, communication and working with others, particularly within an increasingly culturally diverse business context.

Stage Two develops your specialist knowledge, understanding and skills via the New Venture Creation module which specifically focuses on the applied aspects of entrepreneurial activity. In parallel, you will also learn about strategic management and develop your skills in research practice to prepare for your major project.

The Stage Three module of Entrepreneurship in Practice is a lecture and seminar series of specialist topics giving real world practical insights into entrepreneurship practice. You will explore critical issues faced by entrepreneurs, such as entrepreneurship capital, buying a business, succession planning and start-up marketing. You will be given the option to develop your business concept into a substantial piece of research and business plan via the Entrepreneurship Project module. You will be able to self-appraise and reflect on your entrepreneurship skills at all three stages of the programme.

Why Choose Us?

-You will develop fundamental skills in business management, while having the opportunity to gain enhanced and specialist expertise to help you develop your own business idea as an entrepreneur.
-You will have the opportunity to create a truly unique business model using the latest entrepreneurial tools and techniques, while still receiving a thorough grounding in the business fundamentals of finance, marketing, operations, people management and strategy.
-On graduating you will receive an industry recognised professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
-You will work alongside a diverse range of international students, giving you an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on your business idea by your peers from a range of diverse cultures, such as Europe, Nigeria, India, China, Vietnam and North America.
-You will receive expert tuition and mentoring from tutors, who have a range of practical experience in starting up and developing small to medium sized businesses.

Employability

You’ll have the opportunity to:
-Take part in a funded company visit to a leading company, such as Jaguar Land Rover, one of the most successful and lucrative businesses in the world.
-Choose to deliver a work-based study project or consultancy project in the final stage of the course using a current employer or a client you find yourself.
-Seek support and engage with events and activities provided by Birmingham City University’s careers service.
-Take part in Birmingham City University’s Graduate Plus scheme.
-Receive employment advice and support via your Personal Tutor.

Our graduates have obtained employment in management positions, or have set up their own successful businesses. Former students are employed in managerial positions across the globe, including land management (Kenya), manufacturing (China), HR (Germany), finance (Canada), insurance (France) and teaching (India, UK and Sri Lanka). You’ll learn new perspectives on a changing business world, enabling you to provide employers with relevant and cutting-edge information. The research skills you develop doing your Major Project will also look good on your CV.

A postgraduate qualification can really help you stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market. By becoming a specialist in your field, you’ll have the chance to advance thinking in that subject and lead, rather than follow, the latest developments.

Other admission requirements

Entry to Stage Two
-A Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 60 credits) in a business subject aligned with the chosen pathway (international business, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship)
-Candidates will be required to submit an extended application to evidence how their Postgraduate Certificate meets the programme learning outcomes at the equivalent stage.

Entry to Stage Three
-A Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 120 credits) in a business subject aligned with the chosen pathway (international business, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship)
-Candidates will be required to submit an extended application to evidence how their Postgraduate Diploma meets the programme learning outcomes at the equivalent stage.
-Candidates will be required to have passed a research methods module (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 20 credits) and will be required to submit an original Dissertation Proposal that has been passed by the Programme Team prior to admission approval.

Visit the Management and Entrepreneurship - MSc page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

An honours degree of a British University or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2). An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2). A pre-masters programme approved by Birmingham City University. A pre-masters programme with a minimum of 55% average. This course has different entry requirements for each stage, for more details, please view the course description.

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