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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time; 2 years with optional 30-week work placement

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For information on course fees, please visit our website.

  • Last Updated

    06 August 2019

This conversion course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.

The course will develop you into a lateral thinker capable of seeing things differently to those around you. With that skillset, you’ll be in a great position to take exciting new ideas to market, and create successful businesses around them.

To help you get there, you’ll gain insights into, and practical experience of, the issues facing new business ventures as well as ways of breathing new life into established businesses by fostering creativity, design and new ways of thinking. You’ll build theoretical knowledge alongside the core business skills you need to start new enterprises and transform existing ones through innovations in product, process or business models.

You’ll take your knowledge and understanding to new levels as the course highlights the networks and relationships needed for collaborative work in increasingly international markets for goods and services. You’ll be able to focus your learning through a range of optional units, and execute a major practical exercise to help launch your new career.

You’ll also have the chance to spend some time on a work placement, helping you to prepare for your future career.

Our expert academic team will guide your studies and help you develop a global perspective of the business world. We work closely with employers and professional bodies to ensure you have appropriate and relevant study opportunities for your personal and professional development.

Core units

  • Leadership Essentials: The unit aims to provide a critical understanding of leadership theory and practice through developing your personal leadership skills. You will develop greater self-awareness through reflexivity and working with teams, combined with a theoretical understanding including emotional intelligence, resilience and well-being.
  • Accounting & Financial Management: You will develop the techniques and skills that are required to analyse and evaluate accounting and other forms of financial data for the purposes of performance evaluation, decision making and risk analysis. 
  • Business Model Innovation: Business models are central to the sustainable development of new, entrepreneurial businesses, and especially those with innovative products and processes, creativity and design. You'll learn to select the tools and techniques to create robust business models.
  • SMEs & Entrepreneurial Finance: This unit explores various theories of finance while drawing on practical knowledge of government grants, business angels, venture capitals (VCs), private equity, investment banks and other financing types for early-stage businesses.
  • Selling, Relationships & Customer Service: Establishing and nurturing relationships with suppliers, customers and other forms of business partners is critical to the success of any business. You will learn to develop appropriate ways to build sustainable relationships.
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design: You will develop an effective entrepreneurial, innovative, and design thinking mindset. The implementation of design management principles, innovative culture and governance will be explored in a variety of business contexts. The unit will explore the nature of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, attributes, competences, and behaviours.
  • Project - Entrepreneurship in Practice or Innovation in Practice: You will develop and demonstrate your innovation and entrepreneurial skills through 'real-life' projects focusing on a problem or opportunity.

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before the dissertation.

Careers

This course will give you real insight and experience into the issues facing new business ventures. Having an in-depth understanding of the key business skills needed to start enterprises is key for getting ahead in the industry, and this is something you'll learn through this course.

After completion of this course typical job roles can include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Banking Officer
  • Entrepreneur.

Visit the MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship page on the Bournemouth University website for more details!

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