The Technology Entrepreneurship MSc equips graduates that have a strong desire to be an entrepreneur with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own start-up businesses. The programme provides an effective grounding across a wide range of the applied disciplines required for the effective management of technical ventures.
Students gain a solid core of business, project management and team working skills, and are given the opportunity to hone their technical skills. For students who wish to develop their business idea following graduation, assistance is given in making valuable contacts with potential investors, business partners, venture capitalists and clients.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months, part-time nine months) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.
- Core Modules New Technology Ventures Prototyping Effectual Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Marketing Managing High-technology Organisations Entrepreneurial Finance New Venture Analytics Strategy for High-tech Ventures
- Options There are no optional modules for this programme.
- Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which includes a high-quality business or new venture plan as part of their 15,000-word dissertation.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion. Students are given the opportunity to attend weekly lectures from leading global entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Assessment is through presentations, course work, long-essay, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .
Former Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have gone on to create start-up companies such as: http://www.wowzer.com, and http://www.vungle.com, work for high-profile companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, Delloite, Tesco, UBS, Pegatron, Bank of New York, France Telecom, Tradedoubler, or higher education institutions such as UCL, Imperial College, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town.
Top career destinations for this degree: - CEO, Wish Bird (2013) - CEO, Blue Ronin (2013) - CEO, We Like Shopping (2013) - CEO, Jive Bike (2012) - CEO, Vungle.com (2012)
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Management Science & Innovation offers a unique research and education programme with a focus on technology management, innovation, creation/growth of technology-intensive organisations, operations research, and entrepreneurship.
Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have access to world-class technical expertise and resources within a structured framework of support and formal business education, backed up with strong links to UCL Advances.
Students have access to a wide range of innovation-focused initiatives and events at UCL, including the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge, weekly networking events and the Knowledge Exchange Associates scheme. UCL is based near London's 'Tech City'.
Student / staff ratios › 69 staff including 6 postdocs › 216 taught students › 5 research students
Application and next steps
- Applications Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply? The programme is suitable for recent graduates who intend to work in business but require specific training in the sector, for entrepreneurs who wish to found a business but need additional skills, resources and infrastructure, and for those in employment who wish to gain new skills for career development.
What are we looking for? Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for applying to study this particular MSc programme. The course requires that applicants have clear entrepreneurial ambitions and so you need to provide evidence of having begun to pursue these. In assessing your application, we also require you to clearly demonstrate why you want to study Technology and Entrepreneurship at UCL and how you hope to develop your future career as an entrepreneur with reference to the core course modules we offer.