Our MSc in Management (with specialism in Entrepreneurship) is an intensive one-year programme that offers you a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of small business enterprise and entrepreneurship, while gaining a thorough grounding in the core theories and concepts that are central to a career in management today. It will be of particular interest to graduates looking to start your own enterprise, whether that be an online business, a family firm or even a social enterprise.
You will start by studying management theory across a range of core disciplines, including Finance and Accounting, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Management. In term two you will gain a deeper insight into entrepreneurship by studying two units: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and Digital Enterprise. Finally, in the summer term the dissertation provides an opportunity for independent research and in-depth investigation into a particular aspect of entrepreneurship.
Our programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who aspire to a career in management. You will not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management but would benefit from having an inquisitive mind-set and a genuine interest in interrogating research in the field, to develop your knowledge and understanding for use in later practice.
You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students at the School of Economics, Finance and Management and will be taught by experts, many of whom are actively engaged in conducting pioneering research at international level. Our school was ranked sixth in the UK for its research impact, reflecting the quality and contribution our research plays in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally.
You will study the four core units that are common to all of our MSc Management programmes:
• Finance and Accounting for Management
• Organisational Behaviour
• Strategic Management
• Studying Management
You will deepen your understanding of entrepreneurship by studying two core units that are central to this specialism. This will be supported by choosing two further management units that will broaden your skills and give further opportunity to tailor your studies to your own interests and career aspirations:
• Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
• Two further management units. Optional units vary from year to year but typically include:
o Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
o Consumer Behaviour
o International Business
o Managerial Economics
o Marketing Management
o Operations Management
o Organisational Creativity
o Project Management
o Strategic Human Resource Management
o Strategic Management Accounting
Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.
The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words in which you will research a current theme or topic in entrepreneurship. You will be able to tailor your investigation to a setting that reflects your personal interests or future career aspirations. The dissertation provides the perfect opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in both the management and the entrepreneurship aspects of the programme. It is also a powerful way of showcasing your talent to future employers, providing you with the confidence and platform to launch your own business ideas.
We aim to guide, teach and develop knowledgeable, thoughtful and entrepreneurial people who can apply management techniques from a range of disciplines. This MSc Management (with a specialism in Entrepreneurship) provides excellent preparation for a career in management. Previous graduates from the School of Economics, Finance and Management have gone on to work around the world at a variety of leading companies, such as Lloyds TSB, L’Oréal, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Hangzhou, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Marks & Spencer. We also anticipate that many of our graduates will have the knowledge and confidence to develop their own business.