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Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation - MSc


Course Description

INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

This programme analyses the entrepreneur and their role in the innovation process plus the factors that affect the success of new ventures including strategy, planning and raising finance. You will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on the skills needed for success, the importance of good financial management on a day to day basis and the critical role of good governance for start-up companies.

Graduates of this programme will possess the skills to progress in large companies in a range of industry sectors as well as small and medium enterprises.

See the website: http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-finance-and-innovation/

Programme Aims

a) Develop a critical understanding and the ability to reflect on the importance of an entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations, particularly for relatively small and new firms

b) Develop students critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process

c) Use action based, academically grounded learning to develop insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time

d) Develop students’ understanding and analytical reflection of the complexity of managing the finances of a start-up business, including the legal considerations and the importance of good governance, and offer insights to analyse and address issues

e) To provide students with the skills of advanced network

Programme Structure

To complete the MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation, students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits. Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules offered by the other Loughborough University London Institutes in the first semester.

ASSESSMENT

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers. As this programme provides you with a robust understanding of the acquisition of funding, financial management skills that support and sustain the innovation process, along with the skills required to take action, you will be well placed to succeed in today's marketplace. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

COMPULSORY MODULES

- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Collaborative Project
- Strategy and Planning
- Funding
- Small Business Finance
- Governance For Start-Up Companies
- Dissertation

See here for information on modules: http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-finance-and-innovation/

Scholarships

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2017. This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network. Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.

What's on offer for 2017?
Inspiring Success Programme
-For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
-Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
-We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
-Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2017.

Dean's Award for Enterprise
-For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
-Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
-Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.

East London Community Scholarship
-For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
-Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our community.

Alumni Bursary
-For all Loughborough University alumni
-Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
-For international and UK/EU high achieving students
-Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-bursaries/

Visit the Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation - MSc page on the Loughborough University London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Minimum of a lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) in any subject area, with a mark of at least 55%, from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Course Fees

For more information, please see our fees and finance page View Website


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