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Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

Entrepreneurship and innovation play vital roles in knowledge creation and exploitation to generate value and drive sustainable economic, social, technological and organisational development. Processes and behaviours central to entrepreneurship and innovation are equally important to new and early stage ventures, and within existing organisations.

The University of Edinburgh Business School’s MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation is an exciting new programme that leverages the research and teaching strengths within the School’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, and draws upon the rich entrepreneurial system within the University and wider Edinburgh area.

The programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education, with a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues.

This exciting Masters programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to identify and screen opportunities, and implement them within new and established organisations. The programme is targeted at students with both business and non-business backgrounds to create a vibrant and dynamic environment that will enrich learning through leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge within the cohort.

The programme combines theoretical rigour with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations through project-based courses. It prepares you for a range of careers including as venture founders, managers of innovation within existing organisations, or in policy and business development roles in agencies supporting innovation.

Programme structure

Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.

Learning outcomes

If you take this programme you will gain:

-a critical understanding of the theories, processes and behaviours underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation
-a critical understanding of how organisations in a range of contexts build value through the application of entrepreneurial and innovative practices
-the ability to design creative strategies for pursuing and exploiting new opportunities
-appreciation of the issues associated with securing and managing financial resources in new and established organisations
-first-hand experience around the opportunities and challenges of starting up a new venture or pursuing new avenues within an existing organisation
-knowledge and skills required to be a highly competent entrepreneur who can also lead and support innovation across a range of different sectors and organisational context

Visit the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Degree subject can be in any discipline. You may increase your chances of success by considering ways in which you can support your application:Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.

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