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Management and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Course Description

This Masters in Enterprise and Innovation Management offers you the skills and knowledge from which you will launch your managerial career in the stimulating areas of innovation and enterprise. Not only will you gain a thorough academic understanding of management theories and methodologies, you will also apply your learning to authentic case studies drawn from noteworthy enterprises and initiatives. In doing so, you will develop a strong understanding the effective management of people and organisations to create successful, innovative businesses.

Aberystwyth University's School of Management and Business is one of only 20 business schools throughout the world to have its courses accredited by the prestigious AMBA (the Association of MBAs). By studying on this course, you will benefit from our staff's cutting-edge expertise and world-class tutelage which has won this prestigious accreditation.

On completion of this course you will have a robust and flexible understanding of enterprise and innovation that can be applied in a range of work contexts such as business, marketing or finance, as well as in any management role within private, public and charitable sectors.

See the website http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/enterprise-innovation-management-masters/

- Assessment:
Assessment takes the form of; research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete an integrative managerial report worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester.


The main objective of this Masters degree is to equip you with a fundamental understanding of strategies for managing and developing individuals, teams, departments and companies. You will study subjects including decision-making, implementation delivery, management of people and organisations, contemporary leadership and much more. Your studies will be directed towards gaining a masterful understanding of enterprise and innovation so that you are thoroughly prepared for the challenges of modern business management.

Teaching in the School of Management and Business is underpinned by research. Our academic staff publish their work in leading academic journals and regularly act as consultants to a range of organizations. We have significant strengths in areas such as entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business and operations and supply chain management. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

Among many challenging topics you will study subjects including entrepreneurial learning and social capital, social entrepreneurship, business growth and developing international business in small businesses. You will understand the role of management in creating the environments for success in business innovation and enterprise, and you will contribute to the learning environment of the School of Management and Business through your own research projects.

Your MSc programme will culminate in writing this course's equivalent to the final dissertation – the Managerial Report. This report will bring together the knowledge gained during the programme and allow you the opportunity to apply your learning to a specific issue or problem within the realms of enterprise and innovation in business. You will also be required to focus on your own personal skills and consciously develop them in order that you can be the most effective manager of people, organisations and resources in a challenging business environment.

In addition to this first-rate management training, you will also nurture a skill set perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate workplace. You will be confident in project management and people management; in planning, budgeting and decision-making; and in marketing, economics and business management. This will make you a desirable employee for a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses.


This degree will suit you:
- If you want to study a subject which can be applied directly to every workplace
- If you wish to develop a critical appreciation of management theories and techniques
- If you wish to nurture a management career within government, non-governmental or corporate structures
- If you desire skills highly sought-after by any postgraduate employer

- Employability:
Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your MSc will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained and effective manager of people and organisations, especially for enterprise and innovative business. In addition, this course will help you to master key skills that are required in almost every postgraduate workplace. You will be pushed to improve your approaches to independent and team-based work, research, reporting and presentation so that you can tackle complex projects thoroughly and with professionalism.

- Key Skills and Competencies:
Study Skills:
You will learn to interpret both human and statistical information to build a clear picture of management structures and situations. You will learn to critically appraise this data and develop productive strategies for problem-solving. You will also widen your professional experience by interrogating a range of real-life case studies and by engaging in robust debate to justify your managerial decision-making.

- Self-Motivation and discipline:
Studying at Masters level requires discipline and self-motivation from every candidate. You will have access to the expertise and helpful guidance of departmental staff, but you are ultimately responsible for devising and completing a sustained programme of scholarly research in pursuit of your Master’s degree. This process of independent study at an extremely high level will strengthen your skills as an independent and self-sufficient worker, a trait prized by most employers.

- Transferable Skills:
The MSc programme is designed to give you a range of transferable skills that you can apply in a variety of employment contexts. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, evaluating and organizing information, working effectively with others and working within timeframes and to specific deadlines.Whether you pursue a managerial career, further research or unrelated employment, the prestige of an AMBA-accredited MSc will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.

Find out how to apply here http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/enterprise-innovation-management-masters/#how-to-apply

Visit the Management and Entrepreneurship (MSc) page on the Aberystwyth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) in any discipline plus satisfactory references from your University. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

Course Fees

Full-time: UK/EU £6,000, International £11,750

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