MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Lund University

Program Description

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Lund University

Programme overview

Individuals with entrepreneurial skills are of vast importance in a society characterised by increasing uncertainty and rapid change. Entrepreneurial skills enable the successful discovery and exploitation of opportunities in the market as well as driving innovation and business development projects in existing corporations.

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation OR

Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation

When applying to this programme you elect either the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track or the Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track. Both tracks lead to an MSc in Entrepreneurship.

In the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track you will learn how to create, develop and exploit business opportunities by starting up and managing new ventures. This track offers you an opportunity to be fully involved as an entrepreneur in the start-up process, from idea selection and team composition to venture formation, which enables you to gain real experience in starting up a new business. In addition, you will be part of our mentorship programme where you are matched with an experienced mentor.

The Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track is designed for you who want to work with business development and innovation in established businesses. You will learn how opportunities for renewal and innovation are identified, developed, organised and implemented in the organisation. During the programme you will gain practical experience as an intern at a progressive company. At the company you will be engaged in a business development project together with your mentor and the current staff.

Teaching and learning

Our pedagogy is based on the belief that you need practice to learn. However, you also need to reflect on your practice, and learn from available theories in the field. This is why you will find this programme to embrace action – without compromising the valuable learning that comes from theory.

To support your entrepreneurial and innovative actions we provide guest lecturers that are experts in various areas related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Your fellow students come from different academic and cultural backgrounds. This increases the opportunity to form competent teams, create innovative ideas, and to reach an international market. Within the programme you will expand your international network for both social and business purposes.

Career prospects

The Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has an excellent employer reputation. It is reflected in the fact that over 96 percent of students find employment after graduating. The majority working in a leading role at established companies or managing their own businesses and start-ups, involved in business development and entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track is designed to provide the tools necessary for starting new independent businesses or to work in advisory roles to new venture start-ups. It also gives graduates practical experience in research commercialisation, as well as tools to proactively work in projects in highly uncertain or risky market environments.

Within the Corporate Entrepeneurship and Innovation track you will acquire skills useful in positions such as a project manager or a consultant dealing with innovative ideas and projects in established businesses and organisations. Other career opportunities include employment as a TTO manager.

The new competitive landscape makes it essential for existing companies to renew and develop. Knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation processes are thus valuable assets if you aim for a career in an established corporation. The knowledge and skills that follow from the experience and learning from the programme are much sought after by basically any organisation.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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