MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Edinburgh Business School

Program Description
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MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Edinburgh Business School

Graduate recruits with entrepreneurial skills are an asset to any company, established or start-up, because they are able to spot gaps in the market and innovate. With the impact of technology and globalisation, markets are changing more rapidly than ever before and organisations are seeking to employ individuals who are capable of spotting and taking advantage of new opportunities.

Programme overview

This exciting Master programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education. There is a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues. The programme is designed for students interested in managing innovation within new and existing firms, re-inventing current businesses, or starting up new businesses.

Programme structure

The first term (Sep-Dec) features five core courses which will provide the foundations of your learning and the second term (Jan-May) includes two core practice-focused courses designed around live projects with organisations. These allow students to apply their knowledge to real life organisational challenges. Students will also select two electives to study in the second semester followed by a final dissertation in the third term (Jun-Aug).

Career opportunities

Students will develop the knowledge and skills to identify, screen and pursue business opportunities within new and existing organisations as well as the ability to effect change within products, services, processes or even business models. The programme prepares students for a range of careers including venture foundation, management of innovation within existing organisations, or in policy and business development roles in agencies supporting innovation.

Industry links

The programme combines theoretical rigour with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations. Two core industry driven project-based courses in the second semester require students to work together with organisations on addressing specific innovation and entrepreneurship challenges. In addition, guest speakers and industry driven case studies are embedded through the programme into individual courses.

Entry requirements

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Academic background

Degree subject can be in any discipline.

Learning outcomes

A deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation facilitates the discovery and exploitation of new oportunities within new and existing organisations

By taking this programme, students will gain:

  • A critical understanding of the theories, processes and behaviours underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Awareness and understanding of how organisations 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 indeed in 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 24, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 year
Full time
13,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 13,000 GBP
(Home/EU) £20,700 (Overseas).