MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management


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Program Description

Why choose this course

"Entrepreneurship and innovation management are essential for growth strategies in a world faced by technological disruption. This course will prepare you for these challenges and opportunities – whether in a large organisation, emerging-growth company or start-up.

We combine an academic foundation with practical experience to reinforce your skills. This may include a crowdfunding campaign or project with companies in the SETSquared Partnership - Surrey, ranked number one university business incubator worldwide by UBI Global.

You can also tailor your learning through a choice of modules and final project while benefitting from mentoring expertise to help you fulfil your career aspirations."
Jim Sears
Programme Leader

What you will study

This course is designed to give you both practical and academic experience:

During your studies, you’ll gain skills in the following:

  • Entrepreneurship theory
  • Product-market research (based on Lean Start-up)
  • Business modelling
  • Business planning
  • Digital economy
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Innovation management.

You’ll also gain practical experience in:

  • Product-market research, working with start-ups based in Surrey Research Park
  • Digital economy, by developing an understanding of app design and development
  • Digital marketing, using important skills in a crowdfunding project.

Your final project will enable you to apply your cumulative learning to develop a project related to your future aspirations. This might be either a business plan based on your own business idea or a consulting project developed with a corporate sponsor.

Professional recognition

MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Course highlights

Every year, we’re impressed by our students’ unbridled enthusiasm for learning by doing, something which reflects Surrey’s practical approach to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Last year, the MSc cohort had many significant milestones and achievements.

Among other things, they:

  • Participated in the SETSquared Partnership Bootcamp
  • Raised almost £85,000 across six different crowdfunding campaigns in the module ‘Digital Marketing and Social Media’
  • Successfully designed and built five different mobile apps in the module ‘Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy’
  • Worked with companies in the SETSquared Partnership to develop product-market research as part of our ‘New Business Venturing’ module including the following companies and projects:
    • Allianz AG — online pet community
    • — online artificial intelligence marketing service
    • Bespoke Business Software — cloud-based business management – software
    • Macusoft — artificial intelligence-based eye treatment tool
    • No More Teabags – aerosol-based tea product.
  • Participated in two field trips to Microsoft business accelerator, Microsoft ScaleUp London
  • For their final project, developed several consultancy projects and original business plans, some of which will launch real businesses.


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Digital Marketing & Social Media Compulsory 1
Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy Compulsory 1
Global Strategy Implementation Optional 1
Image Processing and Deep Learning Optional 1
Internet of Things Optional 1
Marketing Optional 1
New Business Venturing Compulsory 1
Operations Management and Digital Services Optional 1
Accounting & Finance for Business Compulsory 2
Digital Project Development Compulsory 2
E-Business Optional 2
Entrepreneurship Final Project Compulsory 2
Global Strategy Optional 2
Innovation Management Compulsory 2
Introduction to Marketing Analytics Optional 2
Media casting Optional 2
Mobile Applications and Web Services Optional 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 1 optional module in the first term
Choose 1 optional module in the second term

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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