MSc Entrepreneurship

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Program Description
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MSc Entrepreneurship

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

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MSc Entrepreneurship

This unique master's degree offers you the exciting opportunity of creating your own innovative start-up venture. It combines rigorous academic theory with the practical skills, hands-on experience and valuable networks you need to make your business a success.

Our MSc Entrepreneurship is designed for ambitious future entrepreneurs from a whole range of first degree backgrounds, including engineering and science. It aims to foster innovation and value creation, giving you the knowledge, skills and capabilities to create and lead successful start-ups.

You will develop a strong foundation in building and managing the key functions of a new venture, and be given the opportunity to actually do so during the course. We will expose you to the networks and investment opportunities you will need to get your ideas off the ground, and there’s even the chance to access seed funding directly from the Business School.

You will learn how to control risk and uncertainty, implement solutions and maximise opportunities. Through hands-on learning and a major practical project we will also challenge your preconceptions, develop your management skills and help you turn your ideas into powerful propositions.

Why choose this course?

  • The course provides future entrepreneurs with a foundation in the management of key functional areas of a new venture and the networks and seeds to actually start your own enterprise.
  • The range of management subject areas enables you to develop more advanced knowledge as the course progresses and apply your knowledge and skills to build your own enterprise.
  • Through an ‘Innovation and Enterprise Hub’ you will have the opportunity to set up and establish your own enterprise and be mentored by experts in the field, or perhaps develop ideas for a family business with which you are involved already.
  • During the course your professional and business networks will be enriched by an international experience, following a ‘young’ entrepreneurial firm, experiencing directly the entrepreneurial journey.
  • The course provides you a unique seed fund and access to the entrepreneurial community, presenting you with connections to experts, entrepreneurs, business angels and capitalists.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, normally held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from companies such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.

How you’re taught

Study and support

Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities.

Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules.

We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research-based projects.

The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.

Induction

All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District.

You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services.

In-sessional English language support

In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Careers and employability

Career prospects

The aim of this course is to equip you with the skills and understanding you need to set up and lead your own start-up enterprise. You can use these strengths to bring innovative, well planned ideas to whatever industry interests you.

Career development

As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.

Helping you find your feet after university

Following graduation, we will continue to support you by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.

Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • finding placements, internships and part-time work
  • helping you to pursue self-employment
  • advice on taking gap years and time out
  • help on getting into volunteering
  • information on further study.

Entry requirements

UK

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis

Getting in touch If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

International

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page. If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 6, 2016
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Sept. 2017
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1 year
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Price £9,000 UK/EU £13,400 Int