MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management


Program Description

This course is for

Graduates who want to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and build entrepreneurial careers.


Learn fundamental business and management skills alongside the nature, context and process of entrepreneurship. You’ll develop your entrepreneurial abilities while learning how to manage dynamic organisations.

Explore entrepreneurship in independent, corporate, family business and social enterprise contexts. You’ll learn to create, develop and pitch business ideas.

You’ll graduate prepared for an entrepreneurial career and a variety of management roles.

Tier 4 visa scheme

Benefit from a streamlined visa application process and get six months leave after your course.

We’re one of a small group of UK universities selected to take part.

Key Benefits

  • Our approach to the dissertation is unique. You'll take an initial idea and create a viable business model. Gain valuable experience for your entrepreneurial career by researching and testing assumptions behind the model
  • Work closely with our network of entrepreneurs. These experienced professionals give workshops on pitching, creative thinking, persuasion and negotiation. Enjoy coaching and feedback on your business ideas
  • An open environment that allows you to experiment with the entrepreneurial process and develop your skills. The mindset you'll acquire will be useful in many different areas of business
  • Develop a global outlook by learning and sharing knowledge with students all over the world. You'll be able to base project work on your own culture or explore others
  • We bring our newest, leading research into the classroom. You'll learn from top academics with a passion for research and practice. Our faculty edit leading journals and publish some of the most cited papers in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. We're also home to one of the largest research centres on innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK
  • Gain confidence, think differently and work together with our programme of extracurricular activities

Content and structure

Semester one: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units:

  • Fundamentals of accounting and financial management
  • Marketing
  • Business economics
  • Human resource management
  • Fundamentals of entrepreneurship

Semester two: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units

  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Opportunity generation, assessment and development
  • Research methods for business model design
  • Technology-based entrepreneurship


The course will finish with a dissertation. You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.

The dissertation is an independent and practical research project. You will develop a business idea into a viable business model, choosing from four different types:

  • an independent venture
  • a corporate venture
  • a family venture
  • a social venture

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management. Your learning experience will be enriched by the research activities and collaborations of academic staff.

We will also offer a wide range of opportunities for personal development. These will be delivered by specialists in our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library, or in partnership with the Students’ Union.

All units are taught on campus.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project work
  • presentations

Methods of assessment

Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.

Additional costs

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence for such trips.

This course is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Achieve your career goals

Study with us to help achieve your career goals. You will develop the right skills and work with employers from week one of the course.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD.

100% of 2016 graduates from MSc Entrepreneurship and Management were employed within six months of graduation*

*Employment data based on those looking for work and for whom data is held (66% of 2016 class).

Destinations of 2016 graduates

  • 21% Banking
  • 21% Management
  • 21% Commercial/Sales
  • 11% Consulting
  • 11% Marketing
  • 11% Finance
  • 4% Operations

Recruiters include

  • Amazon
  • Guess
  • Europe
  • IPG Mediabrands
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Profitbooster
  • Rabbit Internet
  • Tencent

Entry requirements

UK students

2:1 or above (or its international equivalent). We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Type of degree

You should have at least a 2:1 at the undergraduate level.

The course will appeal to you if you’ve studied a subject like science, engineering, the arts or social science. If your first degree is in business or management, then you might find the course has too much overlap. We will consider all applications.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability.

European and international students

Contact us for more information about our entry requirements for your country, application help and funding details.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offer

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0, you may qualify for a combined offer.

  • Five-week course: An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.
  • Ten-week course: An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.
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