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MScEntrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the UK’s top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. It uses innovative and interactive teaching, such as group working and applied projects, to develop your practical business knowledge and employability skills. We hone your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can have the capabilities and confidence to launch your own venture, manage your family business or introduce innovative ideas to improve performance at existing organisations.

This course explores the entrepreneurial issues and challenges high on the agendas of businesses, governments, policy-makers, researchers, educators and wider communities across the world.

You explore topics including:

- economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation theories and – practices of entrepreneurship
- entrepreneurship skills
- strategic innovation management
- new venture development
- how to prepare a business plan

Essex is one of the most entrepreneurial counties in the UK and an exciting place to do business. At Essex Business School, we teach you to take control of your career and create ideas, products and services with real value. Our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries and our international team of academics help you gain a global understanding of business in established and developing markets, so you can have the best foundation for your career.

Guest lectures give you access to practitioners and policy makers, who share real-world experiences to prepare you to tackle the challenges facing entrepreneurs and SMEs today. Instead of a dissertation, you can opt to complete a comprehensive business plan for your new venture or an existing business, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable feedback on your ideas from academics and industry practitioners.

Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation is also available to study part-time and you don’t need to have previously studied business to enrol onto this course.

A number of scholarships and discounts are available for Masters study at the University of Essex, including those for overseas applicants.

Programme structure

Year 1

Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship
Comprehensive Business Plan (optional)
Creating and Managing the New and Entrepreneurial Organisation
Innovation Management
Research Methods
Global Supply Chain and Operations Management (optional)
Global Project and Product Development (optional)
Managerial Economics (optional)
International Marketing Strategy and Planning (optional)

Career opportunities

This course is particularly relevant to careers in:

government and other policy-making institutions
non-governmental or community-based organisations
those who want to start and grow their own business
those who want to take over management of or work for their family business

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States