Entrepreneurs and small businesses start ups are often thought of as the backbone of economies worldwide. This course is designed to produce entrepreneurs ready for the challenge of setting themselves up in their own business, and is also ideal for those wishing to tackle an entrepreneurial role in a corporation.
In a world that now comprises a very real and thriving 'enterprise culture', our course takes you through the entire process of concept, development and execution of starting a business. Pursuing a new business venture is a brave prospect requiring careful sourcing of resources and logistical and strategic moves in order to bring it to life. With entrepreneurship insights from specialist management disciplines, this exciting course will aim to make your entrepreneurial idea a reality.
We will build on your ability to make confident decisions, help you spot market opportunities, adopt team working skills, apply critical attitudes towards leadership, think creatively and develop as an entrepreneurial leader. You will also complete an applied project that will involve starting up your own business.
This course is available as a masters (MSc), postgraduate diploma (PG Dip), or postgraduate certificate (PG Cert). The full-time course is delivered over four evenings a week and the part-time course is delivered over two evenings a week.
For Masters level, all modules are compulsory. For diploma level, the four taught modules only are compulsory. For certificate level, two taught modules are compulsory: Management Concepts for Entrepreneurs, and Business Planning and New Venture Development.
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through a combination of individual and group coursework, presentations, examinations and an applied project.
PG Cert Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
By the end of this course, you will have an advanced understanding of management for entrepreneurs and the skills it takes for putting that understanding into practice. Armed with various theories and contemporary methods you’ll be able to develop a business plan, apply financial management tools, value a venture, and measure financial performance to start, build, and harvest a successful business.
PG Dip Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
This course goes further than the PG Cert to explore issues of project management, business networks, product development, and international entrepreneurship and its contributions to the global economy. By the end of this course you’ll be able to develop social capital, create effective marketing strategies, and manage projects.
MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
This course goes one step further than the PG Dip to allow you the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course and apply them to a project that involves starting up your own business, running your own business or undertaking entrepreneurial work in an organisation.
Your knowledge and understanding will be learnt through a combination of lectures, directed reading, independent study, case studies and group work. You will also learn through coursework, electronic and online learning methods, facilitated discussions and guest speakers. Your creative thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation will be developed in seminar discussion and debate, as well as through independent study, including use of online resources. Practical guidance including formative assessment is given on all course-related tasks, and feedback is provided on all assessed coursework. Practical skills needed for future employment will be accompanied through workshops, seminars, guided discussions, individual and group coursework, independent study and research methods training.
We will measure your skills through a combination of individual and group coursework, presentations, lab coursework, time controlled assessments, individual project work and research work and an applied project.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This course is for those who would like to develop their skills and become experts in the subject. Economies emerging from the recession will be requiring postgraduates at Masters level who have the relevant quantitative and qualitative skills and strategic capabilities. This course will therefore provide you with all the relevant skills necessary to move into the entrepreneurship world.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it’s essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MA/PG Dip/PG Cert Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the 2016/17 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2015||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2015*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits |
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£68 (per taught credit) |
£34 (per dissertation credit)
|£88 (per taught credit) |
£44 (per dissertation credit)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||£68 (per taught credit)||£88 (per taught credit)|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||£68 (per taught credit)||£88 (per taught credit)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.