Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £16,000 *
International Fees £18,000 *
Alumni Discount See details
Duration 1 year

* Price per academic year

Course summary

The Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc is a highly practice-led programme aiming to facilitate students in developing and testing their entrepreneurial mindset, whether they decide in the future to start their own business or to work in the innovation and development area of an organisation.

The student journey will start from forming ideas on the possible business venture in the pre-start-up phase, through to pitching them to prospective investors or raising money via crowdfunding campaigns, as a part of their final project.

You will also be mentored and coached to further develop your ideas as well as your personal and professional skills.

Throughout the programme will have the opportunity to be contact with London’s vibrant business community through our networks of entrepreneurs, accelerators and investors.

There is also a strong student community supporting the budding entrepreneurs through Westminster Entrepreneurship Society with professional presentations, lectures and networking sessions.

The learning experience is based on an experiential learning approach that prioritises team-learning and problem-based learning through various practical activities, such as business challenges (both UK-based and international) and close interactions with entrepreneurs.

One of the highlights of the course is the final project combined with the real life pitching to potential investors. Our students will experience a real-life process of launching an entrepreneurial activity (and not necessarily the business per se) as a part of their course.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

View a suggested timetable for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc.

Core modules

You will learn how to identify data needs and how to collect and examine raw data to support organisational decision-making in order to implement the evidence-based decision-making process.

You will explore creativity and creative thinking through applied and online exercises, both individually and in teams. The module will show you the importance of team engagement and individuals’ contribution to successful team creativity and innovation within an organisation.

You will grow familiar with the concept of entrepreneurial management audit and the importance of the lean business start-up model. You will learn about the role of business model and learning organisation in maintaining “entrepreneurial environment” in a business setting.

You will understand the nature of start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the contribution that both entrepreneurial marketing and value chain concepts can make to organisational performance.

You will explore the transformative power of entrepreneurial creative abilities and the concept of opportunity identification and exploitation.

You will have the opportunity to experience the real-life process of launching an entrepreneurial activity through independent and guided study.

You will develop understanding of how new opportunities are offered for business innovation in digital economies, and the strategic challenges in exploiting these. You will also explore innovation in digital products and understand the relevance of contexts to foster business innovation in creating/sustaining entrepreneurial advantage in digital economies.

You will learn the systematic approach to innovation and problem-solving and to the concepts of design thinking.

Course Leaders

I believe being a creative and enthusiastic lecturer. My knowledge of different languages and cultures makes me a good communicator. 

Dr Luca Cacciolatti

Senior Lecturer

Luca is a Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Business School. He graduated with a BSc in Management from the University of Turin, and also gained a BA in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University. His PhD, in Entrepreneurial Marketing from the University of Kent, was funded by the Scottish Government and allowed Luca to work directly with Scottish food and drink small and medium-sized enterprises, development agencies and food networks.

Luca recently co-authored Entrepreneurial Marketing for SMEs, a publication on the advancements of marketing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is and on the editorial advisory board of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, a 3* ABS-listed publication. 

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK. He is also a visiting professor at University of Science and Technology of China.

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Dr Ainurul Rosli

Senior Lecturer

Ainurul is a Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Business School. She achieved her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London in 2013 and went on to become a Sessional Lecturer there. She has an MSc in Operational Research from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor in Financial Engineering (Hons) from Multimedia University, Malaysia. 

Her previous professional experience includes strategy and innovation consulting work in London and abroad. She is also a researcher in residence with the Big Innovation Centre, focusing on Entrepreneurial Co-creation. Her work with her colleagues has won the Best Innovation paper awards at British Academy Management (BAM) 2015.

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As an active researcher, Ainurul explores how universities, businesses, government, intermediaries and society closely interact with each other throughout the innovation process to create value.

Entry Requirements

UK first degree with Honours, with classification 2.2, or above, or an international equivalent degree.

Exceptionally, practitioners with significant working experience (roughly three years) in any sector or industry will be considered for admission. 

Students whose first language is not English will normally be expected to have passed IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

UK first degree with Honours, with classification 2.2, or above, or an international equivalent degree.

Exceptionally, practitioners with significant working experience (roughly three years) in any sector or industry will be considered for admission. 

Students whose first language is not English will normally be expected to have passed IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.

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Careers

All students on our full-time Business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme, which forms part of the Reflective Practitioner Module.

The internship allows you to test drive a career and explore one of your career interests before you complete your Postgraduate studies!

Completing an 8-12 week accredited internship helps students gain invaluable work experience. This fantastic work experience can be taken in addition to option modules. Students are responsible for finding their own internship with the support of the Business Experience Team.

To express an interest in the module, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV. This will give students membership a dedicated website that offers exclusive access to internship vacancies, one to-one CV guidance appointments, mock interviews, employability workshops and much more.

Students can apply to London-based organisations and have the flexibility to take their internship in the summer period or alongside their studies.

Every year we receive very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

Find out about postgraduate internships 

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £16,000 (Price per academic year)

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about postgraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

International tuition fee: £18,000 (Price per academic year)

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page.

Funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Facilities

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

Call our dedicated team on:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

Opening hours (GMT): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

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