Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc

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UKPASS code: 060390 | Institution code: W50 | Attendance mode: Full-time
Start: 14 September 2017
Duration: 1 year
Location: Central London
Campus: Marylebone

Important tuition fee information – please read.

Alumni discount.

Home/EU: £16,000.00
Overseas: £16,000.00

Please note: this course is subject to approval

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.

Course content

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.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document. 

Core modules

Analytics for Business

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.

Creativity and Innovation Management

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.

Enterprise Development

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.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

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.

Entrepreneurial Mindset and Opportunities Creation

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

Entrepreneurial Project

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

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Digital Economies

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.

Innovation through Design Thinking

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

Course team

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page

 

Employability

Our dedicated Career Development Centre is actively working with an ever-expanding network of over 3,000 employers to provide you with exceptional employability support and guidance. As a result we were nominated as finalists for a significant industry award – the NUE Awards Most Improved Commitment to Employability 2016.

We provide our students with work placements and international opportunities to support them in becoming highly employable, globally engaged graduates, and with one million businesses operating within 20 miles of the University of Westminster, over 84% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Our graduates work in a variety of sectors and organisations, from small/medium-sized companies and start-ups to large not-for-profit organisations and corporates.

During your time at Westminster you will be able to use our comprehensive online vacancy service and meet with our experienced careers consultants, providing you with thorough training and support on CV writing, application forms, interview preparation and assessment centres.

In addition to this, you will receive careers support from academic staff and faculty work placement teams, offering targeted course-specific careers advice and assistance in securing a work placement during your time at Westminster. You can find out more about course-specific career opportunities by visiting the Prospects website.

For more details, visit the employability section on our site.

Career Development Centre

Our Career Development Centre can help and support you throughout your study and after graduation.

We can help you to:

  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • explore how to develop the skills that employers are looking for
  • plan your career development
  • identify your career options
  • market yourself effectively in CVs, application forms and at interviews
  • develop your enterprise skills

We also organise a range of presentations and networking events with employers, professional bodies, alumni and other organisations throughout the year to help you with career planning.

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Work Placements

Our Work Placement Teams are based in your Faculty Registry Office and can help you find a suitable placement, as well as support you in making applications, writing CVs and improving your interview technique.

More details on work placements can be found on our Work placements page.

Study in the city

If you study at the University of Westminster, everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep.

Our central London campuses are ideally located for the city's fantastic learning institutions including libraries, archives and museums, as well as opportunities for shopping, eating out, enjoying London's nightlife or just simply relaxing.

Accommodation

After choosing your course, one of your biggest decisions will be where to live, and we aim to make that choice as easy as possible. Whether you want to apply for our Halls of Residence or live in private housing, we can help you to find the right accommodation.

Fees, funding, bursaries and scholarships

In recent years the University of Westminster's scholarship scheme has been the largest university scholarships scheme in the UK, and our Scholarships Department won the Times Higher Education inaugural Award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students.

Personal tutoring

All students on courses of a year or more and who are registered for more than three modules will be allocated a personal tutor.

Your personal tutor will be there to support you from induction onwards, helping you to integrate into the University, academically and socially, at an early stage. They will be able to give you advice and support on academic and personal matters affecting your study, as well as developmental advice through regular individual and group tutorials.

Language support

Polylang is a University-wide programme through which you can study a language as a free choice module.

Personal advice and counselling

While most students overcome any problems with help from friends, family or a personal tutor, the University's free counselling and advice services are there if you need them.

International Westminster

With one of the UK's largest international student populations, the University of Westminster has plenty of experience in giving you the help and support you need to make the most of your time with us.

Study Abroad and Summer School programmes

Westminster's Study Abroad programme has been running for more than 15 years, and is one of the largest in the UK – each year we welcome hundreds of visiting students from universities all over the world.

If you are already studying outside the UK, the programme offers you the opportunity to study with us for one or two semesters, or for a period in the summer.

Sport and recreation

The University has extensive sport and recreation facilities, with a sports hall and gym at Harrow, a state-of-the-art gym at Regent Campus, and the University sports ground by the River Thames at Chiswick.

Students' Union

University of Westminster Students' Union (UWSU) aims to make sure you have the best university experience possible by providing a range of activities and support, from sports clubs to society groups, educational advice and social events.

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