MBA Entrepreneurship

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This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop an academic understanding of the current debates in the field of entrepreneurship.  This will include the review, development and reflection of a range of high level entrepreneurial capabilities and competencies that are relevant in both entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial situations, in all types of organisation contexts.

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Course Overview

This MBA is aimed at students who might want to apply entrepreneurial approaches in both profit and not for profit organisations, in small or large organisations, and at global or local levels. Students might also be planning to own their own entrepreneurial venture at some stage in their career.

Students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct advanced research into a variety of entrepreneurial issues whilst focusing on the role and impact of entrepreneurship.

After successful completion of this programme, students are welcome to continue to studying with us onto our Doctor of Business Administration programme.

Modules

The MBA Entrepreneurship programme will equip students with general business management knowledge as well as specialist Entrepreneurship skills to enable them to excel in their chosen field.

Part 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Financial Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Financial Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study
    • research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

  • Human Resource Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Human Resource Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically review and appraise current research and advanced scholarship so to enable them to evaluate managerial and business environments
    • demonstrate a systematic understanding of current issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations so to enable them to manage effectively the design and implementation of fair, efficient and effective policies and procedures that serve to deliver upon the strategic aims of the organisation.

  • Marketing Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Marketing Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically appraise key marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing department to the organisation
    • anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.

  • Strategic Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Strategic Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • synthesise the relationship between the external context of an organisation and its internal context and their impact on its strategies
    • critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues
    • assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property

    Upon the successful completion of the Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property (CIIP) module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • recognise and critically reflect upon the importance of creativity and innovation
    • demonstrate a critical and evaluatory ability to systematically deconstruct a problem or difficulty in order to develop new and alternative solutions and, or, systems of management
    • evaluate Innovation and Intellectual Property issues and select, propose and manage appropriate solutions in the context of a global market place.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Upon the successful completion of the Entrepreneurship module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • critically apply and evaluate concepts and knowledge about enterprise and entrepreneurship from a range of perspectives: for example as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, support provider or policy maker
    • evaluate and review entrepreneurial and enterprise opportunities.

Part 2

  • Dissertation, OR
  • Integrated Case Study, OR
  • Business Development Proposal

Key Features

  • Develop the key leadership and management skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • Gain a leading Management qualification related to Entrepreneurship in a flexible, supportive learning environment.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.

Entry Criteria

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK NARIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Visit the Fees and Scholarships and Bursaries sections for more information.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport, and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Career Opportunities and Employability

Past students have enhanced their career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Full time students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the Chartered Management Institute) to provide application and networking opportunities, and are supported in finding appropriate work experience opportunities and in planning and progressing their careers after graduation. 

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.

Questions?

For any questions related to the academic content of the course, please contact Dr Gladius Kulothungan.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 020 7566 7600 or email the London Admissions team at londonadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk.