Cardiff Metropolitan University - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - MSc/PgC/PgD

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - MSc/PgC/PgD

The aim of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management is to enable students to attain the essential critical knowledge of entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation management theory and its application. It aims to develop people who think differently, giving you the skills you need to take new and exciting ideas to market, and create successful businesses around them.

The course also gives students the opportunity to explore and critically assess what it means to be entrepreneurial and innovative in today's global market environment. It will give you insights into and practical experience of the issues facing new business ventures and renewing established businesses through fostering creativity, design, and new ways of thinking. It builds theoretical knowledge alongside the core business skills needed to start new enterprises and transform existing ones through innovations in product, process or business models.

You will also discover how to use innovation to make a difference in your own business and in other organisations, and learn about important areas of entrepreneurship – including product development, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship theory and practice. The course builds core knowledge, raised to new levels by highlighting the networks and relationships needed for collaborative work in increasingly international markets for goods and services. You will then select from a range of options to focus your learning and execute a major practical exercise to help launch your new career.

Entry Requirements

  • Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree, or equivalent from a recognised University with a minimum of a 2:2 classification;
  • Have a minimum of 3 years relevant employment/ self-employment or work experience;
  • Hold a professional or other qualification, which is deemed acceptable for admission by Cardiff Metropolitan University.
  • Those who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis.
  • The IELTS score should be a minimum of 6.0, with no sub score being lower than 5.5.

Career Prospects

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management graduates will have the potential to start up their own company, become far more entrepreneurial and innovative within  a larger organisation or go on to further studies at Cardiff Met. The school has the capacity to supervise PhDs and other higher awards in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

You'll be able to pursue management careers in the private and public sector, in innovation management, entrepreneurship, and the management of small enterprises.

Career opportunities include:

  • Marketing

  • New product development

  • Innovation

  • Research and development

  • Technology

  • Engineering

  • Project management

  • Administration

  • The arts

  • Mid-level Management for an Entrepreneurship Degree Holder.

  • Business Consultant.

  • Sales.

  • Research and Development.

  • Not-for-Profit Fundraiser.

  • Teacher.

Course Details

The programme is modular in design. In order to obtain the MSc award, each student will be required to successfully complete 180 credits.

It is comprised of six 20 credit taught modules and then students have a choice between a Dissertation, or an Enterprise & Innovation Project, which are each worth 60 credits.

The taught element for the full-time course is offered over two Semesters, and students will complete their final project/dissertation in their third Semester. The standard School Semester duration is 12 weeks.

A 20 credit module represents 200 hours of student effort, while the 60 credit module represents 600 hours of student effort.

In summary, on this course you'll

Term 1

Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Growth (20 credits)
Innovation Management (20 credits)
Modern Marketing Research (20 credits)
Award - PG Certificate (60 credits)

Term 2

Business Planning and Control (20 credits)
In Search of Creativity, Innovation & Difference (20 credits)
Business in a Global Economy (20 credits)
Award – PG Diploma (120 credits)

Term 3

Dissertation (60 credits) OR Enterprise & Innovation Project (60 credits)
Final Award – MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (180 credits)

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