Northumbria University Newcastle - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc

This Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc has been designed to help you develop the specialist knowledge and capabilities required for a promising career.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur who has an interest in innovation and creative thinking, then we will equip you with the tools to succeed.

You may be a recent or experienced graduate within the field of business and management looking to expand your entrepreneurial knowledge. Perhaps you have ambitions to start your business but want to learn from the leading academics and research in the field.

On this Entrepreneurship Management Masters, you will be a part of a diverse international cohort of students, giving you an invaluable opportunity to share experiences and discover new ideas.
You will learn about the principles, theories and practices used by entrepreneurial and innovative organisations. This includes frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing your own entrepreneurial mindset, intentions and potential ventures. During this MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will be set challenges to work on contemporary problems identified throughout the industry. You will learn how to work effectively within dynamic teams, how to problem-solve and how to lead entrepreneurially.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation.

English Language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

  • Overall, the course aims to develop you as an entrepreneur and manager, with a clear understanding of the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation and how to create new business ventures. The course is designed to maximise the focus on entrepreneurship, including the development of your capabilities for teamwork and decision making.
  • To further enhance your employability, we offer the opportunity to undertake a master’s consultancy project as an alternative to the traditional dissertation. You’ll work in a small group, typically no more than five people, and tackle a live project from a host organisation under the mentorship of a member of our academic team. The project can be an excellent vehicle for you to relate theory to practice while developing transferable skills.
  • This new programme is intended either to help you in your journey to setting up your own business, or to take a leadership role with an entrepreneurial organisation. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Course Details

The content of the programme is delivered via programme specific modules. These are delivered to you through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop activities, case discussions and practical exercises, and supported by guided reading and learning resources. 

  • You will be exposed a variety of research-informed experiences within subject modules, taught by leading entrepreneurship and innovation scholars.
  • Modules draw heavily on the research and practical experience of academic staff and you will be presented with up-to-the-minute thinking and findings. External speakers and case studies from real life practice will demonstrate how theory is grounded in practice.
  • The programme modules provide a balance of lecture-based input and workshop/seminar activities to facilitate your application of theory.
  • Critical reflection on knowledge, experience and practice underpins the learning process, developing a key entrepreneurial competence.
  • Ongoing formative feedback will be provided to support you as you self-evaluate your progress.
  • Teaching and learning plans will provide guidance on the activities to be undertaken before, during and after the module lectures, seminars and workshops for each module.
  • Independent and directed learning is incorporated within each module on the programme, reinforcing the philosophy of independent learning that is so critical for entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • You will be expected to allocate significant personal study time.

Year One

Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Family Business and Entrepreneurship History (Optional,20 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)
Entrepreneurship - Context, Process and Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)
Innovation and Creativity (Core,20 Credits)
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Challenge (Core,20 Credits)
Innovation Policy (Optional,20 Credits)
Entrepreneurship and Sustainable International Development (Optional,20 Credits)
Digital Innovation and Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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