Northumbria University Newcastle - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc with Advanced Practice

Northumbria University Newcastle

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc with Advanced Practice

On this Postgraduate Entrepreneurship Course, you will be a part of a diverse international cohort of students, giving you an invaluable opportunity to share experiences and discover new ideas with people from different cultural backgrounds whilst developing your cultural intelligence.

In the second year, you will have an opportunity to undertake an Industry Consultancy Project allowing you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained during your first year of study to a real-life industry issue from a range of employers. This authentic learning context ensures that you experience what it feels like to work within a team on a contemporary project that has real relevance and impact. Working to a client's brief, with academic supervision, you will advance your ability to apply theoretical concepts and research skills to produce a practical recommendation to a challenging problem.*

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.

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

  • 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.
  • Northumbria's Postgraduate in Innovation Management could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate.

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.

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)
Family Business and Entrepreneurship History (Optional,20 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)

Year Two

Applied Management Work Investigation (Optional,60 Credits)
Business Clinic PG Group Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 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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