Wolverhampton Business School

Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Extended

MSc Full-time 1 year

This course enables entry onto the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

This course enables entry onto the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

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  • Start Date(s) 6 January 2020, 7 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course enables entry onto the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses,

This course will introduce business tools and techniques and theories that will enable you to operate more effectively in an entrepreneurial and innovative employment setting, providing you with the competencies to act entrepreneurially. The programme will include theoretical concepts of innovation, practical application of innovation, and the management skills required to effect the organisational change necessitated by innovation.

The course is designed so that full time students are able to complete their study in one academic year.   By the end of the course you will have acquired high-level knowledge and understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences including live case studies, visiting speakers and blended learning.  You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing research, presentations, problem-solving and organising and managing group-based projects.

In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full time MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship students will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by University of Wolverhampton Business School on a weekend residential where you will be able to experience these issues in action, combining an authentic business experience and enjoyable social function with the opportunity to see some of Britain’s unique heritage.

What happens on the course?

September start (full time)

Semester 1

(Semester 2 starters will study these modules in their second semester)

7FC003 Entrepreneurial Finance

7BE005 The Entrepreneurial Change Agent

7BE003 Creativity and Innovation in Business

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7BE002 Strategic Management

7HR006 Leading Transformation and change

7MK003 Global Marketing-Strategy and Practice

 

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Critically evaluate theories of  entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity and their role in the establishment and development of new enterprises and high growth businesses
  • Evaluate and apply  theories  relating to and underpinning the functional and operational aspects of finance and marketing required in entrepreneurial businesses 
  • Develop and justify strategies for commercialising innovative products or business processes in a national and international context, and present business plans in a persuasive and authoritative manner
  • Evaluate the potential for change initiatives when implementing new strategies within an organisation.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10556 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14745 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;

A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;

Please check our minimum language entry requirements/before submitting your application.

We offer a range of programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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