Wolverhampton Business School

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MSc Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

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.

 

What happens on the course?

September start - Wolverhampton Campus students and  Beaconsfield Campus students

 

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

Potential Career Paths

 

The MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship will enhance your academic and professional skills and understanding, enabling you to accelerate your career within the organisation or, alternatively, seek employment in another organisation at a higher level. Specifically, the programme will introduce you to the different theoretical concepts of innovation, and to the practical application of innovation in terms of products, processes or business techniques.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Studying at Beaconside 

  MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first programme to be delivered at Beaconside as well as at the Business School, Wolverhampton Campus

·         The course at Beaconside will be full-time ( 1 Year)

·         Students have access to specialist tutors, a dedicated learning centre and an associated business support unit.

·         As a member of the NACUE Launch Pad students will also receive 12 months free office space and support, plus the opportunity to apply for financial assistance.

·         Students have the option to complete the ‘Independent Business Analysis Project’ module by distance learning (in China or the UK).

·         There will be two intakes: in semester 1 (September 2018) AND semester 2 (in January 2019).

 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate theories of  entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity and their role in the establishment and development of new enterprises and high growth businesses.
  2. Evaluate and apply theories relating to and underpinning the functional and operational aspects of finance and marketing required in entrepreneurial businesses.
  3. 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.
  4. Evaluate the potential for change initiatives when implementing new strategies within an organisation.
  5. Critically evaluate the necessary skills, capabilities and characteristics of entrepreneurial change agents.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through the completion of an independent business analysis project which demonstrates originality and innovation in problem solving.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9750 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £4875 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9950 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9230 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9230 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £4975 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £4615 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

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 by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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