Aston University

Aston University

Entrepreneurship

If you're looking to start your own company, lead a family business or gain entrepreneurial skills which are held in high regard by employers, then look no further. Our MSc Entrepreneurship will help you to identify business opportunities and pursue new ventures. You will develop your understanding of the global commercial environment allowing you to manage and grow a business internationally. The course covers the entire process of starting a new business venture, from the initial idea to international expansion. It will help you to identify and develop business opportunities and teach you how to check the feasibility of a venture using key frameworks and tools. It will teach you business growth strategies and what funding options are available to entrepreneurs. You'll also appreciate how enterprises can vary in terms of their mission, from commercial ventures aiming to maximise profits to social enterprises who prioritise social wealth creation. We also explore entrepreneurship in the context of family businesses and corporate intrapreneurship. We focus on developing practical entrepreneurial skills throughout the programme. For example, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience writing formal business plans and presenting venture propositions to would-be investors by the way of a pitch. We'll also develop key transferable skills which employers consider highly valuable. You'll enhance your communication, teamwork, analytical and critical-thinking abilities thanks to our emphasis on applied learning methods. With extensive industry contacts, links to business incubators and a huge amount of start-up support available, we're the perfect stepping stone for your future. Our MSc Entrepreneurship is ranked 5th in the UK and 47th in the world in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018. In addition to a world-class education, you can also benefit from a business incubator located on campus. BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) offers workshops, tailored business support and grants to students and graduates embarking on new business ventures. Our extensive industry links can also provide you with mentoring opportunities. Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to mix with people from different cultures and diverse backgrounds. You can build a network of international contacts and you'll experience working as part of a multicultural team. The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation. You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. Study abroad and internship opportunities available. Postgraduate Live Chat Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Entry requirements

MSc: One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee, an official academic transcript of your university grades to date, and a completed application form. For international students: An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Course modules

Core modules: International Entrepreneurship Business Venturing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies Ethics in Academic Practice International Business Entrepreneurial Strategies Professional Development Programme (PDP) MSc Dissertation Optional modules: Strategic Business Sustainability International Marketing Management Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring Operations Management Strategic Management Management Consulting Intellectual Property Strategy and Management Business Finance Accounting for Non-financial Managers People and World Organisations Marketing Management Management of Innovation Economic Environment of Business

Assessment methods

We use a mix of assessment methods. There are exams, coursework, group work and presentations designed to test your understanding of key topics. Your lecturers will ensure you're well-prepared for your assessment and will offer support with any topics you have difficulty with.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,450 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
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01212043200