Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Trent University


Our innovative and unique MSc Entrepreneurship degree is aimed at ambitious future entrepreneurs from any academic discipline providing them the opportunity to create your own-start up. This course combines rigorous academic theory with the practical skills, hands-on experience and valuable networks you need to make your business a success.

The aim of the course is to foster innovation and value creation, giving you the knowledge, skills and capabilities to create and lead successful start-ups. You will develop a strong foundation in building and managing the key functions of a new venture. We will expose you to the networks and investment opportunities you will need to get your ideas off the ground, and there is even the chance to access seed funding directly from the Business School.

You will learn how to control risk and uncertainty, implement solutions and maximise opportunities. In your final semester, you’ll undertake the Entrepreneurship Experience Project, which enables you to being setting up a new business venture and attracting finance.

All Entrepreneurship students at Nottingham Business School will have access to The Hive, a purpose built centre dedicated to helping turn business ideas into reality.

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Course modules

At Nottingham Business School, you can create a personalised learning experience, giving you a unique Master’s degree that equips you with the skills you'll need, for the career you want.

Semester One

  • Enterprise Context and Business Values
  • Entrepreneurial Ethos: Leadership, People & Team Management
  • Marketing and Customer Thinking

Semester Two

  • Uncap Creativity & Innovation
  • Value Chains: Partnerships & Resources
  • International Experience

Semester Three

  • Entrepreneurship Experience Project

Ongoing Learning

  • Transformational Leadership Development
  • Customer Insight through Marketing Research

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research-based projects.

The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 10,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 15,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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