Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Trent University


The MSc Entrepreneurship course has been designed for individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set. It is open to students from any academic discipline who are looking to set up their own business, become future entrepreneurs or those looking to take over their family business. This course combines rigorous academic theory with the practical skills, hands-on experience and valuable networks you need to make your business a success. This course aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial ethos of individuals and develop their skills and capabilities to lead and direct start-ups. This is done in four phases: **Phase 1:** developing and screening your business ideas - your business ideas will be challenged by your peers and other business colleagues to see if they are sustainable and have the potential value in the current global climate. It will encourage you to plan ahead and anticipate any changes within your market so you are prepared to face them. **Phase 2:** creating your offer and finding opportunities - you will define your value proposition and position it within the market against competitors and the current market conditions. This will also give you the opportunity to 'hire' your fellow classmates who ideas do not pass this stage to help develop yours. **Phase 3:** utilise global market conditions - your skills in innovation and core competencies will be advanced to face international challenges and gain confidence to deal with diverse cultures and attitudes. **Phase 4:** convincing markets and investors - here you will be pitching your business idea to venture capitalists and other business centres such as Wave Venture and 3i, to try to secure funding for your business idea to start to develop and grow it. You will have the opportunity to seek advice on internationalising your own concepts from experts and contacts that the course team will introduce you to. **Why choose this degree?** - Through the Entrepreneurial Experience Project you will have the opportunity to set up and establish your own enterprise and be mentored by experts in the field, or perhaps develop ideas for a family business with which you are involved already. You will have the opportunity to pitch directly to venture capital investors and business angels with the opportunity to raise funding or further collaborations. - During the course your professional and business networks will be enriched by an international experience, following a 'young' entrepreneurial firm, experiencing directly the entrepreneurial journey. - The course provides you a unique seed fund and access to the entrepreneurial community, presenting you with connections to experts, entrepreneurs, business angels and capitalists. - 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. **Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We're also ranked in the top 95 European Business Schools in the Financial Times (FT)**

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. 1 academic reference is required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Semester One: Enterprise Context and Business Values (20 credits), Entrepreneurial Ethos: Leadership, People & Team Management (20 credits), Marketing and Customer Thinking (20 credits). Semester Two: Uncap Creativity & Innovation (20 credits), Value Chains: Partnerships & Resources (20 credits), International Experience (20 credits). Semester Three: Entrepreneurship Experience Project (40 credits). Ongoing learning: Transformational Leadership Development (10 credits), Customer Insight through Marketing Research (10 credits) .

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.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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