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.
7FC003 Entrepreneurial Finance
7EB005 The Entrepreneurial Change Agent
6BE003 Creativity and Innovation in Business
7BE002 Strategic Management
7HR006 Leading Transformation and Change
7MK003 Global Marketing-Strategy and Practice
7MG001 Independent Business Analysis
Please note: If you start the course in semester 2, you will be taught these modules first.
The MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first programme to be delivered at Beaconside as well as at the Business School, Wolverhampton Campus. The Course is full-time over one year.
· All students will 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).
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.
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.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 (//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 (//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.