Plymouth Graduate School of Management

MSc Entrepreneurship

Do you want to find gaps in the market and discover opportunities for launching creative, new products? This programme is designed to harness your talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair. You'll cultivate new ideas and inspire those around you to use innovation to discover new opportunities and create growth. On this one year programme you will develop an understanding of the factors that inform strong entrepreneurial business decisions and innovative business and marketing strategies.

Key features

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy

      The module will focus on three key aspects of entrepreneurship: the environment for entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial person, and the business strategies required to create an entrepreneurial organisation. The module will enable the students to consider their entrepreneurial capabilities and suitability for such a career path. The module will also consider business strategy in an entrepreneurial context.

    • STO700A International Business Environment

      This module provides a broad overview of the environment in which contemporary business organisations operate. It presents data sources and analytical approaches that can be applied to any specific sectors, industries and a range of locations through the world. Understanding the international business environment is a key aspect of organisational decision making and is critical to business success.

    • ENT702 Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies

      This module will consider entrepreneurship in developing and emerging economies. The importance of developing entrepreneurial activity in the developing world/emerging economies is identified. Case histories of successful entrepreneurial practice are identified in the context of the developing world/emerging economies.

    • STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making

      Evidence has clearly shown that excellent business performance can only be achieved based on the right decisions underpinned by the effective management of knowledge. The ability to make good decisions is the mark of successful and promotable managers. This module introduces the major themes of integrated knowledge management and decision making (core concepts, processes, models), describing the key challenges of knowledge management and decision making under current business environment. It further develops an appreciation of knowledge management responses to decision requirements which need to meet the key challenges, and the important methods and technologies which can be used to support knowledge-based decision making. It will provide students with opportunities to develop key research, analytical and evaluation skills that would enhance decision makers¿ confidence in rational, evidence-based decision making to solve complex business decision problems.

    • HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials

      This module will provide learners with a rigorous framework of knowledge, skills and understanding concerning leadership and management that they will need whatever the degree of specialisation they later elect to follow.

    • ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

      The purpose of this module is to enable students to create a deeper understanding of contemporary and futuristic global challenges within the broader field of entrepreneurship development.

    • ENT704 Opportunity Identification, Launch and Growth

      The module provides the students with the opportunity to project manage the development of a viable and sustainable business idea, and understand the main concepts underpinning the process.

    Optional modules
    • STO707SU Sustainable Supply Chains

      Today's businesses operate/manage supply chains that design, produce and deliver a diverse range of products and services. The complex, global nature of supply chains introduces significant issues around environmental and social responsibility and sustainable practice. This module introduces major themes of sustainability and investigates frameworks for understanding this increasingly important aspect of supply chains. It develops an appreciation of responses to sustainable supply chain issues and the decisions, techniques and technologies used.

    • ENT706 Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy

      This module will explore the principles underlying the concepts of profitability and financial performance. With the above understanding as a basis, financial strategies and their impact on the value of businesses at different stages of development will be explored. An understanding of these strategies will assist students to formulate operational financial plans to improve the financial performance of their business/project. These themes will help students to prepare a presentation which can be used to convince potential investors to invest in their businesses/projects.

    • ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

      This module will develop a critical understanding of the methods of analysing growth strategies for the small business sector to determine the optimum way business ideas and projects can be taken to a higher level of growth, and in that way make a more substantial contribution to socio-economic growth in their regions

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

MSc Entrepreneurship 16 17 5341

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of entrepreneurship.

Fees, costs and funding

New Student 2017 2018
Home/EU £5,500 To be confirmed
International £11,000 To be confirmed
Part time (Home/EU) £300 To be confirmed
Part time (International) Check with School To be confirmed
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per 10 credits. Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

How to apply

Applying for postgraduate taught study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

If you would like any further information please contact the Postgraduate and Enquiries team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1752 585858

Email: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk 


Submitting an application

Apply for postgraduate study using our online postgraduate application form.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form to be submitted by hand, by post or via email with accompanying attachments.

Additional guidance information can also be downloaded on how to fill in the postgraduate application form.

 

Applying for postgraduate research study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. The Graduate School are available to answer any queries on our postgraduate research degrees.  If  you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

If you would like any further information please contact the Graduate School:

Telephone: +44 (0)1752 587640

Email: graduateschool@plymouth.ac.uk


Submitting an application

Apply for postgraduate study using our online postgraduate application form.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form to be submitted by hand, by post or via email with accompanying attachments.

Additional guidance information can also be downloaded on how to fill in the postgraduate application form.

Entrepreneurship with Plymouth University

Have you always been interested in finding the gaps in the market? Discovering opportunities to launch creative new products? Do you want to work for a charity at local or international level to help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with the government to support and enhance entrepreneurship?

Our programmes in the Entrepreneurship Suite can help you achieve any of these.

Find out more about MSc Entrepreneurship or MSc Entrepreneurship with International Development

Careers and further study 

Competition for jobs around the world is tough. However, the combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge encouraged on this programme will enhance your prospects of securing your desired job, or setting up and running your own enterprise successfully. Being a graduate of this programme will help you stand out when entering the world of work.

This programme will help you develop a number of skills which are useful to a variety of careers in business and entrepreneurship. These skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Business planning and management
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Pitching 
  • Problem solving
  • Research and analysis 
  • Team work
  • Time management

Master Your Future – Faculty of Business Professoriate Scholarships

The Faculty of Business Professoriate Scholarships of £1,000 are awarded to selected students undertaking postgraduate study each year.

The opportunity to apply for a professoriate scholarship is available to applicants currently in receipt of an offer for postgraduate study.

Find out more and how to apply

Join our postgraduate student community

Postgraduate study in the Faculty of Business can help you realise your ambitions and develop your potential as a manager and leader of the future. Whether you come to us as a newly qualified graduate or after a successful track record in industry we provide high quality, professionally accredited postgraduate programmes, and PhD and professional doctorate supervision.  

Find out more in the essential guide to everything you need to know about life as a student at Plymouth University

Our student network is your business network for the future

It’s our students that make us different. Prepare to join a very active community of engaged students. In partnership with our people they are the driving force behind Plymouth University’s internationally recognised focus on social enterprise and sustainability, as well as one of the best students' unions in the UK.

Be part of it now, find out more about the Faculty of Business.

BETA Enterprise Programme

Student entrepreneurs undertaking the MSc Entrepreneurship are automatically enrolled on the BETA Enterprise Programme. The programme provides workshops, advice and one-to-one mentoring throughout the programme. Students also have the opportunity to pitch for start-up funding from the BETA programme consisting of a grant of up to £1,500. 

‘Beta has helped me by really giving me the confidence to take this idea forward. Without BETA I would not be able to start this business for another six months, but if I get the funding (fingers crossed) after today, I will be able to start the business hopefully next week.’ - BETA participant.

Find out more about the BETA Enterprise Programme.

International study pathways with Plymouth University International College

Plymouth University International College (PUIC) offer university foundation, first year degree and pre-masters pathways to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within the Faculty of Business. With 96 per cent of all students progressing on to their chosen Plymouth University degree, the PUIC pathways are an excellent alternative entry point for international students.

Find out more about your study opportunities with PUIC

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