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Entrepreneurship is a key skill for all businesses— start-ups, large organisations and SME’s in a world increasingly driven by innovation. In this context, the MSc programme is designed to develop skills for those planning to set up their own businesses or apply them in larger organisations to develop strategies for growth.
Skill development focuses on a combination of practice and theory where students are expected to learn by doing. Some key areas where students develop practical experience include:
The MSc programme also benefits from a close relationship with Set-Squared Surrey located in Surrey Research Park which is a leading founder of the Set-Squared Partnership, ranked global #1 university business incubator by UBI Global. Through this relationship, students may have access to start-ups, resources, and mentoring opportunities which they can use to develop further their skills or own business ideas.
The Entrepreneurship MSc programme is designed as a personal entrepreneurial journey where students develop key skills in modules during the first term and then develop more specialised skills through the choice of electives in the second term. Students also reinforce academic understanding of key areas such as accounting & finance and innovation management.
The final project is an opportunity for students to apply these skills through either a business plan project or consulting project. It may be developed on an original business idea or be developed in conjunction with an existing start-up business.
Here are some useful links for the programme:
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
The programmes aim to provide a high quality education that is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future entrepreneurs whether they are inside existing organisations or starting up companies.
Modules provide a theoretical framework and practical skills that aspiring entrepreneurs need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and dynamic business world in which we live. The programmes provide the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.
The compulsory modules aim to provide not only a rigorous treatment of the relevant theory, but also the quantitative techniques necessary to understand the literature and undertake empirical investigations in the areas of entrepreneurship.
The optional modules aim to offer students a broader perspective on the subject matter and allow them to specialise in areas that are of particular interest to them.
The final project provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in the form of either a business plan, or a consultation project.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
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Students will have gained the following skills:
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.
Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).