Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management MSc – 2023 entry

Key information

Start date: February 2023

Full-time: 1 year

Start date: September 2023

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Why choose this course

Entrepreneurship and innovation management are essential for growth strategies in a world faced by technological disruption. This programme will prepare you for these challenges and opportunities– whether your future career is in a large organisation, an emerging-growth company or as part of a start-up.

We combine an academic foundation with practical experience to reinforce your skills. This may include a digital marketing Corporate Challenge with SMEs or market research project working with start-ups based in SETSquared Partnership - Surrey, typically ranked one of the top university business incubator worldwide by UBI Global.

You can also tailor your learning through a choice of optional modules and final project, while benefitting from mentoring expertise to help you fulfil your career aspirations.

A week in the life of a postgraduate Surrey Business School student

What you will study

This course is designed to give you both practical and academic experience.

During your studies, you’ll gain skills in the following:

  • Entrepreneurship theory
  • Innovation management
  • Product-market research based on lean start-up
  • Business modelling and scaling
  • Business planning skills
  • Digital marketing and social media.

You’ll also gain practical experience in:

  • Research project with start-ups based in Surrey Research Park
  • Digital skills including social media and website development
  • Applied digital project with external stakeholders.

Your final project will apply your cumulative learning to develop a project related to your future aspirations. It may be either a business plan based on your own business idea, or a consulting project developed with a corporate stakeholder.

Please be aware: the course content and modules listed for this course are subject to change for the 2023/24 academic year, whilst we undertake a curriculum design review. Please contact the programme leader if you have any queries about the course.

Course highlights

Every year, we’re impressed by our students’ unbridled enthusiasm for learning by doing, something which reflects our practical approach to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Last year, the MSc cohort had many significant milestones and achievements.

Among other things, they:

  • Participated in the SETSquared Partnership Bootcamp
  • Successfully designed and built three websites in the module Digital Project Development
  • Worked with start-up companies in the SETSquared Partnership to develop product-market research as part of our New Business Venturing module
  • Participated in a corporate challenge where 95 students and 17 teams helped 9 SMEs develop their digital marketing strategy
  • For their final project, many students completed consultancy projects with local businesses, while other students develop original business plans which may lead to the launch of real businesses.

Professional recognition

MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Some of our graduates have gone on to pursue a career in:

  • Large companies such as Facebook and Amazon
  • Scale-ups such as Thoughtspot and Clutch Space
  • Family-owned companies to expand strategies of growth
  • Start-up companies that they have set up on their own, with opportunities to join the SET-Squared Partnership.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

OCTOBER START

First semester
(semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
MANM299 - DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM017 - MARKETING
MANM397 - GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these four compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM317 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING

In addition you will complete the below dissertation module (60 credits) with submission at the end of the summer period:

MANM427 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL PROJECT


For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates



FEBRUARY START

First semester
(semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM317 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING

In addition you will undertake the following module (60 credits) with submission at the end of the summer period:

MANM427 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL PROJECT


Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING
MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
MANM299 - DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM397 - GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION
MANM017 - MARKETING


For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

OCTOBER START

YEAR 1


First semester
(semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
MANM299 - DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT


For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

YEAR 2

First semester
(semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits):

MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING

And you will choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM017 - MARKETING
MANM397 - GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits):

MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM317 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING

In addition you will undertake the following module (60 credits) with submission at the end of the summer period:

MANM427 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL PROJECT


For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Timetable

New students will receive their personalised timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks prior to the start of semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday - Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

We may be able to take relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet these requirements. If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.

International entry requirements by country

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in each category.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If your experience exceeds the typical requirements for entry to the programme, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience. If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for specific modules through your previous learning, it may be possible to exempt you from those modules, and for you to be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.

In some cases, prior knowledge and skills may allow applicants to join the start of a course without meeting the formal entry requirements.

Please see our code transfer and recognition of prior learning guide (PDF) and recognition of prior learning and prior credit web page for further information. Please email Admissions (admissions@surrey.ac.uk) with any queries.

Fees

Start date: February 2023

Full-time - 1 year

UK
£13,500
Overseas
£20,800

Start date: September 2023

Full-time - 1 year

UK
£13,900
Overseas
£22,000

Part-time - 2 years

UK
£7,000
Overseas
£11,000

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2023-24 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually
  • If you are on a two-year full-time MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme
  • Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Funding

You may be able to borrow money to help pay your tuition fees and support you with your living costs. Find out more about postgraduate student finance.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy* provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our Charter, Statutes, Ordinances, Policies, Regulations and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/2023 academic year as a guide as to what to expect.

Please note: the offer terms and conditions and registration terms and conditions which you will be asked to agree to may be different from those detailed in the examples. Our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will be available at the start of each academic year and will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

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Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

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