Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2024
StudyQA ranking:3219 Duration:12 months

This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.

Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.

You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.


The MSc Entrepreneurship programme is designed to enable students to:

  • develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving.
  • examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management.
  • gain exposure to “real life” entrepreneurial situations.
  • develop a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur.
  • gain an overview of the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China.
  • develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning.
  • develop team working skills.
  • obtain insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship.

Applicants for this programme can have a first degree of any discipline. A second class honours in the first division or equivalent in their first degree is normally required.

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.

Career options for this degree

This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.

Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.

The MSc Entrepreneurship can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.

The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project.

Programme structure

Students must complete 180 credits in total.

Semester 1

Code /Title /Credits

  • P14T24 / Entrepreneurship and Creativity / 15
  • P14T25 / Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms / 15
  • P14T26 / Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting / 15
  • P14T27/ Entrepreneurial Management / 15

Semester 2

Code /Title /Credits

  • P14T28 / Entrepreneurial Project / 30 and a choice of two from the following:
  • P14T29 / Launching New Ventures / 15
  • P14B51 / Innovation Management / 15
  • P14T23 / Entrepreneurship in Greater China / 15
  • PT4116 / Managing International Business in China / 15

OR other Masters modules offered at Nottingham University Business School China, subject to pre-requisite restrictions and/or the approval of the Programme Director.


Code /Title /Credits

  • Entrepreneurship Dissertation or Entrepreneurship Business Plan / 60

Open to graduates of all subjects.


To encourage academic excellence, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is now offering a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships to international students. Scholarships for up to 33% are available on merit.

In addition to our PhD scholarship opportunities, for 2014 entry, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is offering five types of non-competitive scholarships and two types of competitive scholarships.

Competitive scholarships

Ningbo Government International Student Scholarship for Academic Excellence*

This scholarship is awarded to approximately twelve academically talented applicants who each receive a tuition fee scholarship of 30,000 RMB.

Students who would like to apply for this scholarship should hold, or be on course to achieve a 2:1 They will need to prepare the following documents and submit to the Recruitment & Admissions Office by 31 May 2014:

  • Application form
  • A personal statement of 500 words. Students may go a maximum of 10% under, or over the word count. Students may choose to use the personal statement from their main course application, or submit a second statement.

In 2013, students from the following countries were successful in being awarded a Ningbo Governmentt Scholarship:

  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

We encourage qualified applicants from all countries to apply for this scholarship.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China High Achievers Scholarship

Each year the University rewards 25 international applicants with a 20,000 RMB scholarship towards their tuition fee. Scholarships are largely reserved for students with outstanding academic results, but consideration is also given to students with exceptional extra-curricular achievements or employment accolades.

All masters applicants are automatically assessed for the awards which are announced shortly after the course application deadline of 31 May.

In 2013, students from the following countries were successful in being awarded a High Achievers Scholarship:

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Nigeria
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • USA

President's Scholarship and Provost's Scholarship (two-year masters only)

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic results in the previous academic year. The amount of each scholarship and the ratio of winners are as follows:

Level /Amount (RMB/Year) /Ratio of Winners

  • President's Scholarship / 25,000 / 2%
  • Provost's Scholarship / 18,000 / 3%

* With the exception of the ‘Ningbo Government Scholarship for International Students’, allocation of all the listed scholarships is administered by The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and requires no additional application process.

Non-competitive scholarships

Alumni Scholarship*

In recognition of the academic ability of University of Nottingham graduates, students applying for postgraduate studies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and who have previously studied at undergraduate level at The University of Nottingham, UK, China or Malaysia are entitled to a 10% tuition fee scholarship.

Family Scholarship*

A 10% fee reduction for the children, brothers, sisters, husbands or wives of students who are currently registered on award bearing courses at The University of Nottingham Ningbo or who have already successfully completed award-bearing courses.

Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships of 10% towards tuition fees are available to students who:

  • are a graduate of a U21 partner university AND
  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • register on a new full-time degree programme at UNNC in September 2014

The scholarship is for the first year only and is presented once the evidence of successfully completed study at a Universitas 21 Partner University is received.

Study Abroad and International Exchange Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships of 10% towards tuition fees are available to students who:

  • have attended The University of Nottingham on a Study Abroad or International Exchange programme AND
  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • register on a new full-time degree programme at Nottingham in September 2014

The scholarship is for the first year only and is given once the evidence has been completed and Study Abroad or Exchange status has been confirmed by us.

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