Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 30.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 30.7 k / Year(s)  
11 place StudyQA ranking:9381 Duration:12 months

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Preparing non-business graduates for a wide spectrum of career opportunities which encompass starting your own business, developing business start-ups, consulting on innovation and leading the innovation agenda in established organisations.

Programme Benefits

A practical approach

The programme is designed to equip you with the most effective skills to achieve your career aspirations.

Gateway to the Entrepreneurship community

The programme provides you connections to world renowned academics, an array of incubators, experienced venture capitalists, expert consultants and successful entrepreneurs.

A unique programme structure

You will learn to create, deliver and capture value through a combination of core management courses and advanced insights into innovation and entrepreneurship.

Build a global network of lifelong contacts

You will have the opportunity to learn with an internationally diverse and culturally rich group of talented and motivated students, and to become a member of the global Imperial College alumni network.


Imperial College Business School is acknowledged globally for its excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship. It is ranked 7th in the world* and 1st in Europe** for entrepreneurship. * Financial Times rankings 2012 ** Bloomberg Business Week 2012

MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management draws on the expertise of our management faculty as well as experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and sustainability to provide a uniquely Imperial view of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The programme is paperless and uses state of the art teaching methods in order to provide students with a rich and interactive learning experience. All course materials will be delivered in electronic format on an iPad.

Programme schedule*

Autumn Term

September – December

  • Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

Spring Term

January – March

  • Entrepreneurial Journey Part I
  • Entrepreneurial Journey Part II
  • Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management of Design
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Summer Term

April – June

  • Business Models and Intellectual Property
  • Entrepreneurial Journey Part II (cont.)

Summer Projects

June – August

  • Consulting Project OR Work Placement
  • IEM Report OR International Study Tour

*Please note that the programme structure is subject to change.

Graduates of this programme could qualify for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa, further information is available from our International team.

In the current global economic environment there is a pressing need for students to learn how to manage in dynamic, uncertain and entrepreneurial environments. The MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management consists of three distinct phases to meet this need.

The Management Core (Autumn Term) provides a solid foundation in general management principles.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Core (Spring Term) draws on core strengths of Imperial College Business School, teaching students to manage successful outcomes in order to create, deliver and capture value from innovation.

The practical Business Applications in the Summer Term provides students with valuable experience of applying the theories they have covered in the Autumn and Spring to practical settings.

To find out more about the courses listed above, please see the Autumn, Spring and Summer Term pages.

Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management is an intensive and demanding programme for students with potential or proven experience to succeed in the areas of innovation or entrepreneurship.Admission to the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management programme is very competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application, with particular focus on the following criteria:ALL applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following standards:GCSE, IGCSE, GCE ‘O’ Level English or equivalent at grade B or aboveCambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade B or aboveIELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and speakingTOEFL (internet based): A minimum overall score of 100, with a minimum score of 24 in writing and 24 in speaking.International Baccalaureate (IB) English at grade 5 or above (either Subsidiary or Higher)Successful completion of the Business School's Pre-Sessional English CourseNote:Our English language requirements are applicable to Home, EU and Overseas students.TOEFL and IELTS scores will only be valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.You may submit your online application prior to receiving your IELTS/TOEFL scores.Our English language requirements are higher than the minimum standard set by Imperial College.Waivers will only be considered if the following criteria are met:• You are studying, or have completed, your entire degree in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, West IndiesAND• You have an expired IELTS or TOEFL test which meets the score requirements listed aboveAND• You perform well at interview with the School’s English language teacherInterviews will be conducted after a final decision is made on your application English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;

  • Imperial College Business School scholarships
  • Other merit or needs based scholarships. For example, Imperial College London offers postgraduate scholarships which you canread about here, and The British Council offers scholarships for international students
  • Self/family funding
  • Employer sponsorship
  • Other sources of funding may be found in these publications; Imperial College London Postgraduate Prospectus, The Grants Register (published by Macmillan), Awards for postgraduate study at Commonwealth Universities (Association of Commonwealth Universities), Study Abroad (UNESCO)

UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.

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