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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.8k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 23.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This programme benefits from Surrey Business School’s particular focus on innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, making this the perfect course for those interested in following the entrepreneurial path.

    The MSc in Entrepreneurship will be of particular interest if you already run your own business or are planning a career in either self-employment or an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation, or intend to teach entrepreneurship.

    You can select your areas of specialism through elective modules in the second semester. The programme also gives you the option either to learn more about research and theory via a dissertation, or to apply theory to practice by formulating a plan for launching a new venture or developing an existing one.

    People who may be interested in the programme include:

    • Budding entrepreneurs
    • Existing entrepreneurs growing their businesses
    • Developers of start-up companies
    • People working in business support organisations or who advise entrepreneurs
    • Teachers of entrepreneurship
    • Staff of any private, public or ‘not-for-profit’ organisation who wish to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set

    Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to learn experientially and to develop the attributes, ways of thinking and behaviour of the entrepreneur.

    Why Surrey?

    At Surrey Business School, we take pride in the quality of our research and teaching. Our excellent standards are reflected in the findings of the last Research Assessment Exercise, our accreditations from the AACSB and the AMBA, and our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.

    Module overview

    The programme consists of six compulsory modules, two optional modules and a dissertation.

    Compulsory modules

    Entrepreneurship and Creativity

    Entrepreneurship is a widely used but little understood concept. You will be introduced to the various theories of entrepreneurship and their roles and functions, as well as the factors affecting its development.

    Entrepreneurial Strategy

    Entrepreneurial strategy is very different from corporate strategy. Similarities and differences are compared, and you will be introduced to the skills and competences required to enable you to lead and manage an entrepreneurial venture in the twenty-first century.

    Entrepreneurial Marketing

    This module links the core business discipline of marketing to the concept of entrepreneurship. It is divided into two elements: the principles of marketing customised to the entrepreneurial context; and the skills and competences specific to the entrepreneurial application of marketing.

    Organisational Behaviour

    This module integrates the study of forms, structures and processes of organisations with the human side of the psychology of work. The module will give you an insight into the fundamentals on which organisations are built and provide analytical processes for understanding behaviour at work and managerial systems.

    Financial Management

    This module provides you with the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information. It will enable you to apply accounting principles and financial theory to decision-making across management disciplines and modern business organisations.

    Research Methods

    This module will introduce research project formulation and the key elements of research design, and will prepare you to design and execute your dissertation research study in a systematic and scientific manner.


    The dissertation is the final element of the programme which provides an opportunity for a sustained period of research. It allows you to concentrate on topics that are of particular interest to you and it draws upon a range of different aspects of the taught programme, particularly the Research Methods module. It also gives an opportunity for you to work on your own with individual supervision.

    The dissertation should be either an original piece of research adding to existing knowledge and demonstrating the candidate’s analytical skills, or an original and critical study of existing knowledge on the subject. Alternatively, students on this programme can structure their dissertation in the form of a full business plan, pulling together the theory, insight, practical and evaluative skills they have developed through their taught modules.

    Teaching and learning

    The teaching and learning strategy is designed to provide a balance of theory and practice through a combination of taught, participatory and practical sessions. These include visits to, and from, practicing entrepreneurs, opportunities to develop and apply entrepreneurial behaviours and a mixture of individual and group working.

    The programme is intended to educate students ‘for’ entrepreneurship as well as to give them the underpinning knowledge that enables sound evaluation of opportunities and the generation of innovative business ideas.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science).If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.English language requirementsIELTS min overall 6.5IELTS min by component 6.0We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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.


    Surrey and Santander Scholarships

    The University of Surrey are pleased to offer three scholarship schemes aimed at further enhancing our cultural diversity:

    • Surrey Country Scholarships
    • Santander Country Scholarships
    • Santander University Scholarships

    Tullow Oil Scholarship Scheme

    The University of Surrey is delighted to announce it has recently been selected to participate in the Tullow Oil Scholarship Scheme.

    Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Scheme

    Open to lecturers and administrative staff at Indonesian universities.

    Discounts for Surrey graduates

    Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumni of Surrey you could be eligible for a 10% discount on our Taught Masters programme fees.


    Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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