This programme benefits from Surrey Business Schools 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:
Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to learn experientially and to develop the attributes, ways of thinking and behaviour of the entrepreneur.
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.
The programme consists of six compulsory modules, two optional modules and a dissertation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 candidates 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.
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.
The University of Surrey are pleased to offer three scholarship schemes aimed at further enhancing our cultural diversity:
The University of Surrey is delighted to announce it has recently been selected to participate in the Tullow Oil Scholarship Scheme.
Open to lecturers and administrative staff at Indonesian universities.
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).