Entrepreneurship MSc


This is for you if... you have an entrepreneurial or innovative mind and would like to learn how to manage innovative ideas, either within organisations or as an entrepreneur.

Course Description

Innovation is the driving force behind any business activity and managing it appropriately is crucial for success.  In our MSc in Entrepreneurship you will learn the main theories, models, frameworks and techniques of entrepreneurship including tools from strategy, marketing and business plans.  You will learn how to manage and actively play a role in the entrepreneurial process as well as appreciate the skills required to take a product or service from concept to market.

The course will analyse the dynamics of the business environment and the scope for the strategic response; analyse and evaluate management problems and issues including the consumer’s needs and the political, social and technological contexts within which organisations operate to address the uncertainties of innovation and entrepreneurship. It will also provide you with the skills to identify the most appropriate tools and methods for data acquisition, assessment, analysis and dissemination.

In addition the course will develop your analytical and reasoning skills as well as your interpersonal, team-working and communication skills – all valuable assets for an aspiring entrepreneur.

This course has been designed for both individual entrepreneurs and corporate entrepreneurship. 

Key Facts
Start date
September each year

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382

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Why Leicester?

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and hold a Small Chartered Business Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

We have five Entrepreneurs in Residence allowing you to learn first-hand from those who have extensive experience in entrepreneurship and innovation.

The University’s £5.1m Innovation Hub is a dedicated creative incubation and innovation space bringing together the best minds in business and academic to create a hotbed of innovation.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Creativity, Innovation and Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • Strategy and the Shaping of Technology

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

  • The Entrepreneurship Project
  • Innovation and Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Start-Ups and Venture Capital

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of traditional teaching methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading and also through a practice-based, innovative learning approach.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through both assignments, examinations, presentations, project reports plus a dissertation. 

Entry Requirements

A good second class UK honours degree or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution.

Or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.

Or demonstrable experience relevant practical experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, or in the financial sector.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Career Opportunities

Our Business, Management and Human Resource courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

The broad scope of the MSc in Entrepreneurship would open up a wide range of entrepreneurial roles for graduates including innovation management, venture capital, entrepreneurial activities and consultancy.


Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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