Learn the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur
The modern business environment is rapidly evolving, as innovation and technology continue to change the way we live and work. This online MBA with Entrepreneurship is for you if you have an idea you want to turn into a successful new venture, or if you want to learn how to innovate in an existing organisation.
You will explore the changing world of work alongside a thorough grounding in business as a whole, giving you insight into what makes an organisation successful.
What you'll learn
Throughout this MBA degree, you will study the process of new idea creation, leading innovation, and developing new enterprises, either as off-shoots of existing organisations or as standalone entities.
On successful completion of this degree, you will have a well-rounded knowledge of the workings of a business, and will be equipped with the skills to make positive change to multiple sectors.
On successful completion of this MBA with Entrepreneurship, you will be able to:
Use contemporary theories and practice-based approaches to innovate and develop business cases for new enterprises
Demonstrate critical understanding and integration of management and leadership knowledge within a local and international context
Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to different problem situations in meeting strategic organisational aims
Critically appraise complex business and financial risks, and manage strategic challenges in regional and global contexts, and provide recommendations for innovation and business transformation
Synthesise multifaceted information and communicate in a concise, professional manner to inform decision making
Global People Management
This module provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical implications of international approaches, models and regulations of managing people in a global context. Through this module you will examine the different models of international human resource management, the major employment policies of multinational companies and the problems that arise when operating in different countries.
Managing a project is akin to managing a micro-organisation. Everything is there – handling budgets, managing people, leading change, analysing and treating risk, dealing with contractors, managing stakeholder expectations, and overseeing all aspects of the project. In this module you will use various tools and techniques to help understand what is going on in your project and to ensure that you develop a quality product, service or process that is delivered on time, in budget and to specification.
Leadership in a Changing Environment
This module equips you with an understanding of the complex nature of leading and managing people when implementing and evaluating change in organisations. The relationship between task, people and technology will be analysed in the context of organisational change. Factors that necessitate change and the main indicators of change are critically analysed. Different approaches to leadership are examined, as are alternative models of organisational change.
This module is designed to introduce you to research methods and statistical analysis. Theoretical, historical and statistical concepts are taught using both quantitative and qualitative techniques that allow you to put theory into practice and conduct an in-depth research project.
Budgeting & Financial Control
Within this module, you will learn how to critically analyse the accounting approaches that go towards the creation of financial accounts and budgeting. You will also develop the skills necessary to evaluate common financial control mechanisms and tools to help with financial decision making.
Data for Decision Making
Generating useable data for decision making is a task that needs an awareness of many factors. To be able to do this you need to firstly understand the question being asked and then the data that you possess. Do you have all the data you need? If not, how will you find it? How will you clean it? How will you process it and present it in a way that is beneficial to the decision maker? All these technical questions will be answered in this module.
Contemporary Issues in Marketing
This module enables you to gain an in-depth understanding of and critically evaluate contemporary issues in marketing, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Given the fast-changing nature of contemporary digital marketing practice and of the context in which it takes place, the module explores recent developments and emerging issues in the field to provide you with an up-to-date, evidence-based perspective on digital marketing and its broader societal implications.
Innovation and New Ideas Creation
This module supports the development of effective entrepreneurial, innovative, and leadership mindsets. It will provide you with an opportunity to explore contemporary theories, essential principles of entrepreneurship, and innovative organisational environment in a variety of contexts. You will explore the required entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, and attributes for success.
Developing New Enterprises
Starting a new business venture is more than simply identifying a good idea. To be able to find sources of funding for that idea involves creating a credible business plan. This includes an evaluation of that idea, assessing risks and uncertainty, identifying potential markets, developing efficient and effective operational processes, ensuring you have a Unique Selling Point (USP) and determining whether you make a profit from the venture on the price you can charge. Each week, you will take an idea of your choice and gradually build this into a compelling business plan that can be used to explain the new idea to your superiors within a business or an external financier.
This is your opportunity to shape the project you will undertake in the capstone module. In the research methods module, you will have learnt different approaches to undertaking a research project and these will help guide you in your management investigation.
This is the capstone to the MBA programme. The focus of this capstone will be directly related to any pathway you have studied. Regardless of which MBA you have taken, what you are assured of is a project which will be directly related to an authentic business challenge and you will be able to deepen your knowledge in the area you want to concentrate on.
What you’ll study:
- Innovation and new ideas creation
- Developing new enterprises
- Global people management
- Project management
- Leadership in a changing environment
- Budgeting and financial control
- Data for decision making
- Contemporary issues in marketing
Designed with your future in mind
Our online MBA with Entrepreneurship is suited to mid-level professionals across multiple sectors who are aiming to progress into leadership positions or to develop their own ventures. It is taught with an international outlook, giving you in-depth knowledge of business on a national and international scale.
Taught part-time, you can continue to work in your current role and apply what you learn to boost your progression opportunities.
Entry requirements for home and international students
To study this MBA, you must have:
- A degree, or equivalent professional experience
- A minimum of two years of relevant professional exerience
English language requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 and equivalents
Next start date:
12 September 2022
29 August 2022