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MBA with Entrepreneurship

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  • icon_calendar_white Apply by: 29 August 2022
  • icon_calendar_white To start: 12 September 2022
  • icon_timer_white Programme length: 24 months
  • icon_money_white Fees: £7,500

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95% of graduates in full-time work or study within six months of graduating

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starts per year

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Make your mark on the world of business with an MBA with Entrepreneurship

The modern business environment is rapidly-evolving, and we live in an exciting time for innovation as technology continues to evolve and many new products and services that streamline our daily lives are being brought to market.

There are many opportunities to develop new businesses and to innovate within existing organisations, and this MBA Entrepreneurship will allow you to explore the changing business environment whilst gaining insight into the powerful need for innovation. Alongside this, you will also study the business as a whole, developing your knowledge of what makes an organisation successful and well-run.

With six starts a year, you're not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks. Taught entirely online and part-time, you can continue to earn and build your career without taking a study break.

Make your mark on the world of business with an MBA with Entrepreneurship

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:
1

Use contemporary theories and practice-based approaches to innovate and develop business cases for new enterprises

2

Demonstrate critical understanding and integration of management and leadership knowledge within a local and international context

3

Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to different problem situations in meeting strategic organisational aims

4

Critically appraise complex business and financial risks, and manage strategic challenges in regional and global contexts, and provide recommendations for innovation and business transformation

5

Synthesise multifaceted information and communicate in a concise, professional manner to inform decision making

Modules

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.

Project Management

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.

Research Methods

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.

Research Proposal

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.

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.

Who our MBA with Entrepreneurship is suited to

This online MBA with Entrepreneurship is suited to working mid-level professionals who are aiming to take the next step in their career and progress into a leadership position within an existing organisation, or to develop their own new venture. This degree is taught with an international outlook, so it is ideal for individuals who are currently in, or hoping to create, global organisations.

As this degree is taught part-time, you can continue to work in your current role, earn while you learn, and apply your learnings to your current position to boost progression opportunities as you develop your skills.

Who our MBA with Entrepreneurship is suited to

Potential career paths for this MBA with Entrepreneurship

Having the skills to innovate will make you a sought-after graduate in the ever-evolving modern business environment. The tools you will develop on this MBA can be applied to many industries.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Creator

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

Start dates

We have six start dates a year, so you can begin your studies within weeks.