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Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1S6
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Department of Study
  • WMG
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Join the exciting Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc, to learn the mind-set, tools and techniques to turn your ideas into a successful business. The Warwick Manufacturing Group has expertly designed this programme for entrepreneurs who want to establish their own business.


Designed for entrepreneurs, this course will allow you to apply best practice approaches to your business proposals to maximise chances of success. It’s a practical course, covering the process from generating new business ideas, developing and refining ideas, and designing the infrastructure, right through to launching the business. You’ll focus on how innovation can be exploited in technological and business contexts, to increase success for new product or services based businesses. You’ll cover themes such as business modelling, sales, starting a new business, innovation, leadership and financial analysis. Throughout your dissertation, you will rigorously develop your own business idea, so that by the end of the course you’ll be in a strong position to launch your own business.


Core Modules

  • Business Model Generation
  • Establishing a New Business
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Management of Change
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems

Optional Modules

Two additional elective modules should be chosen from a list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests.


Teaching

This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.

For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks, and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 60 hours to complete. Most modules also have some in-module assessed work.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.


Minimum requirements Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

The WMG Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award open to offer-holders across all full-time WMG programmes. Over 50 scholarships ranging from 25% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2020 entry.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduates will typically start their own business, and we’ve seen them become successful in a wide range of sectors including: food and drink, music, electrical manufacturing, digital education, oil and gas, outsourcing, consultancy, fashion, textiles, luxury goods and jewellery, logistics, and finance.

Being an entrepreneur is not just about making money, but creating value to help to improve people’s lives. Many of our graduates have developed social enterprises, such as housing projects in refugee camps, food distribution for the needy, digital applications for those with specific learning needs, and various community enterprise programmes.

The skills gained on this course are also extremely valuable for existing businesses, especially where there is interest in moving into new product or service areas.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

To apply for this course, visit our How to Apply page for the Department. We provide tips and specific requirements for your Statement of Purpose.

You will also be able to access the Application Form from there.

We will provide more information on your selected course before submitting your application.