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Global Entrepreneurship MA 2018/19 entry

Course code:

SLLT012

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

Run by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), this unique course aims to support dynamic and sustainable start-ups, which might have the potential to grow within a global environment.

This MA is intended for self-motivated students who can embed entrepreneurship principles into their own lives. It’s open to recent graduates, potential entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs already in business or employed by a larger organisation wishing to set up a new entrepreneurial project. It’s been specifically designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to start or grow a globally competitive business or project within a larger business.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

We have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

 

Modules

Overview

This course offers a balance between academic theory and practical application. There are three levels:

Modules

  • Certificate level

    Provides a sound grasp of concepts and theories that underpin entrepreneurship. It provides the techniques to create an entrepreneurial venture.

    The modules are:

    • Creating a Personal Entrepreneurial Framework
    • Leadership and Managing in an Entrepreneurial Way
    • Opportunity Recognition, exploration and Exploitation
    • Innovation
  • Diploma level

    Challenges you to create a viable strategy for growth. You will consider the enterprise in the wider socio-economic context and apply your knowledge to a range of complex situations.

    The modules are:

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship
    • Profitability and Financial Performance;Human Resource Development in a Global Context
    • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Masters level

    Requires you to produce a substantial piece of research, drawing upon your knowledge, experience and published research to investigate new or alternative approaches to practice in the field of study identified.

    There is one only one module:

    • Research Methodology and Entrepreneurship Dissertation

In more detail...

  • Develop core competencies: analysis; synthesis; decision-making and to apply these to complex new opportunities.
  • Gain a critical understanding of market development and market management.
  • Relate to the context in which you operate and apply new technologies and techniques to solve present and future problems.
  • Undertake critical analysis and ethical evaluation related to new situations and opportunities.
  • Develop effectiveness as active, accountable and self-directed practitioners, able to research, plan and manage an enterprise.
  • Develop critical awareness of information systems and their impact upon enterprise management.
  • Be able to enhance employability and career development through continuing professional development.
  • Evaluate sustainability in a competitive local, national and international environment.

This programme will be delivered in full-time mode. Each module will be delivered in a blended learning approach, which incorporates the use of well  established online learning resources and informed and interactive participative teaching methodologies. The programme is structured around three full day face-to-face teaching sessions per module, plus subsequent workshops and seminars. Each module is worth 15 credits, plus a dissertation of 60 credits.

Assessment of the 15 credit modules is  through coursework only and will be at or soon after the end of each six week teaching block. This one-year full-time programme is campus-based. 

Typically, students on this programme come from many countries providing a truly global experience. Students are actively encouraged to take part in international business events organised in the United Kingdom to enhance their entrepreneurial development. Students are encouraged to join the Global Leaders Programme which is a university-wide programme designed to strengthen the student’s ability to embrace different cultures and preparedness for global employment challenges.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirement for a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma (PgCert/PgDip) course is a degree (2:1) or other qualification at equivalent level in the relevant discipline. A lower level qualification together with appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related experience alone, may be acceptable.

You must be self-motivated and be able to contribute to and profit from the course. Admission to the programme will be in line with University regulations and current practice.  Potential students will be interviewed by a senior member of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) course delivery team and/or the course tutor, and your personal portfolio will be considered in order to identify your current skills, including prior learning experience, and their educational/professional goals.

The normal entry requirement for a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma (PgCert/PgDip) course is a degree (2:1) or other qualification at equivalent level in the relevant discipline. A lower level qualification together with appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related experience alone, may be acceptable.

You must be self-motivated and be able to contribute to and profit from the course. Admission to the programme will be in line with University regulations and current practice.  Potential students will be interviewed by a senior member of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) course delivery team and/or the course tutor, and your personal portfolio will be considered in order to identify your current skills, including prior learning experience, and their educational/professional goals.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

The normal entry requirement for a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma (PgCert/PgDip) course is a degree (2:1) or other qualification at equivalent level in the relevant discipline. A lower level qualification together with appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related experience alone, may be acceptable.

You must be self-motivated and be able to contribute to and profit from the course. Admission to the programme will be in line with University regulations and current practice.  Potential students will be interviewed by a senior member of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) course delivery team and/or the course tutor, and your personal portfolio will be considered in order to identify your current skills, including prior learning experience, and their educational/professional goals.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£15,050 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

Graduates from our MA programme will have the opportunity to develop in-depth skills in all aspects of entrepreneurship and core management concepts. Some of you will continue to run your established business, start another company or take over a family business.

Should your experience while being on the programme reveal that self-employment isn’t your preferred career path, you can move on to work within small and medium enterprises or large organisations, both in the private and public sector, applying your personal skills to particular problems and becoming an intrapreneur. You may also choose to continue to further postgraduate study.

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.