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Global Entrepreneurship MA 2019/20 entry

Course code:

SLLT012

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £10,650

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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

The MA Global Entrepreneurship (MA GE) aims to support dynamic and sustainable start-ups, with the potential to grow within a global environment.

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.

This course offers a balance between academic theory and practical application of key entrepreneurial and management concepts to give you the skills set and confidence to build a new business or further develop existing businesses.

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

Course Specification
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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:

    • Personal Entrepreneurial Development
    • Managing in an Entrepreneurial Way
    • Innovation
    • Opportunity Recognition
  • 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:

    • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
    • Profitability and Financial Performance
    • HR Development for Entrepreneurs
    • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

    The modules are:

    • Research Methods and Entrepreneurship Dissertation
    • Professional Development module (CMI)

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

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

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 50 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.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, dissertation/internship and coursework/tests.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17



21,000

and counting

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

12

global programmes

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


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £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 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £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 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £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.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.