International Entrepreneurship MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Run by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) based within Coventry University, this focused course aims to support you in pursuing your entrepreneurial ambitions, by providing you with the knowledge needed to start, expand or grow a business venture into international markets.

Aimed at recent graduates, potential entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs already in business, this course offers you the opportunity to understand both the theoretical and practical elements of entrepreneurship, as well as giving you the chance to gain a deep understanding of value creation, creativity in business development, and growing a venture into international markets.

With a strong international focus, across our teaching staff, student body and module content, this course is ideal if you want to understand more about entrepreneurship principles and how you can put them into practice.

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

This course aims to support venture and value creation, with a special focus on expanding into international markets, and comprises of three levels: Certificate level, Diploma level and Masters level. At the Certificate level, you will have the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of entrepreneurship principles, before developing your skills in how to apply them during the Diploma level. At the Masters level, you will be required to produce a substantial piece of research, drawing upon your own experience, as well as published academic research.

Throughout the course, we aim to help foster your personal, professional and academic development, by providing you with an understanding of the key concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship, which could then be used to support your own career goals and personal aspirations. You should develop transferable skills that you can take into employment, either through your own personal ventures or by building ‘intrapreneurship’ competencies, which can help you to apply entrepreneurial thinking to roles within large organisations.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Certificate Level

    The Certificate level of the course provides a sound grasp of concepts and theories that underpin entrepreneurship, whilst providing techniques to create an entrepreneurial venture and exploring value creation.

    • Understanding the Entrepreneurial Organisation
    • Opportunity Ideation Evaluation
    • Exploring Creativity and Innovation
    • Research Methods

  • Diploma Level

    The Diploma level challenges you to create a viable strategy for venture creation, scaling up and growth, whilst creating value. You will consider businesses in a wider socio-economic context and apply your knowledge to a range of complex situations.

    • Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Strategies for Sustainability and Growth
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing

  • Masters Level

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

    • Dissertation (Research Project)
    • Chartered Management Institution – Consultancy (Global Professional Development)

In more detail...

  • Study a course focused on building your entrepreneurial mindset and ability to identify worthwhile ideas and opportunities for value creation.
  • Benefit from the expertise of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), a centre conducting contemporary research in the field of entrepreneurship, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Enhance your employability through an accredited CMI module, field trips to local businesses, and guest lectures from external speakers (subject to availability).
  • Gain international experience and intercultural competencies through ICTE organised overseas trip (subject to availability, fees and meeting visa requirements)
  • Learn from engaged and knowledgeable academic staff, from a range of backgrounds.
  • Develop an international outlook through the course’s focus on entrepreneurship in an international context.

The main study themes of this course are;

  • Creating, recognising and evaluating business opportunities – The course focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to create, recognise and evaluate business opportunities in local and international markets, with special focus on value creation.
  • Creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship –The course will enable you to explore entrepreneurial organisations, their processes, strategies and the role of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship.
  • Contemporary entrepreneurial theories – On successful completion of the course you should have developed your critical awareness and understanding of the contemporary entrepreneurial theories and issues required for effective and sustainable business performance.
  • Applying entrepreneurial research – The course should allow you to explore and critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline as well as understand how applied research could enhance your performance as an entrepreneur.

This course is studied full time over one year, with teaching taking place in person at Coventry University. Modules will be delivered through a blended learning approach, which incorporates the use of well-established online learning resources and informed and interactive participative teaching methodologies.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module, and which may include written assessments or presentations. On this course, there are no formal examination components.

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.

On successful completion of this degree, you should be able to:

  • Critically understand the theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws within an institutional, social, national and global context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and developments within the law both domestically and internationally.
  • Identify and synthesise relevant information from primary and secondary legal sources, using both digital and non-digital resources.
  • Draw reasoned conclusions through the application of legal principles and knowledge to complex real-life and/or hypothetical problems.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence including addressing and resolving legal and related questions, identifying gaps in their own knowledge and acquiring new knowledge, tolerating ambiguity and engaging in critical analysis and evaluation.
  • Appreciate and demonstrate an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in an academic and vocational capacity.
  • Communicate effectively, by explaining and conveying information at various levels appropriate to the audience.
  • Demonstrate self-management, including an ability to be reflective, make effective use of feedback, and to work independently and collaboratively as appropriate in order to enhance employability.

Within your first and second semester, you will have approximately 12 contact hours of teaching a week which will include:

  • Medium group teaching, such as seminars each week (this can vary and seminars can be attached to the end of the lecture).
  • Large group teaching, such as lectures each week (this can vary and can include the above seminar structure).

A strong emphasis is placed on the dissertation (research project) in your final semester and therefore total teaching contact hours may be reduced in the final semester.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities etc.

Typically, students on this programme come from many countries providing a truly global experience, allowing you the opportunity to build up a global network of entrepreneurial contacts – this is supplemented by academic staff drawn from a variety of backgrounds.

The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship runs yearly overseas visits, which you will be encouraged to attend (subject to availability, fees and meeting applicable visa requirements). These trips typically blend business, academic and cultural experiences to help you gain a better understanding of entrepreneurship and its impacts in international contexts. For example, a previous visit to Thailand saw students take part in an entrepreneurial boot-camp at a partner university alongside a variety of local and international students, before visiting a broad range of local businesses to understand how they apply entrepreneurial principles to their activities. In addition, students also spent time with local community groups, to learn how impact can be made at a local level through entrepreneurial techniques. As well as to Thailand, these yearly trips have also seen students have similar experiences in Malaysia and South Africa.

Alongside the overseas opportunities offered, you will also be actively encouraged to take part in international business events organised in the United Kingdom to enhance your entrepreneurial development, as well as being encouraged to apply to join the Global Leaders Programme, a university-wide programme designed to strengthen your 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: English as a Foreign Language. This course requires IELTS 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: English as a Foreign Language. This course requires IELTS 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 2020

£12,600 (per year)


UK 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 2020

£12,600 (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing 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 2020

£16,600 (per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing 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!

EU Student Fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

The following are additional costs not included in the course fees: For any optional overseas or UK based field trips or visits, additional costs may apply.

Career prospects

Graduates from this course will have had the opportunity to develop in-depth skills in all aspects of entrepreneurship and core management concepts. Some will continue to run established business, while others may start another company or take over an existing family business.

Should your experience while being on the course reveal that self-employment or starting your own business isn’t for you, 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’, focused on helping organisations unlock value through entrepreneurial techniques. You may also choose to continue to further postgraduate study within the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship.

 

 

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.

*2020/21 course fees have not yet been determined by the University, however once confirmed the course webpage will be updated accordingly. Please continue to revisit the course web page to identify the fee and/or check the fee contained your offer letter before you accept your place and enrol at Coventry University.

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