International Entrepreneurship MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

FBLT093

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The course currently includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited module, Global Professional Development - Consultancy. Students who successfully complete the CMI module and meet the CMI evidence requirements can also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting. This can enable you to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route, once all CMI entry criteria have been met (please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a Chartered Manager and applicable fees).

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

What our students say...

The course has tremendously impacted my general overview of business, and how to run a business. I’ve had an opportunity to really delve into my market, to research…and to make my business profitable.

Daniel Affum Odonkor, International Entrepreneurship Alumni 2020, founder and creative director of Chaste Shoes Limited, quoted 2019

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, which together make up the Masters qualification: 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. Successful completion of all three levels will enable you to graduate with an MSc in International Entrepreneurship.

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. All modules are mandatory.

    • 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. All modules are mandatory.

    • 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. All modules are mandatory. You will also have the opportunity to study the Global Professional Development - Consultancy module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), focused on consultancy, which can lead to a professional management qualification upon successful completion. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further details.

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

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...

  • 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 trips*.
  • 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 face to face 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 currently 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.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, such as guest lectures (subject to availability), or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

In your first and second semester, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

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.

In previous years, students on this programme have 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. Please note staff may be subject to change. 

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 past 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, past 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 previous yearly trips have also seen past 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.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any overseas opportunities or fieldtrips and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

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


What our students say...

The course has tremendously impacted my general overview of business, and how to run a business. I’ve had an opportunity to really delve into my market, to research…and to make my business profitable.

Daniel Affum Odonkor, International Entrepreneurship Alumni 2020, founder and creative director of Chaste Shoes Limited, quoted 2019

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.

Please contact us to discuss the suitability of any relevant experience using our enquiry form for UK students

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.

Please contact us to discuss the suitability of any relevant experience using our enquiry form for EU/International students.

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.

Please contact us to discuss the suitability of any relevant experience using our enquiry form for EU/International students.

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

What our students say...

The course has tremendously impacted my general overview of business, and how to run a business. I’ve had an opportunity to really delve into my market, to research…and to make my business profitable.

Daniel Affum Odonkor, International Entrepreneurship Alumni 2020, founder and creative director of Chaste Shoes Limited, quoted 2019

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 2021

£14,250 (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 2021

£17,900 (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£17,900 (per year)


Scholarships

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

Course essentials - additional costs

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU Student Fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 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 starting in the 2020/21 academic year 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 starting in the 2020/21 academic year 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.

What our students say...

The course has tremendously impacted my general overview of business, and how to run a business. I’ve had an opportunity to really delve into my market, to research…and to make my business profitable.

Daniel Affum Odonkor, International Entrepreneurship Alumni 2020, founder and creative director of Chaste Shoes Limited, quoted 2019

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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.

 

 

Where our graduates work

Graduates from postgraduate entrepreneurship courses have gone on to run their own business, work within a family business or be entrepreneurial within a larger organisation.

What our students say...

The course has tremendously impacted my general overview of business, and how to run a business. I’ve had an opportunity to really delve into my market, to research…and to make my business profitable.

Daniel Affum Odonkor, International Entrepreneurship Alumni 2020, founder and creative director of Chaste Shoes Limited, quoted 2019
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 2020/21 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 course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.