International Entrepreneurship MSc
Coventry University (Coventry)
1 year full-time
16-24 months (with professional experience)
Study level: Postgraduate
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.
This course offers you the opportunity to:
- Benefit from a balance between academic theory and practical application of key entrepreneurial and management concepts.
- Develop and enhance the skills and confidence to build a new business or further develop existing businesses.
- Learn and practise the core skills needed by large, medium and small size businesses.
- Apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity2, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects (see modules for more information).
Global readyAn international outlook, with global opportunities
Teaching excellenceTaught by lecturers who are experts in their field
EmployabilityCareer ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Why you should study this course
This course offers you the chance to progress your understanding of both the theoretical and practical elements of entrepreneurship, as well as giving you opportunities 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.
Accreditation and Professional Recognition
This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies:
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
As part of this course, you will undertake a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute for the 2022-23 intake. Upon successful completion of this module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost.
Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules and is regularly reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems.
What you'll study
Understanding the Entrepreneurial Organisation – 15 credits
The aim of the module is to enable you to critically analyse and apply concepts related to an entrepreneurial organisation, entrepreneurial goal setting and entrepreneurial leadership. You can expect to explore a range of theories that underpin entrepreneurial roles, in a national and international context.
Opportunity Ideation Evaluation – 15 credits
This module aims to enable you to identify, explore and critically evaluate business ideas and feasible business opportunities in an international environment. The module will help you to evaluate business ideation and opportunity identification, as well as develop a critical understanding of the methods of analysing business ideas and validation of results, in order to determine whether their business ideas are real business opportunities in a fast-changing world.
Exploring Creativity and Innovation – 15 credits
The aim of this module is to provide you with the understanding and application of creativity and innovation within a business context. The module will explore the creative and innovative tools and processes to develop ideas and innovative solutions and aim to investigate innovation management through theories and frameworks, as well as using case studies and live projects.
Research Methods – 15 credits
In this module, you’ll get an overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and how these apply within the field of management. The module will focus on helping you develop transferrable research skills, together with an understanding of different research paradigms operating within the fields of business and management.
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship – 15 credits
You can expect to develop critical awareness and debating skills on contemporary issues in the context of International Entrepreneurship, in this module. Expect to explore, value creation in the context of societal, technological and economical aspects and its connection to transformational entrepreneurship and gain insights into digital and technology entrepreneurship and its application in an international context.
Entrepreneurial Finance – 15 credits
This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurial finance. The module is designed to introduce you to both specific and general entrepreneurial finance issues of both new and small ventures. You will be provided with tools and techniques to understand financial statements, cash flows, ratios and other financial tools, in order to measure and increase the performance of their ventures, and for effective decision making.
Strategies in Growth and Sustainability – 15 credits
The aim of the module is to equip you with the concepts and application of sustainability and growth strategies. The module will provide insights into the importance of sustainability in business and explore a range of growth and breaking out strategies in an international context. A special focus will also be on trade blocks and related policies of international business growth and expansion.
Entrepreneurial Marketing – 15 credits
This module aims to further enhance your understanding of entrepreneurial marketing. The module will provide you with key concepts of marketing and their application in both, a national and international context, as well as explore the role and impact of e-marketing, especially on the small business sector.
Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing– 10 credits
This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people in organisations for better health and wellbeing using a range of approaches whatever the master’s degree of specialisation you elect to follow. The module also requires you to reflect critically on your personal learning and development needs, and how you work with others from an ethical and professional standpoint, to encourage your continuing professional development.
Dissertation (Research Project) – 50 credits
This module aims to develop your ability to plan and execute a substantive piece of individual applied research within your discipline of enterprise and entrepreneurship. The module also provides an opportunity for you to develop your interests in a particular area and to demonstrate an ability to undertake individual research.
With professional experience option
The professional experience opportunity2 enables you the opportunity to apply for optional professional experience in semester 1, which, upon successfully securing an opportunity, will extend the duration of your master’s to either 16, 20 or 24 months. The professional experience provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability.
Professional experience may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our Talent Team in trying to find and secure an opportunity. Find out more about the professional experience option.
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.
How you'll learn
We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:
- Group projects
Teaching contact hours
The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week, in the first and second semesters.
Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study, depending on the demands of individual modules.
The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.
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 response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2022/2023 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.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests
- Group work
- Individual assignments
The Coventry University assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as Finance, Accounting or Economics. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.
We recognise a breadth of qualifications; speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.
Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:
You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.
If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international pre-master's. Upon successful completion our International Pre-Master's - Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this postgraduate degree.
Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.
Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as finance, accounting or economics. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We recognise a breadth of qualifications; speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.
Fees and funding
2022/23 Tuition fees
|Student||Full time||Part time|
|UK||£10,600 per year||Not available|
|International||£18,250 per year||Not available|
For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.
We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.
Careers and opportunities
Graduates from this course will have had the opportunity to develop in-depth skills in all aspects of entrepreneurship and core management concepts.
You may opt to run an established business, start your own company or take over an existing family business.
If you decide self-employment or starting your own business isn’t for you, you may be able to 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.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Talent Team provide a wide variety of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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.
How to apply
To apply to study for a postgraduate course at Coventry University, you can apply online.
For further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.
Full-time international students applying to start in September should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.How to apply
For further support for international applicants applying for postgraduate degree view our International hub.
You can also download our International guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation and tips for travel.
Get in touch with us today for further advice and guidance.
The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
2UK and international opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.
For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.
Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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.