International Entrepreneurship MSc

Study level: Postgraduate
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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.

Year of entry



Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode



1 year full-time

Course code


Start date

September 2024
January 2025
May 2025

Course overview

Run by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) based within Coventry University, 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.
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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.
  • This course aims to give 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.
  • Coventry University is currently a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited1 study centre which provides the opportunity, upon successful completion of this course, to top up your master’s to obtain the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing qualification.

Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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 2024-25 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

This course aims to support venture and value creation, with a special focus on expanding into international markets. 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.


  • 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.


  • This module aims to enable you to identify, explore and critically evaluate business ideas and feasible business opportunities in an international environment. The module also aims to 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Presentations
  • Group projects
  • Workshops

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 roughly 12 hours of self-directed study per week, 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.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. 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
  • Essays
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • 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.

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

Applicants should hold an honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. 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.

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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.

Typical entry requirements

Applicants should hold an 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 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.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £11,200   Not available
EU £11,200 per year with EU support bursary**
£20,050 per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International £20,050   Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page and see the university's Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.


We have a range of facilities4 available to support you in putting the theories you are taught, into practice.

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The Trading Floor

The Trading Floor is an invaluable facility which allows you to get hands-on with industry-standard software. Featuring contemporary dual-screen Bloomberg terminals, the facility adds a dynamic practical element to your course.

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sigma Centre

The sigma Centre is housed in our Lanchester Library and offers maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions and bookable appointments.



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Offers a series of programmes and opportunities (Launch Programme, Connect 2, Startup Visa) to help foster entrepreneurship, incubate business start-ups and bring your ideas to life.


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

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.


    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 unpaid and/or 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, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    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 UK (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. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    Student Contract

    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 current 2024/2025 contract is available on the website. 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.