Enterprise and Innovation MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

LONT041
LONT047 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£14,250
£15,450 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT041
LONT047 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT041
LONT047 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£17,900
£18,950 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Across the globe, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are making strong contributions to national economies. As a result, government and business are investing heavily in enterprise and innovation.

This Master’s degree aims to develop the entrepreneurial and enterprising skills required to increase your confidence and know-how in generating, implementing and managing new ideas in uncertain and changing contexts. Key to this is the ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’: our aim is to forge an inquisitive and creative mind, where you should learn entrepreneurship through the lenses of disruption, growth and scaling, and sustainability. This focus aims to go beyond traditional ideas of entrepreneurship to include social entrepreneurship, global enterprise and transnational entrepreneurship, gender-based rethinking of the entrepreneurial paradigm, and more.

Extended Professional Practice

This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.

You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.

Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.

Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.

The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.

*internships may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

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

Heart of the City

Minutes from the Bank of England and Stock Exchange

Course information

This Master’s degree course aims to provide an insight into a different type of enterprise. It offers you the opportunity to learn creative theory and practical skills that you might need to succeed in modern business.

Enterprise and innovation are very much about a mind-set and an approach, so you be encouraged to spend a lot of time honing these skills with your fellow students who could come from all over the world. You might explore potential areas of venture creation within an organisation, as well as freelance and management consultancy and ‘intrapreneurship’ within large corporations and public-sector organisations.

The course examines the various stakeholders in innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, and different types and sources of funding. You’ll have the chance to explore a variety of start-up models and analyse the opportunities that they present. You can learn to solve real business problems and consider how firms might add new innovations to their offering.

This full-time master’s degree course is offered over three terms as standard, or over five terms if you choose to do the Extended Professional Practice.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

All of your modules aim to take a creative, globalised, and highly practical approach to learning. This should develop your creativity and your critical-thinking skills while giving you the chance to deepen your underpinning academic theory. We aim to help you to develop your ability to balance the needs of the many stakeholders involved in innovation (whose goals and attitudes can often conflict), and you will be taught to pitch your ideas for the best chance of success.

Modules

  • Understanding Enterprise: Theory and Practice

    This module aims to give you a theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship. It should help you develop a critical evaluation and conceptual understanding of enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will explore contemporary concepts such as social enterprise, gender-related and intersectional issues, multicultural/global and sustainable enterprise.

  • New Venture Creation: Idea Generation, Development and Creation

    You will have the opportunity to explore how to start and grow a new venture; understand how innovation (of products, services and processes) can benefit society.

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management

    You will have the chance to consider a range of entrepreneurial leadership theories and models; learn to manage creativity, lateral thinking and problem-solving.

  • Strategy, Marketing and Management of Sustainable Enterprise

    You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate and implement a variety of entrepreneurial options, focusing on how strategic decisions are influenced and made.

  • Scaling a Business

    You will have the chance to learn about why investors see it as critically important not only that a business can grow, but that it is quickly and easily scalable.

  • Innovation and Technology in Business

    You will have the opportunity to discover how businesses solve innovation problems in the search technological advancements that lead to new visions and strategies.

  • Financial Tools and the Legal Environment

    You will be required to examine the sources of capital financing and the critical issues that entrepreneurs, investors, banks, and shareholders involved in a transaction, will face during the investment process and their negotiations. You will also have the chance to explore the roles of entrepreneurs, VCs, private-equity funders, banks and shareholders, as well as financial ratios, tools and models.

  • Entrepreneurial Research Methods

    Strong research skills should help you complete your final project (see optional modules) but also serve you well throughout your career.

  • Final Term Project Options (without Extended Professional Practice)

    Internship

    Business Plan

    Dissertation

  • Extended Professional Practice

    Postgraduate Professional Practice 1

    Postgraduate Professional Practice 2

    Postgraduate Professional Practice Project

In more detail...

  • The course aims to reflect the latest developments in entrepreneurial theory and practice, and all of your modules will feature problem-based learning
  • You'll have the chance to learn to apply an entrepreneurial mind-set to many business contexts, whether that’s in a start-up, an existing family business, or a huge multinational company
  • You could apply to take up an internship in an industry which is of interest to you. Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities 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.
  • You could have the chance to meet real entrepreneurs from industry – hearing their stories and how they think (subject to availability).
  • Many of our tutors have excellent contacts with business incubators and accelerators
  • You may also have opportunities to meet with guest speakers from academia (subject to availability), from businesses in London’s financial centres, and from the real world of entrepreneurship
  • You could enjoy opportunities such as extra-curricular workshops, competitions, real business consultancy projects. There may be additional costs associated with this
  • You might also have opportunities for collaborating with universities in other countries through online international learning (COIL) projects
  • During the course, if you wish to start your own business, you could access business start-up advice (and support) from our Enterprise Hub as well as our academic staff
  • You will be taught by specialists, many of whom have direct experience in industry. Therefore, employment-related knowledge and skills form a natural part of lectures and seminars
  • You may also develop a network of contacts for your future career, possibly gathered from your fellow students, your tutors, and the businesses you will meet.

Your main study themes are:

  • Creativity – A successful leader doesn’t just liberate their own creativity, but recognises the need to hire, nurture and use creative people. They are also skilled at finding new and radical ways to solve, circumvent and prevent business challenges.
  • Impact – Innovation for its own sake can be a resource-hungry distraction; instead, it should have a positive impact on business and society. Keeping ‘impact’ front-of-mind means you might also leverage it for reputation management and for growth.
  • Financial literacy – A great idea will always remain an idea unless it gets investment, and it can’t be sustained without strong financial control. Innovation and finance are often seen as adversaries, but in fact must work together for their mutual benefit.

Coventry University was awarded ‘Gold’ for outstanding teaching and learning in the UK governments Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), Our tutors are all highly qualified and experienced, and many have strong career backgrounds in industry.

Our teaching will be split between academic studies and practical exercises, which aims to provide preparation for the workplace. You could enjoy many opportunities to mix with the world of business through field trips, tours, guest lectures and visits to companies and institutions in the UK and overseas*. There may be additional costs associated with this. You could experience business networking opportunities (subject to availability and application), which may be helpful for work-experience and consultancy projects. Even in the classroom, the teaching focuses on practical tasks such as pitches, presentations, business plans, report-writing, planning and debates.

You’ll be expected to show a high level of motivation for independent learning. That could mean making the most of the opportunities afforded by London’s business districts (such as tours, museums, exhibitions and conferences) and arranging your own work experiences in your spare time. Since this is an intensive course, a significant proportion of your time should be dedicated to personal study, a lifelong skill which could serve you well throughout your career.

Teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, textbooks, workshops, debates, case studies, consultancy projects, simulations, business plans and online collaborations.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities 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.

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.

Teaching methods may include:<br> Lectures, seminars, textbooks, workshops, debates, case studies, consultancy projects, simulations, business plans and online collaborations.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include formal examinations, coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, group work, presentations, etc. Some of your assessments may be based on your individual work, or the work of a group in which you participate. And they may be led by you, you peers, or your tutors.

You will be asked to demonstrate your ability to undertake real business exercises such as making pitches and writing business plans; these are essential skills for innovators and entrepreneurs. You’ll be assessed in seminars and group discussions, being asked to take feedback from tutors or your fellow students on short tasks, and review questions or case studies. All of the final major projects require critical thinking, collaborative relationships, oral and written communication, and problem solving.

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.

The course aims to prepare students to:

  • Apply an entrepreneurial mind-set to many business contexts, whether that be a start-up, an existing family business or a huge multinational company
  • Be curious, creative and think laterally, helping you to solve problems and generate new ideas
  • Develop new approaches to tackling challenges
  • Manage risk and balance the needs of diverse stakeholders
  • Work alongside others in order to achieve success
  • Develop persuasive business plans and pitches

Students will typically receive around 6 hours of contact teaching per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group sessions, and online classes. Students will also be expected to spend a significant amount of time conducting independent study.

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.

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.

One of the most exciting things about this course is that not only does it aim to take a globalised approach to all of your learning, but you may be part of an international cohort of students from all over the world. Even your tutors could be from a wide range of countries. This means you could have the chance to benefit from a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and you might build a superb international network of contacts.

You might have opportunities to collaborate with students in other countries, perhaps through an online learning project or through a visit to their university. You could go on field trips to other countries, and if you choose to apply to do an internship, you could even arrange your own placement outside of the UK.

There may be additional costs associated with this.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities 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.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

Disclaimer

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

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

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 in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

Disclaimer

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

English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.5 overall. 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

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, 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.

Disclaimer

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply for the first year of study. 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.

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

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£14,250
£15,450 (with Professional Practice) (per year)


January 2022

£14,250
£15,450 (with Professional Practice) (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

TBC (per year)


January 2022

TBC (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
£18,950 (with Professional Practice) (per year)


January 2022

£17,900
£18,950 (with Professional Practice) (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.

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. This course may incur additional costs associated with any equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire.

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.

When you graduate, you should have the skills and attitudes you need to develop your own business or to build a career as an innovative leader within an organisation.

On successfully completing this course, you should have a wide range of skills which are currently very much sought-after by investors, lenders and employers. A huge range of opportunities could be open to you when you graduate, whether you choose to be an entrepreneur or to follow an intrapreneur pathway (as an innovator within an existing organisation).

You should have a strong grasp of the roles which creativity and innovation can play in the workplace, and how they can contribute to enhanced business success. You should know how to balance curiosity and risk-taking with responsible risk management and financial control.

Your self-sufficiency and your resilience should have been strengthened, and you should develop skills to know how to use networking to build strong connections for potential partnerships. You should be able to recognise genuine opportunities, negotiate uncertainty, and be capable of delivering strategies for leadership in the context of self-employment, consultancy or business management.

Where our graduates work

Several career pathways might be open to you after you graduate, including:

  • Applying to join a large corporation as an intrapreneur or innovation-led manager
  • Starting your own business
  • Applying to join a consulting firm
  • Returning to a family business and having the chance to lead the development of the company
  • Applying to take up a role in public policy or government, using your skills to create new ways to solve old problems
  • Applying to go into teaching or for roles involving training others in the advantages of the entrepreneurial approach.
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.