International Entrepreneurship (PGDip)

 

Course Code

FBLT093

Location

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Online/Blended

Duration

1 year full-time

Start date

September 2022
January 2023
May 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Our International Entrepreneurship course considers the impact of transformational entrepreneurship on economic development, sustainability and growth. We focus on equipping learners to develop, master and enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities. We also explore opportunity ideation and evaluation, innovation, leadership, sustainability and value creation, as well as growth and expansion at an international level.

This course is taught by experts from the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), Coventry University, who are internationally recognised academic leaders and practitioners in the field.

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.

Top up to a Master's degree

Before the completion of the course you might choose an MSc top-up that will allow you to acquire the Master's degree instead of a Postgraduate Diploma. This route will require successful completion successful completion of your dissertation and possibly a specific module. This top-up option has an additional fee that is still to be confirmed.


What you'll study

This course aims to support venture and value creation, with a special focus on expanding into international markets, and comprises of two levels: Certificate and Diploma.

At the Certificate level, you will be exploring entrepreneurial mindsets, the changing roles of leaders and managers and how to evaluate business ideas and feasible business opportunities in an international environment. At the Diploma level, you’ll learn to value creation through entrepreneurship supported by key business functions such as, strategic planning, budgeting, entrepreneurial finance and marketing. Analyse and evaluate contemporary trends in enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Modules

  • At the Certificate level, you will be exploring entrepreneurial mindsets, the changing roles of leaders and managers and how to evaluate business ideas and feasible business opportunities in an international environment. All modules are mandatory.

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

    Compulsory

  •  At the Diploma level, you’ll learn to value creation through entrepreneurship supported by key business functions such as strategic planning, budgeting, entrepreneurial finance and marketing. Analyse and evaluate contemporary trends in enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship. All modules are mandatory.

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

    Compulsory

  • 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 Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing 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)

    Compulsory


How you'll learn

This course is studied full time over one year. 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.

Lectures are delivered monthly in a 4 day block of intensive delivery (6 hours per day), with online seminars to suit your needs.


Assessment

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.


Job ready

On completion, 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.

International experience opportunities

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.


Entry requirements

Polish, EU and International requirements

Requirement What we're looking for
Degree level study Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

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English language requirements

A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers.

If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.


Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
International 28,600 zł (EU) per year
52,000 zł (non-EU) per year
Not available

Facilities

Coventry University Wrocław will offer you a wide range of facilities to support your studies and help you succeed.

This campus offers the opportunity to study in fully equipped classrooms for interactive and collaborative teaching, IT suites purpose-built to support the needs of our students and also break out spaces.


Careers and opportunities

Graduates from this course can continue to run established businesses, 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.


How to apply

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