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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 16000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18500 per year

All study options

About Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

The Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc is a highly practice-led programme aiming to facilitate students in developing and testing their entrepreneurial mindset, whether they decide in the future to start their own business or to work in the innovation and development area of an organisation.

The student journey will start from forming ideas on the possible business venture in the pre-start-up phase, through to pitching them to prospective investors or raising money via crowdfunding campaigns, as a part of their final project.

You will also be mentored and coached to further develop your ideas as well as your personal and professional skills.

Throughout the programme will have the opportunity to be contact with London's vibrant business community through our networks of entrepreneurs, accelerators and investors.

There is also a strong student community supporting the budding entrepreneurs through Westminster Entrepreneurship Society with professional presentations, lectures and networking sessions.

The learning experience is based on an experiential learning approach that prioritises team-learning and problem-based learning through various practical activities, such as business challenges (both UK-based and international) and close interactions with entrepreneurs.

One of the highlights of the course is the final project combined with the real life pitching to potential investors. Our students will experience a real-life process of launching an entrepreneurial activity (and not necessarily the business per se) as a part of their course.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Core modules

You will learn how to identify data needs and how to collect and examine raw data to support organisational decision-making in order to implement the evidence-based decision-making process.

You will explore creativity and creative thinking through applied and online exercises, both individually and in teams. The module will show you the importance of team engagement and individuals' contribution to successful team creativity and innovation within an organisation.

You will grow familiar with the concept of entrepreneurial management audit and the importance of the lean business start-up model. You will learn about the role of business model and learning organisation in maintaining 'entrepreneurial environment' in a business setting.

You will understand the nature of start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the contribution that both entrepreneurial marketing and value chain concepts can make to organisational performance.

You will explore the transformative power of entrepreneurial creative abilities and the concept of opportunity identification and exploitation.

You will have the opportunity to experience the real-life process of launching an entrepreneurial activity through independent and guided study.

You will develop understanding of how new opportunities are offered for business innovation in digital economies, and the strategic challenges in exploiting these. You will also explore innovation in digital products and understand the relevance of contexts to foster business innovation in creating/sustaining entrepreneurial advantage in digital economies.

You will learn the systematic approach to innovation and problem-solving and to the concepts of design thinking.

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

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Course Leaders

I believe being a creative and enthusiastic lecturer. My knowledge of different languages and cultures makes me a good communicator. 

Dr Luca Cacciolatti

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Luca is a Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Business School. He graduated with a BSc in Management from the University of Turin, and also gained a BA in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University. His PhD, in Entrepreneurial Marketing from the University of Kent, was funded by the Scottish Government and allowed Luca to work directly with Scottish food and drink small and medium-sized enterprises, development agencies and food networks.

Luca recently co-authored Entrepreneurial Marketing for SMEs, a publication on the advancements of marketing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is and on the editorial advisory board of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, a 3* ABS-listed publication. 

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK. He is also a visiting professor at University of Science and Technology of China.

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Dr Ainurul Rosli

Senior Lecturer

Ainurul is a Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Business School. She achieved her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London in 2013 and went on to become a Sessional Lecturer there. She has an MSc in Operational Research from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor in Financial Engineering (Hons) from Multimedia University, Malaysia. 

Her previous professional experience includes strategy and innovation consulting work in London and abroad. She is also a researcher in residence with the Big Innovation Centre, focusing on Entrepreneurial Co-creation. Her work with her colleagues has won the Best Innovation paper awards at British Academy Management (BAM) 2015.

As an active researcher, Ainurul explores how universities, businesses, government, intermediaries and society closely interact with each other throughout the innovation process to create value.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you'll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 16000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

UK first degree with Honours, with classification 2.2, or above, or an international equivalent degree. 
Students whose first language is not English will normally be expected to have passed IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.

Exceptionally, practitioners with significant working experience (roughly three years) in any sector or industry will be considered for admission. Entrepreneurial experience may include all sort of activities that indicate opportunity seeking activity, which may include (and not limited to) opportunities identification (e.g., generating an idea for a potential business, or interest for a future as a business owner), organisation and coordination of resources (e.g., running a project that involves teams and resources coordination like a Church/Association project or a fundraising activity or a campaign to raise awareness about some issues within a community), and not necessarily running a business.

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UK first degree with Honours, with classification 2.2, or above, or an international equivalent degree. 
Students whose first language is not English will normally be expected to have passed IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.

Exceptionally, practitioners with significant working experience (roughly three years) in any sector or industry will be considered for admission. Entrepreneurial experience may include all sort of activities that indicate opportunity seeking activity, which may include (and not limited to) opportunities identification (e.g., generating an idea for a potential business, or interest for a future as a business owner), organisation and coordination of resources (e.g., running a project that involves teams and resources coordination like a Church/Association project or a fundraising activity or a campaign to raise awareness about some issues within a community), and not necessarily running a business.

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    Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda

    Testimonial from Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda, student at Westminster Business School, London
    As an international student I was looking for a Master's program that would offer me an experience and education that I could utilise worldwide. The University of Westminster was a simple choice for me knowing the superior level of education, top quality professors and fabulous location offered. The culturally diverse group of classmates held various levels of professional experience which enriched my learning as we continued to develop and challenge each other.

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    As a US national with relatively little experience in international accounting standards and practices prior to beginning the course, the WBS Msc in Finance and Accounting provided me with a useful blend of accounting theory and practice that has well equipped me for securing a job in international audit in the UK upon graduation. And with up to six exemptions from ACCA exams, its easy to see a quick and tangible return on investment.

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    A Distinction in my Masters at the University of Westminster gave me the knowledge and confidence to gain a coveted job in an investment bank. Having a solid grounding in theory combined with practice in my Westminster Business School degree enabled me to take on the added responsibilities I needed to advance my career.

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