MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Gain the skills to understand and manage innovation in both entrepreneurial and established businesses.

You learn how new, innovative products get to market, how companies introduce innovation and how enterprises set up new ventures. There is a focus on the analysis of key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, governments and the global economy.

Take advantage of the workshops, guest speaker events and competitions run by Manchester Enterprise Centre.

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time or 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average , position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Admissions update 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received this year, this course is now closed to new applications for entry in September 2017.

The online application form for 2018 will open on 25 September, and we will start to process applications from October 2017.

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Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

Course module details

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years.

This internationally-recognised degree looks at how:

  • new ideas become successful products
  • entrepreneurial expertise creates growth
  • companies harness knowledge to remain competitive
  • knowledge shapes society and vice versa
  • climate change can be tackled with new technology
  • to overcome the practical challenges associated with creating a new entrepreneurial venture
  • economies can be transformed through successive gales of creative destruction?

The focus of the programme is on the analysis of key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, governments and the global economy. The aim of this top-rated course is to produce well trained analysts of innovation, familiar with economic, social, political and management theories and approaches, and able to apply their interdisciplinary perspective to understand the organisational and policy challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Authentic mastery - being able to apply these methods, tools and techniques in a real scenario - is at the heart of much of the teaching and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on research training, development of personal communication skills, team-working and presentation which gives you an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors, academic research or teaching.

The course uses an outstanding team of world class researchers, drawn the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), combining the strengths of three former research centres: PREST (Policy Research for Engineering Science and Technology), CRIC (Centre for Research into Innovation and Competition) and CROMTEC (Centre for Research into Organisations, Management and Technical Change).

Lecturers on the course have wide expertise ranging from technology evaluation and foresight, policy making and agenda-setting through to areas of sustainable technologies, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, mobile (3G) technologies and the wide range of technologies used in the construction, food, water, automobile, steel, pharmaceuticals, aviation, defence, and service sector industries. Our teaching is research-led and the content of the programme reflects the research conducted by MIOIR and by the subject group more generally.

Open days

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 22 November 2017

If you'd like to know more about what it's like to study in Manchester, then join us at our next Open Day on 22 November.

You'll have the opportunity to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.  We'll be hosting an alumni panel who'll share their experience of studying at Alliance MBS with you and talk about what they've been doing since graduation.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 15 courses to choose from.

The event will be held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

You'll be able to register your interest in attending the event in September, and you'll receive more information about the schedule for the day.

Events round the world

We take part in many events in the UK, the EU and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country .

If you plan to visit Manchester and and you are unable to attend the Open Day, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,750
    International students (per annum): £9,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information on scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 306 1339
Email
Website
http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/inno-manage-entrepreneurship/
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"Manchester is very entrepreneurial and Alliance MBS has a huge concentration of innovation management researchers."

Christian Daniel Dominguez Agiss, Mexico

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