Are you a born entrepreneur? While entrepreneurial spirit may be natural, knowing how to harness it is another thing. Our highly innovative Masters course will give you the skills you need to boost your employability and get your own start-up off the ground.
Highly innovative in both design and delivery, our course provides a robust grounding in entrepreneurial management at postgraduate level. You’ll develop a set of special abilities and skills which you can use throughout your working life, whether working for other organisations or for yourself.
Alongside traditional teaching methods, you’ll benefit from entrepreneur-led sessions. Our Entrepreneur in Residence network means that a successful entrepreneur will mentor you throughout your studies, helping you to channel your natural abilities and turn them into something palpable.
The Big Pitch has been a life-changing experience as it has given me the seed funding to launch my own tea start-up. Thanks to the mentoring and guidance received through CEDAR, I feel much more confident now to start my entrepreneurial journey
There’s plenty of scope for hands-on experience, too. Our Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) has extensive networks, through which you'll be able to work in an entrepreneurial organisation and develop your own proposition. You’ll add value to your host organisation while boosting your employability and confidence in establishing your own ventures.
Six reasons to study MSc Entrepreneurial Management
Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.
The most exhilarating aspect of this course is the practical application of theory. Being able to write an actual business plan with commercial focus... leads to amazing opportunities
The course blends theory and practice in a highly innovative way and ensures interaction with entrepreneurs. I feel like this degree has helped me develop in a way that a standard business course would not have
Our Masters in Entrepreneurial Management will help you to develop your own set of entrepreneurial skills to allow you to take control of your own career – wherever that career may take you. Whether you wish to start your own business or work in an entrepreneurial organisation from the private, public or third sector, this course will give you the tools you need to succeed.
We use a number of innovative assessment methods, from coursework assignments to presentations, including pitching to a Dragons’ Den style assembly of entrepreneurs. You’ll also carry out research and consultancy projects, cognitive maps, self-assessed learning logs and portfolios. Business plans and management reports may form part of your assessment too, and we’ll assess the development of your real-life or simulated business.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Full-time, part-time postgraduate taught ()
January 2017, September 2017
Part-time postgraduate taught (3 years)
January 2017, May 2017
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