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MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

University of Portsmouth - Offered by CEG Digital, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 7,594

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  • 2 Years
  • Online and On-campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are two of the greatest tools a professional can use. When properly harnessed and effectively used, they can lead to increased profits, accelerated growth, and more jobs within an organisation. With the aid of this online programme, you’ll be equipped to realise your ambitions in setting up a new business and/or take your company to new levels of success. 

You’ll master the techniques and contemporary skills needed to establish yourself as a creative, proficient business leader. This programme is designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to become an entrepreneur, as well as effectively manage and drive innovation in an existing business.

You can expect to develop valuable expertise around opportunity recognition, product development, commercialisation, operational growth, strategic thinking, and more. Through your studies, you’ll gain conceptual and analytical skills that can be applied to startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and large businesses across the private and public sector.

Our academics have practical and/or academic experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management, so you’ll benefit from concrete, real-world lessons that can be immediately applied to your own career.

Join the next generation of business pioneers and foster a successful career in your industry of choice

On this course, you’ll:

  • Master key innovation management and entrepreneurship frameworks to guide the development of constructive business policies and strategies
  • Understand the internal and external factors that impact innovation within an organisation, including economic, social, environmental, and technological challenges
  • Conduct detailed study into markets and customers, including the impact of market changes on a company, to better target products
  • Learn about the financing of business operations, particularly around conducting financial assessments for new products and startups
  • All assessments for this course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through projects such as:
  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • A dissertation
  • You'll also receive formal and informal tutor feedback to help you improve future work.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • February 2024
  • A first or a second-class honours degree in any discipline
  • English language proficiency at IELTS level 6.5 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language

When applying, you’ll also be required to submit:

  • Two references
  • Personal statement

Entrepreneurship Theory (30 credits) Your studies for this module will introduce you to the field of entrepreneurship as the process of starting and growing a new enterprise. Through engaging with contemporary research and critical discussions in this field, you’ll start to hone the ever-evolving mindset associated with spotting and developing opportunities and setting up new organisations.

Innovation Management (30 credits) This module presents a contemporary view of innovation management that focuses on the links and overlaps between groups rather than on a single perspective from, for example, marketing or research and development. You’ll get to explore the field of innovation management and examine the issues faced by organisations engaged in developing new innovative outputs. Upon completion, you’ll be able to comprehend innovation topologies, concepts, and tools.

Managing New Product Development (30 credits) Gain advanced knowledge of the processes involved in product development, including the most effective ways to manage them. You’ll have the opportunity to create and test a new product concept with potential customers and analyse it in detail within lectures and group discussions.

Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing (30 credits) This is a practical module that focuses on identifying an opportunity and developing a viable business model by adopting a design-thinking approach. Through the process of market validation by gathering customer and market feedback, you’ll continuously iterate and evolve your business model and develop your entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes such as leadership, resilience, and adaptability.

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits) This final module will help familiarise you with different methods – both qualitative and quantitative – for undertaking research in entrepreneurship or innovation management.

With your dissertation, you’ll have the scope to address a challenge relating to your current place of work or even any future career plans.

Previous dissertation topics by our on-campus students include:

  • How is the credibility of a biotech start-up affected by its choice of partnerships?
  • The impact of new machineries in the knitting industry in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Attitudes and perceptions of female entrepreneurship in male-dominant industries
  • The influence of leadership styles on team success and managerial playing styles in English football between 2015-2019
  • The effect of social media on informal businesses in Jordan


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