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MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This programme provides you with the opportunity to develop an academic understanding of the current debates in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation on top of a thorough grounding in a more traditional business curriculum.

You will have the chance to develop and reflect on a range of high level entrepreneurial capabilities and competencies that are relevant in both entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial situations, in all types of organisational contexts. 


Once you have decided that you would like to study this programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.

Visit the UWTSD Birmingham's apply section to find out more. You can also apply using the link below.

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Institution Code: T80

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home: £7,800
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course?

  • Develop the key leadership and management skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • Gain a leading management qualification related to entrepreneurship in a flexible, supportive learning environment.
  • Get to grips with methods of financing start-ups and business planning. 

What you will learn

Course Overview

This programme is available to Home and International applicants.

This MBA is aimed at students who might want to apply entrepreneurial approaches in both profit and not for profit organisations, in small or large organisations, and at global or local levels. Students might also be planning to own their own entrepreneurial venture at some stage in their career.

Students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct advanced research into a variety of entrepreneurial issues whilst focusing on the role and impact of entrepreneurship.

*Please note that due to student cohort sizes, the University may request that you choose an alternative pathway.

Module Topics

This MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme will equip students with general business management knowledge as well as specialist entrepreneurship skills to enable them to excel in their chosen field.

Part 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Financial Management (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon the successful completion of the Financial Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study
    • research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.
  • Human Capital Management (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon the successful completion of the Human Capital Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically review and appraise current research and advanced scholarship so to enable them to evaluate managerial and business environments
    • demonstrate a systematic understanding of current issues in Human Capital Management within a variety of organisations so to enable them to manage effectively the design and implementation of fair, efficient and effective policies and procedures that serve to deliver upon the strategic aims of the organisation.
  • Marketing Management (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon the successful completion of the Marketing Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically appraise key marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing department to the organisation
    • anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.
  • Strategic Management (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon the successful completion of the Strategic Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • synthesise the relationship between the external context of an organisation and its internal context and their impact on its strategies
    • critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues
      assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Economy (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Economy module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • critically apply and evaluate the theoretical and conceptual issues about entrepreneurship and the small business sector from a range of perspectives
    • develop business planning skills through the delivery of a business plan for a start-up or an established firm
  • Managerial Finance and Leadership (20 credits, compulsory)
    • Upon successful completion of the Managerial Finance and Leadership module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • analyse and evaluate the financial management tools needed to plan an entrepreneurial initiative
    • master the financial management tools to run the operation of an entrepreneurial initiative
    • lead for organisational agility and build competitive advantage.

Part 2

  • Dissertation, OR Integrated Case Study, OR Business Development Proposal (60 credits, compulsory)

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

This programme is available to Home and International applicants.

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK ENIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.

Career Opportunities

Past students have enhanced their career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Full-time students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the Chartered Management Institute) to provide application and networking opportunities, and are supported in finding appropriate work experience opportunities and in planning and progressing their careers after graduation.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software over the course of their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Further Information

Please contact birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk if you have any questions about the University or about this course in particular. You may also find our Frequently Asked Questions page helpful.