Taught course

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Birkbeck, University of London · Birkbeck Business School

Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by Birkbeck.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers you a comprehensive understanding of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in business strategy. You will gain extensive knowledge and insights in:
  • crucial issues in the management of innovation
  • digital transformation in businesses
  • entrepreneurship and new technology
  • innovation management in international business
  • the role of technology and innovation policy.

Critical thinking and problem-focused decision making are key components of this course. We link theory and practice to equip you with the principles and tools for analysing a range of issues in various types of firms. You will learn about entrepreneurial skill sets, entrepreneurial finance and the role of networks and social capital.

Start-up guidance is also included as part of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as practical skills in relation to entrepreneurship, such as elaboration of business plans including design, delivery and finance. You will gain expertise that is vital for organisations to be able to navigate the challenges in this era of digital business.


  • Birkbeck is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • Many Birkbeck students work in, or have professional experience in, the industries under consideration. This provides strong networking opportunities with fellow students and Birkbeck alumni, with potentially beneficial impacts on your career development.
Careers and employability

Entrepreneurship graduates are employable everywhere where the management of entrepreneurial processes is crucial for corporate success. Possible professions include:

  • human resources officer
  • management consultant
  • operational researcher
  • logistics and distribution manager
  • marketing executive
  • systems analyst.

We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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