Department profile

Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Loughborough University London
2016/17 edition

About Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

The Glendbonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development offers programmes for those who wish to gain knowledge and practical skills in entrepreneurship and innovation management. These programmes have been designed to cultivate networks and help transform ideas into success stories. With an enviable plethora of well-established industry partnerships, Loughborough University is recognised for delivering challenging, career-enhancing programmes with the ability to deliver tangible value to individuals and organisations.

Students enrolled on a Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development program have an unrivalled opportunity to contribute towards the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem thriving on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in the neighbouring growth areas of Hackney Wick and Shoreditch.


Career-Enhancing Programmes

Each programme offers a curriculum that is informed by industry trends and current market insights. Students will have access to an exciting series of master classes, workshops and public lectures from recognised businesses and organisations based in the UK and overseas.

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation, *new for 2016
MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations

Cutting-Edge Research

Research plays a key role in understanding and modelling business success. It has the ability to provide individuals and businesses with the right resources to transform an idea into a reality, and a venture into a success story. Our research focuses on the intersection between the entrepreneurial strategy of an organisation and the resulting organisational behaviour.

As a research student at Loughborough University London, you will become part of a talented research community and will be actively encouraged to engage with other research communities across the globe.

Loughborough University London is offering 25 studentships to fund research projects in design, enterprise, sport business, media and creative industries, and digital technologies.

The studentships will cover the full cost of tuition fees, as well as a competitive, tax-free stipend of £16,057 (inclusive of London weighting) for UK, EU and International students. The stipend will be paid in monthly instalments for the duration of your PhD.

Each Institute will allocate 3 studentships to UK/EU applicants, and 2 studentships to international applicants.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Our Scholarships and Bursaries have been created to celebrate academic excellence, support ambition and reward meaningful contributions to local communities.

  • Dean's Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for students who submit an inspiring business idea to the University.

Applicants are asked to produce a one-page submission of their business idea, and those that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from the East London Growth Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

  • Loughborough University Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary offers graduates from Loughborough University 20% towards the full cost of their tuition fees, regardless of their programme or nationality.

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high achieving UK, EU and international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees.


Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centers hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.