Research course

Master of Enterprise, Business and Entrepreneurship

The University of Manchester · Alliance Manchester Business School

Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to the programme.

These are the standard entry requirements for the MEnt within the AMBS. If you are applying for an MEnt in a different School, then you need to meet that School's entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique postgraduate degree has been designed to train and support students in developing business ideas from postgraduate research. The MEnt degree enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and go on to either start their own business or work for a company where enterprise and innovation are valued. The degree is a generic research degree, combining Masters level postgraduate research with teaching in the business skills and knowledge required to turn that research into viable new business propositions.

The Master of Enterprise programme is a course devoted to experiencing how knowledge is transferred as products and services into the market place; founded on practical experience supported by theoretical understanding. The Manchester MEnt is unique in that it is driven by the practical application of knowledge supported by an integral programme of enterprise teaching.

  • The programme leads to the award of the degree of Master of Enterprise (MEnt) in a student's chosen subject `discipline'.
  • The programme consists of a 120 credit enterprise project in addition to 60 credits of taught units - 30 enterprise and 30 subject-based. The taught component provides students with both skills in enterprise and a depth of specialist knowledge that is directly applicable to their enterprise project.
  • Students are allocated a supervisor from their host school along with an enterprise supervisor from MEC; they may also be allocated a business mentor to provide guidance during the projects exit to market.

Course structure:

  • 2 core taught units (15 credits each): MCEL60021 Shaping Ideas for the Market and MCEL60032 Business Creation and Development;
  • 2 taught units from your subject area of choice (15 credits each)
  • Year-long enterprise research project (120 credits)
  • Students are also expected to attend a non-credited Research Methods unit.

Information for international students

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements see entry requirements for your country.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Alliance Manchester Business School
+44 (0)161 306 8487