To be accepted on this programme you must have at least a 2.2 honours degree in Entrepreneurship or a business-related subject or must have passed the Pre-Master’s in Business. If you are not a native speaker of English then you must also have a minimum of 6.5 IELTS. You must demonstrate a serious interest in entrepreneurship and furthering the development of growth SMEs. You must also be willing to work in teams as consultants. This programme will be very hard work and may involve working outside normal university hours to achieve business deadlines. As numbers on this programme will be restricted, you will be interviewed in a similar way to KPMG Enterprise applicants. The Interview Panel will be the Chairman of ‘Buckingham Angels’ Venture Capital Panel, the MECP Programme Director and a senior representative of KPMG Enterprise.
Months of entry
If you plan to start your own business, work for a start-up or develop a career as a consultant to growing businesses, then you should seriously consider our new Master’s programme. This innovative one-year MSc in Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice (MECP) has been designed, with support from KPMG Enterprise, to develop your entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and behaviour. This will be achieved by providing opportunities for you to combine theoretical studies in entrepreneurship and business and with real work experience as junior business consultants.
You will be working with a range of entrepreneurs, helping them to develop and grow their innovative businesses by identifying, researching and resolving the problems faced by most start-up businesses as they grow.
As you will be representing the University of Buckingham and KPMG Enterprise in your external work, you will spend your first term developing your entrepreneurship and business knowledge and learning how to work as a member of a consultancy team. In your second term you will work on two consultancy projects. This will be followed by two more complex projects in your third term. During your final term you and your team must complete a major consultancy project for a larger growth business.
You will also be given a chance to develop your own business ideas, working in teams during the first term, and at the end of the term you will ‘pitch’ the idea you have developed to our ‘Buckingham Angels’ venture capital panel.
Information for international students
Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.
Fees and funding
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced from 1 August 2016 with support from the UK Government. The loan will provide up to £10,000 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living expenses or both. Find out more >>
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Lyn Hartin
- +44 (0)1280 820236
- +44 (0)1280 820151