Taught course

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management

University of Nottingham · Nottingham University Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by EQUIS

The ability to spot and develop opportunities, bring innovation to an organisation, work creatively and judge the value of ideas when investment conditions are uncertain, are the central themes of this masters course. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

The course involves high levels of participation and guided practical learning to translate entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and management theory into your practical management skills. During the course you will be presented with opportunities to:

  • develop your own venture ideas
  • evaluate new technologies
  • conduct a consultancy project for a local business
  • develop business plans
  • understand requirements for gaining venture finance
  • develop marketing strategies
  • devise management strategies for high growth

Classes can involve case studies, visiting entrepreneurs, working in teams, business simulations, lectures, group projects and presenting your ideas.

Semester one modules are taught in intensive consecutive blocks. In the second, modules are taught across the semester and you can customise your MSc by choosing subjects from the Sustainability or International Business pathways. This MSc gives every student the opportunity to hone their capabilities and skills on a ‘live’ consultancy project, advising a local business on its growth or development strategy and to gain experience presenting findings to senior management teams.

In the summer, we offer the opportunity to develop a business plan or undertake an academic dissertation. This choice enables you to complete the course with an outcome unique to you and your interests. You’ll receive close support from our academics or your business mentor whichever option you choose.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Business School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations23
Written coursework / continuous assessment22
Dissertation33 (20000 words)
Practical project22

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559