Taught course

Entrepreneurship & Financing

University of Reading · Henley Business School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary between programmes but generally you are expected to hold an upper second-class Bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally-recognised university. For further information visit our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Months of entry


Course content

This Master’s programme develops students into entrepreneurial individuals with the competence and confidence to take effective decisions, especially financing decisions, as a leader of a start-up venture or within an entrepreneurial firm.

About the programme

Small and family firms are often restricted in their growth options through a lack of understanding of financing, or an unwillingness to utilise external funding. In ever more competitive global markets, organisations that depend solely upon the perceived ‘less risky’ option of re-investing profits and using loan finance will be condemned to slow growth.

This programme has a strong conceptual and theoretical foundation as the basis for putting ‘theory into practice’. It builds your knowledge of start-up and entrepreneurial organisations (public, private and not for- profit), their growth challenges, their financing options and how leadership and management use their knowledge and make judgements in the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.

Modules from the ICMA* Centre at Henley Business School supplement the entrepreneurial modules that form the core Entrepreneurship & Financing programme.

The capstone is the Entrepreneurship project which provides students with a rich learning experience, by working with entrepreneurs, in a collaborative consultancy situation, over a six-week period. Preparation for this project involves visits to a start-up incubator in Spring term and a study visit (usually to Poland) to work with entrepreneurs.

You will also work with leading academics and industry experts in the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, and gain access to our network of entrepreneurs and investors in entrepreneurs (Henley Business Angel Network).

Information for international students

Business & Management programmes will accept students with IELTS 7.0 and will also accept IETLS 6.0 providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Henley Business School provides substantial postgraduate funding. We offer a competitive range of scholarships to students from all over the world. Additional university-wide sources of funding may also be available. Please visit our website for further information:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Recruitment Office
+44(0)118 378 7593