Taught course

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (formerly titled Management and Entrepreneurship)

University of Sussex · Business and Management

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

People are increasingly likely to work within the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector and to start their own businesses, while those within the corporate, public and third sectors are increasingly expected to work in project-based venture teams. Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success.

This is an intensive course designed to give you an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business in different organisational, sectoral and geographical contexts. It also helps you to build practical skills related to identification of opportunities and conceptualising, designing, managing and growing new ventures (eg writing an entrepreneurial business plan for a new venture).


Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: you take Change and Leadership • Design Thinking for Entrepreneurship • Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Small Business. You also choose two from Accounting for Decision-Makers • Global Business • Marketing Management.

Spring term: you take New Venture Creation and Simulation. You also choose two from Corporate Governance • Entrepreneurial Finance • Information Systems and Management • International Entrepreneurship • Managing Intellectual Property. A research methods module runs in the spring term.

Summer term: you choose either to carry out an independent research project or to work on a company-based project with the Sussex Innovation Centre.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668