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 2017 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 list. Modules may be subject to change.

Core Modules

  • Change and Leadership
  • Design, Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Managing Innovation
  • New Venture Creation and Simulation
  • Research Methods (International Management)
  • Research Project (Management & Entrepreneurship)


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Corporate Governance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Global Business
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Innovation in the Creative Economy
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Intellectual Property
  • Marketing Management

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-formerly-titled-management-and-entrepreneurship-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

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