Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree (minimum Bachelor 2:2 (Hons). If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to submit an English test result equivalent to IELTS 6.5

How to Apply

For more information on the applciation process and for a link to the application form, please visit: warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for

IAE is designed for entrepreneurs, or graduates with entrepreneurial flair who are looking to establish their own business. It is designed for people who see opportunities all around them, and who want to achieve their dreams of creating a business that can harness those opportunities. It is an exciting programme that will give you the mind-set, tools and techniques to turn your ideas into a successful business.

Students join IAE from all academic disciplines, from engineering and business, through to creative arts and humanities. A good proportion of IAE students already have professional experience and are at the stage in their career where they want to launch their own company. Others come as recent graduates, typically from an entrepreneurial family, and are looking at expanding and innovating the family firm, developing new markets and product or service lines.

What the course will provide

You will learn to apply best-practice approaches to designing, developing, and running your own innovation-driven, often globally orientated, business. It’s a practical course, covering the process from generating new business ideas, developing and refining ideas, and designing the infrastructure right through to launching the business. You’ll focus on how innovation can be exploited in technological and business contexts, to increase success for new product or services based businesses.

Course structure and assessment

The curriculum is divided in nine taught modules (seven core modules, and two elective modules) and the project. After each taught module, you will complete a post-module assignment. Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and is devoted to rigorously developing your business idea, so that by the end of the course you will be in a position to launch your business.


  • Business Model Generation
  • Establishing a New Business
  • Leadership
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Innovation
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Management of Change

In addition to the above core modules, two elective modules must be chosen from the full module list on our website.

Future career prospects

Our graduates typically start their own business, and we’ve seen them become successful in a wide range of sectors including: food and drink, music, electrical manufacturing, digital education, oil and gas, outsourcing, consultancy, fashion, textiles, luxury goods and jewellery, logistics, and finance.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG Admissions team at: wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives for the University of Warwick is available on the web page here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

WMG will be awarding over £750,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2020.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG Excellence Scholarship, application deadline is 1st April 2020. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon and Latin America.

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

WMG Master's Team
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889