Taught course

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of Warwick · Warwick Manufacturing Group

Entry requirements

* degree of UK 2:2 or above (or overseas equivalent) inn a science, engineering, IT, business or management discipline. * 1 satisfactory academic reference (or professional if 2+ years experience) * English qualification (IELTS 6.5, PTE 62) See http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/english/.

Months of entry


Course content

Design, develop and set-up your own innovation driven globally orientated business

Designed For...

People with or without work experience, who wish to design, develop and run their own innovation driven globally orientated businesses. This practically oriented course covers the process from generating new business ideas, developing and refining them, designing the infrastructure and launching the business. You will use the latest methods and technologies to support these processes.

We will provide you with...

  • The knowledge to apply best practice approaches onto new business proposals to maximize their chances of success.
  • The opportunity to develop and practice skills for making appropriate judgments, regarding the choices in your business development.
  • Opportunities to develop your product and service concepts to a launch level
Course structure:
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.
The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion.
The core modules for this MSc are:
  • Business Model Generation
  • Leadership
  • Establishing a new business
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Management of Change
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Innovation
Students would choose a further 2 elective modules from an extensive list to make up to 10 modules.
The project is worth 50% of the final grade, and supports you in developing research and analytical skills. For the Entrepreneurship course the project is devoted to developing your business idea in a rigorous manner so that at course end you will be able to launch your business.
Work on your project runs concurrently with your module study. You will be able to choose project or suggest one of your own and a member of staff will guide you through the process of writing a dissertation.
Examples of some projects are:
  • Mobile based concert organization and promotion in Nigeria
  • A reverse auction based wedding portal
  • An electronic marketplace for small businesses
  • Unijobs – a jobs portal for students
  • New household appliances
  • iPhone app

After You Graduate

Upon completion of the course, you should be a position whereby you are ready to launch your own business.

The skills you have gained will also be valuable for a wide variety of existing businesses who wish to move into new product and service areas.

Take a look at our Alumni profiles to read about what some of our past students thought of the course and what they have gone onto do: - www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/why/student_profiles/.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team - wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/overseasapplicationsupport/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

WMG will be awarding over £600,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (20,000 words)

Course contact details

Cathy Fawcett
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889