Subject

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is about ambitious mind-sets, new venture creation and innovation.

Entrepreneurship

Our courses in entrepreneurship examine the ways in which creative people, dynamic organisations and facilitative environments help to generate economic growth and social transformation. 

We want to equip you with contemporary business knowledge but, more importantly, we aim to develop your practical skills through a combination of group work, business simulation games and interactive projects.

Upon graduation, many of our students decide to use what they have learnt to launch their own businesses.

Why study here?
  • Get hands-on experience by adding a placement year in industry to your degree.
  • Follow the Q-step pathway to develop advanced analytical skills, in high demand by employers in the public and private sectors.
  • Business simulation games and interactive projects ensure your degree is highly relevant to today’s workplace.

We aim to use our research and teaching to support small and medium enterprises, to explore the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and to consider the disruptive potential of intrapreneurship.

We recognise that entrepreneurs come from a diverse range of backgrounds so we offer Masters courses in entrepreneurship for students who are new to the study of business and want to develop the skills needed to launch an innovative new start-up firm.   

You’ll study at our Southend Campus, in the heart of the Thames Gateway, one of the Government’s key areas for economic growth and a fitting location for entrepreneurial study. Essex has the highest number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, meaning you are ideally located for launching your business or gaining inspiration to take back home.

Why study here?
  • Instead of a dissertation, you can opt to complete a comprehensive business plan for your new venture.
  • We offer courses for students who have never studied business before.
  • You’ll learn from experts who are leading researchers in their field meaning you can be confident your studies are always right up-to-date with professional practice. 

Entrepreneurship, innovation and international management fuel the growth of regions. Our thought leaders are proud to be leading research that has an impact on people's everyday lives, influencing policy and practice and shaping the next generation of businesses.

Our international researchers work alongside our PhD students to study topics including supply chain and operations, strategy, the challenges faced by specific entrepreneurial groups, the development of the intrapreneur and how entrepreneurship is delivered in the national curriculum. 

We aim to champion innovative interdisciplinary projects and support our PhD students to design and conduct the research project you choose, rather than telling you to complete it in a particular way.   

We’re pleased to be able to offer an integrated PhD, for students who have a strong research proposal but who do not have previous research or Masters-level study experience.

Why study here?
  • You're part of a friendly research community, challenging conventional thinking to influence the business landscape of the future.
  • Limited research training or don't have a Masters? You can still gain a PhD with our integrated PhD route.
  • Our leading researchers are committed to applying their research to practice and work alongsuide business through a range of knowledge exhange projects.
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Disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.