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MSc - Master of Science
Whether you want to start your own company, lead a family business or gain entrepreneurial skills that are in demand from employers, our Entrepreneurship MSc is for you.
Course outline and modules
Study a MSc Entrepreneurship masters at Aston University and unleash your entrepreneurial potential.
With extensive industry contacts, links to business incubators and a huge amount of start-up support available, we’re the perfect stepping stone for your future.
This exciting course will equip you with the knowledge and capabilities to pursue a range of future career paths. We will provide you with the academic grounding and practical skills needed to start your own business.
What will I learn?
You’ll gain a detailed understanding of businesses in an international context, enabling you to work for a leading global firm or operate across borders with your own company.
The course covers the entire process of starting a new business venture, from the initial idea to international expansion. It will help you to identify and develop business opportunities and teach you how to check the feasibility of a venture using key frameworks and tools. It will teach you business growth strategies and what funding options are available to entrepreneurs.
You’ll also appreciate how enterprises can vary in terms of their mission, from commercial ventures aiming to maximise profits to social enterprises who prioritise social wealth creation. We also explore entrepreneurship in the context of family business and corporate intrapreneurship.
We’ll equip you with a broad knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll develop an understanding of how the external environment can affect business decision-making and behaviours. We examine foreign market entry modes, approaches to international trade, how international businesses are structured as well as the impact of technology and country policies on company strategy.
We examine the traits and characteristics often associated with successful entrepreneurs and help you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. This can empower you to create your own business and makes you alert to opportunities for growth and innovation in markets.
How will my skills develop?
We focus on developing practical entrepreneurial skills throughout the programme. For example, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience writing formal business plans and presenting venture propositions to would-be investors by the way of a pitch.
You’ll develop key transferable skills which employers consider highly valuable. You’ll enhance your communication, teamwork, analytical and critical-thinking abilities thanks to our emphasis on applied learning methods.
You’ll also study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year.
How will this course help my career?
We’ll help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset. This can open doors to a variety of future pathways, from securing a graduate role to becoming a successful entrepreneur, and from expanding the family business to working with start-up firms.
With a wide selection of optional modules, this course provides you with the opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your interests or professional ambitions. You’ll be able to gain advanced-level understanding of subject areas, including finance, marketing, human resource and strategy. Whatever career path you’re looking to take, we can help you get on the right track.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class). Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee. An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. A completed application form.