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MA Enterprise (Family Enterprises)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Enterprises Parenting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This degree is ideal for anyone looking to the develop the skills to successfully launch or enhance their own business venture.

MA Enterprise offers a participant experience that bridges the gap between academia and industry experience. Specialising in one core pathway enables you to develop the specific skills you need to move into your chosen field.

Family enterprises play an integral role in building our nations. However, they face unique challenges that require specialist skills and knowledge.

The Family Enterprises Pathway

The Family Enterprises pathway explores the nature and dynamics of entrepreneurial families. It will address the universal issues of such enterprises as you apply them to your own family business.

You will have the platform to test out your ideas, collaborate with peers and mentors, and learn how to solve complex enterprise-related problems.

Using a range of case studies, you will examine different business models – from start-ups to high growth organisations. This knowledge will help you to recognise the practical and ethical dimensions of enterprise, giving you the skills to develop effective solutions.

You will also learn how to determine the managerial and resource priorities that are required to operate efficiently, sustainable and successfully.

This degree will develop you into a creative entrepreneur, who is ready to successfully launch or enhance your family business.

Teaching and assessment

You will be introduced to different perspectives, and encouraged to analyse and interpret information independently. You will also work with diverse and multicultural teams, learning from different perspectives and honing your collaborative skills.

The programme is delivered through:

  • Case studies
  • External guest speakers
  • Group work
  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Seminars
  • Simulations
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods include:

  • Written reports
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Oral assessments
  • Interviews
  • Peer assessments

Careers

A large percentage of our graduates join family businesses or start their own ventures in a wide range of business and creative areas.

Modules

This module provides students with an understanding of the increasingly central role of sustainability in enterprise strategy and examines the trajectory of current enterprise practice. The module will embody a critical understanding of the increasing need of the enterprise manager to adapt and leverage sustainability constructs. This module will initially provide participants with a contemporary understanding of the external issues that are driving enterprises to engage with sustainability. This will cover recent ecological and social drivers that are externally impacting businesses around the world and the contemporary moves by stakeholder groups to engage enterprises in embedding the full spectrum of sustainability strategies into their operational models, in particular ?supply chains?. Theories and case studies around sustainability engagement in support of the earnings imperative will also be critiqued. This will be positioned in the context of the maturity of enterprises in their development and application of sustainability strategies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

22,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

22,000

Entry requirements

Students need to have one of the following qualifications: minimum second class UK undergraduate degree; equivalent international qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University; exceptional entry will be assessed on case by case basis by academic referral only based on: an undergraduate degree lower than 2:2 plus one year of relevant work experience; no undergraduate degree but three years of relevant work experience.