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MA Enterprise (New Ventures)

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary


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.

The creation of new ventures is one of the most important global economic activities of our time.

The New Ventures Pathway

The New Ventures pathway will give you the foundation needed to transform a new venture from an innovative idea into a fully-fledged, profitable business or product. You’ll learn how to identify key markets and develop strategies to drive your business ideas forward and surpass your competitors.

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 prepare you for your own entrepreneurial journey, whether that’s launching your own start-up or launching a new product within a larger organisation.

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


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


The module is designed to equip participants with a theoretical and practical insight and competence in the fields of marketing and finance for enterprise. The focus is on developing strategic approaches to marketing and finance that will help achieve competitive advantage, USP and proposition development. Marketing and finance represent key interfaces between an enterprise and its stakeholders and therefore they encompass strong practical dimensions that are inseparable from the conceptual frameworks that underpin them.

Tuition fees

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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.