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Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc

Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success - whether in small and medium-sized enterprises, your own business or on project-based venture teams in large companies.

This MSc combines academic knowledge with practical skills. You will learn to design, manage, and grow new ventures in a challenging business world. You will gain the skills needed to make reasoned and creative contributions to problem-solving in dynamic, complex and uncertain entrepreneurial contexts.

You will also increase your awareness of ethics and responsible business practices. You’ll be able to reflect on ethical and moral issues in entrepreneurship and innovation.

You will learn from and network with visiting speakers. These include entrepreneurs running successful and innovative social and commercial enterprises. You will also benefit from our close collaboration with the Sussex Innovation Centre, NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator and local organisations that offer strategic advice for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and innovative growing companies.


On this MSc, you will gain knowledge on general management theories with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to launch or manage your own venture.

A range of career options will be open to you, including:

  • an entrepreneurial position in an international organisation
  • entrepreneurial ventures in the public/private/third sector (for example universities and research institutes)
  • business development consultancy.


This course aims to equip you with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational and strategic levels. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi - functional, so we aim here to provide an integrative approach to the management of innovation. Specifically, we aim to integrate the management of market, technological and organizational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organizations. We shall argue that the process of innovation management is essentially generic, although organization, technological and market specific factors will constrain choices and actions.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above (including an average mark of at least 57%). Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.