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Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

In a highly competitive global environment, innovation is one of the key areas in which businesses can ensure their success and establish a competitive advantage. On this programme you will develop an advanced understanding of organisations, their management, the changing external context in which they operate and the importance of innovation. This programme is specifically designed for students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a management career in a globalised environment. This programme will: develop your understanding of markets, the external context, customers, organisations and their people; teach you how to think critically about business and the innovation process, which are necessary to continue developing each company; equip you with the knowledge and skills to assist with managing the innovation process in companies; and develop your problem solving ability in the business environment. A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework examinations and a dissertation. Coursework may take the form of an individual and/or group assignment, individual and/or group presentations or invigilated tests. Examinations take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module belongs to semester one. This module will explore various theoretical approaches used to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the "traditional" competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to consider more contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, behavioural approaches and time/timing. Throughout the course we will examine a variety of organisational contexts, assessing the extent to which firm strategy models may be applicable to public sector, voluntary, entrepreneurial or other types of organisations as well as firms.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.  Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of accounting would be an advantage.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities in the UK. It has over 21,000 students, which comprises of around 5,000 postgraduate students. The university’s history goes back to the nineteenth century, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. It is divided into three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences Science and...more

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