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Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide an overview and understanding of entrepreneurship and the critical skills and perspectives for doing it. The aim is to be highly interactive, with workshops, case studies, subject experts, and practitioners engaging in the discussion of key concepts, theories, frameworks, and emerging ideas for creating, developing, and enabling entrepreneurship in the private, public and social sectors in the UK and internationally.

The programme aims to: develop learner knowledge and skills in topics relevant to the creation and management of high-impact entrepreneurial ventures. These include but are not limited to: discovering and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, entrepreneurial finance (including raising finance); marketing; strategy and business model development; developing and leading teams of entrepreneurs and innovators; networking and pitching; develop learners’ mindset for innovation (eg the ability to 'manage under uncertainty' and to 'sell while still building') and their ability to integrate into innovation ecosystems in Cambridge or elsewhere; develop learners’ ability to function as leaders of innovation projects, whether inside established organizations or in startups.

At the end of the course, students should be able to: Generate/identify ideas for entrepreneurial ventures, evaluate the potential for success of those ideas, turn the ideas into a set of hypotheses to be tested and objectives to be pursued, select apposite methods and techniques for testing assumptions and execute some of those methods and techniques. Understand the mechanisms and contingencies underlying the tools used for the above. Identify rational, social and emotional levers to be used in the persuasion of the critical audiences of innovators, early adopters, co-innovators and distribution partners required to get a venture off the ground.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Opportunities, Business Models and Entrepreneurial Strategy - Core
Persuasion, Sales and Social Capital - Core
Assembling and Managing Innovative Teams - Core
Entrepreneurship Skills and the Entrepreneurial Mindset - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised university. We are looking for the equivalent of a first class or good upper-second class honours from a British University or equivalent. You must submit a copy of your undergraduate academic transcript (or degree certificate if a transcript is not available). Students who have not achieved the minimum requirement at undergraduate level could be considered if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification or good Master’s degree.