MSc Entrepreneurship

Study mode

Full-time (1 year)

Part-time (2 years)

Start date(s)

September 2020

Tuition fees 20/21
Home (full-time, per year): £7,950
Home (per credit): £44.17
International (full-time, per year): £15,600

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0151 231 5090

Faculty of Business and Law:

0151 231 8080

International admissions

+44 (0)151 904 6499

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About this course

LJMU's MSc Entrepreneurship encourages an innate sense of business acumen within a framework of specialist expertise.

  • Discover how to set up a new business venture or enhance and develop existing entrepreneurial skills
  • Enjoy free student membership of the Institute of Directors
  • Learn from high-achieving staff with backgrounds in academia and business
  • Study in the £38million Redmonds Building

LJMU's advanced level of knowledge in business and entrepreneurial acumen has created the essential programme of study for those wishing to achieve success with their own company. In this traditionally independent field of business, your learning will be tailored and streamlined to ensure the smoothest route to your success as an entrepreneur.

The MSc Entrepreneurship has been developed in consultation with leading business organisations. Your academic team includes experienced lecturers and business experts such as Dr Fragkoulis Papagiannis, Dr Abel D. Alonso and Programme Leader, Dr Isaac Amoako. The programme is taught in the evening, full study hours can be found in the Details tab. 

The programme will teach you to identify opportunities and threats arising from changes in the business environment and the impact on entrepreneurial activity. Business and management concepts including marketing, financial analysis, law and economics will be covered so that you have a broad knowledge of their application and their critical importance in relation to your entrepreneurial activity.

In joining this cohort, your business network and your involvement in the current culture of business, will expand to provide you with a strong platform from which to launch your business and new career direction.


AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logoLiverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University is a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students


The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)

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  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)


There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.


Further your career prospects

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

As a student on this programme you may already be employed in a small or medium sized enterprise or be a business owner. If this is the case, the MSc Entrepreneurship will enhance your skills and knowledge of running a business. You will develop your leadership and project management skills and even use new and innovative technologies to improve your business. You will also come to understad the psychology of being an entrepreneur.

If you’re an undergraduate student with the passion and drive to become a successful entrepreneur, this course will provide you with the vital knowledge and skills to succeed in your field of business.

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Whatever your background, your CV will be enhanced and you will stand out from the competition with an MSc Entrepreneurship from Liverpool Business School.

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Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your programme

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

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Core Modules

Innovation, Creativity and Technology
20 credits

This module is intended to teach you how to think creatively and how to shape creative ideas into commercially viable propositions. It aims to:

  • develop your ability to generate creative ideas with commercial viability
  • teach you to apply tools and techniques to enable creative problem solving
  • enable you to appreciate alternative and innovative approaches to business
  • help you understand how to manage the innovation and creative design process
  • enable you to appreciate the successful application of innovative technology to business

Entrepreneurship Concepts and Practice
20 credits

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically assess different entrepreneurial concepts and practices and their real world application. It enhances your understanding of the entrepreneurial environment and business management.

Entrepreneurship Business to Business
20 credits

This module aims to enable you to critically assess the different opportunities and processes involved in selling products and/or services to other businesses and to develop the entrepreneurial skills involved in working with other businesses. It:

  • introduces you to the different approaches of selling products and/or services to other businesses
  • helps you to examine the relationship between the entrepreneur and their business customers
  • enables you to identify the most appropriate and successful strategy to create and secure new business opportunities

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship
20 credits

This module develops an understanding of the impact of psychology and leadership on entrepreneurial development and business success. It enables you to:

  • understand the variety of approaches and techniques available to motivate and develop staff and colleagues
  • acquire an understanding and insight into your own entrepreneurial strengths and areas for improvement
  • develop an action plan or strategy for effective working
  • understand the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in marketing themselves across a variety of industries and sectors

Financial Planning
20 credits

The aim of this module is to develop an insight into the importance of developing a financial mindset. It:

  • helps you to recognise the importance of appropriate budgeting, financial management and forecasting in an entrepreneurial environment
  • develops your understanding of the strengths and opportunities associated with obtaining funding from traditional and alternative sources such as Crowdfunding
  • helps you to understand the elements essential in creating a credible business plan or successful bid application

Research Methods and Applied Research Methods
20 credits

In this module, you will examine different methodological approaches and sources of factual data. You will also learn different methods of synthesising data and findings that will enable you to develop valid and reliable conclusions that would facilitate informed business choices.

Extended Research Project
60 credits

This module aims to equip you with the appropriate tools to analyse and evaluate a business opportunity and provides the knowledge and skills to construct a business plan which will stand up to an academic and professional audience.


An insight into teaching on your course

Study hours

Full-time students attend university for teaching on the evenings from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (Completing modules 7101, 71002, 7103, 7104, 7105 and 7106) for the full degree in one year. Part-time students can complete three or four of the above modules during the first except, 7106 which is the dissertation and can only be completed during the second year. 

Teaching methods

You will develop an exceptional and detailed practical understanding of entrepreneurship. Your effective leadership skills will also be enhanced and you will gain a deep understanding of how to apply entrepreneurial principles and methods within organisations of all shapes and sizes, across borders and sectors.

Applied learning

As a student on this programme you will receive student membership of the Institute of Directors (IoD) which offers a wide range of bespoke services 

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including personal, confidential support from a ‘guru panel’ and a placement and internship noticeboard advertising work experience opportunities and other benefits.

Those able to recognise opportunities and develop lucrative ideas, will find a host of possibilities and amass the skills required to contribute to the success of any economy.

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How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this course ​you will be assessed via coursework and will have to relate your learning to an entrepreneurial/enterprising context. You will have to produce: individual/group reports, essays and individual/group presentations as well as taking class tests and exams.

Formative assessment is provided through: oral presentations, debates, VLE tests and quizzes, class group discussions and discussion forums. There are practical tasks to assess practical skills.

Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

Seamus O'Brien

Seamus O'Brien

Programme Leader

Seamus has worked at LJMU for many years and has successfully managed both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including MSc Entrepreneurship. He has been involved in curriculum development, teaching and supervision of students on research projects. His specialist areas are in business management and his research interests include entrepreneurship and business management.

The Business School offers both a scholarly and social environment and it is important that you make the most of your time here, taking advantage of the many activities and facilities that are available both within the School and the University.

School facilities

What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant ampus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. Redmonds is shared by three Schools within the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies – Liverpool Business School, Liverpool Screen School and the School of Law - making for a rich blend of student learning experiences. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum second class honours degree


  • an equivalent professional qualification


  • an equivalent award


  • significant work experience at a suitable level 

Additional Information

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 50-57
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time

If you have any specific queries, please contact

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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

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Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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