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 Adam Frost (Senior Lecturer of Enterprise and Small Business Management), Cath Groves (Business Psychologist), Dr Seng Kok (Senior Lecturer in Management and Project Management) and Programme Leader, Seamus O’Brien.
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.
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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
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)
- 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 Postgraduate Masters 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 2016) 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.
Whatever your background, your CV will be enhanced and you will stand out from the competition with an MSc Entrepreneurship from Liverpool Business School.
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.
Innovation, Creativity and Technology
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
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.
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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You will need:
- a minimum second class honours degree
- an equivalent professional qualification
- an equivalent award
- significant work experience at a suitable level
- 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
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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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