Master in Innovation
& Social Entrepreneurship
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The Master in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to set up your own business or to contribute to the development of an existing company.
The course will be taught by an academic team with a strong background in innovation and social entrepreneurship. It will underpin your knowledge with the relevant theory and link it to practice. You will have a clear understanding of the entrepreneurial skills required to create a start-up or use the skills gained to work/consult in any organisation.
The programme aims to enable students to develop a practical and critical understanding of innovation and social entrepreneurship in the modern-day business environment. At the end of the programme, students will have the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and theories in the subject area to allow them to have an active role in their chosen industry.
This interdisciplinary course in innovation and social entrepreneurship is the right path for students willing to gain entrepreneurial skills whether they want to launch their own startup or lead a department in a large organisation. You will learn the key business concepts to get a 360º view of a business and integrate innovative strategies.
This module will focus on the process of entrepreneurship as the entanglement of multiple practices and actions. You will learn the real-time practices from entrepreneurship practitioners and understand the rationality and tools necessary for the success of a business.
Identifying the traits of an entrepreneur is one of the main objectives of this module. In addition, the module will allow you to understand the link between cultural innovation and entrepreneurs. You will learn how to develop ethical awareness of cross-culture in the workplace, identify the importance of entrepreneurship as a process and discover the importance of networking.
In this module, learners will understand the rationale behind crowdfunding and identify possible funding sources. You will critically analyse spreadsheets and costs and you will be able to explain the key areas of a set of accounts.
The module will be centred around the needs and requirements of the end-user. You will understand the principles of design and product development and study the process that enables aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative products and gain a competitive advantage in their industry.
The Start-up and Freelancer module will teach you how to develop a strong business plan for a start-up. You will also learn the impact of entry barriers in a business and how to overcome them. You will be able to identify the legal implications of a start-up including copyright, patents, and trademarks.
Companies often rely on research-based information to make decisions. In order to use research material efficiently and to ensure that any decisions made on the basis of research findings are soundly based, it is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques used to collect and analyse this information. There are many approaches to conducting research which vary in terms of the types of questions they seek to answer and the methods used to provide answers explored in this module.
Trip to Shanghai (China)
Shanghai has a very impressive mix of global corporate innovation, startups, and investment hubs that help entrepreneurs turn their vision into a reality. This programme will allow you to travel to Shanghai to discover the city’s dynamic ecosystem of start-ups. Social activities are part of the trip as well as research and workshops.
Impact PAID internship
With the ‘impact internship’ students will have the opportunity to complete a paid placement within a company.
This will allow you to work full-time in an organisation of your choice. The internship will last 6 months for a minimum of 25 hours a week.
This is a chance for students to gain experience alongside their studies, earn credits for their achievements, and stand out on the job market. At the end of your placement, you will have to write a report.
If you are a mature applicant, you will be considered for entry if you can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, and have A Levels/IB or equivalent.
Non-native speakers must provide proof of their proficiency in English. We require an IETLS score of at least 6.0/B2 equivalent in TOEFL. Alternatively, we can provide you with an English Language Level Test to confirm your level.
Careers in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work and develop their projects supported by mentors and existing start-ups from our network of partners.
Our network of partners, start-ups and established companies are selected based on the career field chosen by the student. They will be supporting students during their study with us for a real-life consultancy project and work experience. Students will be assigned a project in collaboration with the selected organisation.
Roles after completion of the Master:
We may consider candidates from a non-traditional academic background, on the basis of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). After a review of your application and an interview, we will be able to confirm your eligibility for our programme.
We offer a variety of bursaries, each with a unique eligibility criteria. Candidates who submit an application on time and receive an offer for our programmes can be considered for King Stage bursaries. Please visit our financial support page for more details. Students can also apply for scholarships directly on external websites.