Study MSc Business Enterprise Development at Aston University and unleash your entrepreneurial potential. Develop entrepreneurial competencies and practice through learning by doing, and working with others to create and run a productive organisation. Supported by a select group of team coaches, including academics, successful entrepreneurs and prestigious Aston alumni, you will gain valuable experiences and practical learning in a supportive environment. Suitable for graduates of all disciplines, as well as those with professional experience but without an undergraduate degree. You can also study this course full or part-time. What is enterprise development? Study our innovative MSc Business Enterprise Development degree at Aston University to give yourself the best start to learning about how to develop, sustain and grow a business. It has been adapted from the globally renowned ‘Team Academy’ model of entrepreneurship from Finland and built on the following principles: Develop your entrepreneurial capacity and mindset through learning by doing Experience the development of a real organisation that you own with a team of others Determine your own learning focus and needs, supported by team coaches who are there to support you to develop your competence and capability to grow a business. This programme puts application and experience at its core. You will develop your entrepreneurial know-how as well as crucial teamwork and leadership skills by starting and running an organisation as part of a group of like-minded Team Entrepreneurs (students). All our assessments involve practical business activities, such as pitching your business idea, creating a business plan as well as a market research project. You’ll develop vital entrepreneurial competencies, gain valuable, first-hand business experience as well as receive feedback and support with your development. If you enjoy the idea of generating your own learning experiences as and when you need them (just-in-time learning) rather than traditional methods of learning, then this masters course could be for you. Instead of attending lectures, you will be coached as a team with your peers to develop your ideas, generate business practice and share your learning.
Our assessments are all practical and involve authentic entrepreneurial tasks. These include activities such as, pitching for funding, personal reflection exercises, developing business plans, team and leadership activities, as well as a marketing research project. These assessment tasks will help you to develop crucial entrepreneurial skills and give you first-hand experience of key start-up business activities.
How to apply
The full time course option is the only option available for international students. An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date. Students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.
One of the following: A good UK honours degree, minimum Lower Second Class (2:2) in any undergraduate degree discipline; Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. OR: At least 3 years work or entrepreneurial experience in combination with either BBC at A level or DDD at BTEC level, or At least 7 years work experience with at least 5 GCSE’s at C and above, including English and Mathematics. As well as: Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee. An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. A completed application form.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£11850||Year 1|