Business School students

A unique programme, designed to prepare graduates for a range of business and entrepreneurial careers.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2019
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management at Imperial College Business School
2018 entry

Overview

The MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management is offered over 12 months full-time and combines academic rigour and practical relevance.

In the current global economic environment, there is a pressing need for students to learn about how to manage in dynamic, uncertain, rapidly changing and entrepreneurial environments. The development and introduction of new technologies, systems and services can produce new economic opportunities. Managing successful outcomes to create, deliver and capture value from innovation has become a complex process, requiring broad-based skills and knowledge. This programme addresses these issues.

There is a careful balance between teaching and learning, individual study and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills and there are regular seminars by external expert speakers.

Imperial College has acknowledged global excellence in both Innovation and Entrepreneurship (the MSc Management has been ranked seventh globally for Entrepreneurship and the MBA has also been ranked sixth globally for Entrepreneurship by the Financial Times).

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of pre-study modules. These are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year but are not assessed.

The core modules, which you will study during the autumn, spring and summer terms, are organised into the Management core and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship core. The Management Core provides a broad business overview and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship core teaches you how to create, deliver and capture value from innovation. You complete 11 core modules in total.

In the summer term, you complete a project and choose between undertaking a Work Placement; a Business Start-up; or a combination of an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management report and a Consulting Project.

Careers

Our graduates are prepared for a range of career opportunities, such as launching a new business, developing business start-ups and consulting on innovation and have gone on to work in industries in the UK, Europe and further afield. Previous employers include Google, Santander and Vodafone.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

  • Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Business Models and Intellectual Property
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Non-assessed modules

  • Career and Professional Development Workshops
  • Induction
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Quantitative Skills Primer
  • Study Skills

International Study Tour

You have the opportunity to attend the international study tour, which is a non-assessed optional module.

Project, placement and report

You can either choose two of the below modules, or one of the below modules weighted to the value of two.

  • Business Start-up
  • Consulting Project
  • Work Placement

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Business Start-up
  • Case studies
  • Consulting Project
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in any non-business management discipline.

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

You can submit one application form per year of entry, and usually choose up to two courses.

How to apply

How to apply

All applicants to our Master's courses must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, please visit the admissions website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2019 entry
£28,300 per year

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2019 entry
£28,300 per year

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

Business School

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