Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Developing entrepreneurial behaviours and practice is a consistent theme throughout the Oxford Brookes Global MBA. Whether you’re starting a business or driving change in a larger organisation, influential leadership, creative critical thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset are the skills that MBA students most want to develop. You will see a transformation in your working life as a direct result.

    Multiple opportunities to practise entrepreneurial interests

    • The Entrepreneurial Behaviours and Practices module is a foundation 'core compulsory' module.
    • You can opt to explore a start-up interest – or at least to find out what start-up is all about - through our Planning New Business Ventures, which stimulates thinking and planning around start-up concepts.
    • You can develop an individual plan for a real start-up business through the range of final project options which can support you (whatever stage your idea) by choosing between a Dissertation or Consultancy or Business Start-Up option.
    • An intensive optional study field trip, as part of the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development module, challenges students with hands-on consultancy projects. You develop real-time solutions for real social enterprise and regional development challenges. Hands-on experience, vision, coping with ambiguity, and emotional and creative intelligence are just some of the skills developed here.

    How you learn - flexibility develops an entrepreneurial mindset

    We creatively deliver learning online as well as face-to-face so you can access the MBA from all corners of the world. This was of learning helps to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in you. By flexing between modes of study, naturally and purposefully you develop resilience, creative intelligence, technical and digital skills.

    Innovation arises from collaboration

    You join a dynamic global community of professional MBA students, faculty and alumni, operating worldwide, in a creative, flexible way. Ideas, resources, opportunities and ultimately innovative solutions arise from our collaborative, networked programme philosophy. These MBA networks remain important business and social networks beyond your time on the MBA programme.

    Expertise in entrepreneurship

    Many of our staff and alumni have a depth of experience in business start-ups, driving innovation and new initiatives - in large commercial enterprises, small business start-ups, social enterprise and the public sector. Through the Oxford Brookes Global MBA community you have on-going access to this expertise and can apply it to whatever sector or profession you are in throughout your career.