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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Our PGDip Entrepreneurship and Innovation course is ideal if you want to set up your own business (entrepreneurs). It is just as valuable if you would like a career in an already established organisation (intrapreneurs).
During your studies you will:
- identify and work on an idea that supports your personal career aspirations
- develop that idea throughout the course
- improve your understanding of your entrepreneurial self.
Our teaching staff are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation education, and have extensive experience within academia and the business world.
You will develop key employability skills that are important in today’s rapidly changing world. Skills like flexibility, agility and resilience.
The Block Session (Field Trip) at the beginning of the course is a key feature. You will spend an intensive few days off campus, giving you the chance to:
- experience teaching and learning in a non-traditional environment
- think differently and creatively
- get to know other students.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence and each award will be paid towards the tuition fee for a taught master’s degree. These scholarships do not include a maintenance grant.
For further information, visit: /business/postgraduate/fees-scholarships-and-loans/
Learning and assessment
This course allows you to tailor your studies to your individual interests and aspirations.
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to work on an idea that supports your entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial aspirations. The course is practice-oriented and aims to link academic theory with practice.
Your tutors will work with you throughout on developing/refining your business idea to ensure that it is a good fit for you. And that it enables your future career plans. You will have support from both academics and entrepreneurs for the duration of your studies.
We organise guest lectures and optional company visits through international study trips.
Business School academics explore core issues facing contemporary societies, ranging from refugee entrepreneurship and internationalisation to sustainable tourism, security and the changing world of work and organisations including the impact of artificial intelligence. We address questions such as:
- What characterises the interconnections of trade, transportation and technologies?
- How do we organise for security?
- How can social media address well-being and social isolation?
- How can individuals be happier and navigate the increasingly complex world of work?
We also have an expertise in Coaching and Mentoring as well as in Diversity (such as examining pay gaps and gender and spin-outs) and we are always keen to include students into our projects where possible.
Please visit our research pages to learn more about the three research centres @ /business/research/. Being a masters student at OBBS offers plenty of opportunities to be a part of our research culture.
After you graduate
You will graduate with highly relevant knowledge as well as practical experiences on how to be/act entrepreneurial and innovative whether in large organisations, SMEs or family businesses. Your knowledge will help you set up your own business, carry through a business idea, or develop an existing business innovatively. You will also be equipped with knowledge and skills to act as an intrapreneur in your current organisation or lead innovative projects in larger organisations.
Many of our graduates find managerial positions at a wide range of organisations, including companies producing fast moving commercial goods, airlines, financial institutions, retail giants and charities.
Examples of these employers include:
- Deutsche Telekom
- BASF Group
- Kautex Unipart
- Raiffeisen Bank
- Revolution Insurance
- American Business Conferences
- Consilio Global.
After completing the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) you have the opportunity to get full credit of the modules completed on the PGD and continue to complete a Final project at a cost of & that would then enable you to attain a MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.