Please see the course structure chart for MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Creativity to Insight to Action: This is an integrative module which pulls together and synthesises material from other modules in addition to including some new content. It is the ‘core’ of the student journey throughout the programme, and provides students with the opportunity to develop both themselves and their idea by reflecting on the linkages between their entrepreneurial self, their idea, and the material from this and other modules.
Entrepreneurial Theory & Practice: This module introduces the conceptual underpinning necessary to understand the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship, and also helps develop vital entrepreneurial skills, behaviours and practices necessary for success.
Innovation and Futures: Here students will gain insight into innovation theories and practices, and how they influence individual businesses and complete industries. As such, there will also be a particular emphasis on the impact of technology development as a driver for innovation. This focus on Innovation as a source of Insight will also be matched with a study of Futures tools, techniques and contingencies to develop the capability of generating Foresight, as regards business and technology trends and trajectories.
Research Methods for Innovation: This module is designed to develop a broad understanding of the requirements to successfully design, conduct, and evaluate research into a specific value proposition.
Social Enterprise and Social Innovation: Social entrepreneurship has emerged in the last decades as the process by which citizens take an active role in tackling social challenges through enterprise development. The central aim of the module is to develop students’ understanding of these new and emerging paradigms within entrepreneurship.
Project Management and Change Leadership: Students will assess the approaches that may be taken towards the management of projects, and will practice a range of techniques used by professional project managers to plan, control and deliver projects successfully. In addition to the ‘hard’ skills around project management, this module also covers an introduction to change management, so that students are equipped with an effective balance of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ knowledge and skills.
Planning for New Business Ventures: This module aims to develop the necessary business planning skills for those students who intend to start and run their own businesses, or who may become involved in the growth of an existing business.
Capstone Module Choice: You will have a choice of four capstone options, allowing you to select the one that best suits your academic interests or future career plans.
- Dissertation: This is an opportunity for you to carry out an in depth investigation into a topic of Entrepreneurship and Innovation which is of particular interest to you. It should have an appropriately clear focus and be an investigation based on primary and/or secondary data, justified and supported by detailed reference to relevant theories and concepts from literature.
- Client Project: You have the opportunity to link theory to practice by analysing a real organisational issue. Having identified a project (with the approval of both the client company and the Module Leader) you investigate a particular issue, one that can be supported through the relevant literature and by conducting primary research with the client. This module is not an internship but can be taken in conjunction with an internship. The 'issue' in question may be a current management problem for the client organisation or related to future strategic choices. The Client Project provides you with a significant learning and personal development experience.
- Business Start-Up: This module is an alternative to the dissertation, client project, or design project. It is aimed at those students who genuinely intend to start a new business venture in the immediate time-frame. The deliverable from the module is a robust business plan containing a portfolio of documents such as a mid-year forecast, cash flow statement, risk assessment etc. for a new venture that is assessed by a panel of academic and practitioner start-up experts.
- Design Project: this module is intended to accommodate those students who want to progress their idea but are not yet ready to undertake the Business Start-Up module. The module provides students with the opportunity to link theory to practice by undertaking a genuine design and development activity using a design-based methodology. It will provide students with a significant learning and personal development experience and allow them to further progress their idea.
As courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the list of modules you choose from may vary from that shown here.
Oxford Brookes Business School has now moved to its new home at our
Headington Campus. The university’s Headington Campus have
undergone a £30m refurbishment to provide a new home for the
Business School, which consists of a lecture theatre, teaching rooms,
social learning space and a café. There is a new modern hall for
teaching and special events like graduation.
This new home will help us to collaborate even more closely with
university colleagues in other departments. It also provides a new Main
Hall and a vibrant gateway into the Headington Campus. With these
innovative spaces, students and staff can interact and collaborate in
The Headington Campus is also home to the new John Henry Brookes
Building, being the most significant project in the history of Oxford
Brookes University. Set at the heart of our Headington campus, it has
been designed for the future of higher education and has transformed
the experiences of our students and the entire University community.
The John Henry Brookes Building brings together the library and
essential support services that offer academic, careers and
international student advice. Find out more about the John
Henry Brookes Building.
The majority of our student halls are close to the Headington Campus.
We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.
This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.
Whilst the destination and therefore precise costs vary from year to year, as an example, the programme fee of the study trip to Boston USA in July 2019 was £1580, which included 7 nights’ accommodation in the Boston area, insurance, the company visits (e.g. Facebook, Dunkin Brands, Trip Advisor, Microsoft, Bank of America), group transportation for all activities and some of the meals, but excluded for example International airfare, Visa application fee (if relevant), dinners and activities during your free time.
We also run a study trip to Chengdu, China.
If you choose the study trip, you will be provided with additional details regarding the trip (which runs in July) by March, in order to inform decision making, ahead of the trip in July.
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