Entrepreneurship MBA

Postgraduate ( full-time, full-time with placement)

Cambridge

January, September

Course duration: 12 months (September starts), 16 months (January starts). Placement option an additional two semesters.

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Overview

The world of business never stands still, which is why – with input from our students and employers – we're introducing our MBA Entrepreneurship degree course. Study in Cambridge and benefit from a broad, analytical and integrated introduction to business and management. We take real-world challenges as our starting point, and focus on practical, hands-on learning all the way.

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Careers

Our MBA Entrepreneurship focuses on providing a broad, analytical and integrated study of business and management. As a graduate you could start your own business, enter a managerial or organisational role, and offer support to colleagues in junior or senior management roles.

Modules & assessment

Core Modules

  • Developing a Proposition
    Entrepreneurs are often overwhelmed by the task of value creation, frustrated by unproductive meetings and misaligned teams, and involved in bold projects that blow up, leading to the disappointment in the failure of a good idea. Using value proposition design principles, you'll invent and improve value propositions, utilising tools for managing and renewing value propositions just as much as creating new ones. Learning to put the value proposition and business model to work to continuously invent and improve in ways that meet customer profiles, which are constantly evolving. In doing so, you'll better understand the patterns of value creation, leverage the experience and skills of your team, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. Resulting in being able to design, test and deliver products and services that customers want. You'll be supported throughout the process with clear and applicable content, along with access to advanced materials and knowledge, engaging online multimedia content, and practical, visual and enjoyable in-class activities.
  • Organisational Psychology in a Social Context
    Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances in the public, private or third sectors. This is exacerbated by the variety of organisational types and size that contribute to national wealth creation in terms of the services and goods they provide and produce. This module provides you with understanding of market and business contexts in the operational, tactical, and strategic HR function, along with issues of the modern organisation. You'll examine the cultural, political, and social contexts that organisations operate within, both from an internal and external perspective. Further, you'll discover how economic forces affect and influence organisational practices, and their impact upon the HR function and its practices. You'll explore globalisation and how the changing demographics and social environments impact on organisational strategy and the HR function. Plus why ethical and democratic practices are needed to meet the changes of complex business and economic practices or the management of human resources in more dignified ways. Finally, you'll see how HR can contribute to and influence the strategic direction of organisational practice in the pursuit of welfare profit, as well as monetary profit.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Entrepreneurship is underpinned by a specific set of practices such as play, empathy, creation and experimentation. Yet, fundamental to the process of entrepreneurship is the practice of reflection. Whilst reflection is required in play, empathy, creation and experimentation, it is often overlooked, and given its importance in synthesising theory and practice, there is a need to focus specifically on this practice. This module is therefore designed to encourage you to understand the theoretical underpinnings of play, empathy, creation, experimentation, and reflection, by applying what you have learnt to your own experiences and experiences of an entrepreneurial nature. You'll examine the nature of reflective learning, noting its evolution, and analysing several reflective frameworks, before moving on to examine your entrepreneurial character, as well as, analyse entrepreneurial competencies required of successful entrepreneurs. You will engage in several exercises designed to develop your ability to practice reflection in an entrepreneurial context, addressing issues such as ‘the importance of intentionality in building and maintaining appropriate start-up culture’. You will finish by reflecting, using the theoretical and practical techniques developed during the module, on your own experience of the course, noting key outcomes, skill/competency development as well as, goals for the future – linking to core entrepreneurial concepts throughout.
  • Management and Strategy
    Within this module you'll explore the fields of management and strategy, noting how strategic analysis and formulation contribute to an organisations performance. You'll explore practically relevant ideas and frameworks that facilitate strategy design and implementation, dealing with the craft of strategy, identifying and choosing superior competitive position, how to analyse strategic situations and how to create the organisational context to make the chosen strategy work. Practical and problem-oriented, this module places emphasis on the application of concepts and exploration of frameworks to assist you in analysing and gaining insight into competitive situations and strategic dilemmas.
  • Finance for Decision Making
    Management decision making is a complex subject involving many variable factors. The primary objective of this module is to provide a conceptual and analytical framework for looking at organisations operating in capital, financial and operational markets. You'll explore the financial element contained in decisions and the techniques that may be used to assist informed management decisions. You start by considering the availability of financial information that may be relevant to decision making and whether this fits with the information you need to make the decision. This is further developed to the type of decision and differing requirements, leading to a more bespoke deliverable information set that meets the context of the decision. You'll gain an appreciation of core themes prevalent throughout financial management. The module also explores the financial techniques developed by financial and management accountants and how they may be used and applied. Finally, consideration is given to the relevance and weighting of the financial element in the decision making process and how qualitative issues may be incorporated in the overall decision. Strategic financial management issues covered include financial statement analysis, budget and performance management, raising finance (both short and long term), efficient allocation and utilisation of financial resources (including investment decisions), and mergers and acquisitions as well as foreign currency and interest rate risk management. Different organisations and sectors are covered to develop your knowledge and skills in finance and business analysis through practical tasks involving developing financial strategies, conducting a financial analysis, managing foreign currency risks and by using professional database such as FAME and Osiris, etc.

You must either choose Postgraduate Major Project OR both work placement modules

  • Entrepreneurial Action - PG Major Project
    In this module, you'll undertake a project focused on understanding and supporting entrepreneurial action in practice. This could be an applied/engaged research project, an enterprise consultancy project which addresses an opportunity or challenge faced by an entrepreneurial organisation or researching and developing a new business proposition or idea. This project needs to provide the opportunity to understand, and manage how to move from opportunity to idea to action and could relate to your study or employability interests and/or current interests within the entrepreneurial management field. You'll work on key concepts/frameworks and issues within entrepreneurial management to stimulate thinking around trends and drivers creating opportunities for entrepreneurial management, as well as researching entrepreneurial opportunities and entrepreneurial action. In undertaking the project, you'll develop the case for why your chosen opportunity or idea is worthy of consideration as a project, particularly in terms of its value to the appropriate community of practice, develop a project plan, acquire the appropriate resources and internal and external support to develop and deliver the project, manage the project in terms of moving from idea to action and reflect on the development of the project against key themes related to being enterprising, the role of the individual in moving an idea from concept to action; and the influence of the entrepreneurial task environment. To ensure you're prepared for work in industry, you are required to pass all taught modules before undertaking a placement/consultancy.
  • Postgraduate Work Placement
    In a competitive job market, understanding how the professional work place functions, along with well-developed employability skills, are key to a post graduate securing employment. The work placement gives you the opportunity to put into practice what would have been learned in the post graduate programme and with the insights of their practical experience in the field. During this module you will undertake a work-based learning internship with a company or organisation where they will be supported in developing effective professional practices through guidance in generic and specific employability skills and through developing independent reflective learning practices to enhance your continuing professional development in the context of your own working environment. The module aims to provide you with experience of work in a business environment including familiarisation with a professional work environment. This experience should take place in a business environment relevant to the course you are undertaking. The module will be underpinned by employability skills training, reflective assessment and support from academic tutors. You will expected to demonstrate your achievements within the workplace reflecting how you have enhanced your employability with reference to the university’s graduate employability capitals.
  • Work Based Postgraduate Major Project
    In a competitive job market, understanding how the professional work place functions, along with well-developed employability skills, are key to a post graduate securing employment. The work based major project gives you the opportunity to synthesise what you learned in the post graduate programme with the hands on experience of the professional workplace in an opportunity for authentic assessment. During this module you will undertake a work-based learning placement with a company or organisation where you will be supported in developing effective professional practices through guidance in generic and specific employability skills and through developing independent reflective learning practices to enhance your continuing professional development in the context of your own working environment and have the opportunity to produce a major piece of work based on real world projects. Acceptance on this module is dependent on you acquiring suitable placement. It gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt in your course by offering real-life practical experience in the field underpinned by engagement with key literature and theoretical insights relevant to the chosen industry sector. You will be supported in developing effective professional practices through guidance in generic and specific employability skills. You will also be supported with critical thinking and research skills development during the lectures and online resources to ensure you develop independent, critical and reflective learning practices to enhance your continuing professional development in the context of your own working environment and career aspirations. The module aims to provide you with experience of work and research in a business environment including familiarisation with a professional work environment. This module will be underpinned by employability skills training, reflective assessments and support from academic tutors and employers. In the assessment you must demonstrate how you have engaged with a relevant research problem in the work setting, and supported this by drawing on relevant literature and applied theory, practical knowledge and learnings within a work-based environment.

Assessment

We place a strong emphasis on practical and professional skills. You’ll be assessed on work-based assignments, research projects, syndicate work and group presentations.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students starting 2020/21 (per year)

£16,200

UK students starting 2021/22 (per year)

£16,700

International students starting 2020/21 (per year)

£16,200

International students starting 2021/22 (per year)

£16,700

Placement year (UK, EU, international students)

£1,250

How do I pay my fees?

UK students

You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us. This information also applies to EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees

Funding for postgraduate students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.

We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.

International students

As well as a number of scholarships, we offer an early payment discount. Explore your options:

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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