The Enterprise Development MSc enables you to unleash your entrepreneurial potential.
A two-year, part-time programme, this course allows you to pursue your long-term career goals whilst balancing your other commitments. It is suitable for graduates of all disciplines, as well as people with professional experience but without an undergraduate degree.
With a focus on active, task-based learning through real-life business activities, this course offers a unique learning experience. There are no lectures or exams; this programme puts application and experience at its core. You’ll develop your entrepreneurial know-how as well as crucial teamwork and leadership skills by starting and running a business as part of a group of like-minded fellow students.
We enable you to put entrepreneurship and management principles into practice. From identifying business ideas, evaluating their commercial viability, conducting market research, pitching for investment and creating formal business plans, the programme covers the entire start-up journey in a practical way.
You’ll manage and take on a series of challenges to grow your business. This will enable you to learn about vital business tasks, such as marketing strategy and product or service development. These valuable experiences and insights will help you develop the commercial skills needed to build a successful business venture.
Our emphasis on teamwork and successful collaboration helps to emulate a key feature of successful businesses – their ability to create high-performing teams. You’ll work as part of a group throughout the course and we provide teams with regular, specialist coaching. These sessions are tailored to the needs of the group and individuals, providing a rich and unique learning experience. You’ll develop key teamwork, communication, management and leadership skills, all of which will be incredibly beneficial whether you choose to pursue your own business venture, a career in consultancy or management / leadership roles.
You’ll be supported by a select group of accomplished coaches, made up of leading academics from our teaching faculty, successful entrepreneurs and prestigious Aston alumni. Our coaches will pass on their valuable experiences and help to create a supportive environment from which you and your teams can work together effectively to solve challenges and establish a successful venture.
All our assessments involve practical business activities, such as pitching your business idea, creating a business plan as well as a market research project. Again, this is an opportunity to develop vital entrepreneurial competencies, gain valuable, first-hand business experience as well as receive feedback and support with your development.
So, if you’re looking to gain the skills, confidence and experience to set-up and grow your own business, look no further. Our Enterprise Development MSc will help you achieve your dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur.