MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management
A unique programme, designed to prepare graduates for a range of business and entrepreneurial careers.
Start date: September 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
The MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management is offered over 12 months full-time and combines academic rigour and practical relevance.
In the current global economic environment, there is a pressing need for students to learn about how to manage in dynamic, uncertain, rapidly changing and entrepreneurial environments. The development and introduction of new technologies, systems and services can produce new economic opportunities. Managing successful outcomes to create, deliver and capture value from innovation has become a complex process, requiring broad-based skills and knowledge. This programme addresses these issues.
There is a careful balance between teaching and learning, individual study and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills and there are regular seminars by external expert speakers.
Imperial College has acknowledged global excellence in both Innovation and Entrepreneurship (the MSc Management has been ranked seventh globally for Entrepreneurship and the MBA has also been ranked sixth globally for Entrepreneurship by the Financial Times).
Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of pre-study modules. These are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year but are not assessed.
The core modules, which you will study during the autumn, spring and summer terms, are organised into the Management core and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship core. The Management Core provides a broad business overview and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship core teaches you how to create, deliver and capture value from innovation. You complete 11 core modules in total.
In the summer term, you complete a project and choose between undertaking a Work Placement; a Business Start-up; or a combination of an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management report and a Consulting Project.
Our graduates are prepared for a range of career opportunities, such as launching a new business, developing business start-ups and consulting on innovation and have gone on to work in industries in the UK, Europe and further afield. Previous employers include Google, Santander and Vodafone.
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
Modules shown are for the current academic year and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.
Please note that the curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. We therefore recommend that you check this course page before finalising your application and after submitting it as we will aim to update this page as soon as any changes are ratified by the College.
Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.
- Data Analysis Primer
- Finance Primer
- Foundations for Career Success
- Maths Primer
- Plagiarism Awareness
- Study Skills
- Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
- Business Economics
- Business Models and Intellectual Property
- Design Thinking for Innovation
- Marketing for Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
- Personal Innovation Development
- Strategic Management
- Technology and Innovation Management
- Venture Capital and Growth Finance
- Consumer Behaviour
- Family Business
- Global Immersion
- Leading Social Innovation
- Management, Strategy and Innovation in Fintech
- Project Management
The Business Applications in the summer will provide you with valuable practical experience and hands-on application in real industry and entrepreneurial situations.
You can choose between:
- Work Placement
- Business Startup
- Consulting Project
Teaching and assessment
- Business Start-up
- Case studies
- Consulting Project
- Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
- Formal presentations
- Group work exercises
- Interactive content including video and module quizzes
- On-line discussion forums
- On-line lecture materials
- Practical classes and field work
- Pre-programme VLE modules
- Work Placement Opportunity
- Case studies
- Formal presentations
- Multiple choice tests
- Written examinations
We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Minimum academic requirement
Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in any discipline.
You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.
The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.
We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.
If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.
English language requirement (all applicants)
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.
Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.
We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.
Imperial College Business School
T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
How to apply
Making an application
All applicants must apply online.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.
There is an application fee for our taught Master's courses. This helps cover some of the costs associated with processing the large volume of applications we receive.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £80 for all taught Master's applications
- £135 for MBA applications
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or PhDs.
We don’t want the application fee to be a barrier to qualified students who can’t afford it. So, we have put an application fee waiver in place.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.
Tuition fees and funding
The fees for MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management are the same for UK and international students.
Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.
Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.
Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2022 will apply to fees for the academic year 2022-23.
Postgraduate Master's loan
If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.
For 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.
There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.
Accommodation and living costs
Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.
You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.
A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.
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