Master of Enterprise (MEnt)

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills required to become an entrepreneur and set-up your own business, or an intrapreneur within an existing organisation.

Study mode: Full or part-time
Length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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The Master of Enterprise (MEnt) is a research degree programme designed for students from any subject background looking to develop new business ideas. It is also ideal for those with a research interest in enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Prior knowledge or study of business is not necessary as the programme aims to enhance your subject expertise within a commercial context. Each year students on the programme come from a wide range of academic backgrounds such as materials, engineering, computer science, life sciences and arts, histories and cultures. 

“The course has allowed me to broaden my theoretical knowledge base of entrepreneurship while practically implementing it.”
Andrew Jervis, MEnt student, 2012.

Programme content

You will learn key enterprise skills such as opportunity recognition, idea generation and the ability to transform ideas into tangible business proposals. You will also gain essential knowledge and awareness in areas such as finance, risk management and market research.

The two taught enterprise units are complimented by two other taught units from your academic area of interest. These can be selected from any of the University’s postgraduate programmes and will enable you to enhance your subject knowledge a commercial context.

Enterprise unit details

Shaping Ideas for the Market >>
Business Creation and Development >>

Year-long enterprise research project

Your project will develop your competences in knowledge transfer and will combine enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation research from a commercial perspective.

The project must have a potential commercial application and can be based on your own proposal for a start-up business, or it can be undertaken on behalf of an external organisation. We can source suitable projects for you if required. 

Additional information

Master of Enterprise (MEnt) programme handbook>>

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Fees and funding

Fees for this programme are dependent upon the subject based units that you choose and the School to which they belong. Contact Elisa Harrocks (details below) for more details.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for both Home and EU students.

Contact us

For further information about this programme and fees, contact Elisa Harrocks:
+44 (0)161 306 8487