The University of Southampton
Southampton Business SchoolPostgraduate study

MSc Entrepreneurship and Management (1 year)

Learn how to create a new business by examining examples from around the world.



The taught component of the programme consists of modules worth 90 ECTS (180 CATS) in total, where 52.5 ECTS (105 CATS) are compulsory modules, 30 ECTS (60 CATS) are for the dissertation, and 7.5 ECTS (15 CATS) are chosen from an optional list. All option modules are offered subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Southampton Business School provides all modules.

This programme is designed specifically to respond to those interested in enterprise and entrepreneurship from a global perspective. It examines the fundamentals of strategies and business processes, to promote innovation and creativity in organisations, and develop the knowledge of entrepreneurship and enterprise development in different regional and national contexts within individuals.

Learning and teaching

You will gain an understanding and knowledge of the techniques and approaches of global enterprise and entrepreneurship through a mixture of lectures, discussions, individual and group practical exercises, case studies, business simulations eg seminars, reading and assessed coursework. Each module is assessed individually, by examination and/or coursework. Some modules will have a group work element where marks are awarded as a group, but the larger percentage, or all, of a module assessment will assess the individual.


Exams are designed to test your understanding of material covered and your ability to make use of this material. Coursework is generally an opportunity either for more extended, mini-project work, or for discussion of established and/or emerging concepts and philosophies relevant to the entrepreneurial paradigm. Feedback is offered throughout the course based upon your contribution to activities, eg case studies and practical exercises undertaken in class.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Programme Leader

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“The course helped me to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, which may transcend to other aspects of work life in the future. I believe this MSc course complements my undergraduate degree in Engineering and enhances my career prospects in the long run.”

Zijun Vincent Tan - MSc Global Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Bachelors degree

2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent.

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Acceptable subjects: A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science, and Sociology

Required module areas: No specific entry requirement

Excluded subjects: English translation, Art/Performing Art, Vocational Studies

Work experience in a related field can compensate for degree subject/grades.

Pre-masters course

You are able to progress to this MSc programme via the University's Pre-masters programme.

Selection process

The University’s Admissions Policy, available at, applies equally to all programmes of study. These are the typical entry criteria to be used for selecting candidates for admission. The University’s approved equivalencies for the requirements listed will also be acceptable. The entry criteria for our programmes are reviewed annually by the Faculty. Those stated were correct as of July 2015. Applicants should refer to their specific offer conditions on their offer letter.

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

•  IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking

All tests must be no more than two years old at the time of enrolment.

For more information visit a list of equivalent English language tests that are also accepted.

If you do not quite meet our English language requirements for direct entry, you may be eligible to apply for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. Please visit the Centre for Language Studies website for further information.

Visit our International Office website or the NARIC website for further information on qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Read the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.


Typical course content

You must choose ONE Option module totalling 15 CATS/7.5 ECTS in Semester 2. All Option modules are offered subject to availability and timetabling constraints.

MANG6095 Dissertation supervision starts in Semester 2 and should be submitted in September.


Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate taught courses vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

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Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items (eg pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However, due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and copyingIn most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations are submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. For more information about University printing costs, visit
TravelSome modules may include optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.
OtherCandidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Career Opportunities

Students can gain a range of skills and abilities, which they can use in a new business enterprise of their own, or as an entrepreneurial member of small or medium-sized enterprises or corporates.

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