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Overview

Who is it for?

You are a curious, persistent, problem-solving, team-oriented and ambitious graduate interested in launching your own business, leading initiatives within large corporations or taking your family business to the next level.

You relish the challenge of learning in a fast-paced, hands-on programme, created and taught by leading academics and entrepreneurs.

You’re looking for an academically rigorous and professionally relevant qualification that will serve your ultimate needs as an entrepreneur or business owner.

Objectives

*You might still see us referred to as Cass Business School. Find out more about our name change.

You begin your MSc in Entrepreneurship by plunging straight into the world of entrepreneurship as we kick off with New Venture Creation. During this four-day module, you and your fellow students come together to share ideas, form teams and build prototypes.

You’ll quickly realise that your studies put strong emphasis on balancing research-led teaching with experiential learning such as consulting for small-business owners, preparation for joining an accelerator and field trips.

It’s your fast-track guide through the intricate process of starting your own venture/initiative.

The overarching aim is to help nurture innovative and prosperous new ventures with responsible leaders who appreciate the demands of multiple stakeholders.

The MSc in Entrepreneurship places  emphasis on learning through experience, and in our classes you will be encouraged to use reflection on doing as a form of learning. This experiential learning is supported throughout the master programme by a reach and diverse ecosystem which include

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Structure

What will you learn

On the Entrepreneurship master’s programme, you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the unique processes involved in creating and launching your own business.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the factors behind successful entrepreneurship, from creativity to start-up financing.
  • Understand and critically evaluate current issues affecting establishing new businesses from the ground up.
  • Develop team-working abilities crucial to the launch of a successful business.
  • Sharpen your commercial skills and learn how to apply them to the challenges of starting a successful small business.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • fourteen core modules (10 - 15 credits each), Individual Professional Development Portfolio* and three electives (10 credits each) or
  • a Business Research Project (30 credits)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Entrepreneurship postgraduate degree, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

New Venture Creation

The course will kick off with New Venture Creation.

This will be a four-day module, where you and your fellow students will come together and share ideas, form teams and build prototypes (no credits).

Individual Professional Development Portfolio

* We believe that this is an important component of this programme since it requires you to practice entrepreneurship.

During induction, we will discuss the compulsory activities that you must participate in and reflect on, throughout the academic year.

You will be required to develop an individual professional development portfolio, which may include: mentoring diary, participation in startup competitions, attendance to all relevant events (and reflections), and participation in research projects of faculty in the entrepreneurship.

Term dates

Term dates 2021/22

To be confirmed.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Stefania Zerbinati

Dr Stefania Zerbinati

Academic expert working at Cass Business School

The teaching staff on the MSc in Entrepreneurship have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Entrepreneurship.

Module Leaders include:

Visiting Faculty

Complementing our Bayes academics, we have a number of highly experienced Visiting Faculty who teach very practical classes, based on their entrepreneurial experiences, on the course.

Manto Gotsi - Lecturer in Marketing at Birkbeck, University of London.

Zoe Peden

Zoe Pedan

Zoe is an experienced tech entrepreneur in the education and healthcare space. She worked on the growth of her company Insane Logic for six years before a recent acquisition. Zoe has been through accelerators (Startup Leadership Programme, Wayra, Big Venture Challenge, Unreasonable Institute in the US), angel and VC funding rounds seeing the growth of her product from idea through to an established service across the UK. She is now building the next company and is herself in the customer development phase. Zoe has an undergraduate degree from LSE and an MBA from Henley Business School.

I wanted to be part of the team behind the MSc in Entrepreneurship as my first entrepreneurial journey was one of tremendous highs and stab in the gut lows, making mistakes, learning and creating wins at every turn. Nothing beats creating something people pay for that changes their life. It was the fastest period of learning in my life and now I start my second journey with a well worn framework that I want to share with others.

Ypatios Moysiadis

Ypatios Moysiadis

Ypatios, has been described by many as a persistent serial entrepreneur. He has 16 years of international experience in management consulting, investment, innovation, Renewables & Cleantech. He successfully helped many start-ups and SMEs raise capital, optimise their operations, design new products & services and access new markets. He worked with large European and national organisations and participated in multiple cross-country and European collaboration projects. Ypatios has developed and launched more than 4 product families both physical and digital, he designed more than 15 brands and fronted the launch of two business related publications. In a true entrepreneurial spirit Ypatios has invested in more than 10 early stage start-ups, either as a founder or a business angel. He currently works with a large investment firm in the City and participates as a non-executive director, an associate or a partner in a number of SMEs. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Information Systems and has a Master in Design with specialisation in Product Prototyping. A blogger and wine enthusiast, he currently lives and works in London.

Carlos Ribeiro

carlos-ribeiro

Carlos Ribeiro is a Visiting Lecturer at Bayes Business School where he's taught since 2003. Carlos holds a BSc and MSc in Business and Management from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and an MBA from London Business School (LBS). After a varied professional career, working in Auditing, Commercial and Investment Banking, Consulting and as a Finance Manager in the Automotive Industry, Carlos moved to a career in education in 2003.

Since then, Carlos has been lecturing in Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods and he's worked with different education and training institutions in the UK, including LBS, University College London, Leicester University and many others. Besides lecturing, Carlos also works in professional training and as an independent consultant.

Andrew Priestley

Andrew Priestley Andrew Priestley is qualified in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, an award winning business coach, and ranked in the top 100 UK Entrepreneur Mentors. He is also the bestselling author of several books - The Money Chimp, Starting, Awareness, Sales Genius and Fit For Purpose Leadership. He developed the Business Leadership Profile, The Sales Profile, The Entrepreneurs Profile used by companies worldwide.

He still has the publishing company; and he is the Chair of Trustees for a children’s' charity.

His first business was an entertainment/lifestyle publication; and then a marketing/advertising agency. He then transitioned into business coaching and specialises in business leadership.

He speaks two languages - English and Australian.

Entrepreneurs Mentors in Residence

City, University of London and Bayes Business School have an excellent reputation in promoting the employability of their students at all levels: undergraduate and postgraduate. We, at BayesEntrepreneurship, commit to provide you with as much career support as possible. Since 2016, we have operated a very successful Entrepreneurship Mentoring Scheme. The scheme operates exclusively to support the Masters in Entrepreneurship programme and provides you with a safe network of entrepreneurs and investors who are available to inspire and support you throughout your entrepreneurship journey.

Experiential learning

In the MSc in Entrepreneurship we place a lot of emphasis on learning through experience and in our classes you will be encouraged to use reflection on doing as a form of learning. This experiential learning is supported throughout the master programme by a reach and diverse ecosystem which include:

Cass Innovate

At Cass Innovate, our MSc in Entrepreneurship students had the chance to hear from, learn from and interact with entrepreneurs and innovators at every stage of their journeys – from fledgling start-ups to fully fledged global giants.

The conference showcased the work of staff, students and alumni from the MSc in Entrepreneurship, as well as friends and colleagues from a broad range of innovative organisations.

Museum of Entrepreneurship

The Museum of Entrepreneurship collects and makes available the stories of the entrepreneurs of our times. Remarkable stories of how they started, what inspired and motivated them, how they grew and eventually exited; stories of success and failure.

City Launch Lab

The City Launch Lab is a work space available for City’s student and graduate entrepreneurs.

Launch Lab at City offers:

  • FREE access to desk space, along with meeting rooms and Wi-Fi
  • Access to a 3 month accelerator programme to kick-start your business
  • Startup coaching from our experts, mentoring and access to training sessions

Application

How to apply

We only accept online applications.

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Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be around 500 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

You are required to complete a questionnaire about your skills and experience.  This will be emailed to you during the application process.

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • English language test result if applicable
  • Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be uploaded to the application form or e-mailed to the relevant Admissions Officer upon request

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

Unfortunately, as a result of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we can only offer online appointments to discuss your application.  To book one, please get in touch with the relevant Admission Officer

Please note; these are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Previous study of business, management or finance is not required
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course

Interview

Applicants selected by the Admissions Panel may be invited to an online interview. We will contact all selected applicants with full instructions after the Admissions Panel has made an initial assessment of your application.

We strongly advise you to provide us with your own personal email address when applying to avoid missing interview deadlines and any important information sent from the Admissions Team.

English language requirements

  • If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the IELTS test
  • If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Some other English Language tests might be accepted

Fees

UK/EU/International £27,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study for continuing students (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of the induction period)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Career destinations for MSc Entrepreneurship

Depending on your sphere of interest and expertise, potential opportunities after graduation include being the founder or CEO of the venture created during your studies or pursuing a career in start-ups or corporate organisations who are always on the lookout for candidates with entrepreneurial spirit and know-how.

Being very close to the “Silicon roundabout”, you will be perfectly placed to exploit the opportunities created by this programme.

Our dedicated Careers Team will help you identify your ideal career path and work with you to maximise the potential of accomplishing your professional goals.

Class of 2019 profile

Recent Graduates have secured positions such as:

  • Power Scheduler, EDF Trading
  • Market Risk Analyst, Commerzbank
  • Power Market Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, RWE Supply and Trading
  • Consultant, PWC
  • Junior Broker, SCB and Associates

Where they are working now

Where they are working now

  • UK: 36%
  • EU/ EEA: 14%
  • Europe Other: 10.7%
  • Middle East & africa: 4%
  • Asia: 36%

Industry post-master's

11% Manufacturing
7% Construction / Building Materials
7% Fashion / Design
7% Consulting - other
7% Financial Services - Venture  Capital / Private Equity

Data provided from alumni who completed the 2020 graduate outcomes survey.

Course information and statistics

Man
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average age of student body (20/21 cohort)
Woman
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females on 20/21 cohort
Globe
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nationalities in 20/21 cohort