MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Introduction to the Program
The Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a one or two year postgraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.
Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.
You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.
The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to:
- develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving.
- examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management.
- gain exposure to “real life” entrepreneurial situations.
- develop a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur.
- gain an overview of the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China.
- develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning.
- develop team working skills.
- obtain insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship.
Applicants for this programme can have a first degree of any discipline. A second class honours in the first division or equivalent in their first degree is normally required.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.
This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.
Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.
The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.
The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project.
We consider applicants on the basis of academic merits. Although the entry requirements for our masters degrees vary depending on the course, as a general rule, you are expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be taken into consideration.
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
*The minimum English Language requirement for MA Interpreting and Translation Mandarin and English, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and MSc Communication and International Entrepreneurship, is:
- IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
*The minimum English Language requirement for MSc Engineering Surveying and Geodesy is:
- IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.0 in any element or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees for the 1 year masters program is RMB90000 per year. The tuition fees for the 2 year masters program is RMB80000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 160000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.