Enterprise and Entrepreneurship MSc

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Start date
September 2024
Delivery type
On campus
12 months full time
Entry requirements
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
UK fees
£15,250 (Total)
International fees
£28,750 (Total)

Course overview

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Our MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship develops your enterprise skills, giving you an insight into creating economic and social value through entrepreneurial activity.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to develop and manage your own business, as well as the ability to work more entrepreneurially in other organisations. By the end of the course, you’ll be adept at identifying new products, processes and markets to exploit opportunities in innovative ways.

Delivered and supported by award-winning academics and successful entrepreneurs, this course develops your understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship on a global scale. Engaging with practical activities, you’ll gain skills in planning and designing a new venture, acting as a consultant to an existing organisation, and exploring your own entrepreneurial potential.

Our action-based teaching techniques enhance your skills and allow you to experience genuine business challenges faced by enterprises both locally and globally.

Course Highlights

  • You’ll receive exceptional research-based teaching and practical support through our Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES). The centre supports you in entrepreneurial activities, such as joining a student enterprise group, starting a business, taking on a social project, or entering a national competition.
  • Teaching is underpinned by cutting-edge research, which explores how enterprise can be used as a force for positive change and action in the world.
  • Gain real-world insight through the Centre’s network of Enterprise Ambassadors who help you to understand how to apply your enterprise education in practice.
  • Benefit from practical learning to help you apply entrepreneurial theories. For example, you’ll plan and design a new venture, applying your skills in a live business environment during the ‘New Venture Challenge.’

Find out more about studying your Masters at Leeds University Business School.


Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Course details

Introductory modules explore the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship and their role in society. You’ll examine how enterprise is seen around the world, and how different geographical, cultural and economic contexts create challenges for new ventures.

Learning directly from successful entrepreneurs during guest lectures, you’ll develop your understanding of research methods in business and enterprise studies.

You’ll work on a range of projects that allow you to gain real experience, such as creating a business plan for a new venture and delivering a consultancy project for an established company or social enterprise.

In the final semester, you’ll complete a dissertation project on a research question of your choice – this can be used to explore your own ideas for a new business venture or social enterprise, look at how best to support or grow an existing firm, or explore a research topic related to your ambitions.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Enterprise and Entrepreneurship MSc in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Evidence Based Consultancy 15
Global Perspectives on Enterprise 15
Enterprise and Society 15
Critical Entrepreneurship Studies 15
Small Business Growth 15
New Venture Creation 15
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation 15
Dissertation 45
Digital Transformation Management 15

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
Effective Decision Making 15
Business Analytics and Decision Science 15
Social Media Management 15
Financial Reporting and Analysis 15
Problem Hacking for the Ministry of Defence 15

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis.

Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the school, your programme and modules.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.

This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.


Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject. A background in business or management is desirable, but applicants from other disciplines are welcomed.

International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.

You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

Application deadline:

We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.

Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.

The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you’ll need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Contact details for two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Your approved English Language test* (if applicable)
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

* Applicants who have not yet completed an approved English language test may apply for a Masters course prior to taking a test.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2024

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Leeds University Business School

Contact us

Postgraduate Admissions Office

Email: masters@lubs.leeds.ac.uk


UK: £15,250 (Total)

International: £28,750 (Total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support

We’re offering up to 50 Business School Excellence Scholarships to UK and International students starting one of our Masters courses in 2024. These scholarships offer a 50% fee reduction and will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants who demonstrate excellent academic, professional and personal achievements.

You do not have to submit a separate application for our Excellence Scholarships - you will be automatically considered when your course application is reviewed.

International Excellence Scholarships (International applicants)

Masters Excellence Scholarships (UK applicants)

Read more about Masters Funding and Scholarships

Career opportunities

From day one, we encourage you to think beyond your time at Leeds and reflect on a meaningful career.Our MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is designed for those who aspire to start their own business or social enterprise, develop an existing family firm or start a career in consultancy, corporate venturing or business development.

Graduates are equipped to succeed in a wide range of competitive environments and can draw on a number of key transferable skills to exploit global opportunities.

Start your own business

If you’re interested in developing and running your own business in the UK, you can get support from Spark, the University of Leeds’ business start-up service for students and graduates provided by the Careers Centre. The initiative offers a range of practical advice and resources to support the development of your business ideas, as well as opportunities to apply for funding.

Connect with entrepreneurs

Students on this course have the opportunity to engage with successful entrepreneurs as part of our Enterprise Ambassadors initiative and our Small Business Growth consultancy project. Successful and established business people will share their experience at speaker events and guest lectures to help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice.

Careers support

As part of this course, our dedicated Professional Development Tutor will provide tailored academic and careers support to help you achieve your career ambitions.

You can expect advice and guidance on your career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs, and support to boost your employability. You’ll also receive coaching on developing the professional skills you'll need to start a successful career and how to evidence these to prospective employers.

You’ll also benefit from the University’s Careers Service, where you can access a range of support to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions, even after you graduate.

Read more about our careers and professional development support

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