Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship - Programmes and Modules

Master in Entrepreneurship students

Degree Programmes

The HCfE delivers two Masters Degree Programmes – MSc Entrepreneurship and Management and MSc Entrepreneurship and Financing, which were introduced in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

These programmes are for full time students and feature some of the below options as core modules.

Programme Title (Programme Director)

Who the Programme is for

What the Programme teaches the student

MSc Entrepreneurship and Management (Director: Prof Andrew Godley Deputy Director: Keith Heron)

This programme will suit applicants who would benefit from an understanding of entrepreneurial management and the paths to business expansion.

The student will: a) understand, respond to and initiate change  b) gain insight into the various thematic areas of entrepreneurship and management in entrepreneurial firms  c) develop an ability to apply knowledge and understanding of complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve performance

MSc Entrepreneurship and Financing  (Director: Prof Andrew Godley Deputy Director: Keith Heron)

This programme is particularly suited to applicants working in family firms or with similar interests, who would benefit from a greater awareness and understanding of entrepreneurial management and the sources of finance needed to accelerate business expansion.

The student will:  a) develop an ability to apply knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurial decision-making in complex scenarios  b) learn to understand, respond to and initiate change, and be able to demonstrate intellectual breadth by making integrative links across the various areas of entrepreneurship and finance  c) learn about the essential tools for financing an entrepreneurial firm, and the range of sources of finance for growth

BA Entrepreneurship and Management - four years full time, including a one-year paid work placement, or three years full time  (Director: Dr Norbert Morawetz)

This programme is for students with the following entry qualifications:  UK: GCSE Mathematics and English grade B or above and A Level AAB from three A Levels  International: Pass Diploma and 35 points

The programme prepares students for the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur, equipping them with the tools required to start new businesses or fulfil key roles in other enterprises. It includes the main areas of management, establishing an understanding of the internal and external environment of the firm, but also aims to develop the student’s entrepreneurial skill set, notably in opportunity identification and in understanding the entrepreneurial process.

BA Entrepreneurship - four years full-time, including a one year paid work placement, or three years full time (Director: Dr Norbert Morawetz)

This programme is for students with the following entry qualifications:  UK: GCSE Mathematics and English grade B or above and A Level AAB from three A Levels  International: Pass Diploma and 35 points

This programme equips the student with the tools required to start a new business or to fulfil key roles in other enterprises. It includes the main areas of management but primarily aims to develop the student’s entrepreneurial skill set, notably in the areas of opportunity identification and in understanding the entrepreneurial process. The programme prepares students for the challenges of establishing a business and encourages them to create their own business during the final year.


Further information on the postgraduate programmes can be found here: Henley_MSc_Enterpreneurship_programmes_2017-18.pdf

To discuss the postgraduate programmes and application, please call +44 (0) 118 378 6438 or email pgmanagement@henley.ac.uk 

Further information on the 2017-18 undergraduate programmes can be found here: Henley_Business_School_Undergraduate_Brochure_2017-18.pdf

Further information on the 2018-19 undergraduate programmes can be found here: Henley_Business_School_Undergraduate_Brochure_2018-19.pdf

University-wide Modules

The HCfE offers a range of entrepreneurship modules to students across the University including:

Modules

Module Code/Title (Convenor)

Open to

What the module teaches the student

MM1F10 Student Enterprise (Dr Norbert Morawetz)

Undergraduate students (first year)

This module introduces students to new enterprise development through a focus on experiential learning.  Students start and manage a new venture, applying basic entrepreneurial skills in the areas of business planning, organising, directing and controlling. By running their own mini-ventures, students will learn and apply standard business practices. In the context of their businesses, students will understand and employ functional concepts regarding marketing, operations and finance.

MM1F17 Business Synthesis (Dr Marrisa Joseph)

Undergraduate students (first year)

This module is built around an engaging, PC-based business simulation in which students generate enquiries, sales and orders and build a successful company within the simulation environment. The aim is to provide students with a general and practical understanding of the nature of business, from the start-up phase throughout the initial business growth phase.

MM260 Innovation and Market Entry (Dr Maks Belitski)

Undergraduate students (second year)

The module aims to introduce students to the problems and potential solutions facing entrepreneurs wanting to bring their innovative products to market, understanding why technologies and innovation often fail. It covers such important approaches to innovation as design thinking, creativity, leanness and pace innovation.

MM270 and MMM038 Practice of Entrepreneurship (Dr Norbert Morawetz)

Undergraduate students (second year) and postgraduate students

This module aims to provide students with the entrepreneurial skills and confidence they would need to put plans into action. Students will gain an understanding of the practice of entrepreneurship, including exposure to the experience of successful entrepreneurs. Students are also given a solid grounding in the realities of business start-up. The programme aims to develop entrepreneurial skills, including networking, team building, creativity and presentation skills.

MM301 Effectual Entrepreneurship (Dr Zhujun Ding and Dr Adeyinka Adewale)

Undergraduate students (third year)

This module examines the subject of effectuation and its application to the ‘entrepreneurial method’. The aim of the module is to develop students' awareness and understanding of the effectual principles and contrast this to more traditional practices. This will involve an appreciation of the context in which successful entrepreneurs operate, the behaviours they demonstrate and the strategies that they have developed in order to survive by using both theory and case studies.

MM302 and MMM075 Entrepreneurial Project (Keith Heron)

Undergraduate students (third year) and postgraduate students

These modules engage students in developing their own new business idea in real time, learning as they experience the realities of entrepreneurship and business start-up. Students will learn entrepreneurial skills together with underpinning theory, knowledge and understanding, which will enable them to be effective in both developing their venture and reflecting on their personal and business performance. The majority of the learning will be self-guided in response to the particular needs of the chosen project, under the guidance and mentoring of staff.

MM379 Social Enterprise (Dr Amal Ahmadi)

Undergraduate students (third year)

This is an interactive and practical module aiming to inspire students to social entrepreneurship by giving them a comprehensive introduction to the social enterprise sector. Students will be engaged in consultative project work, applying creativity and business acumen to issues faced by social enterprises within the region.

MMM042 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Associate Prof Anna Spadavecchia)

Postgraduate students

This module aims to provide students with an in-depth and sound understanding of the distinctive features of management in the SME environment, with an additional focus on its complexity and the additional advantages, challenges and risks related to the small dimension. The module covers business planning for the entrepreneur.

Further information on the modules can be found here.

To sign up for a module, students will need a module code. Once you know the code you can select the module during online module selection or through your own school or department.

Free online course

Digital Leadership: Creating Value Through Technology

We’re delighted to announce that a free online course aimed at those who want to improve their business competitiveness through digital technologies opened on 22nd May 2017. To sign up, please click here.

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Richard Sullivan, Senior Leadership Development Manager of The Co-Op: "One of the unexpected benefits of a MOOC is the opportunity to share conversations with a range of people I would be unlikely to meet normally. I was delighted to find that my assignments were being peer-reviewed and my ideas were being seen by some real professionals - a global partner at a big four global accountancy firm and the head of IT for a major international manufacturer. The different cultural and business perspectives really enriched the experience and provided something no bricks and mortar course could match."

Past learners have found the course useful and insightful. It draws on the expertise of leading lecturers at the Henley Business School, as well as giving participants the chance to engage with peers during the 4 week course. It covers a range of topics, including:

  • What does it mean to be a ‘digital leader’?
  • How does aligning business and IT strategies and capabilities enhance competiveness?
  • What is the role that digital technologies can play in empowering business?

Whether you’re a CEO or someone involved in improving business competitiveness through digital technologies, this course is for you. We don’t expect you to have any prior knowledge of management theory or hands-on technology skills to get started.

Representatives of both profit and non-for-profit organisations will benefit through better understanding of how to plan, manage and implement new digital technologies.

Digital Leadership is an ideal taster course if you’re thinking of pursuing an executive education, Master’s degree or MBA.

What will be expected of you?

This free online course consists of a variety of videos, articles, case studies, discussions, quizzes and activities based on your own experiences.

You will be encouraged to share examples of the role that new technologies play in your organisation and how they strengthen competitiveness, enabling you to benefit from other learners’ experience and to reflect on more effective approaches.