Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship - Programmes and Modules

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. HCfE strongly advises students studying in the field of entrepreneurship to enter the IDEAFEST Student Business Idea Competition to further their understanding and enjoyment of their course. Information on IDEAFEST can be found here.

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

MSc Entrepreneurship (Leadership)

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 (Financing)

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

MSc Entrepreneurship (Creative Industries)

Director: Keith Heron

This programme is for applicants that may wish to set up a business, consider a career change, or advance into a managerial role in the creative sector.

The student will: a) take their practical and theoretical skills to a new level b) develop a critical understanding of entrepreneurship and management for the fast-evolving creative industries.

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.

To discuss the postgraduate programmes and application, you can request to download the brochure here or contact the postgraduate courses team on +44 (0) 118 378 6438 or pgmanagement@henley.ac.uk

Further information on the 2020/21 undergraduate programmes can be found here.

University-wide Modules

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

MM1F10 Student Enterprise (Dr Lebene Soga)

Open to 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)

Open to 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)

Open to 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)

Open to 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 Adeyinka Adewale)

Open to 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)

Open to 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)

Open to 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 and the role of social enterprise in society. Students will explore social and environmental opportunities, examine the impact of various stakeholders on the development, survival and growth of social enterprises and evaluate different measures of performance and impact ascribed to such organisations. The module involves developing and conducting a strategic analysis of a social enterprise, enhancing creativity, teamwork and reflection on personal development.

MM392 Entrepreneurial Management Venture Project (Dr Lebene Soga)

Open to undergraduate students (third year)

The module enables final year students to use the information and impressions they have gained during their experiences of a company placement (full year, short placement, internship, work experience, etc) to analyse and make an innovative proposal to the ‘organisation’ based upon the placement experience. Where a student does not take a placement, the student will undertake a study of a company that is publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange or the LSE Alternative Investment Market exchange. It is distinct from modules that focus on business start-up. Instead it concentrates on understanding the capabilities that already exist within an organisation and channelling these to create innovations to capture new business opportunities.

MMM042 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Jurek Sikorski)

Open to 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 all 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.