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The major aim of this course is for entrepreneurs to gain the benefit of a masters level qualification at the same time as they are setting up and running their enterprise. Students normally enter the course with a feasibility study for an enterprise, explaining why the enterprise is worthy of being developed and what they feel that the course will do for them.
The course is the archetypal, ‘do-it-yourself’, course in that not only are the students expecting to develop their own enterprises, but they are expected to develop their own course to back up that enterprise.
The course is built around an Enterprise Project which is normally the development of your own enterprise, and this is backed up by two compulsory modules: Learning Contract Negotiation, where you develop your own learning plans, and Technology Evaluation and Commercialisation, where the feasibility of your enterprise plans are scrutinised and evaluated using an algorithm developed by North Carolina University.
The other optional modules may be selected from any other non-overlapping masters level modules in the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Built Environment or the Faculty of Business, or from a selection of work-based modules developed for the programme, or, possibly, a module developed by you.
Students taking this course are expected to be developing skills as self-employed individuals running their own companies. The course is designed to set you up as an entrepreneur and develop your skills in this area. Whilst this is the intended outcome, the skills set developed on the course will also make graduates suitable for executive management positions in other enterprises.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
There are links with entrepreneurs' forums in South London and with venture capital providers. Students tend to forge their own links with material suppliers with contract providers and with marketing and sales organisations as necessary. Course alumni form a vital experiential link.
It is likely that candidates for the course will have a background in areas such as product design, engineering, business studies or computing but with a crucial desire to run their own enterprise and exploit the possibilities of their own intellectual abilities in some shape or form. The subject backgrounds listed are not intended to be restrictive and others may be accepted.
Entry to the course is by interview: potential students are expected to be graduates of relevant courses. HEIF funding is currently available for a limited number of candidates through the University's Research and Business Development Office.
If you are interested in studying at LSBU, please refer to our Standard Entry Requirements
Further information on how to apply:
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Optional modules to make up the total of 180 CATS points, including the Enterprise Project. Typical modules will be of 15 CATS points, but on occasion students may wish to negotiate the inclusion of 30 CATS point modules. Acceptance of this depends on agreement being the student and their Enterprise Project tutor. Some of these modules will be drawn from existing validated masters level modules available either in the BUS or the ESBE portfolios. From 2011 onwards, modules are likely to be 20 CATS points.
If you have a specific question about the course please use our "ask a question" form to send off your enquiry to staff within the Faculty who will get back to you with the answer as soon as possible.
Last Updated on - Sun 7th April 2013 at 09:01:42
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