Study a flexible and 100% online Entrepreneurship MBA with a QAA-commended university and take the first key steps towards entrepreneurial success
13 June 2023
27 June 2023
14 months full-time
2 years part-time
£7,740 total fees
Commendation from Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
Business School established for more than 80 years
Courses developed with industry partners
Option to pay per module
Alumni discount available
Succeed as an entrepreneur
The Entrepreneurship MBA that equips you to successfully launch your business and lead it to success.
Entrepreneurs need a broad and highly developed skill set if they are to outmanoeuvre the competition in today’s super competitive and challenging business environment. They need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills not just to turn an idea into a new venture, but they must be able to innovate, manage, grow and structure the business as it moves through different stages of its life cycle.
The online MBA Entrepreneurship from the University of Wolverhampton has been designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, launch and manage their own business. The course is also ideal for senior leaders and aspiring leaders who want to innovate and succeed as intrapreneurs within their own organisation.
This MBA course has been designed closely with employer partners, who have a first-hand understanding of what it takes to establish, manage and grow businesses. At the core of this MBA is problem-based learning, relating to real-world practice throughout.
Grow your professional network
An opportunity to learn with fellow entrepreneurs from around the world.
This Master of Business Administration can be studied from anywhere in the Midlands, the UK and indeed the world. It has been designed for a global audience of students and, because it is delivered through an innovative online learning environment, there is no need to ever visit campus.
Unlike on-campus and other more traditional modes of study, the online MBA Entrepreneurship is entirely flexible, so your study schedule is up to you. This unique flexibility enables you to study around work and family commitments, which is key because it avoids having to make trade-offs and put your life on hold. You can continue to earn as you learn in your current role and won’t need to take a study break.
You’ll join an online community of tutors and fellow MBA students and will interact via discussion groups and forums, participating in group learning activities with peers from around the world. This contributes to a truly diverse and rich online learning experience and represents a key opportunity to build important connections in your global professional network. For the duration of the course, you will also be supported in your studies by a Student Success Coordinator.
What you will learn
The online MBA Entrepreneurship has been designed to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required to successfully set up a business. In addition to developing the capabilities required to get a business off the ground, you will learn the business and management skills that are needed to make a success of a business, including how to motivate and lead people and teams, finance, operations, marketing and supply chain management.
Knowledge and skills taught include:
Leadership and people management skills
Creating and starting a new business venture
Sourcing finance and funding
Organisational change leadership
Supply chain management
Sustainability in business
Academic excellence and expertise
A QAA-commended university and a business school with a proud tradition of MBA teaching.
The Business School at the University of Wolverhampton was one of the very first UK business schools to offer MBA courses, reflecting a proud history of expertise in business that dates back more than 80 years. The extensive institutional experience in business and MBA courses specifically is also reflected in the highly capable academic team at the Business School. From a range of business and management backgrounds, many of our research-active academics held senior positions in multinational and blue-chip organisations.
The Quality Assurance Agency awarded the University of Wolverhampton a commendation, the highest accolade it can bestow on an institution. And in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 85% of our research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or of ‘international importance’. This richness of experience in MBA research and teaching has helped to develop a unique Entrepreneurship MBA course that provides current and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the broad and comprehensive knowledge base and skill set that they need to succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures.
Entry requirements for home and international students
Applicants should have or be about to complete:
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours
All applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role
If the applicant does not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, they should have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role
Per 15-credit module fee:£645
If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.
University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.
Creating and Starting a New Business Venture
This module focuses on the transfer of a range of business concepts, theories and research methods into applied practices for creating and starting a new business venture. Many people express a strong desire to own and manage their own business, and to be independent with control over their own destiny. Equally, many people have very good business ideas, which regrettably, are never pursued because of the lack of knowledge, skills and understanding of the processes and practices involved in how to start a new business. This module explores concepts of adopting a business idea and turning the idea into reality by applying tools and techniques for assessing the feasibility and market potential of the idea. This includes applied business research, analysis and evaluation, managing the procurement and negotiation of start-up resources and the presentation of the idea for business investment and financial support. You will transfer your business idea into a pro-active business plan; a plan that could be used in the future to start and launch a new business.
Sources of Finance and Funding
In this module you will gain a broader view of the financing landscape for entrepreneurial firms. It prepares you to get involved with entrepreneurial firms in your career in a variety of capacities, as founders, managers, advisors or investors. The module will explore entrepreneurial firms, financial bootstrapping, business angels, venture capital and some recent trends in entrepreneurial finance, such as crowd funding in its different forms – including donation, rewards, lending, and equity.
The Entrepreneurial Change Agent
The rate of change in organisations is accelerating and the nature of that change is in itself changing, increasingly shifting from incremental to transformational change. This changing landscape requires organisations and individuals capable of harnessing enterprise, creativity and innovation. Enterprise usually arises out of proactive individuals, capable of acting as change catalysts, to initiate and champion change, building a network of support and developing the climate for change to happen. This module is intended to develop your skills and knowledge to engage in change leadership within an organisation.
Leadership and People Management
This module introduces people management and effective leadership practice within the organisation. In particular, it analyses themes that relate to the changing landscape of people management including: the strategic organisational context of attracting and selecting people for work; training; performance management; and the employment relationships. It also deals with the actual way in which effective leaders emerge within organisations and how they use people management practices and their distinct qualities, such as cross-cultural awareness to motivate and reward diverse employees. It provides you with the opportunity to optimise your potential and be involved in the day-to-day decision-making processes within organisations that advocate change as a route to achieving competitive advantage.
On successful completion, you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and focused awareness of the internal and the wider business context in which to manage and lead effectively within and across teams.
Financial Management and Control
Managers in all sectors are required to take account of the financial impact of their decisions. Whether they are being required to approve the purchase of new plant and machinery, increase or decrease the workforce, increase marketing efforts, or authorise the new strategic and budget plans, one of the key aspects of the decision is the financial impact. Managers therefore need to understand financial reports, be able to question the information provided in them and make decisions based upon the information provided by them.
This module seeks to enable you to make well-informed decisions based upon a sound knowledge of financial reports, systems, and developments in the accounting and financial environment.
This module introduces practical techniques for identifying emerging trends in the business environment, both in a national and international context. It encourages the use of conceptual frameworks and practical tools and techniques to improve the quality of strategic decision-making, and develops the insights and competencies needed to present strategies and business plans in a persuasive manner.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
This module provides you with a firm foundation in the principles of operations and supply chain management. It introduces you to a broad range of operations management challenges facing managers working in modern organisations and equips you with the knowledge and tools to resolve them. The module explores the information needs of organisations and systems to support operations management processes. The focus of the module is on how firms can achieve competitive success through improving the processes involved in delivering products and services.
Organisations face several challenges and opportunities which they must respond to through marketing decisions. This module develops your understanding of the marketing decisions that organisations face. Through the application of marketing theory, models, and tools you will gain an understanding of the importance of the organisational environment and the impact this has for analysis, planning and control in a marketing management context.
Sustainability in Business
Climate change, resource depletion and population growth, and the role of business in society are amongst the most highly debated subjects today and create a profound challenge to the status quo for all organisations. But these issues also create opportunities for innovation and change, and the business case for acting sustainably is becoming increasingly persuasive. In this module, you will explore the range of meta-challenges facing business, understand the social and the business case for acting sustainably, and discuss how sustainability can be managed.
On successful completion of the module, you will have a critical understanding of the sustainability challenges and opportunities, and how businesses can manage these.
This module supports you to develop the research competencies appropriate for a taught master’s course and relevant for future careers in professional, business management roles. To achieve this, you will be required to develop a proposal for a piece of self-directed research.
Dissertation or Business Case
In this module you are required to produce a piece of self-directed, original work, at an advanced level, based on independent research. This should demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and core principles of research (empirical or non-empirical) and show competence in the design, execution and reporting of a research project in a business and management context. You will develop an ability to carry out subsequent research independently and to commission, manage and evaluate the research activities of others. Effective leaders, managers, citizens, and employees need to be capable of basing their decision-making on information and knowledge derived from research. Therefore, the skills acquired producing the project, will contribute to your effectiveness throughout your career.
Quality Assurance Agency commendation(the highest accolade that can be awarded)
of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important'(latest REF)
Distinguished 80-year-old Business School