Aston University: Business Enterprise Development

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Department Aston Business School View department profile
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Study MSc Business Enterprise Development at Aston University and unleash your entrepreneurial potential.

Develop entrepreneurial competencies and practice through learning by doing, and working with others to create and run a productive organisation.

Supported by a select group of team coaches, including academics, successful entrepreneurs and prestigious Aston alumni, you will gain valuable experiences and practical learning in a supportive environment.

Suitable for graduates of all disciplines, as well as those with professional experience but without an undergraduate degree. You can also study this course full or part-time.

**What is enterprise development?**
Study our innovative MSc Business Enterprise Development degree at Aston University to give yourself the best start to learning about how to develop, sustain and grow a business. It has been adapted from the globally renowned ‘Team Academy’ model of entrepreneurship from Finland and built on the following principles:

Develop your entrepreneurial capacity and mindset through learning by doing
Experience the development of a real organisation that you own with a team of others
Determine your own learning focus and needs, supported by team coaches who are there to support you to develop your competence and capability to grow a business.

This programme puts application and experience at its core. You will develop your entrepreneurial know-how as well as crucial teamwork and leadership skills by starting and running an organisation as part of a group of like-minded Team Entrepreneurs (students).

All our assessments involve practical business activities, such as pitching your business idea, creating a business plan as well as a market research project. You’ll develop vital entrepreneurial competencies, gain valuable, first-hand business experience as well as receive feedback and support with your development.

If you enjoy the idea of generating your own learning experiences as and when you need them (just-in-time learning) rather than traditional methods of learning, then this masters course could be for you. Instead of attending lectures, you will be coached as a team with your peers to develop your ideas, generate business practice and share your learning.

**How will my skills develop?**
We enable you to put entrepreneurship and management principles into practice. From identifying business ideas, evaluating their commercial viability, conducting market research, pitching for investment and creating formal business plans. The programme covers the entire start-up journey in a practical way.

You’ll manage and take on a series of challenges to grow your organisation. This means, you’ll learn about vital business tasks, such as marketing strategy and product or service development. These experiences and insights will help you to develop the commercial skills needed to build a successful business venture.

**How will this course help my career?**
Our emphasis on teamwork and successful collaboration helps to emulate this key feature of successful businesses – their ability to create high-performing teams. You will work as part of a team throughout the course, and we provide teams with regular, specialist coaching. This will enable you to be on the forefront of new working practices, as team based environments are now commonplace working structures in organisations around the world.

The team coaching sessions are tailored to the needs of the team and organisation that you create, as well as the individuals within it, providing a rich and unique learning experience. You’ll develop key teamwork, communication, management and leadership skills, all of which will be beneficial whether you choose to pursue your own business venture, a career in consultancy or management/leadership roles.


Aston Business School


At Aston Business School we believe that our students deserve the very best of opportunities to experience the real business environment, with live projects and internships to prepare them for the real world.

Our postgraduate portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally, giving you an ideal platform to build you future career. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation, and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

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