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Birkbeck, University of London: Entrepreneurship

Institution Birkbeck, University of London
Department Birkbeck Business School
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught


The digital transformation of business including the emergence of new digital business models have become crucial issues for leaders in the vast majority of organisations. The MSc Entrepreneurship gives you the necessary expertise vital for organisations to be able to navigate the challenges in this era of digital business.

This Master's degree provides a specialist offering in entrepreneurship and you will gain a comprehensive understanding of a range of issues including:

  • entrepreneurial skill sets

  • entrepreneurial finance

  • importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in business strategy

  • entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • the role of networks and social capital

  • management of specific business projects

  • the role of technology and innovation policy. 

Start-up guidance is part of the course, as well as practical skills in relation to entrepreneurship such as elaboration of business plans including design, delivery and finance.

The course links theory and practice. You will gain extensive knowledge of the theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with crucial issues of business innovation and digital transformation of business, in various types of firms. Critical thinking and problem-focused decision-making are key components of the course.


  • Birkbeck is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.

  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.

  • Many Birkbeck students work in, or have professional experience in, the industries under consideration. This provides strong networking opportunities with fellow students and Birkbeck alumni, with potentially beneficial impacts on your career development.

Careers and employability

Entrepreneurship graduates are employable everywhere where the management of entrepreneurial processes is crucial for corporate success. Possible professions include:

  • human resources officer

  • management consultant

  • operational researcher

  • logistics and distribution manager

  • marketing executive

  • systems analyst.

We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


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