Postgraduate study

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers an exciting suite of postgraduate programmes which have been created to help you transform an idea into a success story, and convert a passion into a career.

Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programmes stimulate students to develop the knowledge and competencies required to establish, grow and manage innovative, entrepreneurial ventures.

PROFESSOR WILFRED DOLFSMA Associate Dean for Teaching, Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering challenging, career enhancing postgraduate programmes that look to offer real value to individuals and organisations across a wide range of trades and sectors.

The Institute combines expert teaching and research support alongside an exciting series of master classes and public lectures from international business leaders across the world. Our academics are inspiring professionals with a wide range of experience into enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship. Together our academics share a passion for entrepreneurship and innovative working practices and many are world-leaders in their field.

Our research

Research plays a key role in business success, particularly when investigating how an enterprise can become more successful. As a PhD student with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, you will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real-life problem solving. Presentation of research findings at key national and international conferences will also be an important part of your training.

You will be actively encouraged to engage with research communities across the globe and will become part of a talented research community across Loughborough University’s two campuses. Academics from the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are actively involved in business ventures and expansions across a variety of industry sectors. Each academic is linked with a colourful variety of innovative organisations who work in partnership with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on a variety of research projectss.

Current research themes range from exploring digital innovation and online entrepreneurial activity to exploring the link between social science and enterprise through gender intersectionality and entrepreneurship. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also shares a passion for research into areas of business development, including finance and investment and the adoption of technological innovation by small firms.

Future career prospects

Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers, in order to enhance the innovative success of a firm. Our postgraduate programmes have been designed with this crucial concept in mind, to provide you with a robust understanding of business and the innovation process, along with the skills required to take action.

A key feature of many of our postgraduate programmes is the Collaborative Project module. This module brings together postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines to work together to address a real-life business or social problem. This exciting module provides you with the opportunity to work with an real business or organisation and gain real industry experience.

Whether you are a launching or supporting a new business, concept or idea, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will ensure that you are ready to succeed in today’s marketplace. 

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