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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (January 2021 Intake)

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Programme code LLPT40/LLPT41
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/LLPT40

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/LLPT41

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 07 Jul 2021 16:40:02 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of  an entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations
  • Develop students critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process
  • Use action based learning to develop insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
  • Develop students awareness of the help and information available to new organisations and the sources of funding they can attract
  • To provide students with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing business environment

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
    • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
    • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
    • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
    • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
    • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
    • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
    • Chapter B6: Assessment of students
  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Business and Management, the QAA, 2007

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of…

  • K1 The complexity of the innovation process and its importance in the current economic climate
  • K2 The academic theories of entrepreneurship and the interconnectedness between entrepreneurial tendencies and resulting behaviour
  • K3 The interrelationships between an organisations environment and its potential to succeed in the global market place
  • K4 The diverse influences on the innovation process from a multidisciplinary perspective


3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • C1 Analyse data and information in the context of current thinking in the field of innovation management in order to make effective decisions
  • C2 Recognise the benefits of self-reflection for personal development
  • C3 Recognise the components of entrepreneurial behaviour and the value of taking decisive action to influence organisational success.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • P1 Demonstrate rational use of business and risk analysis tools to analyse company performance
  • P2 Synthesise information from appropriate sources such as intellectual property databases and advise on strategic positioning for an organisation
  • P3 Demonstrate effective communication to persuade and influence stakeholders
  • P4 Evaluate the funding needs of a new venture and advise on future strategy in the context of the current economic climate
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

  • T1 Select and use appropriate investigative and research skills
  • T2 Critically evaluate a range of academic and industry sources and effectively summarise these in a range of written formats
  • T3 Work flexibly and creatively in a team whilst recognising the contribution of individuals with a range of diverse skills
  • T4 Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences

4. Programme structure

Semester 1, 2020/21 (January 2021) 



Modular Weight




Semester 2, (February to June 2021)

Compulsory Modules (45 credits)



Modular Weight


Collaborative Project



Understanding Organisational Failure





Optional Modules (students should select 15 credits)



Modular Weight


Creative Business Models



Intellectual Property



Family Businesses



Institutional Foundations of Capitalism and Entrepreneurship


Semester 3, 2020/21 (June to September 2021)

Compulsory Module (60 credits)



Modular Weight




Semester 1, 2021/22 (October 2021 to January 2022)

Compulsory Modules (60 credits)



Modular Weight


Innovation Management



Strategy and Market Analysis






New Venture Creation



5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable.

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