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Master of Science

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Get an entrepreneurial mindset and shape your own future. This master's programme gives you the knowledge and skills you need to start your own company, or to work with innovation in existing businesses.

What will you learn?

This programme is designed to provide you with entrepreneurial skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. This type of competence can enable you to start and develop your own business, help smaller companies grow and scale-up faster, and contribute to restructuring and innovation in existing businesses.

You will learn how to discover new opportunities, evaluate them in close dialogue with the environment, market, and customers, and implement new solutions or business areas. An important part of the programme is to learn about handling uncertainty and risk, and developing the skills necessary to quickly identify opportunities, test solutions, and adapt them to customer needs. Implementation and cooperation skills will also be key learning outcomes.

The programme will cover the following parts of the entrepreneurial process:

  • Start-up: Development is about the actual process of starting and growing a new business. Knowledge and tools related to the entrepreneurial process, including leadership, market segmentation, business modelling and funding, are central to the successful development of profitable new companies. Explore models and tools for developing start-up companies and developing a convincing business plan.
  • Scale up: Gain valuable insight into the phases, challenges, and opportunities that businesses need to address when growing and becoming sustainable and profitable. You will be well prepared to handle these real-world challenges when further pursuing a career within entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Corporate innovation: Examine how the innovation process changes when businesses reach the scale and size of large corporations. You will gain insight on the foundations of innovation, understanding how to gain corporate support for innovation efforts and corporate ventures.

Popular courses covered in this programme

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Foundations of Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

Understand the concepts and principles of innovation theory, research and processes at the firm level.

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The Crowd, the Cloud, and Sustainable Innovation

Gain skills in harnessing insight from real-time change for the development of powerful and adaptable decision-making and innovation.

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Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Learn the important skills, tools and insight that distinguish entrepreneurs from other business managers, and the ability to recognise entrepreneurship as a process rather than an end point.

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Developing, Organizing and Leading Entrepreneurial Ventures

Get knowledge and an understanding of the theory and practice of business models, agile design and development, leadership and organising in entrepreneurial settings.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

With a master's degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will have the knowledge and skills to be able to start and develop your own business, and follow your own passion. But you will also become a relevant and attractive candidate for working with restructuring and innovation in existing businesses across a range of industries.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET

The story of Brim Explorer is a good example of what a single person can achieve with the right mindset. To create change and innovation you need to think like an entrepreneur and have the knowledge and skills to give your idea the best chance to succeed. 

A MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the cornerstone of a successful career in an ever-changing world. In this programme you will learn to master actual situations through experiential learning— creating new ventures and building the skills needed for helping businesses solve their problems, scaling ventures to achieve growth, and learning about entrepreneurship and innovation in corporate settings. This programme will give you an entrepreneurial mindset and a valuable foundation for innovation and future businesses.


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The entrepreneurial mindset

CUSTOMISE YOUR DEGREE

As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.

Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them.

Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.