Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.
The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations.
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.
If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:
- innovation consultancy
- product development
- business support
It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business.
The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:
- the Open Lab researches human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
- the Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body
The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.
What you'll learn
Throughout the course you will:
- identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
- identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
- understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
- develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
- acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
- develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors
- lead organisations through innovative change
- demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
- plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
- deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills
Practitioner and research led teaching
The quality of the teaching staff on this course guarantees that theoretical trends and debates will be current. It also ensures that each subject has practical value.
Several of our academic staff have experience as successful entrepreneurs, consultants or top level managers, and are top researchers:
- Dr Paul Richter (Degree Programme Director)
- Dr Susan Addison
- Dr Neil Alderman
- Dr Hanna Bahemia
- Dr Karen Elliott
- Dr Ana Javornik
- Professor Jonathan Sapsed
- Mr Leigh Sear
- Dr Fiona Whitehurst
A number of the course team members are involved in a major UK Research Council-funded research project - Creative Fuse North East - involving five of the region's universities. The project is focused on understanding and supporting the region's creative, digital and IT companies.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- NBS8007 Understanding Organisations
- NBS8033 Business Enterprise for Postgraduate Students
- NBS8035 Understanding and Managing Creativity
- NBS8039 The ICE Dissertation
- NBS8062 Research Methods (ICE/ABC/E-Business)
- NBS8134 Business Enterprise Policy
- NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
- NBS8213 Managing Design and Product Development
- NBS8214 Technology Change and Innovation Management
- NBS8320 Open Innovation and Business Clusters
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles within established firms and start-up enterprises including:
- Innovation Manager
- Managing Director
- Marketing Manager
- Business Consultant
- Project Manager
Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.
Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £16,800
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.