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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability MSc

Our Master's programme will give you a solid grounding in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability practice and policy. This will allow you to respond to the growing cross-industry demand for skills and knowledge in these key areas.

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  • September 2024
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The Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability MSc builds on the School’s extensive experience and track record in driving entrepreneurship and innovation.

Businesses across the globe are increasingly focused on these areas. Sustainability is of particular interest as business practices must remain sustainable for a better and just future.

This programme will allow you to critically understand:

  • entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability over time
  • the key topics in terms of theory, policy, process and practice
  • the role of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in society and a variety of contextual settings

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What you'll learn

The programme will give you advanced knowledge and skills in a range of topics, including:

  • entrepreneurship and enterprise
  • innovation management
  • sustainable new venture creation
  • creativity
  • technology and entrepreneurship
  • sustainable innovation consultancy
  • entrepreneurial consultancy
  • business enterprise policy
  • open innovation management
  • business growth and society

Three core pillars of the programme focus on:

  • the entrepreneur / innovator
  • process
  • praxis and context


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to show:

  • a critical appreciation of the roots and evolution of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability
  • knowledge and critical awareness of the theory, processes and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • an advanced critical understanding of the contextual considerations of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability in a global context
  • the ability to apply and integrate learning from taught elements of the programme via your final capstone project

You will have developed your practical skills and be able to:

  • scope, synthesize, and analyse new ideas, approaches and processes in contextual settings
  • use analytical tools and techniques to gather knowledge and insights
  • apply new knowledge and insights to practice
  • identify and address ethical issues

Real business skills

You will benefit from opportunities to either:

  • pursue new venture creation by bringing your business idea to life, or
    create and develop innovative ideas for civic engagement through social enterprise

Skills and experience

You will:

  • learn to use a wide set of analytical and creative problem-solving tools
  • develop critical perspectives that support entrepreneurial, innovation and sustainability processes and practices
  • learn to consider entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability in various contextual settings, such as organisational and geographical
  • have the opportunity to engage with our Entrepreneurs and Innovators in residence programme

Research skills

This programme is research and practice led. This is reflected in the teaching and assessment strategies of each module.

The capstone element of the programme is either a dissertation or a new venture creation plan. You will define, scope, refine and undertake a programme of work with the support of an individual supervisor.

Your future

Upon graduating, you can progress onto a career in:

  • start-ups (your own or those founded by others)
  • entrepreneurial and innovation consultancy
  • large corporates
  • the third sector, non-government organisations and social enterprises
  • policy design for local, national or international organisations
  • further academic research (e.g. PhD)

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Eftychia Palamida (Degree Programme Director)
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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