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MEnt Master of Enterprise, Business and Entrepreneurship / Programme details

Year of entry: 2018

Programme description

This unique postgraduate degree has been designed to train and support students in developing business ideas from postgraduate research.  The MEnt degree enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and go on to either start their own business or work for a company where enterprise and innovation are valued.  The degree is a generic research degree, combining Masters level postgraduate research with teaching in the business skills and knowledge required to turn that research into viable new business propositions. 

The Master of Enterprise programme is a course devoted to experiencing how knowledge is transferred as products and services into the market place; founded on practical experience supported by theoretical understanding. The Manchester MEnt is unique in that it is driven by the practical application of knowledge supported by an integral programme of enterprise teaching.

  • The programme leads to the award of the degree of Master of Enterprise (MEnt) in a student's chosen subject `discipline'.
  • The programme consists of a 120 credit enterprise project in addition to 60 credits of taught units - 30 enterprise and 30 subject-based. The taught component provides students with both skills in enterprise and a depth of specialist knowledge that is directly applicable to their enterprise project.
  • Students are allocated a supervisor from their host school along with an enterprise supervisor from MEC; they may also be allocated a business mentor to provide guidance during the projects exit to market.

Course structure:

  • 2 core taught units (15 credits each): MCEL60021 Shaping Ideas for the Market and MCEL60032 Business Creation and Development;
  • 2 taught units from your subject area of choice (15 credits each)
  • Year-long enterprise research project (120 credits)
  • Students are also expected to attend a non-credited Research Methods unit.

Aims

The programme focuses on an enterprise project that is an exercise in knowledge transfer, combining research and development with commercial work, performed in the Centre's unique Business Creation Unit - a dedicated postgraduate enterprise workspace.

The project is supported by two compulsory enterprise units designed to provide an insight into entrepreneurial business processes and a theoretical framework for the development of the business.  This is further complemented by two optional subject units which further the student's knowledge and understanding of their chosen academic field.

Special features

The University-wide Master of Enterprise (MEnt) is a postgraduate degree programme which allows students to register in any of the Schools or Faculties at the University. It delivers core enterprise/entrepreneurship taught content alongside School-provided subject specific taught content which prepares students for completing their own enterprise/business project. If you wish to take the Master of Enterprise Programme (MEnt) in a School outside AMBS please email mecpgrecruitment@manchester.ac.uk for further details.

Teaching and learning

The programme consists of a 120 credit enterprise project in addition to 60 credits of taught component - 30 enterprise and 30 subject-based. This taught component provides students with both skills in enterprise and a depth of specialist knowledge that is directly applicable to the enterprise project.

Programme unit details

The Master of Enterprise programme is a course devoted to experiencing how knowledge is transferred as products and services into the market place; founded on practical experience supported by theoretical understanding. The Manchester MEnt is unique in that it is driven by the practical application of knowledge supported by an integral programme of enterprise teaching.

  • The programme leads to the award of the degree of Master of Enterprise (MEnt) in a student's chosen subject `discipline'.
  • The programme consists of a 120 credit enterprise project in addition to 60 credits of taught units - 30 enterprise and 30 subject-based. The taught component provides students with both skills in enterprise and a depth of specialist knowledge that is directly applicable to their enterprise project.
  • Students are allocated a supervisor from their host school along with an enterprise supervisor from MEC; they may also be allocated a business mentor to provide guidance during the projects exit to market.

Course structure:

  • 2 core taught units (15 credits each): MCEL60021 Shaping Ideas for the Market and MCEL60032 Business Creation and Development;
  • 2 taught units from your subject area of choice (15 credits each)
  • Year-long enterprise research project (120 credits)
  • Students are also expected to attend a non-credited Research Methods unit.

Additional fee information

The programme is open to Home, EU and International candidates. 

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

(full-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): Not yet set. For September 2017 entry the fees were £4,195 and are expected to increase slightly for September 2018 entry.
  • International students (per annum): £18,000

(part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): Not yet set. For September 2017 entry the fees were £2,097 and are expected to increase slightly for September 2018 entry.
  • International students (per annum): £9,000

Scholarships and bursaries

What our students say

'The MEnt course provided not only a good education in forming and running a business but also the opportunity to incubate it - aligning learning to practical application in one's own business.'

'I would not have had the background and experience to start my business without the MEnt course.'

'It helped me to analyse and evaluate different options both for myself and the business; working outside of my original comfort zone - developing adaptability.'

'I would never have had my career trajectory without the learning on the MEnt. The company I joined when I left soon realised that they could use what I had learned and put it into practise to grow the business - so much so that they offered me a position as a director.'

'Four promotions in two companies since 2011 - now global role - and when I first found out about the MEnt I didn't know what direction to follow; I am so grateful to the Centre and everything they did.'

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