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Do you have a business idea with high growth commercial potential? Do you want to start your own business whilst studying for a Masters degree? Are you a final year undergraduate or postgraduate (taught or research) student? Then the MSc New Venture Creation may be of interest to you Eligibility for programme: Places are limited on this programme and home and EU students are eligible to apply. Aim The MSc New Venture Creation is a one-year, full-time taught Masters degree with a strong element of work-based learning. It is aimed at graduates who are ready to implement and commercialise a viable business idea, but also wish to obtain a Masters qualification based on the process of starting a new venture. The aim of the programme is to provide an enhanced learning experience for the participants which will play a part in creating a sustainable commercial business with significant growth potential. Special Features The work-based learning approach of the programme means that each module is relevant to, and supportive of, the creation, implementation and commercialisation of an innovative, high-growth idea. A key component of the work-based learning approach is the availability of mentoring from successful high-growth entrepreneurs and specialist University commercialisation staff. The five modules are delivered by a team of specialist enterprise educators with a combination of practical and academic experience in entrepreneurship, new venture creation, ideas commercialisation and innovation. In line with the workbased and practical nature of the degree programme, a range of innovative pedagogies ? which are both participative and reflective ? will be used to ensure entrepreneurial learning and successful commercialisation and implementation of the business idea. Entry Requirements Candidates will normally be required to have an undergraduate honours degree, the equivalent of a UK honours degree, upper second class, in any discipline, from a suitably quality assured university. Candidates must also have a viable business idea with growth potential. The viability and growth potential of the business idea will be assessed by the submission by prospective students of a Feasibility Plan (4,000 words maximum). Queen?s University Management School staff will provide pre-start support (including guidance notes) in order to advise on the development of the plan. The application and Feasibility Plan must both be submitted before 30 June. Both the application and the Feasibility Plan will be assessed by a panel of individuals from within the University, including faculty and members of the Regional Office, to ensure independence and equity. It may also be necessary for applicants to attend an interview. All applicants will be advised whether or not they have been successful in obtaining a place on the programme, normally by the end of July. We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. We encourage candidates to submit a detailed CV. Candidates who lack the prerequisite academic qualification or equivalent may be required to achieve an appropriate score (600+) in the GMAT andor attend an interview. Employability and Careers With the key aim of the programme being to help students start their own successful, high-growth business, this programme represents a significant career opportunity for students. We anticipate that the completion of such a degree programme could open up other opportunities in economic development, enterprise education, consultancy and entrepreneurship within existing companies.

Do you have a business idea with high growth commercial potential? Do you want to start your own business whilst studying for a Masters degree? Are you a final year undergraduate or postgraduate (taught or research) student? Then the MSc New Venture Creation may be of interest to you Eligibility for programme: Places are limited on this programme and home and EU students are eligible to apply....

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