MBA with Entrepreneurship

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100% Online MBA with Entrepreneurship

  • Apply by : 11 Jun 2024
  • To start : 24 Jun 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

Complete within 24 months

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Why choose St Mary's University

Teaching excellence

Top 10 in UK for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Strong career outcomes

98% of graduates in employment, vocation or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA 2023)

A quality learning experience

Top 5 in UK for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Fully flexible study

100% online part-time learning


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Career path

10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Start-up a new career in entrepreneurship with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Entrepreneurship

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Entrepreneurship enhances your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision-making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy. 
The entrepreneurship specialisation comprises three courses designed to equip you with specialist knowledge, skills, and the practical ability to establish new venture start-ups, support new businesses, or assist existing enterprises seeking growth. You will learn how to turn an idea into a reality by implementing core business and operational strategies; understand the key financial challenges entrepreneurial ventures face; and how to leverage various funding options to start new ventures or support and finance existing enterprises.  

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • develop and use an entrepreneurial mindset and generate innovative business ideas by conducting market research, identifying target customers, and analysing competition
  • assess the feasibility and viability of a business idea using tools and techniques, including conducting a SWOT analysis and developing a business model canvas
  • design a comprehensive financial plan for starting and operating a business, integrating forecasting techniques for revenue and expenses, cash flow management strategies, and funding options
  • construct a comprehensive business plan that clearly outlines the strategies, objectives, and key performance indicators necessary to operationalise the business model
  • develop and apply financial management strategies for SMEs, including working capital and cash liquidity management
  • critically evaluate investment opportunities for SMEs by analysing decision-making processes in private equity, venture capitalism, and managerial economics.

And grow your career

Entrepreneurs are increasingly sought after by employers who want their teams to take advantage of new opportunities. Gain the knowledge, skills and mindset required to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment in roles such as: Entrepreneur, Founder, Business Owner, Head of Innovation and more.

With a programme designed for you

St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Entrepreneurship will suit big-picture minded people looking to develop the skills needed to help businesses realise opportunities for growth and change. You will learn leadership and management fundamentals as well as how to assess the viability of and seek funding for new ventures. Your studies are completely online and part-time, creating the flexibility needed to continue working and meeting other important life commitments alongside your learning.

Programme Modules

Gain insight into the entrepreneurial process and the mindset required to take an initial entry-level idea through the creativity, operating strategies, and funding needed into reality while focusing on core business practices. You will gain an understanding of how to recognise opportunities and act on those possibilities. Finally, you’ll explore the entrepreneurial mindset which helps the entrepreneur view the world as full of possibilities, and in turn, helps them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
New Venture Planning & Strategy
Gain the skills required to transform an initial business opportunity into a new business venture. You’ll review the special characteristics of entrepreneurial behaviour that are needed in new venture creation; and by assessing the further assistance available through the adoption of a strategic perspective on future business planning. You’ll examine the need for a clearly defined business model that takes full advantage of an identified business opportunity; and the subsequent need for a formal business plan outlining the new venture’s intended direction and the methods to pursue that direction. Finally, you’ll discuss the aspects of the entrepreneurial strategy process that require us to think ahead into a largely unknown future.
Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance combines the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, economics, and finance. Explore the key financial challenges faced by entrepreneurial ventures, which can range from seed and start-up capital to the management of working capital, and the various options available to SMEs by financial institutions, and private equity and venture capital.
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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