MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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Careers & Outcomes

Total Credits


Other Options
90 ECTS (18 Months, EUR 9000)
120 ECTS (24 Months, EUR 11520)

Duration (Months)


Total program Fee

7200 EUR

Includes tuition and all other applicable fees



Program Overview

An interest in startups has gained traction in recent years, but a few survive in the long run. A part of the failure is attributed to business uncertainties, market paradigm changes, and escalating complexities in business operations. However, the reasons for failure can be wide-ranging including lack of vision, inadequate communication, insufficient market knowledge,  inability to handle risks, and lack of foresightedness. As markets have become highly competitive, starting and running a venture needs the right balance of qualification and experience. 


Whether you want to expand your vision or pursue growth in your existing career path, an advanced entrepreneurship program will help you make a difference in applying core entrepreneurial skills and competencies. It will equip you with the necessary skills to deal with market uncertainties and dynamism. Comprehensive knowledge is also integral to identifying potential business opportunities, capitalizing on strengths, and overcoming obstacles that can otherwise prove problematic. The program will help you grow as a visionary and poised entrepreneur who can build, scale, and develop ideas confidently and clearly. You will foster strategic decision-making skills, planning skills, and risk-mitigation approaches to enhance your chances of success as a business manager. The program will introduce you to game-changing ideas that will strengthen your efficacy at each step of business management and entrepreneurship. You will excel in various domains, including networking, engaging with investors, and tapping the right opportunities at the right time.


Overall, the module will develop your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to benefit society and the economy. You will initiate innovation to foster social and organizational development; new ideas and venture creation will also nurture the economy in terms of job creation, competitiveness, and economic development. Different aspects of the program, such as marketing, economics, finance, and leadership, will help you align business goals with social perspectives.  You will learn about ethical business practices, which will enhance your social contribution and CSR management.


Educational Objectives


After completing MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will be able to:


  • assess real-world business intricacies along with the insight to handle different challenges.
  • attain a holistic knowledge and experience to start and run a business venture.
  • cultivate leadership and managerial skills appropriate in a diverse and multicultural business environment.
  • design innovative strategies to identify, exploit, and develop new opportunities.
  • manage financial resources in new and established firms.
  • depict cutting-edge technical and non-technical skills to excel in the domain of management and leadership.
  • integrate operational, strategic, and financial business aspects.
  • demonstrate strategic thinking and problem-solving approaches.
  • apply relevant business models, processes, and methodologies to real-world business conditions.



Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Entrepreneurship and Innovation specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Entrepreneurship and Innovation field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 of 10 electives in Entrepreneurship and Innovation related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-up Programs

  1. MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation also allows an option to top-up programs for 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS.
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for higher credits.
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively.
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager. For On-Campus programs, we recommend that you decide for the program tenure at time of admission.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.
Foundation - Core Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Transformational Management
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing in a Digital World
Accounting for Financial Reporting

Foundation - Entrepreneurship and Innovation For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Operations Management
International Business Environment
Strategic Management
Enterprenership Finance & Valuation
New Product Development

Operational Expert - Entrepreneurship and Innovation For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Intellectual Property
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Entrepreneurial and social innovation
Design Thinking
Digitalisation and Society

Strategic Expert - Entrepreneurship and Innovation For 90 and 120 ECTS

Creating a successful new venture
Attributes of the Professional Director
How to create successful new businesses
Intellectual Property
Future Work Now
Emotional and intuitive Intelligence in Leadership
Corporate Restructuring and Downsizing
Business Continuity and Risk Management
Global Strategies
Open Innovation and its Impact on Business and Society
Master Thesis


• For top-up award, choose 5 of 10 electives and a Master thesis.

• On-Campus students pursuing 90 ECTS Masters are required to do subject specific internship. They are still required to study the courses online.

Be a Leader - Entrepreneurship and Innovation For 120 ECTS

Research Methododology
Business Analytics
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Leadership 20/40
Capstone Consulting Project

On-Campus Students must complete compulsory internship along with optional studying of above courses in online mode.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth


Outcomes and Careers:

Entrepreneurs are phenomenal at initiating new ventures and in making existing businesses competitive. MSc (Entrepreneurship) finely blends management, finance, and business operations, providing learners with holistic knowledge and hands-on experience. These skills are needed in several industries such as information technology e-commerce, media, finance, retail estate planning, food industry, customer service, and management. After completing the course, learners will have the opportunities to either start their ventures or advance their careers in national or multinational corporations. In either of these options, the entrepreneurial mindset will colossally help them cope with market turbulence and dynamism.   


Typical Job Titles


Learners can pursue the following career options after completing the course:

  • Business Consultants
  • Venture Developers
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Development Manager
  • Innovation Consultants
  • Customer Experience Manager


Why you should study MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation


  • 10% increase in entrepreneurial activities in 2019 compared to the previous year; the highest level in the past 21 years-The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2019/2020
  • 12% of respondents mentioned business and food as the most popular industries for entrepreneurs, followed by e-commerce (11 percent), health/fitness ( 9 percent), and residential services ( 7 percent)- A survey conducted by Guidant Financial. 
  • 24% increase in business formations in 2020- US Census Bureau Report




Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.



Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline


Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at  for exploring this pathway.


Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years


English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication


  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.


    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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