MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

Welcome to our 100% online MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation program.

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.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Entrepreneurship & 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 & Innovation field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 electives in Entrepreneurship & 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. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  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.
  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.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required 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;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

Entrepreneurs are phenomenal at initiating new ventures and in making existing businesses competitive. MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation 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

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.