MA/MSc Business Entrepreneurship (WBIS)

What is the Course About?

This innovative MA/MSc Business Entrepreneurship is designed for recent graduates who are keen to begin their career whilst continuing their studies at Masters level. It is a twelve month work placement based action-learning programme that combines advanced business practice and business theory development, with two periods of twenty weeks work based consultancy projects.

This Masters will be suitable for highly motivated, entrepreneurial, business orientated graduates seeking the opportunity to:

  • Gain an insight into, and experience, a variety of host businesses across the Isle of Man

  • Learn through completing exciting consultancy projects

  • Develop a range of transferable skills

  • Benefit from full support from their own professional mentor.

What subjects will I study?

Participants will collaborate with the WBIS Programme Leader to identify, secure and undertake a salaried work placement or internship within a suitable host organization.

This, and the intensive periods of academic and professional study, will enhance relevant knowledge and the development of advanced business techniques, and the analytical, evaluative and consultative skills that will significantly improve their employability.

Period 1: January

Four weeks taught block period, including information presentation and project management skills, and study of the business environment

Period 2: February to June

Twenty weeks work placement conducting major consultancy project

Period 3: July to November

Twenty weeks work placement conducting major consultancy project

Period 4: December to March

What are my progression and career options?

This Programme is aimed at recent graduates seeking to develop advanced professional workplace skills whilst they continue to study. Graduates will typically seek career advancement in their current, or a closely related profession.

How will I be assessed?

All WBIS assignments are required to demonstrate the achievement of the module learning outcomes. Methods include essays, presentations, portfolios of evidence and professional dialogues.

All assignments are marked against the Assessment Criteria of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (QAA) in the UK, as is the case with more traditional degrees.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a 2:1 or first class honours degree (not necessarily in a business related discipline).

This intensive two year programme commences in September and finishes in August of the following year. (Students then have until December to complete, present and submit their final assignment).