Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders, intrapreneurs, and inventors. They’re catalysts for change that shape the competitive marketplace and can have a notable societal impact. In the ever-evolving business landscape, having the skills to envision and implement groundbreaking ideas and devise creative solutions is paramount. AIB’s Entrepreneurship MBA subject will equip you with the tools business leaders need to thrive in a disruptive, digital, and global environment.
Studying this subject, you’ll explore the process of entrepreneurship, including the key life cycle stages of an entrepreneurial venture, strategies for growing a business, the drivers of entrepreneurial culture and the requirements for developing a resource base needed to pursue entrepreneurial initiatives. You’ll delve into contemporary entrepreneurial professional practices, gaining practical, in-depth knowledge that bridges the gap between theory and real-world application.
Over 8 weeks, your Entrepreneurship learning journey will help you to build on the behaviours, attributes, and competencies that drive entrepreneurial success. In doing so, you’ll develop skills and knowledge that will enable you to add significant social, cultural and economic value to society through entrepreneurial activity, no matter your career path.
If you’ve got an idea you want to evaluate and possibly bring to fruition, or you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills and mindset – this subject is for you!
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
The AIB academic team hold significant qualifications and experience in their field of expertise. Our academics strive for excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and research so they can deliver high quality, life-changing experiences for our students.
In the Entrepreneurship MBA subject, students undergo two assessments designed to sharpen their entrepreneurial acumen and practical skills. The first is a reflective essay in which students analyse their entrepreneurial mindset, select the most suitable model to identify an entrepreneurial opportunity and pinpoint a potential opportunity. The second assessment, building upon the first, involves creating a strategic entrepreneurial plan and delivering a persuasive pitch to stakeholders. These assessments aim to cultivate critical thinking, opportunity assessment, strategic planning, and effective communication, providing a meaningful experience of the entrepreneurial process from ideation to proposition.
100% Online MBA Learning
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.
In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.
When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.
In our Entrepreneurship MBA subject, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of 21st-century entrepreneurship. This includes offering fresh perspectives on developing and nurturing entrepreneurial mindsets, focusing on identifying opportunities, understanding the lifecycle of ventures, and mastering ethical strategic growth techniques. Additionally, the subject enhances your leadership skills and prepares you for an entrepreneurial career, emphasizing strategic planning and innovative thinking.
AIB’s Entrepreneurship subject is designed to prepare you for real-world entrepreneurial challenges by equipping you with scholarly, practical knowledge and a robust entrepreneurial mindset. It emphasises experiential learning to strengthen your entrepreneurial capabilities, ensuring you’re well-versed in the key stages of venture development and growth. You will learn to apply contemporary entrepreneurial techniques, reflect on ethical perspectives, and build competencies that are vital for business leaders. This holistic approach aims to enable you to add significant value to society and the economy through entrepreneurial activities.
Absolutely! Entrepreneurship is more than starting a new business—it’s about pioneering change and innovation in any setting. This subject provides learning opportunities that are focused on entrepreneurial supporting behaviours, attributes and competencies which have been identified as key skills for contemporary business leaders – not just business owners – across both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors. Students will develop skills and knowledge that enable them to add significant social, cultural and economic value to the organisations they work for and society through their understanding of entrepreneurial activity and culture.
You can! AIB offers an MBA specialisation in Entrepreneurial Management. It provides the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills in the areas of digital startups, business consulting and the design of new products and services.
Learn more about the MBA (Entrepreneurial Management).
If you’re interested in studying Entrepreneurship and the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling.