MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND INNOVATIONS MANAGEMENT
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1.Introduction

Entrepreneurship and innovation management represent the most important engines of value and new wealth creation in the contemporary economy. The Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management of the University of Nairobi is designed to give business managers and professionals a focused, relevant and utilizable body of knowledge in entrepreneurship and innovation management, suitable for people with an interest in starting and managing innovative ventures either within existing structures or by realizing new economic endeavours. As most corporations today realize that they need to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, the programme is positioned to prepare participants to help meet this challenge. The Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management is, therefore, devised in a way that can be utilized to position oneself for a fast-track career in innovative companies. The degree programme seeks to equip participants with requisite skills and knowledge for managing start-up businesses as well as successful entrepreneurial and innovative management of existing enterprises. The degree is intended to develop high caliber manpower for developing entrepreneurship through research, policy and practice. The programme is suited for people who hold senior managerial positions as well as those who intend to take up careers in advisory roles in entrepreneurship related programmes.  The programme offers students an opportunity to learn about and work directly with entrepreneurial firms.  The programme also provides an excellent preparation for students wishing to obtain an integrated view of business operations.

 

Programme Justification

The current economic and social trends globally call for individuals and economies to be entrepreneurial. In Kenya, achievement of the ideals in the Vision 2030 will only be possible if we have a vibrant and innovative economy being fuelled by innovative ideas of entrepreneurs. The programme is not only a response to global trends but also a contribution to the achievement of the National goals and aspirations espoused in the Vision 2030 which lays emphasis on the role of SMEs in achieving national growth and development. Towards this end, the programme provides a solid foundation in the management disciplines essential to the successful innovation of new ideas, new products and new business models, whether in the context of an entrepreneurial start-up or within a more structured environment of a mature corporation.

 

Programme Objectives

The programme specifically aims to:

  1. enable the student to develop expertise in new venture creation and management
  2. enhance corporate entrepreneurship in mature enterprises
  3. inculcate into the student the culture of creativity, innovation, and innovations management
  4. enable the student to develop competency in development and management of SMEs
  5. develop and enhance competency in research and consultancy on SMEs

Documents

 

Courses

Title Course Code Course Hours Semester Year
FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR COMPLEX ENTITIES DAC 513 45 1 1
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING DAC 514 45 2 1
FRAUD AUDITING AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING DAC 611 45 2 1
ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE DES 501 1
NEW VENTURE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT DES 502: 1 1
ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR DES 503 45 1 1
ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH DES 504 45 1 1
ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE DES 505 45 1 1
INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DES 506 45 1 1
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT DES 507 45 1 1
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE LAW DES 508 45 1 1
SME Policy and Development DES 601 45 2 1
Managing Growing Business DES 602 45 2 1
Marketing for SMEs DES 603 45 2 1
SME Entrepreneurship Seminar DES 604 45 2 1
Entrepreneurship and Environment DES 605 45 2 1
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DES 606 45 2 1
Social Entrepreneurship DES 606 45 2 1
INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DES 607 45 2 1
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SME CONSULTANCY DES 608 45 2 1
GENDER AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DES 609 45 2 1
Management of Corporate Innovations DES 610 45 2 1
Strategic Entrepreneurship DES 611 45 2 1
Entrepreneurship Ethics and Governance DES 612 45 2 1
CORPORATE INNOVATIONS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR DES 613 2 1
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DES 614 45 2 1
PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT DES 615 45 2 1
FAMILY BUSINESSES DES 616 45 2 1
RESEARCH PROJECT DES 699 225 1 2
CORPORATE FINANCIAL STRATEGY DFI 512 45 1 1
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN FINANCE DFI 513 45 1 1
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS DFI 523 45 2 1
GENERAL INSURANCE AND RISK ANALYSIS DFI 622 45 2 1