The practical part of the programme will allow you to apply the academic knowledge in real-time. You will meet industry practitioners and learn about emerging entrepreneurial challenges they are facing or have faced, and the solutions they found to overcome them. These interactions will help you to expand not just your industry-specific knowledge but also shape the way you approach your own venture challenges.
Your mentor, who will be assisting you throughout the programme, will encourage you to formulate your solutions and persist in your actions.
There are two types of discussion groups taking place during the residential weeks: industry-focussed seminars and interactive workshops.
Practising entrepreneurs, each an expert in their field, will offer critical insights into the reality of entrepreneurial life during industry seminars.
And expert coaches will lead interactive workshops focussed on essential business skills such as pitching and storytelling to various audiences, including co-workers, customers or investors.
You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice during Entrepreneurship Centre pitch events.
Mentoring is an integral part of the programme.
At the beginning of the programme, you will meet your mentor, who will provide one-to-one guidance for the duration of the programme. Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs with a wide range of expertise in many industries. Your mentors are a point of consistency throughout the full duration of the two-year programme.
Your major project will be your most significant programme-specific endeavour to put your entrepreneurial knowledge into practice. This 12,000-word assignment is a comprehensive analysis of a business opportunity; in most cases, this will be the student’s venture.