Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Course overview

This course demonstrates how, in the age of change, opportunities beckon potential entrepreneurs to start new businesses and challenge executives and senior managers to transform existing ones. Entrepreneurial, innovative leaders are in demand across the professional spectrum and within multiple organisational contexts.


Who should attend

  • Entrepreneurs looking to put their experiences into a broader context

  • Current and future leaders of family businesses seeking innovative transformations

  • Corporate professionals eyeing entrepreneurship as their next move

  • Lawyers, accountants, and advisors who want insights into entrepreneurs

  • Policy-makers responsible for building and growing regional innovation hubs



A London PT College certificate will be issued to all participants on completion of this course. In addition, you will receive a certificate confirming the number of CPD hours achieved for this course.


Entry requirement

  • Fluency in English

  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role

  • Minimum two years’ professional experience, typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience.


Duration of course

The qualification is designed to be delivered over eight weeks for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance and online.

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Learning outcome

  • Describe both the practical application and underlying philosophy of research methods within the business studies arena, with a specialist focus on the entrepreneurship sub discipline

  • Identify appropriate research and enquiry techniques to assess entrepreneurial challenges within the wider business context

  • Synthesise and use information and knowledge effectively

  • Undertake, and communicate the results from, an independent piece of research work

  • Creatively deal with complex corporate problems in a professional capacity

  • Apply theoretical models to real world business solutions

  • Identify, evaluate, and critically appraise alternative solutions to finance problems

  • Tangible work as evidence to themselves and existing/potential employers of capabilities relating to independent research and thinking

  • Research design skills (including development of data collection and analysis strategies)

  • Numeracy and quantitative skills applied to business management decisions


Course structure

  • Business Models and Intellectual Property

  • Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Technology and Innovation Management

  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance