Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Master's Programme (One Year)
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
When applying to this programme you elect either the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track or the Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track. Both tracks lead to an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
In the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track you will learn how to create, develop and exploit business opportunities by starting up and managing new ventures. This track offers you an opportunity to be fully involved as an entrepreneur in the start-up process, from idea selection and team composition to venture formation, which enables you to gain real experience in starting up a new business. In addition, you will be part of our mentorship programme where you are matched with an experienced mentor.
The Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track is designed for you who want to work with business development and innovation in established businesses. You will learn how opportunities for renewal and innovation are identified, developed, organised and implemented in the organisation. During the programme you will gain practical experience as an intern at a progressive company. At the company you will be engaged in a business development project together with your mentor and the current staff.
Teaching and learning
Our pedagogy is based on the belief that you need practice to learn. However, you also need to reflect on your practice, and learn from available theories in the field. This is why you will find this programme embraces action – without compromising the valuable learning that stems from theory. We are proud of the multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural backgrounds of our students within this programme. Our experience shows this increases the opportunity to form competent teams, create innovative ideas and to reach an international market. Within the programme, you will expand your international network for both social and business purposes.
The entrepreneurial eco-system
To support your entrepreneurial and innovative actions we take great care to embed activities within the sophisticated entrepreneurial and innovation eco-system of Lund and the surrounding cities. As a student in the programme you are welcome to participate in activities at the Ideon Innovation incubator, including the opportunity to sit in their co-working space. We retain strong relationship with our alumni and invite them to join in various activities during the programme. Guest lectures form an important part of the programme, we regularly invite experts from various areas related to entrepreneurship and innovation into class to share their expertise and hold workshops. We collaborate with Lund University’s student incubator VentureLab, and as a graduate of the programme you can enjoy a fast-track application process to join the Incubator. Depending on your chosen track, you will either get an experienced and keen individual mentor to help you navigate through your entrepreneurial and innovation projects, or work together with a partner from your class on an internship with a mentor connected to your project.
In addition to the above, the programme also offers you as a student the opportunity to participate in the Dragons at the University pitching competition, participation in Venture Cup, attendance at the Trendspotting at Lund University seminar series, and also to attend various field trips and study visits on companies in the surrounding area.
The Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has an excellent employer reputation. It is reflected in the fact that over 96 percent of students find employment after graduating. The majority working in a leading role at established companies or managing their own businesses and start-ups, involved in business development and entrepreneurship.
The Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track is designed to provide the tools necessary for starting new independent businesses or to work in advisory roles to new venture start-ups. It also gives graduates practical experience in research commercialisation, as well as tools to proactively work in projects in highly uncertain or risky market environments.
Within the Corporate Entrepeneurship and Innovation track you will acquire skills useful in positions such as a project manager or a consultant dealing with innovative ideas and projects in established businesses and organisations. Other career opportunities include employment as a TTO manager.
The new competitive landscape makes it essential for existing companies to renew and develop. Knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation processes are thus valuable assets if you aim for a career in an established corporation. The knowledge and skills that follow from the experience and learning from the programme are much sought after by basically any organisation.
More information can be found at
All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!
Contact programme coordinator Maria Pihel: entrepreneurship [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc). English 6/English course B.
Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2019
daytime Lund, full time 100%
August 28, 2019 - June 7, 2020
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a CV and a statement of purpose when you apply for this programme. See the School of Economics and Management website for further instructions.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000
First payment: SEK 60 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance
Scholarship for the Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Through the generous donations from Stay At Hotel and Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship two full tuition scholarships are available for students applying to the Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Students apply for the scholarship through the Lund University Global Scholarship application.