MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (16 Months Online)


Program Description

Are you passionate about starting a new business? Are you a small business owner who dreams of growing the business to a large enterprise? Are you an innovator who wants to turn an idea into a successful business? The Rushford MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will equip you with the right knowledge, skills, and behaviors to develop unique products, services, and solutions. It will also prepare you to incubate, run, and grow strong businesses.

The 100% online Rushford MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and best practices for starting up new businesses, new products or services, innovation, and technology adoption and use. The applicability of this specialized MBA is not only in the start-up space but also in larger companies, corporations, government, and other organizations.

If you have a passion for entrepreneurial management in any setting this program will be highly suitable for you! This program allows you to attain a formal MBA and a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation that will help you get that differentiation that you need to be successful in such environments.


Courses Overview

The Rushford Online MBA program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 2-4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 core courses, 5 out of the 9 Elective courses, and a capstone project to earn a total of 138 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation award.

  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Skills
  • Accounting for Financial Reporting 
  • Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management: Productivity & Quality
  • International Business Environment 
  • Leadership and Managing Human Capital
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law
  • Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (Elective)
  • Sales Management (Elective)
  • Organizational Behaviour (Elective)
  • Business Communications (Elective)
  • Business Law (Elective)
  • Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Forecasting and Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Managing Growth And Pathways To Market
  • Creating A Successful Business Model
  • Business Acumen For Entrepreneurs
  • Intellectual Property (Elective)
  • Entrepreneurial Risk Management (Elective)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (Elective)
  • Leadership in Entrepreneurship (Elective)

Careers & Outcomes

The Rushford MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation opens up opportunities to you both in the private and public sectors in your country or overseas across a broad range of business functions. While this program will help business owners and start-up aspirants gain a significant amount of acumen to run their business in the most effective fashion, it also will be a tremendous value creator for professionals, managers, and executives who need formal training in the fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The roles that you would assume after completing this program will largely depend on your industry or sector of focus. Any organization that requires a manager or leader in a role that requires strong knowledge and skills in innovation will take significant interest in your profile.


Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline.

Qualifications Waiver

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. 

Proficiency in English

Evidence of Proficiency in English

  • IELTS 6.0+  or
  • PTE 50+ or
  • TOEFL 550+ or
  • Any other proficiency test that was taken in the last 2 years

English Proficiency Waiver

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

  • Native English Speakers or
  • Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB) or
  • Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country or
  • 2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work



EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions.  EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

• Swiss Federal Government
• Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
• State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
• Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
• Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
• Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


Swiss Higher Educational Institution

James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.


International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.


International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also uniq ... Read More

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also unique in our offering of several MBA programs with technical specializations and we continue to add more technical specializations as we keep growing. Our 100% online programs are well suited to students from all over the world who would like to receive a high-quality education from a premier European Business School at an affordable tuition fee. As part of the JLI global institution, we leverage the networks, knowledge, experience and geographic spread to the advantage of our students. Read less