This program provides all the perspectives needed for the creation and evolution of entrepreneurial ventures. It presents the methods necessary for transforming organizations and creating innovation. Also, it covers issues such as the diagnosis of opportunities for innovation and development, intervention activities, and implementation strategies. It overlooks the important aspects of launching a business starting from generating the initial idea to growth and international expansion. It considers planning, marketing, financial, legal, control, and human elements associated with the start-up, the acquisition, and/or the operation of a small business, from an entrepreneurial point of view.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Engineering Science - Innovation Management - Project Engineering Management - R & D Research & Development - Scientific Research - Systems Analysis & Design - Technological Science - Total Quality Management.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Entrepreneurship & Innovation via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: R & D Research & Development. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
Business in Developing Nations
This course examines the international environment for transnational trade, investment, and operations in the less-developed countries; It surveys the economics of underdevelopment and analyzes foreign economic, cultural, political environments, and their impact on international business. It also considers the effect of foreign investment in the countries development process.
Academic Supervisor: Earle TaylorBusiness in Less Developed Countries
This course provides an understanding of the economic, sociocultural, and political environment in less developed countries. It deals with the problems of international trade and investment, north-south relations, technology transfer, foreign aid, and financial and capital flows.
Academic Supervisor: Earle TaylorBusiness in Industrial Countries
This course deals with the factors and conditions affecting business operations and behavior in developed countries. It covers topics on international integration, business relations among nation-states and supranational systems, direct investment, and multinational activities.
Academic Supervisor: Charles R. NicholsBusiness Marketing
This course deals with the principles and concepts involved in the planning, pricing, promoting, and distribution of goods and services at a small business scale. It examines market opportunities and threats, develops and compares promotional strategies for small businesses, and provides approaches to achieve an effective marketing strategy on a minimal budget.
Academic Supervisor: Maria SmetaninaBusiness Finance
This course examines the concepts of taxes (gross income, deductions, and gains and losses), accounting, and finance with an emphasis on using the financial data used for decision making. It shows how the analysis and use of cash flow projection and budgeting play in the survival, taxation, and management of a small business enterprise.
Academic Supervisor: George IatridisInternet Studies
This course of internet studies explores the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices to serve billions of users worldwide and allowing infinite possibilities for sharing information and communication.
Academic Supervisor: Javier Fernandez SalgadoHuman Resources
This course explains human resources management concepts and processes as they apply to manage individual and work-group behavior in organizations. It deals with organizational behavior topics such as leadership, motivation, and teamwork. It also considers diverse human resources strategies, personnel selection, performance evaluation, reward systems, and employee development.
Academic Supervisor: Charles R. NicholsPromotional Strategies
This course studies the foundations and the processes of developing advertising and promotional strategies, and the important factors used to design successful advertising campaigns. Topics include data research, positioning analysis, selection of target markets, development of objectives, creative guidelines, media planning, budgeting, and performance evaluation.
Academic Supervisor: Isabel del Rio VillarBusiness Entrepreneurship Plan
This course explains how to avoid common startup problems and how to turn entrepreneurship and business initiatives into lasting success. It describes the business plan development and the real startup entrepreneurial process, whether operating manufacturing, wholesale, retail, or service business.
Academic Supervisor: Kao Kveng HongTechnological Management
This course provides the technical savvy and business skills for planning, manufacturing, and engineering. It offers an interdisciplinary examination of the problems encountered in integrating technology and innovation into processes and products; evaluating tangible and intangible aspects of new technology adoption; management of research and development; functional integration of marketing and operations; and the critical role that technology plays in achieving top management objectives.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerE-Commerce Solutions
This course reviews the online business and economy environment and strategies. It provides solutions for the online purchasing and selling of different products and services. It explains how to do business electronically and considers the electronic commerce hardware and software requirements as well as the legal issues regarding Internet usage.
Academic Supervisor: Thiyagu NagarajOnline Marketing
This course deals with the theory and practice of marketing on the Internet and focuses on the role of the Internet in marketing strategy. It helps to identify the web marketing goals; to understand web site promotion, referral programs, and search engine placement; analyze e-commerce, online sales, and customer service methods; plan a web store, and think about future trends in e-commerce.
Academic Supervisor: Maria SmetaninaBusiness Law
This course focuses on issues related to the law of business in all its forms: agency, partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations. It provides the essentials and implications of contractual and fiscal matters relating to business and entrepreneurship ventures. It explains how to deal with lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, dispute resolution, contracts, and legal considerations related to business.
Academic Supervisor: Philipose DanielEntrepreneurship Management
This course offers practical advice on searching, planning, and starting a business. It considers targeting customers, getting financing, choosing a location, hiring and managing employees, marketing products and services, pricing for profit, distribution, managing the company's finances, and planning for growth and expansion.
Academic Supervisor: Kao Kveng HongInnovation Management
This course presents the methods for transforming organizations to create innovation. It covers the diagnosis of opportunities for innovation and development, intervention activities, and implementation strategies. It examines problems and issues in integrating technology and innovation into processes and products, management of research and development (R&D); and new product and/or process development according to customer needs.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf Dettmer
Admission requirements - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission