Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation | 1 year | 60 credits

Entrepreneurial skills enable the successful discovery and exploitation of opportunities in the market as well as driving innovation and business development projects in existing corporations.

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 those 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 programme teaches you to work together with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds. When you bring this mix into an entrepreneurship context, you get so many different ideas and the evolution of these ideas is what makes the programme exciting.

Su Lyn Cheng (Singapore and Canada)

Student stories | Julia and Axel

Next programme start

Late August 2020

Arrival day


Application deadline

15 January 2020


1 year, full time

Tuition fee

SEK 120.000. EU/EAA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Please note

The entrepreneurship and innovations areas are under rapid development in terms of research, teaching and learning. As a consequence there may be changes in the MSc programme for the academic year 2020/21 in terms of altered module content, teaching formats and/or assessment styles. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. Please, check back here in mid-December for more detailed information.

International Master Class

Starting in the autumn of 2019, LUSEM invites students enrolled in selected one-year Master’s programmes to apply for an "International Master Class" at one of our prestigious partner universities. This is an unique opportunity to add-on a semester to the masters’ studies in Lund.

Learn more about International Master Class

Student Stories
Stefan and Grega study the New Venture Creation track. Watch the video here: