Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

Mode of Study : Full-time

About the Programme

This is a very practical programme aimed at producing entrepreneurially-minded graduates who will appreciate the vital role that innovative and creative entrepreneurs play in today’s society and economy. The aim of the programme is to prepare students to develop insights that will help the discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities and the expertise to successfully initiate, launch, manage, and grow their own ventures through start-up entrepreneurial projects, which may be helpful to our competitive and dynamic African and global economies.


Entry Requirements

    Candidates applying for admission in the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity degree programme must have:

    1. a Second Class Honours  degree of Africa University  OR
      a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the GSC to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree of Africa University.
    2. A candidate with a Pass in an Honours degree will be considered for admission if his/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was a B (3.0) grade average or above, AND s/he has satisfied the GSC through the relevant Faculty/Institute that s/he has exhibited academic potential by conducting fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in the academic discipline of the intended Masters degree.
    3. A candidate who holds a general degree should at least have a lower second class with an average of B (3.0) or higher in the academic discipline of the intended Masters degree.
    4. Upon recommendation to the GSC by the Dean/Director of the respective Faculty/Institute, a candidate whose first degree is considered deficient may be required to take one or more undergraduate courses in addition to the minimum graduate requirements.
    5. The Faculty may impose special conditions for admission as required by the degree programme.


The MSc degree in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity offers electives in three areas:

  1. Entrepreneurship Development
  2. Innovation and Creativity
  3. Peace and Entrepreneurship

For the purposes of specialisation students are required to take FOUR elective courses. Electives will be offered in the second semester will be dependent on the availability of staff and approved number of class size, in accordance with University regulations

Year One Semester One

  • EIC500: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice                               
  • EIC501: New Venture Creation                                                                                 
  • EIC502:  Innovation, Creativity and Technological Change                                
  • EIC503: Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures                                                         
  • EIC504:  Entrepreneurial Finance                                                                
  • REM500:  Research Methods and Statistics (with a focus on business)           

Year One Semester Two

  • EIC510 Research Proposal Writing and Defense                                      
  • EIC511 Entrepreneurship Capstone Project                                                           
  • Four Electives                                                                                                   

Year Two Semester One

  • EIC530 Dissertation                                                                                   


  • Entrepreneurship Development (EED)
  • EED510: Future Scenarios Planning                                                                 
  • EED511: Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurial Ethics                       
  • EED512: Business/Project Decision Management                                          
  • EED513: Lean Management: Theory and Practice                                          
  • EED514: Corporate Entrepreneurship                                                               
  • EED515: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship                                      
  • EED516: Business and the Legal Environment                                                           
  • EED517: Judgment  and Decision  Making                                                       
  • EED518: Procurement and Logistics                                                                  
  • EED519: Rural Entrepreneurship                                                                                   
  • EED520: Youth Entrepreneurship                                                                                  
  • EED521: Agro-based  Entrepreneurship (crop, livestock, horticulture)        
  • EED522: Formalization of Informal Businesses                                                           
  • EED523: Entrepreneurial Management                                                             

    • Innovation and Creativity (EIC)
  • EIC510 New  Product Design and Commercialization                                    
  • EIC511 Design Thinking for Market-Driven Innovation                                              
  • EIC512  Innovation for Social Change                                                               
  • EIC513 E- Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs                                        
  • EIC514 Digital Product Development                                                                 
  • EIC515 Prototyping & New Product Development.                                          
  • EIC516 Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs                                                
  • EIC517 Design and Brand Management                                                                      
  • EIC518 Managing and Understanding Creativity                                             
  • EIC519 Intellectual Property, Creativity and Traditional Knowledge Systems
  • EIC520: Protecting Business Ideas in Entrepreneurial Firms                                           
  • EIC521: Micro-finance: Fostering Entrepreneurship in Developing World 


    • Peace and Entrepreneurship (EPE)
    • EPE 510 Peace, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation                            
    • EPE 511 Peace and Entrepreneurship Leadership                                         
    • EPE 512 Peace, Gender and Entrepreneurship                                                          
    • EPE513 Gender and Corporate Governance                                                    
    • EPE514 Private-Public Partnerships and Entrepreneurship                        
    • EPE515 Women in Entrepreneurship                                                                
    • EPE 516 Peace through Entrepreneurship and Global Business                
    • EPE517 Entrepreneurship Policy and Governance                                        
    • EPE518 Managing Conflict and Disputes in Business                                              
    • EPE519 Interpersonal Dynamics and Conflict Resolution                             
    • EPE520 African Perspectives on Peace and Entrepreneurship