Innovation & Enterprise

Innovation, Creativity     & Enterprise

Enterprise education

Opportunities for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff exist to develop enterprise skills and business ideas at the University.

Credited wild modules for undergraduates, masters and diplomas for postgraduates and opportunities for staff are all available.

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Year in Business Start-up Scheme (YIBSS)

Students may like to consider the 'Year in Business Start-up Scheme (YIBSS)' as an alternative to the 'Year in Industry Placement Scheme' which is being offered in some academic schools. Students who would like to consider 'YIBSS' are fully supported by the Kent Enterprise Hub and wil set up their own companies within a year. Certain academic milestones have to be met, as YIBSS does count towards the degree. Please click on the documents below for further information.

Application Form Download
YIBSS Process Download
YIBSS Requirements Download
Evaluation and Report Download


Alternatively, for more information email Rachel Elcombe at



Enterprise modules, run by Kent Business School, with a credit value of 15 credits are open to all students with capacity to choose a wild card selection in their degree programme.

CB612 New Enterprise Startup
New Enterprise Start ups runs in the Autumn term, with 12 x 2 hour workshops and assessment is based on completion of business plan for a new business. Network612 (a monthly enterprise networking session) is part of this course, but is also open to anyone interested in enterprise and business.

CB613 Enterprise Module
Enterprise Module, which is also for 15 credits and runs in the Spring term with a 1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar each week and assessment is based in and assignment and 3 hour exam.

Other modules that look at business and enterprise include:

EL671 Product Design
This module is a 15 credit short term module, which covers management in engineering, production technology, and electromagnetic compatibility, and runs over two terms.

SP640 Developing Leadership, Enterprise and Initiative Taking Skills
This course will help students gain a greater understanding of how an individual's skills, knowledge and personal qualities can be related to demands in the world of work.



MBA Kent Business School

CB887 Entrepreneurship
An elective module available as part of the the MBA. The module examines a number of topical concepts and issues relating to the subject, including: the nature of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship as a transferable management skill, innovation, government policies and initiatives, small business as the epitome of enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the development of entrepreneurial attitudes in large companies and the public sector.

MSc IT Consultancy
This course prepares graduates for a career in information technology (IT) consultancy, particularly in relation to small and medium enterprise (SME) clients. Includes practical work experience in a real consultancy business.

MSc Computing & Entrepreneurship
There is growing demand from employers for graduates who possess both technical and business skills. Such people can play vital leadership roles and function as a bridge between management and technical development and support teams. Moreover, many new graduates are in a position - with guidance - to set up an enterprise of their own. This course offers a flexible mix of technical, business and entrepreneurship modules delivered by the School of Computing and Kent Business School with support from the Kent Enterprise Hub.


Student consultancies

Students can also gain experience through the University student led consultancies such as:

Kent IT Clinic

Kent Law Clinic

The Digital Media Hub

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Last Updated: 07/05/2014