MM in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Course Description:

Become a Master of entrepreneurship by developing relevant knowledge and research skills. Empower yourself and capitalise on your entrepreneurial potential by increasing your quotient of entrepreneurial capital.

Course basics:

14 Months


Programme structure:
1 year

Study mode:
Full Time

Academic category:
Specialist degree

Core Courses:

Entrepreneurial Theory & Practice, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development, Global Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Technology and High Growth Entrepreneurship, Research Methodology, Decision Science, Research Theory and Design

WBS student shares his experience of the MMENVC programme

The MMENVC is focused on high impact, systemic entrepreneurship and attempts to elevate the field, with its research intensive approach.

Open to all post-graduate students, the MMENVC provides a solid grounding in entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical applications as they relate to new venture creation. Learn the key concepts behind entrepreneurship, evolve your strategic, critical and analytical thinking, and take the first step towards ensuring your ongoing success as an entrepreneur.  The Masters in entrepreneurship is focused on creating and disseminating higher-level entrepreneurial knowledge and skills which translates into venture creation and research capacity building. The degree is purposefully structured in such a manner that entrepreneurship is at the core of learning and is not a peripheral issue or a popular management concept. A holistic and integrated curriculum with entrepreneurship at the epicentre allows students to complement their general education and develop entrepreneurial competencies and commitment. The degree is strongly research focused. As “good science is good conversation”, the purpose of this degree is to make the conversation both deeper and wider through research.

The MM in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation is a full-time 14-month programme. Classes are scheduled in late afternoons and evenings to accommodate students who have work obligations. The first part of the course, done in the first half of the year from January to July, consists of 9 fundamental and core courses. You will need to attend lectures two to three times during the week and a few on Saturday mornings. The second part of the programme, from August to January, requires students to work together with their supervisor to complete a high quality, rigorous Research Report. You will need to work independently as well as with your supervisor as no classes are scheduled for this part of the programme.

Core courses

  • Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Development
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and High Growth Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology
  • Decision Science
  • Research Theory and Design

Textbooks are available on

  • First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honours degree but a first-class Bachelor’s degree with a recognised and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma is also recognised)
  • Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience an advantage but not a requirement
  • Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate
  • CV (only required if you have been working for 2 or more years)
  • Motivation letter
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee


Deadline for applications: 30 September 2021


  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University) Foreign students are advised to follow up on SAQA accreditation without delay as the process can take up to three months to finalise.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • The non-refundable application fee of R200
  • Download the Management-Part-3-Word-Format.doc
  • Complete the on-line application form on the following link 

A R15 000 minimum deposit will be required upon acceptance of a place on the programme

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Palesa Nonkwelo

The MM-ENVC did wonders for my confidence in executing my business ideas. I was challenged in every lecture to identify my capabilities and make use of my available resources to solve problems. The greatest part has been the invaluable lifelong friendships and business connections forged with my classmates and professors that I will forever be grateful for.

Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS

  • WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
  • Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme. 
  • Insofar as the programme is cancelled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.