On the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation you will have the opportunity to work with industry and business professionals in a variety of ways, such as through group consultancy projects and career exploration treks.

Consultancy Project | Gain professional experience with clients

Our students share their experiences working on consultancy projects with external clients.

Group consultancy projects

As part of the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you have the opportunity to work on two consultancy projects: Innovation Management in Practice and Venture Management in Practice. These both run in the second semester, from January to March.

Students will work as a team of consultants to tackle the real-world challenges faced by established organisations to consider approaches to managing innovation.

Past companies have included:

  • The Scottish Government
  • ThermaFY
  • NHS Lothian
I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside some of the brightest students that Edinburgh University has to offer on our innovation project. Working in collaboration we have created an innovation plan which we will implement into areas from within IBM. I see the impacts of this collaboration impacting our clients and I look forward to interacting with the University on future projects.
Adam Turner, IBM Watson

Career and Employability Treks

We provide students with the opportunity to visit organisations and engage with industry and business professionals in their own environments.

Please note: Treks may be in and around Edinburgh or further afield and may have limited places


  • Developing your knowledge of an industry, sector, or geographical location in order to make informed career choices
  • Get a feel for the culture, people, and values of specific companies
  • Build your network of industry professionals and alumni

Read our Student Blog about attending a Career and Employability Treks in 2022/23

Past trek locations for Entrepreneurship and Innovation have included The Bakery, Q5 Management consultants and Level 39.

Guest lecturers

Over the course of the academic year, we bring in senior figures from relevant organisations to talk about specific subject matter and its application to real world working challenges.

These lectures provide a fantastic opportunity to ask questions, network with the speaker and gain valuable career insight and advice from experienced professionals.

Organisations represented in the past include:

  • abrdn
  • Accenture
  • CDC Group
  • Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network
  • EY
  • European Central Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Revolut
  • Santander
  • NatWest Group

Got questions? Get in touch

Stella Wang

Stella Wang

Student Development Manager

+44(0)131 651 1032