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.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Consultancy Project

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:

  • Fair Business Alliance
  • I'm Perfect Food
  • IBM Watson
  • Social Investment Scotland
  • Triscribe
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


Throughout the year, the School gives students the opportunity to engage with industry and business professionals in their own environments.


  • Developing your knowledge of an industry, sector, or geographical location in order to make the best career choices
  • Getting a feel for the culture, people, and values of particular companies
  • Building your network of industry professionals and alumni

We run different types of treks:

  • Local Treks: involve visiting organisations in and around the Edinburgh area
  • Industry Treks: take place over the course of two or three days and are designed to give insight to a particular industry through visiting a series of related organisations, typically in a location away from Edinburgh
  • Thematic Treks: generally programme-specific and focus on issues surrounding employability and the main learning outcome of your programme.

Cross-programme Trip to Dublin

Past trek locations for Entrepreneurship and Innovation have included London and Dublin.

Got Questions? Get in Touch

Email the Student Development Team