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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Inverness College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

What is special about this course?

Are you spending more time working IN your business than ON your business? Would you like to learn more to help your business but not sure what or how? Does your business need to develop a more global outlook to prepare for the future? If so, this new PgCert Global Entrepreneurship is for you.

This innovative course supports you to respond to the ever-evolving business environment and enables you to study on a part-time basis while starting or growing your business.

The course is aimed at business professionals and new and early stage entrepreneurs who have already gained experience in small business, typically in a number of settings. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local and global economies and communities. Increasingly small business owners are managing a wide range of diverse challenges and opportunities in a dynamic and fast-changing marketplace. On this programme you will have the opportunity to apply business and entrepreneurial concepts and tools to the strategic challenges you face daily.

Many small businesses invest in training to enhance their technical skills and to achieve compliance, however this programme enables a strategic focus on you, as the business leader, and on the growth of your business.

The course is studied predominantly online, with support from module tutors, your personal mentor and your personal academic tutor, as well as the wider programme team of experienced business professionals. This triangle of support is unique to the university and, due to the virtual and interactive nature of the course, is available at a time and place to meet your needs.

As a result, the course is focused on providing practical and applied knowledge that will help you to grow and develop your business as well as build your confidence and leadership skills. It will support you to become increasingly responsive and exploit emerging opportunities in the dynamic global economy.

How long will my course last?

Part-time (structured): 18 months (September start) - taking place over three semesters with an average of 2 hours tutor-supported activity and 13 hours personal study per week, plus 2 assessments per module/semester.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Aimed at existing business professionals, as well as new and early-stage entrepreneurs, this programme is designed to support the strengthening and development of your entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills, in order that you are able to gain a recognised, internationally-relevant, postgraduate degree while enhancing your personal and business development.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be well-placed to develop and grow your own business or seek employment in a range of settings such as enterprise and economic development.

It is expected that graduates of the programme will be able to demonstrate enhanced global leadership and entrepreneurial capabilities, which are:

vital to building and growing a successful venture in any context
highly sought after by enterprise and business organisations
actively required by entrepreneurial and growing businesses

This qualification is a fast-paced, immersive learning opportunity, which will give you a distinctive edge in the global business environment and the dynamic job market.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 3,440per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    117th out of 122 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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