Kick off your entrepreneurial journey with the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

Welcome to the 23/24 academic year!

We are the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC), the main hub for enterprise and entrepreneurship at The University of Manchester. Our goal is to help students like you understand the importance of entrepreneurial skills in today’s world, and to provide you with numerous opportunities to gain valuable experience that will help you to spot opportunities, fast-track your career and secure your desired job, innovate and develop new projects or launch your own business.

We’re passionate about creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that nurtures the next generation of outstanding innovators and supports the development of start-up businesses that benefit both the economy and society worldwide. We’re here to add value to your experience of being part of The University of Manchester, and to encourage and support you in creating your future and making a difference.

In addition to our extensive range of taught units (the majority of which are open electives available to all students), we offer a range of extracurricular activities that we think you’ll gain a lot of value from, especially in terms of building your confidence and developing your networks. These include competitions (with total awards exceeding £180,000 per annum), speaker events and interactions with leading entrepreneurs, workshops, and start-up support programs for students who have ambitions to learn or launch their ideas. We can’t wait to see what you’ll achieve!

You can find us in the following locations during Welcome Week:

Monday 18 September - Stopford Building (9am-12pm); Humanities Bridgeford Street Building (1-4pm)

Tuesday 19 September - Stopford Building (9am-12pm); Alliance Manchester Business School Fair (1-4pm)

Friday 22 September - Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) Community Fair (1-4pm)

We’d love to meet you at our stalls and share more about the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre!

If you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, we’re also recruiting for our Entrepreneurship Champions role,