Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons)
Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and equip yourself with the skills you need to run successful businesses in the modern world. You’ll proactively build your business network and ideas while learning business theory and applying it to your own practice.
|Course Duration||2 years / 3 years|
|Subject to validation during this academic year||✔|
Graduate ready to make in impact in business through learning to identify opportunities, pitch solutions and build a company. You can learn at your own pace, and be ready to join industry in only two years or take a traditional three year route.
- Set up your own business venture and incorporate your company in order to hone your skills in a live environment.
- Develop your own product or service with the potential to make a profit from it.
- Build your business network through collaborative work with other students and external organisations.
- Be part of a course with 92% student satisfaction on the 2019 National Student Survey.
As this course involves setting up a business in the UK, we regret that it’s not available to non-EU applicants who’d require a Tier 4 Student Visa.
*The three-year option of this course is subject to validation.
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What our graduates do
Our business graduates draw on our collaborative, real-world approach, industry partners, and disruptive business community to launch themselves into some truly exciting roles.
What you'll learn
You’ll take on one module from each of our three categories every term. ‘External’ modules cover things like market research, industry partners, and customers. ‘Internal’ modules look at management topics like finances, operations and people. And ‘You’ modules consider your developing skills, like creative thinking, self-reflection and specialist knowledge.
Developing your foundational knowledge, you’ll investigate the key elements of business, the landscape’s challenges, and future trends. You’ll get an insight into finance, marketing, and how to understand and influence people - while exploring data, information and intelligence. And you’ll improve your relationship-building and decision making skills by pitching and presenting ideas as a team.
Innovation and Improvisation
Effective Marketing and Sales
Understanding and Influencing People
Along with your team, you’ll put your business plan into action and pitch your product or services to your target market. You’ll also develop your expertise and skills in managerial and team roles, thinking and expressing yourself in terms of data and business.
Industry Networks and Alliance Building
Team Development and Cohesion
Team Leadership and Performance
Personal Effectiveness, Impact and Reputation
You’ll present a leadership project in an interview and showcase, build a portfolio showing your professional standing, take on team challenges around your business, and develop a strategy for your company. You’ll also choose between completing an applied project, work placement or dissertation.
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
You’ll deliver real products or services as you form a business team, develop a plan, create your venture and take it to market. For each module, you’ll attend a weekly one hour lecture and two-hour seminar, and fit online study materials around your schedule. And with weekly coaching from industry professionals, you’ll link your academic knowledge with your practical experience.
You’ll receive training and support from professionals and practitioners from every corner of the business world. Their experience covers senior roles at multinationals, winning research awards and investigating social media innovations in business.
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How to apply
Apply via UCAS
Ready to join us? If you're applying through UCAS Apply and Track, you'll need to reference the university and course codes below.
- University code: F33
- Course code: 3B5K/3B6K
We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.
As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
UK/EU applications: 15 January 2020 (for equal consideration)
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Interview information & application advice
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After You Apply
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What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Has business knowledge, experience, and an enquiring attitude.
- Shows self-motivation, a good work ethic, resilience, and perseverance.
- Wants to learn, is open-minded, and takes on uncertainty and challenging situations.
- Values others’ opinions and backgrounds, and accepts feedback to improve their reputation and performance.
- Can take responsibility for their actions and behaviours.
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2020-21
3 year course
- £9,250 - full-time UK/EU
- £16,000 - full-time international
2 year accelerated course
- £11,100 - full-time UK/EU
- £19,000 - full-time international
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.
For the two-year, accelerated degree, students may be eligible for an amount of Long Course Loan in addition to the standard maintenance loan, from Student Finance. The exact amount of funding support you'll receive will be calculated by your regional funding body on application.
For further information about funding, please visit our undergraduate funding page
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