Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Offering exciting opportunities to students who are interested in running a business or creating an entrepreneurial organisation, this innovative course – based on a ‘learning by doing’ approach – combines the worlds of business entrepreneurship and higher education. You will create a business by setting up a team-company in a business environment with like-minded students. Instead of lessons, you will have coaching sessions and various projects with your team-company.

You will learn by doing real business with real customers and real revenue. A specially trained coach will be on hand to support, motivate and empower you and your team to excel in your entrepreneurial endeavours. You will be able to draw expertise from within our Business School. By the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate professional entrepreneurial, business management and leadership skills; you will also acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

This innovative approach was developed two decades ago in Finland and has been delivered successfully by universities in France, Spain, Hungary and the Netherlands. As a student on the course you will be part of an international network, which provides excellent opportunities for collaborative learning and entrepreneurship. Our graduates may go on to run their own start-up or work in another business which requires good knowledge of entrepreneurial skills, team working and advanced leadership.

You will ‘learn by doing’, based upon a personal learning contract that recognises your strength and professional development and defines your path to entrepreneurial competence. 

You will set up business in an open-plan office with your fellow students. You will generate a steady income by doing business. Delivered full-time, you will undergo intensive team coaching sessions for 38 weeks where theoretical knowledge will be applied to your business. A team of highly trained coaches will support and guide you and your team as your business grows and develops.

In the first year you will have opportunities to discover, test and stretch your potential to develop the skills of an effective entrepreneur and team player. In the second year, you will enhance your skills, knowledge and talents in managing your team-company. You and your team will focus on building, expanding and sustaining the business. You will have the flexibility to learn from other aspects of business to support your learning in developing your company. In the final year, you will be competent in operating the business and putting measures in place to sustain your business.

Working as a team in an entrepreneurial organisation demands commitment and self-discipline, but it also gives you plenty of self-satisfaction. Your success will be evaluated by customers, your team, and yourself as a learner. Direct, constructive feedback will give you the opportunity for professional and personal development. For more information on how this course is taught and assessment methods, please refer to the full course document.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Global Business Environment
  • Managing and Analysing Information
  • Marketing Principles
  • People and Organisations

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Effective Entrepreneurial Business Management
  • Perspectives on Entrepreneurial Business Management
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Team Creativity and Innovation

Plus two options from: Web-Based Business, Project Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Sports Marketing or other areas of business including languages.

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective

Plus two options from: Digital Analytics, Social Media for Business, Interactive and Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, Consumer Protection or other areas of business including languages.

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBC 

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points (minimum)

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM

  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

We welcome applications from students who do not have the entry requirements outlined. The University will consider applications on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience, which indicates applicants’ ability to meet the demands of the degree. Applicants will be interviewed before an offer is made. The candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams and be self-motivated. Candidates should also be independent learners with an interest in entrepreneurship.

We are unable to accept applications for this course from students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. This is due to the course requirement to set up a company, which is not allowed for Tier 4 students under UK immigration rules. If you hold a different type of UK visa and would like to know if you are eligible to study on this course, please contact the UKVI Compliance team at [email protected].

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

We are unable to accept applications for this course from students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. This is due to the course requirement to set up a company, which is not allowed for Tier 4 students under UK immigration rules. If you hold a different type of UK visa and would like to know if you are eligible to study on this course, please contact the UKVI Compliance team at [email protected].

More information

We are unable to accept applications for this course from students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. This is due to the course requirement to set up a company, which is not allowed for Tier 4 students under UK immigration rules. If you hold a different type of UK visa and would like to know if you are eligible to study on this course, please contact the UKVI Compliance team at [email protected].

Careers

Entrepreneurial careers transcend specific job titles, career paths, and industries. While it can mean starting a new business, entrepreneurial careers can be found (or created) in just about every field, industry, and organisation. Entrepreneurs create products, services, companies, and even industries. Some work for themselves, or a family business. Others work within traditional companies.

Those with entrepreneurial aspirations typically pursue one of the following career paths:

New Venture Creation: Launching a company, buying a business or franchise, starting a new venture in a family enterprise, or commercialising a technology.

Career s In Existing Entrepreneurial ventures : Working for a start-up, small business, corporate entrepreneur, strategic entrepreneurial unit, or other areas, such as education, research, public policy, and accelerators.

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Find out more about placements.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

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What our students say

Brandon Bourne

Entrepreneurship BA Honours

This course forces you to think fast and develop your leadership skill set, it has challenges because it is such a diverse and practical course, but the rewards received through the challenges make them really worth it! 

Thibault Panier

Entrepreneurship BA Honours

I really appreciate the Team Coaches who organised this course. The learning method is close to the real entrepreneurship which gives us a better preparation for this world. I have the freedom to handle the challenges and create business opportunities.

Theodore Mkuzi

Entrepreneurship BA Honours

I'm living the dream with BA Entrepreneurship  at Westminster University. Step by step the course is a thorough refinery of  making me  own boss with technical-know how. The Team Coaches are fantastic with a unique and rare approach to the execution of the entrepreneurship in action.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

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