Entrepreneurship BA Honours
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Typical offer for September 2015
|International Baccalaureate||28 points|
|Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended 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 plus Maths and English GCSEs at at least grade C.|
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.
Subjects of study
The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.
Year 1 (Credit Level 4)
Subjects of study include:
- Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
- Entrepreneurship in Action
- Global Business Environment
- Managing and Analysing Information
- Marketing Principles
- People and Organisations
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)
Subjects of study include:
- Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Effective Entrepreneurial Business Management
- Perspectives on Entrepreneurial Business Management
- Project Management
- Sports Marketing
- Sustainable Business Practices
- Team Creativity and Innovation
- Web-Based Business
Year 3 (Credit Level 6)
Subjects of study include:
- Consumer Protection
- Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
- Digital Analytics
- Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
- Interactive and Digital Marketing
- Project and Programme Management
- Social Media for Business
- Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective
This list is indicative of what you will study on this course. For more specific and detailed module information please refer to the full course document.
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.
As part of your course you can 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 electives.
- Jane Chang, course leader
Additional costs information
To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.
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- explore how to develop the skills that employers are looking for
- plan your career development
- identify your career options
- market yourself effectively in CVs, application forms and at interviews
- develop your enterprise skills
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