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BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Full Time)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Course Description

New businesses are the lifeblood of most developed or developing economies. They’re needed by established companies, whether as a supplier offering exciting new inputs or as new ventures within the company.

Governments are very keen to stimulate the creation of new businesses and support them, as they are often key to developing regions or creating jobs in areas with high unemployment. Perhaps most importantly, you might want to start a business because you have a passion for creating something new.

To start and make a success out of your own business it’s not enough just to have a great idea, you need to manage it well. If this is your ambition, you’ll need to learn a wide range of entrepreneurial concepts and skills. Our Business Management and Entrepreneurship course will prepare you to become innovative, teach you how to manage new ideas and how to apply learning to creating a new business. We aim to give you practical experience through our extensive placement and mentoring programmes, which will equip you with hands-on skills and guidance from industry professionals.

Business Management and Entrepreneurship was designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience working with entrepreneurs in a variety of sectors. The degree takes into account the skills and attitudes required by entrepreneurs as they prepare to launch their businesses.

There are numerous opportunities to undertake a work placement as part of your degree, giving you the chance to combine academic theory with a work environment.

Our Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study more specialist subject areas, including business law, management consultancy and digital business.

 

New businesses are the lifeblood of most developed or developing economies. They’re needed by established companies, whether as a supplier offering exciting new inputs or as new ventures within the company. Governments are very keen to stimulate the creation of new businesses and support them, as they are often key to developing regions or creating jobs in areas with high...

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Course Content

The course will teach you what makes a start-up business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of new business, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success.

Successful managers develop growth in a constructive manner; it requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global economies and digital technology. You will learn how all these factors affect start-up businesses and how to identify opportunities for new businesses.

You can get direct entrepreneurial experience during one of several work placements offered throughout the degree. You will also manage your own projects for individual assessments.

Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues CORE
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice CORE
  • Financial Decision Making CORE
  • Human Resource Management CORE
  • Introduction To Management Theory CORE
  • Organisational Behaviour CORE

Year two

  • Fundamentals of Accounting CORE
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship CORE
  • Research Methods in Business and Management CORE
  • Starting a Business Venture CORE
  • Business Economics OPTIONAL
  • Business Law OPTIONAL

Year three

  • Financing and Marketing the Small Business Venture CORE
  • Research Project CORE
  • Social Enterprise CORE
  • Building a Start-up Business OPTIONAL
  • Charity Management OPTIONAL
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business OPTIONAL

 

The course will teach you what makes a start-up business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of new business, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success. Successful managers develop growth in a constructive manner; it requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial...

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Entry Requirements

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected]

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please...

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Assessment Methods

Throughout the degree, you will be assessed in a variety of ways that test your knowledge, understanding and skills development.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework.

Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

Throughout the degree, you will be assessed in a variety of ways that test your knowledge, understanding and skills development. The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and...

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