Being in business has never been so exciting and rewarding; entrepreneurs have the ability to work across a variety of business disciplines. Whether specialising in industries, consulting in small and medium-sized enterprises, or setting up businesses, your ability to make competent decisions in a dynamic environment puts you in an ideal position to drive business success.
Businesses are having to adapt continuously to the current business environment. Never before have so many organisations needed individuals with entrepreneurial skills to creatively solve problems and overcome the challenges of contemporary business.
On the BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship Top-up, you will explore how to build and manage businesses from a practical perspective, enabling you to develop your own entrepreneurial spirit and attitude throughout the programme.
This course is a progression route from a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business to gain a full degree awarded by the University of Northampton, our validating partner.
Who is the course for?
This course will allow students with an HND (or equivalent level 5 qualification) in a business-related subject to progress onto the final year of a degree.
It is designed for the entrepreneur of the future and aims to prepare you for a career operating in ever-changing global markets. In addition to exploring current thinking in entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and business development, the course encourages you to develop an interest in starting and managing your own business.
If you are interested in learning more about consultancy or want to eventually progress to postgraduate study, this course is ideal for you.
You will be well equipped to develop a career in business management or to put your own business ambitions into action. You will also acquire the skills needed to undertake consultancy roles, varied management roles or SME specialist roles. In addition, the programme provides the opportunity to progress on to further study at the post-graduate level.
- Level 5 with a good level of business topics is required:
- a pass in an HND
- a foundation degree
- a recognised UK degree or overseas equivalent
- Evidence of English proficiency (Upper B2). If you have studied an English HND for two years, your completion of the HND meets this requirement.
- You will also need to attend an academic interview at which you will need to show a good conceptual understanding of business and study expectations at Level 6.
- Opportunity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MKT3026) – 20 credits
- Entrepreneurial Marketing (MKT3025) – 20 credits
- Entrepreneurial Strategy (MKT3031)- 20 credits
- The Entrepreneur Project (MKT4007) – 20 credits
A choice of two designated modules offered across two semesters of study which will be made available to students on enrolment and are subject to student numbers.
- Global Marketing (MKT3040) – 20 credits
- Corporate Social Responsibility (BUS3001) – 20 credits
- Accounting and Finance for Managers (ACC3015) – 20 credits
- Course Duration: One year, Full time
- Level: RQF Level 6
- Awarding Body: University of Northampton
- Assessment: A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used in this course including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs and multiple-choice tests.
- Mode of Delivery: Full Time
- Timetable options:
- Two-weekday classes
- Three evening classes
- Campus: Carmine Court, Rayners Lane and Acorn House, Southall
- Intake dates: September, January and May
- Fees: £7500
How to apply
Foundation year, degree & BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)
From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.
Step 1: Initial consultation.
Step 2: Register. If you are a UK or EU applicant, you will need to apply through the UCAS website. You can register with UCAS directly or through your college. UCAS gives you the option of applying for up to five courses and charges you for each course you apply for. Completing the application is your chance to sell yourself. It is your moment to highlight the skills and knowledge you have learnt to date, any qualifications gained and why you want to study your chosen course. There is a step-by-step guide to help with applications on the UCAS website.
Step 3: Interview. After applying for a course with Regent College Higher Education, you will need to attend an admissions interview with our course team. Your recruitment advisor can book the interview for you and help you prepare for it.
Step 4: Submit your application. This is the time to submit your application. Check that you have completed every section before submission. Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement that your application has been received. If any further information is needed, we will contact you. You can use the ‘Track’ section on the UCAS website to monitor the progress of your application.
Once we have all the necessary information regarding your application, we will make a final decision. Our decision will be uploaded to the UCAS Track section and you will also receive a letter. If you are offered a place, the offer may be ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. If you have been accepted onto the course, you will then receive your joining instructions and more information about starting your studies.
Stage 1: Offer selection
You can keep track of all your applications through the UCAS Track section, including all the final offers you receive. Once you have heard back from all the universities you applied to, you will need to choose which offer you want to accept, together with a back-up second choice.
Stage 2: Offer acceptance
The deadline for accepting an offer will be highlighted on UCAS Track, depending on your application submission date.
The admissions process is handled by each of our partners slightly differently. We recommend you contact our recruitment team to discuss which pathway is most suitable for you and to help you prepare for the interview stage.
Step 1: Consultation appointment.
Step 2: Academic interview. All students applying for a top-up degree will need to attend an admissions interview. Your recruitment advisor can book your interview and help you prepare for it. But don’t worry. The interview is your chance to tell us why you want to study at Regent College. It’s not a test of your interview skills.
Step 3: Submitting your application. For the BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up) awarded by Buckinghamshire New University, you will follow the same procedure as our degree and foundation years and apply via UCAS. For the BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship (Top-up) awarded by the University of Northampton, you will complete a paper-based application and submit it to our Admissions Team.
When you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt. If we need any additional information, we will let you know. We will then liaise with our partner university to have your application reviewed and a decision made.
Once you have heard back from the university you have applied to, you will need to respond to their offer either by accepting via UCAS or completing and returning the offer letter you receive.
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