In today's challenging business world, organisations of all sizes need people who can demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset with creativity and innovation beyond everyday business and management practices. This course will help you develop these skills.
You'll learn to:
understand how to spot opportunities
create value through effective business model design
develop new products and services and bring them to market
foster creativity and manage innovation within an organisation
If you have a new business idea that you're passionate about, this course will help you bring it to life in a supported environment. You'll be able to develop your idea through our practical modules, and you'll get lots of support from our dedicated start-up team.
But you don't need a business idea to do this course. Many of our graduates apply their skills in managing innovation, new products and growth in an existing business. Our curriculum supports you equally, whether you wish to run your own business or want to apply your knowledge and skills in an existing organisation.
Experience a practical course where you'll apply your knowledge to real-life projects, such as helping local businesses in our Business Consultancy Project, developing your venture, or setting up a social enterprise
Understand the processes of innovation and change in a business and how these can stimulate growth and competitiveness
Gain an understanding of how different business models work and how these generate value in a variety of contexts
Benefit from the workshops, drop-in sessions and funding opportunities provided by our student start-up team
Be mentored by one of our successful Entrepreneurs in Residence
Use a placement year to develop your own business (or work in another innovative business)
Learn in one of the UK's most entrepreneurial cities – between 2019 and 2020, the number of new businesses launched in Portsmouth grew by 33% (InstantOffices survey 2020)
Gain an understanding of how all the parts of a business work together and rely on each other
Start-up visas for international students
As an international student, you can apply for a graduate visa after your studies if you want to stay in the UK and work.
If you're interested in setting up your own business in the UK after graduation and on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for a UK Start-up Visa. This allows you to stay in the UK after graduation and establish your business here. We're an endorsing institution for these visas.