BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship with Placement Year is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation and aspire at launching their own venture. It seeks to give students a learning experience that allows them to develop proficiencies that create effective managerial behaviour in different organisations in today’s changing business environment.
The curriculum and learning and teaching strategy are complemented by guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increasing their entrepreneurship skills for the future. Year 1 provides you with a good understanding of the foundations of business. Years 2 and 3 gives you a thorough grounding in the more specialist concepts and applications of strategic management innovation and entrepreneurship.
The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for launching a new venture in a rapidly changing business environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities.
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BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship with Placement Year
Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit to succeed with your own business or in a corporate setting?
This undergraduate degree is designed with a strong focus on your employability. It delivers the foundations of business including marketing, project management, and finance before specialising in strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship, and is particularly ideal for those interested in launching their own venture.
Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (5D1V2) or the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management (5C1V2) dependent on successful completion of relevant modules.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real-world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.
On successful completion of an undergraduate degree, our Business School students can progress onto a business Master's with us for free. T&C's apply.
Leadership Summer School
Students can choose to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin at the end of the second year to boost leadership skills and sample Berlin.
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Year 1: 31 study weeks
Essentials of Management
Academic and Employability Skills
Principles of Marketing
Accounting and Finance
Quantitative Methods for Business
Managing and Leading People
Year 2: 30 study weeks
Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
Economics for Business
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Creativity and Innovation in the Digital World
Placement Year Optional
Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.
Year 4: 30 study weeks
Global Leadership and Change Management
Regulations and Accountability of the Entrepreneur
Forming and Financing the Enterprise
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship
The BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation and aspire to launch their own venture.
The programme offers students a thorough grounding in business and the more specialist concepts and applications of entrepreneurship, project management, and personal finance.
Year One of the course will provide students with a clear understanding of the foundations of business. Years Two and Three gives you a thorough grounding in the more specialist concepts and applications of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship.
In addition to academic and sector-specific knowledge, the programme aims to support your development in key employability skills, such as research, presentation, critical analysis, problem-solving, team building and entrepreneurship. The course is also supported by the business school incubator that provides support for young entrepreneurs in four specific areas: Start-up, Social Enterprise, Digital Enterprise, and App Development.
Graduates looking to continue their studies with a postgraduate course may be interested in the following ULBS courses:
MSc Strategic Business Management
MSc Project Management
Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.
Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real-world skills to launch your career.
So how does it work?
Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then not worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International Office for specific advice and guidance.
Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
BBC at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English Language, or equivalent qualifications.
Applicants with Professional Body Qualifications (Papers):
ACCA F1 - F4 = Direct entry to L5
CIMA BA1 - BA4 = Direct entry to L5
ACCA F1 - F9 = Direct entry to L6
How to Apply
Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.