Are you a budding entrepreneur keen to develop your enterprising skills?
This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to do so, as well as some exciting entrepreneurial opportunities along the way. Whether you want to end up working for a successful business or running your own, this degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need.
In addition to a broad-based understanding of business, our BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship course provides you with an understanding of the theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of organisation contexts. These range from new business ventures and small businesses to not-for-profit organisations and large established corporations. You will have the opportunity to explore the nature of entrepreneurial behaviours and develop your entrepreneurial skills.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) providing our students with a dual-award status.
All students will have access to The Hive a purpose built centre dedicated to helping turn business ideas into reality. So if you have a business idea, get in touch and see how they can help you!
This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement, and offers all students the opportunity to gain some industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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What you’ll study
Accounting and Finance for Managers
Economics and Data Analysis for Managers
This module will introduce you to a range of skills, methods and knowledge that are applied by professional economists. It will enable you to offer a distinctive contribution to business and management decisions involving the deployment of globally scarce resources. The module will enable you to demonstrate a range of applications of economic ideas, principles and techniques, and to identify resource consequences of business and managerial decisions in a national and international context.
Foundations of Managing and Organising
The focus of this module is on the management of work in organisations. Both work and management are carried out by people, the human resources of the organisation. During the module you will examine some of the key applications, policies and practices involved in the management of human resources. You will analyse their underlying theoretical basis and the effects on the organisation and society in general. You will also develop a holistic understanding from the viewpoint of both workers and management.
Principles of Marketing
This module aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the basic tools and concepts of marketing. More specifically, you will be introduced to the core marketing functions and develop an understanding of the key concepts, frameworks and models encountered in marketing. You will also gain the knowledge and skills required to identify differing marketing orientations, in particular how organisations identify, understand and satisfy customers and develop the skills required to produce a blended marketing mix that will satisfy the needs of the target customer.
Essentials of Business Development
This module combines business, enterprise with operations management theory in the context of organisations developing. Consideration is given to the ways in which enterprise skills are used to design, deliver and improve the services and products during business growth. The module is at the centre of many changes taking place in the business world today, these include changes in the preferences of customers for customised product, changes in global supply chains, use of internet based technologies and challenges of sustainability.
Personal and Academic Development
Helps you recognise the personal skills, behaviours and attributes you currently have, and supports you in formulating a continuous personal and professional development plan to develop the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your future ambitions and realise your full potential.
First half of Year Two – Core modules
Competitive Strategy and Innovation
Over the course of the module you will: ·
Enterprise in Practice
This module develops an understanding of the nature, operations and business environment of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In parallel it promotes the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity in the economic context. Students will appreciate and understand the challenges SMEs face and evaluate the importance of entrepreneurship in SMEs. Support infrastructures and policies are presented to help contextualise issues for SMEs. The module develops and underpins strategic thinking and an analysis of business operations, business growth options and business environment.
The Dynamic Entrepreneurship module presents you with a tool kit that can unlock creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in many institutions. The module is designed to widen your understanding of the changing world of business management and the need for constantly renewing existing business processes in line with unexpected changes in the market. Specifically, the module is intended to stimulate debate about the essence of entrepreneurship in both private and public institutions. It provides you with essential tools that are necessary towards understanding and creating enterprising institution(s).
Second half of Year Two
You can either select one of our unique opportunities initiatives below or continue with your taught modules.
Option 1 – Study Abroad
Experience life in another country by studying at one of our partner universities. Choose from a host of countries in Europe or go further afield and study in the USA, South America, Australasia and South East Asia. This is a great opportunity to develop your independence and explore another culture.
Option 2 – Enterprise Project
Explore your entrepreneurial side and start to develop the meaningful and practical skills needed to run your own business. Supported by NTU Enterprise, NTU's centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, during this opportunity you'll work alongside other young entrepreneurs and a dynamic network of mentors and advisors, to develop your own ideas into a live enterprise project.
Option 3 – Internship
Get a taste of the working world and gain some essential industry insight with a 16-18 week work placement. The experience will allow you to put your learning in to practice, with the experience gained improving your future career prospects, and sharpening your interpersonal and professional skills.
Option 4 – Continue with taught modules
Employment and Enterprise
Following on from the Personal Development module in Year One, you will build and further reflect on your personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours. You will have the opportunity to participate in part-time work, volunteering, consultancy work, business competitions and challenges, and develop a range of skills to enhance your employability.
Managing and Organising
‘Managing and Organising’ aims to develop an understanding of the human aspects of managing and organising work. It draws upon ideas from disciplines such as work psychology, organisational sociology and human resource management to provide insights into possibilities for managing and organising work. The module considers the nature of the changing context of managing and organising and examines the central issues and contemporary concerns that this presents for HR. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to develop a critical perspective which encompasses views from both those managing and those managed, as well as a consideration of the wider impact of choices taken in regards to managing and organising work activities. Whilst exploring classic studies in managing and organising, these ideas will also be examined in the context of the contemporary changing international workplace. The module is relevant to a broad range of careers given that HR issues are a concern for all.
Plus one optional module from:
Managing the Global Supply Chain
This module focuses on operations and marketing, and will develop your practical understanding of the structure and organisation of supply chains. You will cover aspects of operations, logistics, procurement, sustainability and ethical issues, in order to understand the importance of the flow of goods and information in providing value through global delivery systems.
International Business and Communication
This module gives an overview of how international business is conducted, focusing on what makes international business different from domestic business. You will study the major theories explaining international business transactions, the financial exchange systems and institutions that measure and facilitate international transactions, and the dynamic interface between countries and companies attempting to conduct foreign business activities. You will explore strategy, behaviour and the management of multinational corporations and the actions and policies of international regulatory bodies and agencies.
Management Accounting for Decision Making
A vital component of our degree courses is the placement year. This time spent working in business provides our students with crucial work experience, which is highly prized and much sought after by employers upon graduation. We have links with a wide range of sectors, firms and organisations that offer student placements. If you have decided to undertake a placement year then this will last for a minimum of 48 weeks during your third year.
Services they provide include:
If you have decided to continue with your studies please view the 'final year' part for your list of modules.
Developing Professional Impact
This module is designed to expand your horizons and challenge your attitudes and behaviours both in relation to subject specific issues and wider business concerns such as global citizenship and sustainable business practices. It will encourage you to build on your strengths and explore a range of possibilities as you embark on your next steps.
Contemporary Issues in Strategy and Entrepreneurship
International Marketing and Communications
Managing Creativity, Design and Innovation
Plus one optional module from:
Sustainability in Enterprise Project
This module is designed to give you a deeper understanding of sustainability issues affecting firms. It incorporates a live consultancy experience, where you are required to apply your knowledge to critically review aspects of enterprise practice and infrastructure and recommend ways to reduce carbon emissions. You will learn how to critically review sustainability issues presented by an enterprise and analyse evidence, arguments, concepts and data to formulate sustainability and carbon management recommendations for an enterprise.
Plus one optional module from:
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Working at a strategic level, this module will clarify how marketing, design, distribution, logistics and project management may be integrated, and help you to develop a broader and deeper understanding of how supply chain performance can be strategically improved.
You will cover a number of areas during the module including; ·
Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically
This module aims to explore the changing impact of information on the management and strategic direction of organisations and distinguish between the different nature and impact of data, information and knowledge.
Comparative and International Management
For this course, you will need one of the following:
Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at the University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Careers and employability
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
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