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Business Enterprise (BBE)

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A level

B,B,B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

We do things differently with our BSc Business Enterprise BBE programme
Our innovative BSc Business Enterprise BBE programme is perfect is you are entrepreneurial but also want to study for an honours degree,

You can start the programme in September or January each year. If you start in September, your studies will last 27 months, whereas those starting in January can complete the programme in just 2 years.

Launched in January 2006, our BSc Business Enterprise was the first undergraduate Venture Creation Programme (VCP) at a university anywhere in the world. This means that our students must start and run a business, as an integral part of their degree. This is not your typical degree programme, as it is split between real world application and theoretical knowledge.

The BSc Business Enterprise (BBE) Programme will interest you if you want to:

• Start and develop your own new business at the same time as studying for an honours degree.
• Make a positive contribution to the strategic development of a family business or other small or medium enterprise.
• Develop an entrepreneurial or “can do” approach to life to enhance your future career anywhere.

This course provides the opportunity for you to ‘pitch’ for ‘seed-corn’ capital of up to £5,000, enabling you to start and run your own business as an integral part of your honours degree. We offer a range of business subjects that will help you to establish your business and develop your qualities of entrepreneurship, management and innovation.

In the first semester, you will learn how to create an effective business plan. This will form the basis of your ‘pitch’ to obtain your ‘seed-corn’ capital from our investment panel ‘Buckingham Angels’.

During the following 18 months, you will be establishing and ‘growing’ the business, at the same time as developing your academic knowledge in-depth across the range of business subjects needed to obtain an honours degree in Business Enterprise.

Modules

In the first semester, you will learn how to create an effective business plan. This will form the basis of your ‘pitch’ to obtain your ‘seed-corn’ capital of up to £5,000 from our investment panel ‘Buckingham Angels’. The funding for the “seed corn” capital was kindly donated by Legal & General and a private donor, the late Mr John ‘Jack’ Desborough.

During the following 18 months, you will be establishing and ‘growing’ the business, at the same time as developing your academic knowledge in-depth across the range of subjects needed to obtain an honours degree in Business Enterprise.

During the second, third and fourth stages of the programme, you will also have to prepare and submit Quarterly Business and Personal Review Reports and in the final term a Final Business and Personal Review Report. These are all assessed as part of your honours degree.

Assessment methods

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of the Business School faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

Business Enterprise is unique in offering practical workshops, as well as an open-door policy with the course tutors, whom students can always approach to ask for help or advice. External entrepreneurs are invited to make presentations to BSc Business Enterprise students in the Winter and Summer Terms to help inspire, as well as inform, the students on the programme.

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£25,344
for the whole course
England
£25,344
for the whole course
EU
£40,464
for the whole course
International
£40,464
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£25,344
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£40,464
for the whole course
Scotland
£25,344
for the whole course
Wales
£25,344
for the whole course

Extra funding

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award.

All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham.

For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website:

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

University of Buckingham

Department:

Business Management

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
36%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


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Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

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92%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Customer service occupations

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