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Business Management with Entrepreneurship with Foundation & Placement Years

Entry requirements


A level

C-D

UCAS Tariff

32-40

32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business and management

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship with Foundation and Placement Years 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. This knowledge and skills will be further developed and expanded in the years following successful completion of the Foundation Year.

The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and work/professional related learning, for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of management and its related skills. The year provides students with knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of social sciences along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate business programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6.This includes developing numeracy skills with the aim to develop students’ mathematical knowledge and skills in a way which encourages confidence and appreciation of mathematics as a subject and providing students with the mathematical background necessary for business studies at undergraduate level. The Foundation Year also offers a literacy skills module that is designed to support students entering Higher Education at Level 3 wishing to progress to a bachelors in business.

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 a significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities.

The degree is ideal for those interested in launching 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. Through the learning experiences offered, and the skills and competences gained, students will understand effective managerial behaviour developed in today’s complex organizations and turbulent international business environments. Students will 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 modules which are mapped to one of these CMI awards.

The emphasis in the course design has been to provide this strong business degree with a focus on employability. The course offers an excellent grounding in knowledge of the key aspects of business management that are covered by a range of modules from the Management and Finance subject area. In turn, the degree seeks to inculcate in students many of the skills and competences in research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team building and entrepreneurship, which all together should be helpful for future employment opportunities, be it setting their own organisation or working for a start-up. The course is also supported by the ULBS incubator that provides support in 4 specific areas: Start-up, Social Enterprise, Digital Enterprise, and App Development"

Modules

In semester 1 students study; • Citizenship • Academic and Report Writing • Numeracy Skills in Context. In Semester 2 students study: • Foundations of Business Management • Foundations of Law • Foundations of Social Sciences The first year will consist of six compulsory modules: • Essentials of Management (20) • Academic and Employability Skills (20) • Principles of Marketing (20) • Accounting and Finance (20) • Quantitative Methods for Business (20) • Managing and Leading People (20) The second year will consist of six compulsory modules: Three modules on Semester 1: • Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy (20) • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (20) • Economics for Business (20) Three modules on Semester 2: • Principles of Entrepreneurship (20) • Creativity and Innovation in the Digital World (20) • Project Management (20) Students who select to undertake a placement year in industry will spend the penultimate year of their BSc programme working for an organisation under academic supervision. This supervised work placement will connect them with the employment market. Students will gain job-related skills, awareness of the structure of an organisation, practical problem-solving, responsibility, interpersonal skills in professional settings, and understanding of the unwritten rules of workplaces. They will have the opportunity to reflect on their learning, supervised by an academic supervisor. They will also enrich their CVs with important practical experience. Level 6 will consist of five compulsory modules: Three Modules on Semester 1: • Global Leadership and Change Management (20) • Regulations and Accountability of the Entrepreneur (20) • Forming and Financing the Enterprise (20) Two modules on Semester 2: • Personal Finance (20) • Business Plan (40)

Assessment methods

Assessment is designed to meet the programme and module learning outcomes both academically and professionally in formative form including the preparation and feedback from seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as in summative assessments that contributes to the grade, including individual coursework, group work, projects, in-class presentations, and exams. In particular, as is usual in the sector, this programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, i.e., as much as 50% of the assessment on selected modules may take this form.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Details of our scholarships and bursaries are to be found on our website: https://www.law.ac.uk/study/scholarships-bursaries/

The Uni


Course locations:

London Bloomsbury

Nottingham

Manchester

Leeds

Birmingham

Department:

The University of Law Business School

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Business and management

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Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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