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University of Winchester

Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: N29X

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Business and management

- Business Management achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey

- Set yourself up to flourish in your degree and beyond with our Foundation Year

- Present your formal business plan and/or innovation ideas to real-life entrepreneurs/ investors

- Option to spend a year on a paid work placement in business – recent students have successfully secured placements at BMW, Intel, Microsoft and Siemens

- The University of Winchester Business School is a United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion

Do you plan to become the CEO of your own business, or a high-flying manager in an established company? This dynamic course – an optional pathway of the Business Management programme – provides the solid foundation you need to build your empire. Whether you choose to pursue a new business venture or create groundbreaking products and services for existing organisations, our rewarding three-year programme recognises your individual promise and helps to shape you as a budding and innovative entrepreneur.

Alongside study of the key business and management areas, you can participate in an Enterprise Project, in which small groups of students develop a start-up idea to the stage of a formal business plan presented to, and assessed by, potential investors. Past projects have led to significant funding for new business ventures.

For additional real-world experience, you can profit from the Trading Room in the Winchester Business School, which offers you a computer-based business simulation of the stock exchange. See how your company fares in the fast-paced economic market and use this feedback to hone your business plan.

The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the degree qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

In Year 1, core modules such as People and Organisations, Responsible Management and Marketing Principles give you a sound basis for your innovation.

Once your first year of Business Management is complete, you can sharpen your business acumen in Year 2 with modules including Effectual Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Design and Innovation, and Business Profitability and Performance. As you develop the skills and courage needed to take risks and build success, you can consider entering the University’s Enterprise 'Try It' or 'Do It' Awards, which are open to all staff, students and recent graduates.

In Year 3, as you prepare to enter the marketplace, the course equips you to take on general management roles involving creativity and the development of new products and services. On top of modules such as Entrepreneurship in Action and Strategic Innovation Management, choose from modules such as Project Management, Digital Marketing and Strategic Brand Management.

You are taught by lecturers with in-depth industry experience in a wide range of roles, including some with experience of running their own business. Graduates go on to launch their own companies and/or enter a broad field of careers such as business development, product development, general management, strategic planning and project management, as well as roles within finance and marketing.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Winchester Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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