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Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA

University College Birmingham
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English

Program description

Business Enterprise

This degree course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.

This degree course is accredited by Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Overview

In the increasingly competitive business environment, there is rising demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness. This in turn has created a growing demand for businesses to be enterprising. Our Business Enterprise course has been developed in close partnership with industry experts to give you the business knowledge and work experience you need to advance in management positions throughout the enterprising service sector or set up your own business. This course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business functions and activities and to appreciate how they work together in a contemporary global and digital business environment.

As it explores the basis of entrepreneurial activity, this course will develop your essential business and management skills so you can identify and respond to any type of business opportunity. It also allows you to apply theory to practice by undertaking live projects for local industry partners. 

An important part of this course is giving you the opportunity to develop your own business plan as an option for your final year research project, with our industry partners contributing to your business development process.

Additionally, the course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. If you successfully complete the Business Enterprise Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree, you will also be eligible for a Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI. You also gain CMI membership for the duration of your course which allows you access to a wide range of additional CMI learning resources to further support your studies. More information can be found here.

Why should I chose this course?

  • If you are thinking of beginning your career in the business industry or setting up your own business, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
  • You will learn about the business environment as a whole and gain a thorough understanding of both traditional and contemporary business functions and practices.
  • It will enable you to develop the business-ready skills that employers are looking for from future graduates.
  • You will be learning from experienced lecturers and industry professionals through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, ‘real world’ simulations and guest lecturers.
  • You will learn how to evaluate the success of business activities through a range of innovative assessments including e-debates, academic posters, action plans and management reports.
  • You will receive a professional Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI. 
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language as an optional module.

Kick-Start Scheme

All new students studying a full-time, undergraduate or PGCE course, paying fees at the maximum rate (£9,250), and with a student status of Home, EU or Channel Isles are eligible to receive £300 per year via the Kick-Start Scheme. To find out more about how these funds can support your studies and your future career, and to find out if you are eligible for an additional £500 per year, visit Kick-Start FAQs. 

Open days

Our  open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements for BA/BSc programmes

International entry requirements

Entry requirements for undergraduate degree courses offered by University College Birmingham are detailed for individual countries on the University website.

English language requirement for international applicants

To apply for any undergraduate degree, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

In addition to IELTS, for international applicants, University College Birmingham accepts a number of country-specific English language qualifications as evidence of English language ability. These are shown under the ‘Country Specific Information’ tab of the University website.

We also offer UCB English Proficiency Test that is complimentary to all our conditional offer holders. You will need to achieve an overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component.

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For BA/BSc offers, a student must achieve a minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with the exception of:

  • Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons), Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) and Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons) - students must achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) – students must achieve a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points

Applying with a work-based background

To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.

These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

Entry requirements for FdA/FdSc programmes (Not available for international applicants)

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For foundation degree offers, students must achieve a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A-level or equivalent.

Please note, some courses have additional specific entry requirements, for example, Professional Cookery, Specialist Hair and Media Make-up and Aesthetic Practitioner. Please refer to the relevant course page on the University website.

These minimum academic entry requirements are only a guide and each application is treated on an individual basis.

Applying with a work-based background

For foundation degree offers, we also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to the University. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.
These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

How to apply?

UCB direct applications

UCB Direct allows prospective students who are only interested in studying at University College Birmingham to apply direct (free of charge) without having to complete lengthy and sometimes complex application forms.

UCAS applications

UK applicants wishing to apply for more than one course must apply through the UCAS website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • The External Business Environment
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • People and Organisations
  • Planning for Professional Development
  • Principles of Communication
  • Principles of Finance

Year 2

  • Employability in Practice
  • Enterprise Start-up Studies
  • Finance for Enterprises
  • Leading People
  • Research for Enterprise

Optional Work Placement

  • Professional Placement

Plus one option from:

  • Voluntary Initiative
  • Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate)
  • Applied e-Business and e-Marketing
  • Creative Communications
  • Operational Sales Management
  • Business Innovation and the Environment
  • Advertising Psychology

Year 3

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Change Management

Plus one option from:

  • Financial Strategy
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Advertising and Media Management
  • International Marketing
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Research option

  • Research Project
  • Research Design (for Block only)
  • Entrepreneurial Project

Please note

The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2020/21. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.

Qualification

Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA

Continuing studies

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, previous students have started their own businesses, whilst others have developed careers in a wide variety of business sectors. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Business enterprise
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business development
  • Small business consultation
  • Product development  

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills.

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, the hired@UCB team comprises specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

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University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...


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Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

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Sven
I was initially going to go to university in Denmark, but UCB caught my eye because of the content of its Business Enterprise course and the opportunity to do a placement. My current year-long placement for BMW is focused on working on supply chain and logistics projects. UCB provided me with a huge level of support when I was seeking out work p...
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Michal
The best part of all about this course is that you’re given the opportunity to explore every element of the art of business. I have made so many friends from all over the world, but have also been given plenty of opportunities to work independently and develop my own ideas. The combination of modules and the choice you are given over what you...
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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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