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Course summary

The UK's first Business Start-Up accelerated degree delivered in partnership with real businesses. Starting out in business can be lonely, daunting and costly, so why not let the University of Bolton help get you started with the contacts, confidence and resources you need? Offering full-stack entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, the University's expert team, together with our business partners, can support you in taking your business forward and enjoying the success of your hard work. Are you a budding entrepreneur? The University of Bolton's innovative 2-year BSc (Hons) Business Start-Up degree is a full-time, accelerated course designed to support you in setting up your own business. Traditional business degrees cover the broad scope of business, but this course is different. We focus as closely as possible on your individual industry and business development needs, incubating your entrepreneurial potential. Whatever your business speciality, through individually tailored teaching and assessment, and personalised business support, we aim to ensure you and your business are commercially sustainable post-study. Tailored teaching and assessment Our team of highly experienced business partners and lecturers are dedicated to helping you develop the fundamental business knowledge and practical expertise needed to set up and run your own business. We'll focus on building your understanding, skills, and confidence so you can plan and implement each stage of your new business effectively. One-to-one support is fundamental to our approach, and each module offers focused knowledge and skills that you can employ to help pass the assessments and, more importantly, support your business. Personalised business support Enrolling in this course gives you access to our hands-on business mentors through our Business Start-Up Support Network. Network members will act as mentors to provide our students' new ventures with the best possible starting point. We'll identify your needs and introduce you to a business mentor, then work with you to assess your business opportunities and ability to grow. After graduation, you'll be a valued member of our business alumni network, so we can continue to support you and your business in the future. You may hopefully become a mentor to our students yourself! Building your business network You'll benefit from workshops and guest lectures from business start-up experts, SME advisors, successful entrepreneurs, and business owners. Networking events will help build your confidence and interpersonal skills. This direct access to the business community will help develop your skills and facilitate your success and growth. Become a full-stack entrepreneur Our BSc (Hons) Business Start-Up accelerated programme combines core, fundamental business, and specialised modules to develop the skills and knowledge needed to set up and grow your new business. Enterprise and Opportunity – including the process of setting up a business Business Skills Development – including sourcing suppliers and talent Finance for Business Decision-Making – including financial documentation and processes Issues in Enterprise Planning – including assessing market conditions and identifying opportunities Business Growth – including identifying funding mechanisms and measuring capital returns (ROI) Company Law – including contract law and intellectual property Sustainability and Business Ethics – including both commercial and environmental sustainability Overall, we aim to support you in gaining the vital mix of technical, practical, and theoretical business knowledge and skills needed to build a business from the ground up. We'll focus on the hard and soft skills necessary for success in your chosen business area, so you are ready to appraise risks, seize opportunities and lead your business to long-term growth and profitability.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grades 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. You'll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work. You'll need to give an oral business pitch or presentation as part of the interview. We'll be happy to consider your application if you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience or a suitable portfolio of work that we deem a reasonable substitute for the qualifications normally required. In addition to an interview, you may be asked to undertake additional assessment(s) to determine your suitability for the course.

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Additional entry requirements


You'll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work. You'll need to give an oral business pitch or presentation as part of the interview.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11100* Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100* Year 1
Scotland £11100* Year 1
Wales £11100* Year 1
International £15540* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Start-Up (Accelerated Degree) at University of Bolton - UCAS