Business Computing (Entrepreneurship) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Learn how to design, develop, and deploy software systems for business, whilst also honing skills in enterprise computing, business modelling, and digital entrepreneurship. Why study BSc Business Computing (Entrepreneurship):

  • This degree will provide you with hands-on experience of digital businesses, innovative technologies and entrepreneurship. You'll gain a detailed understanding of the major concepts and technologies underpinning entrepreneurship and their application to designing exciting new products, services and processes.
  • You'll explore how both new and established organisations can respond to the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation, and how entrepreneurs can secure and manage financial resources.
  • You'll develop practical computing skills and an understanding of the processes involved in creating digital start-up businesses from inception to launch.
  • The degree includes the opportunity for you to undertake a year-long placement in industry, enabling you to gain work experience, build confidence and contacts, develop your skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects.
  • You'll engage in critical thinking by analysing entrepreneurial situations and constructing and selecting viable solutions to solve problems.
  • You'll gain knowledge of current theories, models, techniques and practices in all major business disciplines including accounting and finance, information technologies, management and marketing.
  • You'll explore technological and innovation trends and their impact on organisations, considering the economics of digital business and the characteristics of businesses that succeed in a turbulent environment.


From the start of your degree, you will be developing your own projects and digital ventures, which will increase in scale and ambition. . You'll also learn creative thinking and business techniques by studying topics such as user-centred design and digital venture creation and develop key professional skills such as teamwork, project pitching, and project management. Whilst studying with us you will also benefit from Goldsmiths Computing Department’s unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching the subject, informed by our wealth of expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You will notice this through the engaging and accessible way that we teach programming on compulsory modules, but also through fascinating optional topics – such as physical computing and virtual reality – that you'll get to explore in your final year. Year 1 In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Identity, Agency & Environment 1 Introduction to Programming Designing Digital Interactions Understanding Entrepreneurship Identity, Agency & Environment 2 Computing Project 1 Business Enterprise in the Digital Era Introduction to Statistics for Business and User Experience Year 2 In your second year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Dynamic Web Applications Entrepreneurial Behaviour Systems analysis and design Computing Project 2 Business Modelling & Planning Marketing Management The Goldsmiths Elective Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module Optional placement year The degree includes an optional industrial placement year between the second and final year of study. You will be responsible for securing a placement, but we can support you through this process. The industrial placement year is a great opportunity for you to gain work experience, build confidence and contacts, develop your skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects. You'll be supported throughout your placement year by a placement tutor, who will provide you with guidance and liaison between you and your employer. Although we encourage you to take the opportunity of a placement year, it isn't compulsory and you can complete your degree in three years. Year 3 (or Year 4 with work placement) You'll take the following compulsory modules: Final Project in Business Computing Case studies in Technology Entrepreneurship Business in the Digital Economy Social Responsibilities of Management You will also take 30 credits of third-year option credits (1 or 2 modules) from a list provided by the department. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. If you opt for an industrial placement year, your placement tutor will assess your work. If you complete the placement year successfully, you earn the endorsement 'with work experience' on your degree certificate.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you don't have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level or equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics. If you're already studying for the BSc in Computing and Information Systems on the University of London International Programme, you may transfer into the second or third year of this degree.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Business Computing (Entrepreneurship) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS