Overview Building enterprise is seen as one of the most effective ways to realize individual promise and spur the economy. Entrepreneurial minds are constantly refining ways to produce and deliver goods and services, develop new products and services, or indeed create new industries. Preliminary research shows how vital entrepreneurial thinking is to this process, driving our national prosperity. Whether you want to launch your own business or change an existing organisation, this programme immerses you in the world of creative business thinking, helping you to prepare for employment after university. You will develop your entrepreneurial and creative skills and apply them to real-world situations. Taught by lecturers with industry experience, this course will hone your key competences as you study core topics that cut across business and entrepreneurial practice. Innovative modules will teach you relevant knowledge and equip you with practical skills. You’ll be able to take part in a collaborative consultancy project with businesses in the Leicester area and simulate a new venture creation using SimVenture software. You will also have the opportunity to pick the optional final year module, Venture Creation Project, where you will get to create a feasible and compelling solution to a new business venture within a specific market and pitch your idea to a panel consisting of staff, experienced entrepreneurs and potential investors. Key features:
- Study a stimulating, challenging and interesting programme, designed to arm you with vital skills and competencies in preparation for life after university.
- Practice-focused modules will use SimVenture simulation software
- The work-based live case study assessment gives you the experience of working with real companies as a consultant to enhance your employability skills.
- Create a feasible and compelling solution to a new business venture within a specific market and pitch your idea to a panel consisting of staff, experienced entrepreneurs and potential investors as a part of the Venture Creation Project module.
- Benefit from the expertise of our lecturers, many of whom have worked in business and bring real-world experience into the classroom.
- Guest lectures from business experts add real value to your experiential learning.
- Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
- Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have landed roles in purchasing and logistics at Siemens and as a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Year 1 Block 1: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Today Block 2: Fundamentals of Business Theory and Practice Block 3: Marketing Principles for Entrepreneurship Block 4: Entrepreneurial Finance Year 2 Block 1: Creative Branding, Buying & Selling Block 2: Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics Block 3: Business Analytics and Research Skills Block 4: Managing Projects and Consulting Live Year 3 Block 1: Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Block 2: Business Strategy and Governance Block 3: Digital Entrepreneurship in International Contexts Block 4: Students choose one of the following: Venture Creation Project Dissertation
Education 2030 We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. On this course, you will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through a varied range of innovative coursework methods (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 28% Coursework: 72% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||including a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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