University College Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Enterprise Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are big for business. SMEs account for over half of employment worldwide, with governments increasingly prioritising their development to absorb the growing global workforce. Such enterprises need qualified managers with the right skill set to succeed, and our Enterprise Management postgraduate course provides the perfect preparation for you to help meet this demand and make your mark in the business world. This exciting business master's course focuses on the formation and growth of new ventures, and will help to equip you with that all-important entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied to a range of settings. You will learn to develop and apply vital enterprising attributes, behaviours and competencies towards venture creation and the creation of cultural, social or economic value. Featuring a blended learning approach, our course provides you with further opportunities to gain hands-on skills and experience, from the option of a 12-week industry placement to gaining practical skills studying in our cutting-edge Digital Creative Studio and our Financial Trading Suite on campus. You will also have the opportunity to engage with industry experts and work alongside entrepreneurs on live projects. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – ‘Learn by doing’ through live project work and developing your own business start-up idea, as well as building practical media skills in our Digital Creative Studio
  • Work placement – Boost your experience of the business sector before completing your course with an optional 12-week industry placement
  • Expert tuition – Interact and engage with business experts who will mentor you to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed
  • Flexible learning – Blended delivery provides flexibility for you to weave your study around work commitments
FACILITIES Our business courses offer students opportunities to develop practical skills in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. One of the largest among all UK universities and the first in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, the suite features 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities. PLACEMENTS Our course features the option of a 12-week placement prior to the commencement of your research project. Opportunities are available to work with a large, established company or a young start-up. Employers we have worked with include Grand Hyatt Beijing (China), Luxury Hotels International of Spain (Spain) and Hiflow (France). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Business owner
  • Financial manager
  • Business development manager
  • Project manager
  • Management consultant
  • Business adviser
Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Starting and Managing a Business
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Leading for the Future
- The Entrepreneurial Decision Maker

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Providing accessible and inclusive teaching and learning through a block, blended pedagogy, our course will allow you to focus on understanding individual topic areas, while providing flexibility for you to plan your study around your work commitments. The course will be delivered through a range of methods which include attending lectures, seminar debates, enterprising workshops, and interacting with guest speakers and leading entrepreneurs from industry. You will also be expected to engage with independent reading and research to ensure an interactive and personalised learning experience. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage the development of a full portfolio of entrepreneurial and management skills and competencies. These include case studies, presentations, online debates, assessed seminars, executive reports, business start-up and development plans, and business pitching. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

International applicants

Students from outside the European Union can apply to us directly while applicants for undergraduate courses can also apply via Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). Here is our step-by-step guide to finding a place at University College Birmingham. http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx

Entry requirements

**Entry requirements** - Masters Entry Requirements - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

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

UCB English Language Requirements

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6000 Whole course
Scotland £6000 Whole course
Wales £6000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Apply here - https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study Please note, if you are planning to study the MA/MSc (but will be exempt one or more modules) or if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. The postgraduate loan is not applicable to PGCE students. The standard undergraduate package of Student Finance is available to those studying a PGCE. EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/international-tuition-fees/
Enterprise Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS