Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Entrepreneurship) - Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

From the seed of an idea to a fully-fledged business, entrepreneurship is at the centre of this hands-on business and management course.

  • Discover the inner workings of businesses and prepare for a career in a variety of sectors..
  • Practically-focused course centred on devising and pitching concepts and developing fundraising strategies..
  • Choose either a ten-month or ten-week work placement and apply what you’ve learned in the real world.
Do you have an idea for the next big thing? Or are you looking to start your own business? This Business and Management course will give you the skills to develop, grow and flourish as an entrepreneur by building your concept from the ground up. We'll teach you core business values within this practically-focused pathway and provide you with chances to get first-hand, real-life experience. We'll empower you to develop your entrepreneurial flair whilst giving you a thorough grounding in business theory and practice. You'll work on fundraising and pitching skills and be encouraged to have your own creative thoughts about business opportunities. By working with our enterprise team at Bath Spa, as well as within the new "incubator space" at EMERGE, you'll be part of the University's creative business hub and learn from other students across the course and from wider degree programmes.. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where you undertake a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between your second and final years of undergraduate study. You can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) yourself, with support from the Careers team.

Modules

In your first year, you'll gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment – from the context that organisations operate in through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of data in business. Modules will cover topics such as organisations and the business environment; economics and globalisation; managing data. The second year focuses on the inner workings of businesses. Use business techniques to solve problems and start developing the skills that employers look for. Modules cover key themes including creativity and innovation in business. At the end of the year, you can choose to embark on a ten-month business placement or a ten-week summer placement - applying what you’ve learned so far in the real world. In your final year, develop and explore your business learning, focusing on being enterprising and creating your own business. Undertake an in-depth business research project in entrepreneurship. You’ll also have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics to explore include: managing sustainability; organisational strategy; new trends in management; creating and hosting festivals and events; and strategic human resource management.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examinations, essays, videos and business reports.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
11H0
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business and Management (Entrepreneurship) - Professional Placement Year at Bath Spa University - UCAS