Business Enterprise

University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

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Course summary

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Course snapshot Standing out in today's competitive business world requires not only core knowledge and skills but entrepreneurial spirit and innovation – qualities that are all the more vital for anyone wanting to set up their own business. Whether you dream of starting your own company or advancing in management positions, our Business Enterprise degree will give you the tools you need for success. You will have the chance to create your own business plan as well as the option of a 48-week paid placement to gain extensive industry experience. Our course is also dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), boosting your employability with a qualification recognised by a professional management body. Who's the course for? Our degree is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about essential business management skills and key business functions. The course is also ideal for anyone with entrepreneurial ambitions. Why should I study this course?

  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – Completing our CMI-accredited degree means you will be eligible for a Level 5 award in Leadership, as well as CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your studies
  • WORK PLACEMENT – Take on an optional 48-week paid placement to boost your work-ready skills, with our past students having worked for BMW and trading companies
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – From Social Entrepreneurship to Brand Management, tailor your course in line with your career aims through our optional modules
  • ENRICHMENT – Learn from the experts through guest lectures, workshops and real-world simulations as well as working in our Financial Trading Suite
Great! Tell me more If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive offers a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. Students on our finance-related modules have the opportunity to study in our Financial Trading Suite on campus, featuring 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. What skills will I gain? You will enhance your understanding of core business functions and activities, and how they work together in the contemporary global business environment. By creating your own business plan, you will learn how to project manage and start a business. Undertaking a work placement will provide you with vital first-hand experience of the business sector and boost your skills for the world of work. What about the future? The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the business sector, while many of our graduates have started their own businesses. Future career pathways could include:
  • Business enterprise
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business development
  • Small business consultation
  • Product design and development
You may also continue onto postgraduate studies, such as our Enterprise Management MSc course.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • The External Business Environment
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • People and Organisations
  • Planning for Professional Development
  • Principles of Communication
  • Principles of Finance
YEAR 2
  • Employability in Practice
  • Enterprise Start-up Studies
  • Finance for Enterprises
  • Leading People
  • Research for Enterprise
Optional work placement:
  • Professional Placement
Plus one option from:
  • Voluntary Initiative
  • Website Design
  • Creative Communications
  • Operational Sales Management
  • Business Innovation and the Environment
  • Advertising Psychology
YEAR 3
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Change Management
Plus one option from:
  • Research Project
  • Entrepreneurial Project
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Advertising and Media Management
  • International Marketing
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
- Social Entrepreneurship

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 14 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 5 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 7 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Graduate Advantage – 1 hour
  • Subject related workshops – 1 hour
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 70%
  • Practical assessment – 22%
  • Written examinations – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]
A level CCC UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points
HNC (BTEC) P A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.
HND (BTEC) P A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ 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

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


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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UCB Admissions

0121 604 1040

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.


Course contact details

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UG Domestic Home and EU Admissions

0121 604 1040

International Admissions

0121 232 4447

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