Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. The BSc Business Enterprise Development course is an innovative programme that has been designed to equip you with the skills, competencies and attitude to enhance both your entrepreneurial mindset and leadership capabilities. Whether you are interested in setting up your own enterprise or leading the development and success of established organisations, this is the course for you. With no lectures and no exams, this programme is constructed around you working in a team running your own enterprise. Learning opportunities and assessments are built around this across 3 key pillars: enterprise management and growth; team performance and leadership; and innovation and entrepreneurialism. This programme is different – are you? Please note, due to visa restrictions, this course is not open to international students.
• Year 1 – You will study modules in Enterprise Creation, Creating Effective Teams, Academic Effectiveness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. • Year 2 – Modules will include Enterprise Management, Team Leadership, Applied Research and Developing Entrepreneurial Capability. • Year 3 – Enterprise Growth, Leading High Performance Teams and an Applied Research Project.
This course puts experience and practice at the heart of the learning process. You will learn from doing tasks and interacting with your team rather than being fed information from a lecturer. This encourages deep learning of the key activities of enterprise development and management. There are no exams. While appropriate for some programmes and beneficial for some people, exams are not always the best way to develop and assess skills and competencies. All of the assessment on this programme is authentic, allowing you to demonstrate what you have achieved without having to endure the stress of revision and the challenges of memory recall in a crowded exam hall. Entrepreneurial and management success cannot be judged by exams, so neither is our programme. All of your assessments will be practical and developmental. They will include tasks, such as: creating career and personal development plans; pitching for funding for your enterprise; showcasing your teams’ projects; maintaining your own reflective journal; creating enterprise development plans; ideation and new product/service challenges; interviews; presentation of a marketing campaign; and an in-depth consultancy or market research project. You are able to self-regulate and pace your own learning. As there are no lectures you are not constrained by weekly cycles of academic work. All of your assessments will be set at the start of the year so that you, your team and your coach can work out an approach to addressing the assessment requirements and obtaining the requisite knowledge. No other course develops the skills, attributes and competencies necessary to thrive in the modern enterprise environment like this programme. It will give you the confidence, resilience and experience to lead, manage or set up your own enterprise or to take your future in whatever direction you want. Please note, due to visa restrictions, this course is not open to international students.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
If you are shortlisted, you will receive an interview invitation which will be conducted virtually. The virtual interview is a compulsory element of the application process and no offer will be made without a successful interview being conducted first. When applying, please ensure you include an up to date email and telephone number as this is important information for us if you are shortlisted for interview. Further information about the interview and application process will be made available to you post-application. All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study this particular course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|