University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

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Course summary

Develop the skills to become a successful entrepreneur, and prepare for a career in the rapidly changing world of business, with our BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) degree. This programme, taught by experts from Henley Business School, combines the rigour of a management degree with the creative spirit of entrepreneurship. You’ll gain the expertise to embark on your own business venture, with modules covering opportunity recognition and evaluation, financing, “growth-hacking”, and resource management. Your studies will provide:

  • a solid foundation in business, marketing, and entrepreneurial finance
  • practical entrepreneurial techniques, including lean start-up, business model generation, and design thinking
  • hands-on experience in business development and sales
  • the ability to manage and direct yourself as an entrepreneur
  • the opportunity to create a business idea through the Entrepreneurial Project module.
In your final year, you will also have the option to run your own business with support and mentorship from the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship. Throughout your degree, you will also study the core disciplines that underpin business – including economics, psychology and sociology – and explore theories and concepts such as:
  • international strategy
  • organisational behaviour
  • operations
  • data analytics
  • human resource management
  • accounting.
You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students. Choose BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) at Henley Business School
  • Ranked 6th for graduate prospects in Business, Management & Marketing in the Guardian University Guide, 2020.
  • Triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).
Flexible study options After the first year of your BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:
  • BSc Business and Management (Accounting)
  • BSc Business and Management (Data Analytics and Digital Business)
  • BSc Business and Management (Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour)
  • BSc Business and Management (Marketing)
  • BSc International Business and Management
  • BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language
Alternatively, you could transfer onto the more general BSc Business and Management where you’ll be offered a wide range of options in your second and final years – allowing you to tailor your learning to your individual interests. All of our degrees are available as four-year options, with either a Placement Year or Study Year Abroad in the third year. A focus on enterprise with BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) We are passionate about developing the personal, professional and entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed in a rapidly changing environment. At the end of your degree, you’ll be well-equipped to start your own venture, or be in an excellent position to pursue a managerial career in a start-up or fast-growing business. The skills required to succeed in these roles are embedded into the curriculum. You’ll also be encouraged to enhance your knowledge and skills through a variety of extra-curricular opportunities, offered by the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Student Entrepreneurship Society.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

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