Business and Enterprise
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We’re in a complex world and we’re facing the challenges of:
- climate change
- resource shortages
- demographic shifts
- and global conflict.
Together we’ll question how will businesses cope in the future? What are the challenges they will face? And what are the solutions to solve them?
On the MSc Business and Enterprise, you’ll learn from professionally experienced staff, and you’ll meet guest entrepreneurs and innovation experts who’ll share practical insights into current business challenges. You’ll have the support and guidance you need to develop and refine your own ideas. You’ll also be able to progress your skills for either starting a business or excelling in the corporate world.
Throughout your studies, you’ll be able to develop an ‘idea’ with a view to implementing it. Your study will help you to progress your idea, fueling your entrepreneurial drive. You’ll also have time to reflect and learn from your experiences on the course, so you’re better equipped for your future corporate career.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Work on an idea that supports your interests and aspirations.
Learn from experts
Professionally experienced tutors, and guest entrepreneurs and business innovation experts.
Whatever your background, join this course to learn business and enterprise.
You’ll receive support and guidance for your ideas throughout the course.
You’ll graduate better equipped for the corporate world.
Through your learning you'll develop relevant skills for your future career. You will have the opportunity to visit business environments. You'll also have the opportunity to be part of the business challenge week. This is where businesses present real business issues for student groups to work on presenting a solution.
On the course you'll focus on key elements like:
- learning through experience
- enterprise building
- global perspectives
- and research engagement.
Which all feature throughout the course. You also have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of global business environments and practices through optional virtual study trips and placements.
Additionally, you'll look at developing your leadership and employability skills, where you can take part in co-curricular activities. You'll graduate from the course ready to strike a path as an entrepreneur or join an international company as a key asset.
Learning and teaching
You'll learn through self study time as well as face-to-face taught sessions. Your modules have specified times for scheduled learning, self study and teaching activities.
Your tutors are academic researchers and/or from an industry background. They have in-depth practical experience of business and enterprise issues. Your studies will include:
- interactive workshops
- business simulations
- group work
- guest speakers.
The theory you learn on the course, will give you the working knowledge to put it into practice. You’ll also study international case studies which will inform your learning, and build your enterprise skills. You’ll start this course with a creativity and design thinking session to start collaborating and sharing ideas.
Your assessment on the course will help you develop your skills and knowledge for your employability. You'll have the support to overcome academic challenges and progress your learning. Your assessment is through:
- individual essays
- business reports
- group presentations
- oral exams
- online discussion forums
Most of your assessments will be through individual contribution, but there is also some assessed group work.
Inclusivity and diversity is in all assessments throughout the course. Which gives you the opportunity to select the focus of your assignments where appropriate.
Your optional International Business in Practice Study Trip module will help you experience ideas and practices of global business. On the trip you'll interact with management executives and practices. You'll attend presentations from local management executives and experts. You'll also go on site visits to major corporations and agencies. The study trip is voluntary and you'll need to fund all associated costs for the trip. Recently there have been study trips to Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur and Budapest.
You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed as an entrepreneur. You'll also be ready for a key position in a corporate company. Through your learning you'll leave equipped to step into the business world.
Recent Business School graduates have found positions at a range of organisations, including:
- companies producing fast moving commercial goods
- consultancy firms
- financial institutions
- retail giants
Recent examples of these employers include:
- Deutsche Telekom
- Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY
- BASF Group
- Kautex Unipart
- Raiffeisen Bank
- Revolution Insurance
- American Business Conferences
- Consilio Global.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements:
- IELTS minimum level 6.0, (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).
- If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.