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Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024



Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: up to 8 years

UCAS Tariff Points



Our Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course prepares you to develop your own business start-up.

You'll gain the knowledge to work in business ventures and create employment opportunities. And you'll develop skills to help you;

  • take a lead and show greater autonomy
  • achieve results
  • engage with external stakeholders and seed fund providers.

Our Business School is known internationally for its learning and teaching. On this course you will;

  • focus on the entrepreneurial self
  • develop entrepreneurial skills
  • immerse yourself in entrepreneurial activity. 

You will be able to embark on a business start-up towards the end of your degree. You may also be able to transfer to Work Based Learning modules, and complete your degree while engaging in a business venture. 

At the end of Year 1 you’ll have the option to switch to one of our other courses Business and Management or International Business Management.


How to apply

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30


Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27


Further offer details

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions:

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course, like Foundation in Business or an international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


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.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

In Year 1 you will learn about business and management and develop core management skills, including;

  • problem solving
  • communication
  • IT skills.

We cover the international environment and the application of theory to practice. You will also examine contemporary business issues.

In Years 2 and Year 3 you will study a wide range of core modules. These cover subject areas, including;

  • creativity
  • evaluating options
  • risk management.

This will build on your knowledge from Year 1 and prepare you for your final year. Your adviser will also support you to select optional modules. 

In Year 2 you will also take a module to develop your employment skills and support graduate career opportunities.

Independent learning

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Accounting and Financial Information

Business in Society

Digital Technology and Maths for Business

Exploring International Business and Management (2 module credits)

Foundations of Marketing

The Entrepreneur

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Exploring Economics; Raising Individual Financial Awareness; Work, Employment and Globalisational; Plus language options

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Applied Financial Skills

Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Creativity and Innovation

Developing Professional Practice

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Evaluating Options for Entrepreneurial Organisations

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Environmentally Sustainable Business; Independent Study in Business; Introduction to People Management; Managing Non-Profit Organisations; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management; Marketing Management; Research Methods; Plus language options

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional work placement year

You can spend your third year on a work placement, which is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer. Students have enjoyed inspiring and intellectually challenging positions at IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé and PayPal. During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university. It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role. Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location. Learn more about how Oxford Brookes Business School supports students secure a work placement.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Optional modules

Pathway one options

Entrepreneurial Business Management (2 module credits), Social Innovation and Social Enterprise, Strategic Management, Managing Careers, Placement Learning (compuslory for sandwich mode) and Business Ethics. 

Choose 2 module credits from:

Independent Study, International Marketing, Leading and Managing Change, Contemporary Issue in International HRM, Business at the Cutting Edge.

Pathway two options

Work Based Learning Contemporary Issues in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (3 module credits), Placement Learning (compuslory for sandwich mode), Work Based Learning Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Project (3 module credits).

Choose 2 module credits from:

Independent Study, International Marketing, Leading and Managing Change, Contemporary Issue in International HRM, Business at the Cutting Edge.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

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Learning and teaching

We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world. Your learning experience will be exciting as well as challenging. You will have the opportunity to take part in;

  • problem-solving classes
  • assessments in virtual teams
  • sessions with local employers
  • workshops to develop presentation skills.

You will also have the chance to work with business professionals and on live business cases. 


Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods, including;

  • written exams
  • practical exams
  • coursework.

We pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. Our feedback methods include;

  • audio
  • face-to-face
  • written feedback.

The majority of teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities may fall outside of these hours.

Study Abroad

You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate

Career prospects

Primarily we will support you with establishing your own venture in developing the business and enterprise skills you need to work effectively, to create self-employment opportunities and employment for others.

This course will also enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business which supports intrapreneurship, social enterprises, education, SMEs, healthcare or government, nationally or internationally. Those who choose graduate training schemes do so in major international companies such as AldiAC NielsenIBMVirgin MobileIntelYell LtdO2 and Dell.

Our Staff

Kate Maguire

Kate is one of two subject coordinators for the business and management programme. With her 25 years of extensive business experience, Kate helps entrepreneurs work on genuine business problems.

Read more about Kate

Free language courses

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

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Part-time study

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.