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Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

N100

Start dates

September 2019 / January 2020 / September 2020

Location

Headington

Course length

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

Part time: up to 8 years

Department

Oxford Brookes Business School

UCAS Tariff Points

112

Overview


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.

Students

How to apply


Typical offers

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

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

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

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

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics (grade C/4 or above), English (grade C/4 or above)

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

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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 with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

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

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

 

It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.

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

Business in Society

Digital Technbology and Maths for Business

Exploring International Business and Management (2 module credits)

The Entrepreneur

Optional modules

Accounting and Financial Information

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Foundations of Marketing; 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 Employability Skills

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 Orgnaisations; 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.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Optional modules

Pathway one options

Entrepreneurial Business Management, Social Innovation and Social Enterprise, Strategic Management, Managing Careers, Business Ethics, 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), Work Based Learning Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Project (3 module credits), 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.

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. 

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Placement
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)

Year 1

  • Lectures and seminars - 16%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 84%

Year 2

  • Lectures and seminars - 15%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 85%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Lectures and seminars - 1%
  • Placement - 99%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 0%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Lectures and seminars - 6%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 94%

Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Assessment

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.

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1

  • Written exams - 14%
  • Coursework - 80%
  • Practical exams - 6%

Year 2

  • Written exams - 38%
  • Coursework - 57%
  • Practical exams - 5%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 50%
  • Practical exams - 50%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Written exams - 9%
  • Coursework - 91%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Assessment method percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

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 postgraduate Business and Management programmes. She is a module leader for both postgraduate and undergraduate modules.

Read more about Kate

Dr Sola Adesola

Cranfield University alumnus Dr Sola Adesola is an international management academic, lawyer, researcher and director of studies with specialties in entrepreneurship education and development, energy policy and international business, and university-industry collaboration.

Read more about Sola

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