Global Business and Entrepreneurship (Retail) with Foundation Year
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The BA (Hons) Global Business and Entrepreneurship (Retail) with Foundation Year course will develop technical understanding of business, with a vocational structure designed to continually improve and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
The programme builds an understanding of entrepreneurship and new venture management and offers different pathways for those wanting to specialise during the final year.
The course prepares students to realise the potential of their own business ideas, from the awareness to spot lucrative opportunities, to the skills needed to make them a reality. This will be achieved through practising entrepreneurship in real-world scenarios in the classroom to build business planning skills critical for entrepreneurial success.
This course also explores the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in different contexts gaining a clear understanding of how strategy, tactics and innovation are valued in different business models.
These programmes provide students with an evidence-based knowledge of entrepreneurship and new venture management.
The programme will support students to become successful entrepreneurs through learning to practise entrepreneurship in a real-world context and acquire high-level business planning skills.
During the programme, students will interact with industry experts to learn how entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses and will gain an insight into how to recognise and pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity, how to propose value to customers and how to raise capital to run a new venture.
The programme will also equip students with relevant business skills through synchronous teaching, including group work, class activities, business simulation activities, assignments and mini-research projects.
The programme offers several different pathways, enabling students to specialise in an area of interest.
Learning and teaching
Modules will combine weekly lectures supported by class activities, workshops and/or tutorials.
Learning will be facilitated through a range and mix of lectures, group work, individual work, case studies and syndicate sessions. The teaching and learning will reflect the practical nature of entrepreneurship with students learning from real-life scenarios, work-related learning, practical sessions, and guest speakers from industry experts.
Students will be expected to participate in group activities to enhance their learning.
Delivery of scheduled teaching will be conducted face to face in traditional classroom set ups. Additional support and asynchronous content that is designed to be part of further learning and development will be delivered through a blended approach using the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle.
Online content will include asynchronous lectures, workshops, online exercises, study support, and academic skills support.
This programme uses an authentic assessment strategy to ensure that each module provides a realistic real-life situation to assess the learning goals of each module. The assessments in the majority of the modules allows students to use their own business ideas, providing the opportunity to gain feedback and reflection.
Assessments will include essays, case study reports, presentations, business plans, financial reports, technical reports, syndicate competitions, as well as small group and individual projects.
Where possible, real-life business simulations will be used to develop reliable, knowledgeable and organised arguments through reflection, assessment and evaluation.
Presentations will be in the form of a group presentation or on an individual basis that address entrepreneurial concepts and/or frameworks. Syndicate activities will be conducted around a particular topic or on a case study. This will incorporate team building and studying collaboratively with fellow students.
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. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
How to apply
Please apply via the Global Banking School (GBS) website.
These programmes prepare students for employment, starting a new business in any sector or further study. They will equip students to become employers of labour through venture creation. Students will be supported to undertake preparation throughout their studies for the world of work. The programmes prepare students with skills to realise the potential of their own business ideas, from the awareness to spot lucrative opportunities to the skills needed to make them a reality.
The programme will prepare students to become successful entrepreneurs. Students will learn to practise entrepreneurship in a real-world context and acquire high-level business planning skills critical to successful entrepreneurship.