This course allows you to study Business & Business TE as a single honours degree, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the subject.
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss and owning your own company? Then our Business (Team Entrepreneurship) programme could be what you are looking for. This Team Academy style degree programme adopts a ‘learning by doing’ approach where you’ll not only be enterprising and productive, you’ll also learn about building businesses within a social enterprise context and within a global business network.
|Academic School:||School of Humanities|
|Mode of Study:||Full-time|
|Awarding Institution:||Bishop Grosseteste University|
You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). We welcome a range of qualifications that meet this requirement, such as A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc.
However this list is not exhaustive – please click here for details of all qualifications in the UCAS tariff.
In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for Accredited Prior Learning, AP(C)L, based on relevant credit at another HE institution or credit Awarded for Experiential Learning, (AP(E)L).
About The Course
Studying business at BGU offers you a doorway into the inner workings of organisations in a local, national and international way. Our central philosophy is to embed your learning about business into real-world contexts while also supporting your developing academic knowledge and understanding of theories and models of business practice.
This applied business degree programme is structured into three years, all of which are based on your learning by doing. From the very beginning you will be establishing a team company, trading as a functioning business and finding, keeping and growing customer and client networks, locally, nationally and internationally. In this degree you take full responsibility for your learning, running your business with your team colleagues, but we will support you throughout with a team of coaches, not teachers.
To help support your developing understanding of setting up, running and growing your team company there will be a series of professional workshops, seminars and creative laboratories during the course. Throughout the rest of the programme, there will be no taught inputs, lectures or seminars. Instead, you will be guided and supported through your learning by coaches who will work with you during training sessions each week and in action learning groups.
You will also have access to a wide range of learning materials including books, journals and online resources which you will use to support your developing entrepreneurial, business and team knowledge. You will be expected to apply theory to practice in the form of reflective logs, creative presentations and project work and you will gain valuable feedback from peers, coaches and your clients which will inform your business development.
From your first day and during your first year, you will begin to form your team company and get to know your own strengths and development needs along with those of your team colleagues. You will create your business, working through the legal and technical requirements for this process, and you will begin to develop creative and innovative projects to support your emerging client/customer needs. You will begin to engage in local, national and international networking.
Throughout your second year, you will develop the experience you will have gained through working as a team company for a year. Your client/customer base will grow as you expand your local networks to take in regional, national and international connections. As your knowledge, skills and aptitudes in business and teamwork grow you will gain confidence in identifying your learning needs and leadership of projects and teams will become a focus for you.
At the end of year two, you will have begun to think about a significant project with your team which has a focus on social enterprise and sustainability in an international market. As your third year begins so too does the planning process for your international project. As this takes shape you may get the opportunity to head abroad, or alternatively, you could link in with a global company from the UK. You will also be working individually and as a team to forward the plan for continued success post-graduation as you map out your future ventures.
The BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree has also been mapped to a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership giving you the chance to augment your degree with a professional qualification if you choose to do so; for more information on costs for this please contact the programme leader.
There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity.
This applied business degree programme is structured into three years, all of which are based on your learning by doing. From the very beginning you will be establishing a team company, trading as a functioning business and finding, keeping and growing customer and client networks, locally, nationally and internationally.
To help support your developing understanding of setting up, running and growing your team company you will be invited to engage in a range of useful professional activities both on and off campus. These could include professional workshops, seminars or business networking events during the course. Throughout the rest of the programme, there will be no taught inputs, lectures or seminars. Instead, you will be guided and supported through your learning by coaches who will work with you during training sessions each week and in action learning groups.
We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, so we use a variety of assessment strategies on our courses.
Assessment of our Business (Team Entrepreneurship) course is done through a continuous process and not through exams. Key points in the year will require submission of particular pieces of work and you will be assessed in a variety of ways – through presentations, workshop creation, written pieces, visual work and also through your participation and leadership of training sessions and client engagement. You will reflect critically on your learning through the process of running your business and your ability to function individually and also as part of an entrepreneurial team. Your customers/clients will form part of the assessment process as you deliver projects to them on time, on budget and to quality. Your peers and coaches will also form a vital part of your assessment feedback and you will be expected to seek out ways of understanding your learning progress.
Careers & Further Study
The BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree aims to equip you with the experience needed to set up your own venture, or to carry on a venture from your team experience. Other potential destinations for graduates might be to work in organisations in roles focusing on business management, project development and management, and leadership.
Year 1 Modules
Year 2 Modules
Year 3 Modules
Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests. We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.
Fees & Finance
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Undergraduate course applicants must apply via UCAS using the relevant UCAS code. The application fee is £12 for a single choice or £23 for more than one choice. For all applicants, there are full instructions at UCAS to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.