Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: NN1F
International Code: FBLU085

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Start date

September 2023

We are reviewing this course for 2023-24 entry and the validated module information will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

The Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons) course is for current or potential entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and future entrepreneurial leaders interested in developing entrepreneurial capabilities to start, grow or manage a business or project.

The course applies the concept of an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ to the domain of business management. You will gain knowledge of the global significance of enterprise and entrepreneurship, and have the chance to develop the entrepreneurial competencies required for a future career in entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.

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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • The course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage business enterprises of varying sizes and types and projects in an entrepreneurial manner.
  • The course aims to develop graduates who can contribute to regional development and competitiveness by setting up new businesses/projects or leading on innovation practices within existing businesses/projects.
  • Teaching and learning on the course are delivered by a mix of practitioners, academics and industry experts (staff subject to change).
  • Coventry University has strong links with the local community, and you can expect to access start-up resources, business mentoring and extra-curricular enterprise activities2.
  • The course has an emphasis on consultancy and we aim to offer opportunities to work on a live entrepreneurial project in order to prepare you for future entrepreneurial career options2.

BA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship student Cosmina talks about her app, how she is tackling plastic waste and how the course is helping her develop her business plan.

More than just a degree

The lecturers have a very dynamic approach, there are no two classes the same. The lecturers have always been supportive about all my business ideas, making me either realise that it is worth taking forward or making me understand that not all business ideas are good for implementation.

Cosmina Radu, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons), graduated 2021
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How you'll learn

The course is a mixture of theory and practice, because to be an effective entrepreneur or intrapreneur you need to apply contextualised solutions. The course aims to offer you the opportunity to undertake a live entrepreneurial project and in doing so, gain transferable skills to boost your employability prospects.

We aim to expose you to the skills and entrepreneurial capabilities needed for future employment with guided individual and group projects, and through the analysis of real entrepreneurial cases. Innovatively, can expect to have the chance to learn through your own actions on self-directed negotiated projects such as venture creation and consultancy activities2.


Teaching contact hours

We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:

  • On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Group work
  • Self-directed learning
  • Work placement opportunities.

If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.

Part of university life is undertaking self-directed learning. During a typical week you will have time that allows you to work independently to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in taught or facilitated sessions to your projects or assignment briefs. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Essays
  • Group work
  • Presentations/ Pitches
  • Reports
  • Consultancy proposals
  • Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Artefacts
  • Individual Assignments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


International experience opportunities

Our International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship4 has developed international networks in Europe and Africa. Further networks are under development in the Middle and Far East, and Australia.

You may have opportunities to apply for study trips abroad, and for long-term international and multicultural engagements, examples of this are international field trips, global entrepreneurship competitions and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)2.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed.2

What our alumni say

This degree has shown me that I can think outside of the constructs of other businesses and create my own. I've learned how to put a structure around creative ideas to see whether I have clearly thought through my business idea. It has also given me the support and mentorship that I needed to move my ideas from a creative thought to a practical plan.

Christina Hoskins, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons), graduated 2020
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2023 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBC
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C, to include English and Mathematics
BTEC DMM
IB Diploma 24 points

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
UK TBC per year Not available
International TBC per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

  • Launch Programme - our flagship activity, offers you the chance to participate2 in an inclusive entrepreneurial development programme focusing on solving the world’s problems as reflected in the UN sustainability goals.
  • Connect 2 - which provides you with personalised one-to-one support towards employment, new business start-up and further training opportunities (subject to availability).

For further information visit our CUSE Programmes page.


Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate business-related knowledge and skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship, which is increasingly sought by employers in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large private organisations, and within the public sector.
  • Apply transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication in a range of business and management roles.
  • Embark on further study at postgraduate level either on our International Entrepreneurship MSc course or in a business management domain of your choice3.

The course aims to provide you with real-world experience2 and the capabilities required in the business world. This can prepare you for potential future career options, such as for example, a graduate entrepreneur, a business owner, or a contributor to an established business through an intrapreneurial skillset.

Where our graduates work

Our previous graduates have gone on to start their own businesses, or work within existing medium-large companies such as, IPG Media brands, One Black Bear, The Financial Conduct Authority and the Institute for Railway Operators (Network Rail).

Further study

On successful completion of the course, you may consider progressing with further postgraduate study on our:

You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

I’ve just made the step from student to creative entrepreneur taking on a container space at Coventry’s FarGo creative village for my idea of a skate fashion unit. This was made possible through funding from the university as part of Coventry’s City of Culture and the support received from the staff at the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship.  

Henry Matthews, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons), graduated 2021
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How to apply

  • Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 can apply for this course through UCAS from 6 September 2022.

    Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.


    If you'd like further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.

  • Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 should apply directly to the university. Applications are due to be open in June 2022, so please return to this page to fill out your application.

    How to apply

    For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.

    You can also download our International guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation and tips for travel.


    Get in touch with us today for further advice and guidance.

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  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

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    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

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