Business Enterprise and Innovation Management BA (Hons) top-up

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: N331
FBLU072

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

1 year full-time (Entry at level 6)

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
Top-up Courses

Primarily aimed at international students already studying for a degree in business management or a related field, this course can help you to top-up your existing learning, to become a skilled individual able to apply enterprising skills within employment or forge independent entrepreneurial ventures. The course is also open to those who possess a HND or equivalent from a recognised awarding body.

Business Enterprise and Innovation may appeal to you if you:

  • are an international student who has successfully completed one or two years of undergraduate study and would like to complete your final years of undergraduate study
  • have a passion for business and an enterprising mindset
  • would like to embark on a course with a practical focus and the chance to get hands-on experience in assessing the feasibility of business opportunities, and in managing innovation and change
  • would like to learn the business enterprise and innovation skills needed to help organisations get ahead – or decide to start your own company to challenge them.
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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

If you choose to study the Business Enterprise and Innovation Management course, you will:

  • study a course taught by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, dedicated to researching and applying entrepreneurial thinking
  • have access to support, advice, and guidance from Coventry University Social Enterprise, who have a track record in helping individuals develop social enterprises and businesses
  • study a module, English Business Presentation Skills, delivered by experts from our Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who can help to hone your verbal communication and pitching skills

Memberships

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)


What you'll study

This one-year top-up course is designed to help you build on your existing knowledge, developing your expertise in business enterprise, the management of innovation, and sustainable business practices. Upon successful completion, you will graduate with a BA degree in Business Enterprise and Innovation Management.

The course has been designed for those who want to develop their entrepreneurial capabilities. Whether you are passionate about creating and developing entrepreneurial projects, or are more interested in driving innovation from within a company as an intrapreneur, this course should allow you to develop the transferable skills needed to succeed.

This course is delivered by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), which sits within Coventry Business School.

The course has been designed for those who want to develop their entrepreneurial capabilities. Whether you are passionate about creating and developing entrepreneurial projects, or are more interested in driving innovation from within a company as an intrapreneur, this course should allow you to develop the transferable skills needed to succeed.

This course is delivered by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), which sits within Coventry Business School.

Modules

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We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

This course aims to offer a variety of teaching and learning methods to keep your experience dynamic and varied. Teaching methods may include*:

  • Lectures with associated seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops, incorporating case studies, problem-centred learning, practical exercises, surgeries, the use of electronic business resources and databases and ICT packages

Coventry Business School’s Progress Coaches will also be available for advice throughout your time on the course.

As the course has a focus on the practical application of taught theories, there is also the opportunity for you to ‘enact’ ideas into action, through creative learning opportunities, which may include guided simulations or the production of a website. Your practical skills will be further developed in the module ‘Enterprise and Innovation Applied Project’, where you will design your own project with the support of a supervisor.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include individual portfolios, coursework, individual presentations, group presentations, group reports, and poster submissions. Where possible, these assessment methods will seek to cover the skills you may need in the global workplace, and as such may focus on business modelling, feasibility reports of markets, or reflections on leadership skills.

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


Job ready

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

  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and practice, of the enterprising behaviours, attitudes, and competencies necessary to succeed in the global workplace.
  • Evaluate the operational, cultural, and strategic processes of setting up, growing and scaling an entrepreneurial venture (e.g. markets, marketing and sales, customers, finance, organisational behaviour, operations, business analysis, digital business, business policy and strategy, and innovation and enterprise development).
  • Discuss issues around sustainability, socio-economic development, responsible leadership and transformational entrepreneurship, and consider their application to entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Assess and apply appropriate theories, concepts, models or techniques to identify, analyse and make recommendations for solutions to business problems in enterprises of varying sizes and growth stages.
  • Identify, select, and apply theoretical concepts to conceive, assess, plan, and enact entrepreneurial projects to innovate and create scalable sustainable businesses.
  • Critically evaluate, assimilate, design and conduct research to inform business enterprise development in the private, public or voluntary and community sector.
  • Critically reflect, using appropriate reflective theories and tools, on entrepreneurial learning and digital skills and knowledge capabilities to identify areas for improvement and develop goals and action plans for continuous personal development as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

International experience opportunities

You will have opportunities for international experience* through:

What our course director says

Our BA Business Enterprise and Innovation Management top-up is the perfect course to help you apply the skills needed to be enterprising within employment, by building on prior learning to help you graduate as an entrepreneurial leader, with a strong grasp of innovation and sustainability.

Dr Heliza Hami, Course Director
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Entry requirements

To be accepted for the course students must possess a minimum of 240 credits (RPL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in any business-related area.

A HND in a business-related area with 240 credits awarded will also be considered for entry into the 1-year programme.

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English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

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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Tuition Fees

2022/23 Tuition Fees.

Student Full time Part time
UK 2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £9,250 per year
Not available
International 2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £15,000 per year
Not available

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

When studying the Business Enterprise and Innovation course, you could have access to our Trading Floor, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, our Business Simulation Suite, that facilitates strategic problem solving in life-like simulated business environments, and our DigiComm Lab, which recreates the atmosphere of working for a contemporary marketing agency.


Careers and opportunities

Whether you have aspirations to start your own business or social enterprise, or are more interested in becoming entrepreneurial within employment, this course should help to set you on the right track. Upon successful completion, you should develop key transferable skills, such as problem solving, analytical thinking and resilience, which should benefit you whether you seek to become an intrapreneur, driving innovation inside a company, or an entrepreneur, setting up your own venture.

Coventry University Social Enterprise and the Enterprise Hub offer a series of programmes and opportunities to help foster entrepreneurship, incubate business start-ups and bring your ideas to life. Whatever your personal development needs or business aims may be, we offer a programme or funding opportunity to make it a reality.

The course also boasts a module focused on English Business Presentation Skills, which is delivered by English language experts in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Through this module, you should be able to develop your verbal communication and pitching skills, to further help prepare you for any future career.


How to apply

  • Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS. 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 should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

    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, tips for travel and guidance on how to apply.


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


  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    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. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).