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Entrepreneurship

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics

UCAS Code:

Start Date(s): September

Duration:

Three years full-time
Four years with work placement

Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International - £13,740 per year

In Brief:

  • Get the skills to start, run and grow your own business
  • Develop essential project management and planning practices
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset that enhances your employability with potential employers
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Unlike traditional entrepreneurship programmes, BSc Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to work towards starting your own business from the very first semester. If you are driven, committed and full of ideas, BSc Entrepreneurship is for you.  

As the course progresses, you will see the tangible impact of your studies by applying your learning to your business venture. To succeed, you need to be a forward thinker, anticipating and dealing with events even before they have happened.  You will also need to put a strong emphasis on critical re-evaluation.

This programme is driven by real life business development and aims to produce highly entrepreneurial students who have a continuous desire to be innovative.  To get the most out of this programme, in addition to mastering the traditional academic subject matter, you will need to take an active role in the planning, development, management and growth of the business. By working in groups throughout the programme, you will learn and receive support from your fellow students: improving your interpersonal skills and giving you the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles.

Course Details

The programme begins with the development of a simple business proposal, an introduction to essential business theory and participation in business simulation games. As you progress through the course you will explore a broad range of concepts and apply them to your business project.

All the modules take a student-centred, student driven and collaborative approach.  You will start with tackling real-life business projects, and use this as the basis for learning, understanding risks, taking risks and managing risks.  Throughout, you will be encouraged to experiment and learn from your successes and failures.  Self-reflection, critical reflection and critical discussions are key components of this course.  During your time with the University of Salford, you will be encouraged to apply your knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments and come up with creative solutions.

From start to finish, the curriculum explores the challenges and opportunities technology creates for entrepreneurs.

The following modules are proposed for the programme: 

Year 1: Starting a Business

Financial and Management Accounting

Financing a Business

Assessing new Business Risk

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Law for Business

Business and Personal Review Report I

Year 2: Developing a Business

Business Economics

Leadership and Management

Customer Focus and Product Development

Finance and Accounting for Small Businesses

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Business and Personal Review Report II

Year 3: Business Growth

Operations,Transition Strategy and Growth for Business

Human Resources Management for Small Businesses

Funding Models for Business Growth

Business Law for Small Businesses

Business and Personal Review Report III

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points BSc: 112 - 120 points
With Professional Experience: 120 - 128 points
GCE A level BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM
DDM with Professional Experience Year
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 30 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (31 points with experience year)

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant for whom English is not a first language must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4, 5, 6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.

Applicant profile

Students on this course will become independent learners and thinkers.  This will not only prepare you as an entrepreneur or business leader, but also prepare you for advanced MSc programmes in Business Management or Entrepreneurship.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Full-time International £13,740 per year

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Part-time Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Full-time International £13,320 per year

Teaching

Problem solving is an integral part of this course and as such this course takes an experiential approach, where students learn by doing.  Rather than using the traditional approach to teaching, teaching staff behave as coaches.

Different teaching methods will be used to coach students, such as individual and group coaching sessions, practical workshops, feedback by entrepreneurs and continuous self-learning loops.  Teaching delivery is supported by online and digital materials and software that replace the traditional teaching methods where the key skills are embedded.  

From the start, students are given the freedom and responsibility to decide on what projects they wish to do.  This helps students to become independent learners as well as boosting their self-confidence skills.  It also makes the students more articulate, more collaborative and more time conscious. Continuous formative feedback by coaches and entrepreneurs will be available on a regular basis.

To reflect the experience of real-world entrepreneurs, BSc Entrepreneurship involves working 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. As well as the programme’s academic team, you will have support from University’s business incubator, Launch@SalfordUni.

Assessment

Employability

Students on this course will become independent learners and thinkers.  This will not only prepare you as an entrepreneur or business leader, but also prepare you for advanced MSc programmes in Business Management or Entrepreneurship.

Career Prospects

With opportunities to take part in a year-long paid work placement and support from the Business School’s Employability Hub, we ensure you are equipped with the skills and experience you need to develop your own businesses or, if self-employment is not for you, the entrepreneurial mindset that employers value.

Links with Industry

This course will work a with number of employers and entrepreneurs.  However, the employers chosen will be determined by the nature of the project the student wishes to do.  

There is extensive evidence that students who engage with employers as part of their degree are more confident, more articulate and receive more employment offers.

Placement Opportunities

You can enhance your career options with a year-long work placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your management skills and enhances your CV and employment prospects. A placement also provides a real context for the subjects studied on the course and helps in the preparation for your final year.  

You will arrange your work placement with support from the School’s dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement.  The placement year gives you an additional 60 credits towards your final results. 

During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

Further Study

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills. Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.

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