Entrepreneurship BA(Hons) 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

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About the course

The Entrepreneurship course begins with core Business Studies subjects which will help provide a good grounding in business theory. The course aims to demonstrate how creativity and innovation can apply to a business scheme and how entrepreneurs develop, grow and market their companies. If you are creative and innovative and want to run your own business this course can help provide this. If you are keen to apply your qualities in the business world and want to succeed as an entrepreneur whilst developing and progressing your ideas in the marketplace we would encourage you to undertake an optional business placement in Year 3 or alternatively develop your own business. After graduating you will have the opportunity to set up your own business with help from our Enterprise Team.

Here's what current Business Studies student Loren has to say about her course.


UCAS code:
N101

Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

3 years full-time
4 years inc. placement year
You can also study on a part-time modular basis by daytime attendance

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

•  BBB at A Level

•  DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

•  120 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

•  Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at merit

•  Pass International Baccalaureate with an overall score of 31 points

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the [University's minimum entry requirements http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/]

Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.

Contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 472956
E-mail: sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk

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Places available:

30

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

Here's what Loren has to say about her course in the subject area of Business Studies subject video at the University of Huddersfield.

You'll start with core business studies subjects to provide a foundation in theory from which you can begin to specialise as you progress. Our close involvement with a range of businesses and organisations ensures that you experience the latest thinking and practice. The optional year-long work placement is highly recommended and gives you practical insight into work in a small or medium-sized company. You'll gain an understanding of the issues that affect businesses. Alternatively you may use this year to develop your own business.

Year 1

Core modules:

Markets and Government

This module helps provide you with an understanding of what drives economic activity in markets and business and will explain the analytical framework which determines policy within in the macro economy and the international economy. You’ll have the opportunity to apply economic analysis to business problems and current macroeconomic issues.


Contemporary Issues in Business

The module is intended to provide a topical introduction to the business environment and how we, individuals can view, interact with and then take our place in business. The aim of this module is to help provide a basic understanding of the theory and factors that interact with business and prompt discussions as to how these affect the business organisation, ethics, corporate activities and social responsibility (CSR) and the future consequences on the business environment. Moreover, this module will introduce you to place more emphasis on critical thinking and analytical reasoning of the recent business issues, and identify and analyse phenomena in the modern business environment. This module includes Personal Development Plan to encourage you to think about your own transferable skills in the context of becoming part of business workforce through identifying your experience, reflecting on your learning so that you can plan towards your goals and aspirations.


Marketing Analysis

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to marketing theory and practice, as well as a range of market research techniques. You’ll learn how organizations identify and understand their customers and how they use these insights to develop marketing strategies to compete in their markets.


Accounting for Managers (Foundation)

This module introduces you to how financial information for businesses is prepared, presented and interpreted by internal and external users. As well as delivering theory and technical information, practical application is presented through worked examples, group working and discussions.


Creativity and Innovation for Business

This module is designed to stimulate creativity while exploring a wide range of variables that may affect creativity and innovation in organisations. This module is aimed to introduce you to the body of knowledge on creativity and innovation, helping you to develop basic skills for evaluating and applying it appropriately. The main approach is in utilising topical discussions, experiential exercises, and cases.

Year 2

Core modules:

Management and Research Methods

This module introduces you to the theory and practice of research methods to learn and identify the different techniques, philosophies and methods researchers need to understand to conduct high quality research.


Organisational Behaviour

This module helps enable you to develop an understanding of the complexity of organisations and the ways in which individuals, group and organisational processes affect overall performance. With organisational study originating in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and economics, you will examine a variety of topics such as personality, communication, motivation, leadership, culture, change and working in teams, and how they affect the organisation.


Small Business Enterprise and Planning

This module gives an introduction to the tools and techniques associated with Business Planning at both strategic and operational levels. In term two the focus changes to be more specifically related to small and medium sized enterprises using some examples from well-known companies. The tutorials feature a ‘hands on’ approach to a small business experience with the teams acting as the directors of a small business.


Year 3 - optional placement year

The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.

Final Year

Core modules:

Undergraduate Dissertation

Dissertation projects are wide ranging and you are encouraged to work in areas of particular interest. In order to support you in the research process you are required to submit an outline reseach proposal by the beginning of November in the final year. The research proposal for the dissertation is to be submitted by week 10 of the Autumn term. The research project must be written up using an appropriate format.


Business and the Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation are all key words in contemporary business. This module considers the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in the current world business climate. Together we range from the large corporation to the small business and from the UK to the Far East.


Marketing for Small Business

Marketing is important, entrepreneurship is vital, and 95% of businesses anywhere in the world are small. When large organisations seek to improve performance – they often turn to the young dynamic small businesses as their role model. We weave these themes together into what can be called entrepreneurial marketing.


Plus either

Strategic Management

This module highlights the role of strategic management in organisations and helps make you aware of the key strategic management approaches that assist managers in delivering both short and long term aims, goals and objectives for the organisation. It is underpinned by theory that then provides a tool kit for strategic analysis and demonstrates how this can aid management teams make business decisions in today’s complex and turbulent environments.


or

Business Policy

The module examines a range of strategic issues facing organisations and discusses the alternative strategic responses which may be available to them.

Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include:

Advanced Operations Management

In this module you’ll study operations and processes management as well as gain an understanding of the nature of improvement implementations in organisations. This will be achieved through the assessment of different business improvement methods and performance measurement models, such as: TQM, BPR, Six-Sigma, Lean and JIT and also look at methods such as the EFQM, Shingo and Malcolm Baldrige. You’ll explore these concepts through case studies, simulations, group tasks videos.


E-Commerce

E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. For many organisations e-commerce has become an essential aspect of their business allowing them to provide value and services that are different from their offline counterparts. In order to understand the e-commerce environment this module will develop your understanding of online business, the importance of developing business and revenue models, the rise of electronic commerce in the knowledge economy and the changing face of marketing to support your business awareness.


Environmental Policy

This module considers the issues relating to Business and the Environment in a European context. It relates to the role of legislation and market forces in the important area of sustainable development. As it is a current issue presentation topics are selected by you bringing in current articles from the press related to environmental issues and we group them into relevant topic areas.

Barred combination is

Environmental Policy

This module considers the issues relating to Business and the Environment in a European context. It relates to the role of legislation and market forces in the important area of sustainable development. As it is a current issue presentation topics are selected by you bringing in current articles from the press related to environmental issues and we group them into relevant topic areas.

students who took this in year 2 can take

Environmental Management

During the first half of this module a theoretical framework, based on core principles, is introduced. The framework enables you to explore the causes, impacts and potential solutions to various environmental problems. The second half of the module explores how environmental management works in practice in businesses and organisations. A key part of this is understanding how environmental management systems, specifically, ISO14001 work.


Business Responsibility & Sustainability

This module explores how social, economic and environmental responsibilities are incorporated into the business organisations. It adopts a complementary approach and builds upon existing management and strategy modules, focusing specifically on corporate responsibility and sustainability dimensions in global business organisations. This module consists of two distinct but related elements, the first will examine the concept of corporate responsibility, its applicability in the context of a business organisation and the challenges of managing it in a globalised world. The second will address sustainability and sustainable development and its implications for business operations. This module is part of the University of Huddersfield’s commitment to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Placements

The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.

Huddersfield Business School's Placement Unit won the National Undergradute Employability (NUE) award in 2017 for ‘Best University Placement Service' for their hard work and innovative ideas.

Our Placement Office works with national and international employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to you on placement courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Previous placement providers have included companies such as Carat Media, Brake and Fluent Business Development.

Career opportunities

100% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating. *

Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Assistant Underwriter, Customer Support Executive, Assistant Manager, VP Student Activities Officer and Recruitment Consultant in organisations including Conveyancing Liability Solutions, Digital High Street, Enterprise Rent a Car, Huddersfield Student Union and Concept Care Solutions Ltd.*

*Source: DLHE survey and LinkedIn

Professional links and accreditations

The Business Studies programme will provide exemption from some of the requirements of the Association of Project Management. There will also be the opportunity to progress to our Master's in Business Project Management which will provide further exemptions.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, assignments, exams, individual projects and a management training programme. Assessment will include exams, short-answer questions, essays, in-class tests, verbal presentations, group projects, clinical case studies, reflective portfolios and a dissertation.

22.7% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc.

If you are concerned about adapting to study at university level, then our Learning Development Group, (LDG) based in the Business School building offers a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing, research for essay preparation and how to prepare effectively for examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

Facilities

The Business School was opened in 2010 at a cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. Located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

Our students can take advantage of start-up facilities and business support in the Centre for Young Entrepreneurs. The Centre is located in the University's new £12 million 3M Buckley Innovation Centre which was opened by HRH The Duke of York in May 2013.

Excellent teaching rooms combine with fully-equipped computer labs to provide access to technology and learning resources alongside 'The Street' cafe which offers space for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide selection of fresh food and hot and cold drinks.

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the tuition fee for UK and EU students at the University of Huddersfield will be £9,250.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Further study

Progression to a postgraduate course is dependent on successful completion of your undergraduate studies, there may also be minimum qualification requirements such as a first class or higher second (2.1) degree. Please check the course details to confirm this.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website

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