BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship with integrated Foundation (3-year-degree)School of Business
You want an entrepreneurship degree?
Ideal for candidates who need additional preparation before undergraduate study, the first year of this programme is a Foundation course. Offering a bridge between current knowledge and undergraduate study, the Foundation course offers students a stepping stone between the two.
Take this Business Management degree combined with entrepreneurship courses
If you are fascinated by the world of entrepreneurship and fancy becoming an entrepreneur yourself, then this could be the degree for you. It combines the essence of our unique two-year Business Management degree together with a range of modules focused on entrepreneurship and enterprise.
In addition to studying central business management modules, you will study the psychology of entrepreneurship, innovation, and social enterprise. Your entrepreneurship education will finish with a project dissertation focused entirely on an aspect of entrepreneurship that you find fascinating. Plus, there is a great deal more along the way dedicated to understanding entrepreneurship through seminars and workshops. This is not just a degree in business management.
Get work experience with entrepreneurs
During your Business Management with Entrepreneurship degree, you will get a chance to work with a local entrepreneur in a work placement for nine weeks. In addition, you will be able to meet and work with local businesspeople and entrepreneurs who use our Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit (BEIU) for meetings and work. You will often find them chatting with students who are getting a degree in business management and entrepreneurship.
The BEIU also has links around the world with leading entrepreneurship educators who may also contribute to your degree from time to time. Furthermore, we have our “B-Enterprising” scheme that allows you to work in a local business and get paid by the university for these internships.
In the Business School, we also have students doing our Business Enterprise degree where they have actually started a business themselves. You will get to study alongside these budding entrepreneurs on several modules and understand from them what it is like to be an entrepreneur. Indeed, you may even find yourself being asked to help them with some of their business tasks…!
What can I do with a Business Management with Entrepreneurship degree?
Many students who study entrepreneurship degrees go on to set-up their own businesses; they become entrepreneurs. We have many Buckingham graduates who are now running their own successful entrepreneurial companies.
Other students go to work in corporates. Companies are crying out for people with skills in entrepreneurship because, as you will discover on this programme, they can innovate, be creative and deal with technological disruption. This entrepreneurship and business management programme provides you with the skills and knowledge in high demand by businesses. They call it “intrapreneurship” – entrepreneurs inside their company.
Sometimes, of course, students decide to stay on to complete a master’s degree. Several take our MBA programme. This allows them to get a B.Sc and an MBA in three years, because our Business Management with Entrepreneurship degree is a two-year programme.
Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component).
Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with marks of 60% or more, in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.
You may apply either through the national UCAS university admissions system, or at any time directly to the University using our own online application form. Our UCAS code is B90.
The age range of our student body varies from those who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent) to more mature students. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.
We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.
The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.
If English is not your first language, please check our postgraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes.
Wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be contacted by Microsoft Teams, email or phone.
The Admissions Office for Business would be happy to answer any questions you may have, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Contract for prospective students
When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the Student Contract.
We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work.
Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.
The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two. Please check module information for more details.
Preparation for work
All our degree courses combine academic challenge with the transferable skills that will stand you in good stead for future employment. This degree includes a work placement within a small or start-up business.
The fees for this course are:
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The University reserves the right to increase course fees annually in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering educational services. If the University intends to increase your course fees it will notify you via email of this as soon as reasonably practicable.
Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and so on. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.
You may also find it useful to visit the following fee related information on our site:
Students who graduate from the University and plan to continue their studies with a postgraduate degree at Buckingham can benefit from a very generous automatic discount on their fees:
- 33%, those with a first class honours degree from Buckingham
- 25%, those with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) degree from Buckingham
Details of our scholarships can be found on our Bursaries and Scholarships page.
We welcome applications in two different ways – directly via our online application form or through UCAS.
Apply online via our course pages:
- Most flexible option
- Apply until shortly before the course starts
- No application fees
- You can apply to us as an extra option alongside your UCAS choices
You can apply directly through our website by clicking the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of the course page.
Apply via UCAS
You can easily make Buckingham one of your UCAS choices:
- You can apply to up to 5 choices
- The application and decision deadlines are set by UCAS
- There is an application fee to UCAS
Our UCAS code is B90.
If you’re interested in transferring to Buckingham from another university then please get in touch to talk through your options.