Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship degrees
Want to be the next Peter Jones, Elon Musk or Abigail Johnson? Then our BSc. (Hons) Business Enterprise degree could be for you.
This degree combines academic theory with real world experience. You will be given a unique opportunity to put theory into practice during your degree by starting, developing and running a business whilst studying. You’ll even get the chance to pitch for seed-corn capital of up to £5,000 to help get your idea off the ground.
Our two-year degrees are innovative, stimulating and developed to help you naturally adopt an entrepreneurial mind-set and a global, ‘real world’ perspective through integrated case-based and practical learning. Our BSc Business Enterprise BBE is the first undergraduate Venture Creation Programme (VCP) at a university anywhere in the world. This means students are required to start and run a business as part of their degree, this is not your typical degree programme as this programme is split between real-world application and theoretical knowledge.
What’s more, 97% of Business Enterprise (BBE) students say they have been provided with positive learning opportunities.
*The Guardian University Guide 2019 (GUG).
Why choose Buckingham
Study Business and Management at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
Featured Enterprise and Entrepreneurship courses
“We’re encouraged to feel safe and confident. Our lecturers make sure that we grow as individuals. You will receive that support to make sure that nothing stands in the way of you achieving the best possible degree that you can”
Joy, BSc Business Enterprise.
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Meet our lecturers
Professor Nigel Adams
Director, Buckingham Enterprise & Innovation Unit (BEIU)
Programme Director of the MSc in Applied Business Skills
Professor Nigel Adams is first Director of the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit (BEIU). He is also responsible for the business and experiential aspects of the innovative BSc in Business Enterprise. He teaches, coaches and advises undergraduate and postgraduate students in Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Programme Director for Business Enterprise
Graham is a psychologist who specialises in understanding how people use the Internet, particularly in the world of e-commerce. Graham’s career has spanned a wide variety of organisations, from working in the professional theatre, to being a radio presenter, editing magazines, being an author, being a CEO of a national organisation, and running his own consultancy business. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events and appears regularly on TV and radio talking about the Internet and its impact on business and society
Your future career
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship equips you with the skills to move forward as an entrepreneur, or even in the corporate world, with the skills you have learnt. Who knows, you may even pursue the business you set up and curated at The University of Buckingham.
Graduates have gone on to do amazing things in both the corporate and self-starter world.
For example, after completing his degree, Andreas Hampel worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London, Frankfurt and Dubai, focusing on deal execution in Western Europe, CEE and the Middle East. In contrast, since leaving Buckingham Sean Ruane has co-founded an HR tech start up. Since joining back in January 2017, they have raised nearly £3M from both Angel and Venture Capital investors.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.
Our Enterprise department work with a range of partners to enhance the experience of our students. We are very proud of the partners we work with as we believe we have the same aligned vision of bringing an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset to all. Our partners include: the Peter Jones Foundation, Bucks Business First, NatWest Accelerator, Young Enterprise, Enterprise Educators UK and the Centre for Entrepreneurs.