Business Studies with Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)

Course detail & modules

Developed in partnership with local business organisations in both the public and private sectors, this entrepreneurship course will help you meet the challenges of building your own business.

We will give you the information, tools, techniques and experience you need to devise creative solutions to the full range of business problems. The knowledge you will gain during this course can help you to start a rewarding career.

You will learn from staff who have worked in a wide range of sectors, all of whom have business or industry experience. This diversity of expertise will help you develop your breadth of knowledge

We use a range of teaching methods so that you can get the most from your learning experience. During lectures you will be introduced to new concepts, models and theories, while practical sessions will help you understand how theory works in reality. You will learn through a mix of:

  • task-based learning to develop problem-solving skills
  • group work to encourage communication and experience sharing
  • discussion and reflection to encourage inquiry, application and analysis, and experimentation
  • group and individual tutorials by appointment, to support your learning in seminar
  • online platforms 

Our longstanding significant experience in Business Studies has also helped us to build links with professional bodies including the:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Institute of Direct Marketing
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel
  • Chartered Management Institute

These links can open up opportunities for further learning and skills development for ambitious business people. Whether you aspire to work within a successful business or to start your own, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Entry requirements

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.


Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Compulsory modules

Level 4

  • Principles of Management
  • Professional Skills
  • Management in Practice
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Employability Skills
  • Analysis of Real World Issues


Level 5

  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Advanced Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Business Negotiations in Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership and Teams
  • Group Business Development Applied Project


Level 6

  • Strategic Management
  • Career Strategy and Planning
  • Business Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Practice
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-ups
  • Start-up Project


Study & career progression

This degree focuses strongly on entrepreneurship, which is ideal if you want to start your own business.

It is also useful for anyone who plans to work in a small-to-medium enterprise (SME). A Business Studies degree can open the door to careers in a number of interesting areas, both in the UK and abroad, including:

  • personnel management
  • marketing
  • business research
  • finance
  • sales
  • sales promotion
  • retail management.