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Entrepreneurship courses

University of Northampton

Business Entrepreneurship (joint Honours) BA/bsc (hons)

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 12,500 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0


About this course

Business Entrepreneurship joint honours looks at developing businesses from a practical perspective and focuses on issues and skills important to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). You will gain a grounding in business management and build your competence in management functions such as basic accounting and business modelling.

Attention is focused on the dynamic and visionary approach to businesses created by entrepreneurs and students are encouraged to explore for themselves their own entrepreneurial skills.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course Highlights

  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Optional placement year.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Chances to network with real entrepreneurs.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Course Details

The three stages of the course are built around an entrepreneurial stream, exploring key learning in business start-ups, business growth and development, entrepreneurial skills, managing opportunities and entrepreneurial marketing and strategy.

You will learn about the theory and the practice of operating in the modern business environment and will obtain the skills required to work in the industry of your choice.

Experiences are central to this course. As well as guest speakers, industry experts and experienced staff, you will engage in real projects where you will be pitching for real funding to enable you to carry out your business proposal.

New York Study Tour

You will have the opportunity to join the annual New York Study Tour, to network with a variety of businesses and large organisations, plus get a behind-the-scenes experience with business and marketing professionals. Previous visits have included CNN, a film production company, a branding company and a start-up food delivery company.

The cost for the 2016 trip will be £915 per student which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast, guided study tours, travel insurance and a trip hoody.

Methods of Learning

If you are taking this course your taught study will be combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for six hours per week. We recommend that you should spend 12 hours per week in self-directed study time.

Assessments

In this course you can expect for the majority of your assessments to be coursework-based. Coursework is likely to include business reports, group projects, essays, consultancy projects and presentations.

Stage one

Stage one will give you a thorough grounding in business with subjects including opportunity and innovation, entrepreneurial skills development, marketing and social enterprise. The specialist entrepreneurship modules focus upon entrepreneurs and small business creation in the modern world.

Stage two

The entrepreneurship stream continues to form the main focus of study. Here you will explore the practicalities of business planning via the New Ventures module, learn to manage customers and clients, develop your management skills and discover current concepts in the Issues in Small Business and Entrepreneurship module.

Optional Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Stage three

Stage three further increases its focus on the study of entrepreneurship to a visionary perspective. Entrepreneurial strategies and innovations are explored across a wide range of sectors. This stage gives you the opportunity to further explore your own enterprising ideas through your dissertation or through a consultancy project with an existing small business that will help you understand their practices and help you to build valuable contacts.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

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TD Lewis Scholarship

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The Chancellor's Fund

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Wilson Endowment Scholarship

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University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Number of Staff 1,611
Number of Students 11,984
Number of International Students 1000
Graduation Employment Rate 95%
Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
Academic Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction English
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Financial Aid Scholarships, Funds and Loans

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
BA and BSc Degrees GBP 12,900
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy GBP 13,900
BSc Nursing GBP 15,750
Sandwich / placement Year GBP 1,000

Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

Cost of Attendance

Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities) 130 to 300
Food 36 to 52
Mobile phone 4 to 14
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:

Academic Programs Minimum Score
Undergraduate 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Postgraduate 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Research 7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section

Additional Requirements

  1. When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 12,500

Total

£ 12,500

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