University of Northampton

Entrepreneurship courses

University of Northampton

Duration : 1 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees: £ 12,750
IELTS : 6.0
PTE : 0

Business Entrepreneurship (top-up) BA (hons)

About this course

This course allows students with a HND (or equivalent level 5 qualification) in business-related subjects to top-up to a full degree award.

The Business Entrepreneurship programme looks at developing businesses from a practical perspective. You will gain a grounding in business management and build your competence in management functions such as basic accounting and business modelling.

Being in business has never been so exciting and rewarding; entrepreneurs have the ability to work across a variety of business disciplines, whether specialising in industries, consulting in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or setting up in business.

Course Highlights

  • Top up your qualification to a complete BA (Hons)
  • Guest speakers and industry experts .
  • Progression courses available.

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, and entrepreneurial skills.

You will develop a grounding in business management, building competences in management functions such as marketing and strategy. You will learn about the theory and the practice of operating in the modern business environment and obtain the skills required to work in the industry of your choice.

As well as guest speakers, industry experts and experienced staff, you will have the opportunity to engage in real projects where you will gain your own work experience.

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.


A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used in this course including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, multiple-choice tests and examinations.

Typical modules

Entrepreneurial Marketing

How does marketing differ when it takes place in a small business? This module explores the options and strategies that SMEs can take to make sure they take full advantage of the tools and techniques available to maximise their marketing ‘buck’!

Entrepreneurial Strategy

From start-up strategies to growth and exit strategies, this module considers how SMEs can plan their growth to ensure they fully exploit market potential and windows of opportunity. Entrepreneurial Strategy uses a variety of models and techniques designed for SMEs to enable them to negotiate the changing business environment.

Digital Marketing

Marketing now has more wonderful new tools than ever before, but has it improved communication with the customer? Constant innovation in digital technologies and the ways in which we interact with them has continued to advance since the personal computer became affordable. The two biggest changes more recently have been social and mobile. Social media has already revolutionised marketing and even mobile marketing has become mainstream. You will review digital technologies, how marketing can use these technologies and evaluate how effectively marketers are using these new technologies in reality.


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Duration : 1 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : £ 12,750
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
₹ 1,147,500
£ 12,750
Total :
₹ 1,147,500
£ 12,750
Course eligibility

Entry Requirements

As a one year intensive course, the Business Entrepreneurship Top-up has been designed with you in mind. As a conversion course, the required entry level is an HND/Diploma level qualification or equivalent in Business, Commerce, Marketing, Economics, International Development, or a similar business-related subject, then successful completion of the course will upgrade your qualification to a full honours degree.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

IELTS : 6.0
PTE : 0

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