BA Business & Enterprise (off campus)

Undergraduate, Distance Learning

This innovative, flexible course delivered in partnership with the Academy of Leadership and Management gives you the practical skills to pursue a career in business.

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Course introduction

Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with the Academy of Leadership and Management, is offering an innovative way to achieve your degree.

The off-campus delivery method for this course allows you to attend your induction in Edinburgh then complete your eleven workshops at local regional hubs with ILM centres throughout England or, for military personnel, at specific armed forces bases throughout England.

With flexible study options and practical content, the aim of BA Business & Enterprise is to develop you and enhance your career opportunities.

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The BA Business & Enterprise differs from other degrees by:

  • recognising different entry qualifications
  • introducing a new study pattern of one day per month at university with online support
  • offering three entry points in the year in January, May and September
  • providing an opportunity to progress directly into the third year of a degree course

BA Business and Enterprise has no traditional exams as we want you to apply your learning. The course involves a combination of assessments, workshops and independent study. Assessments are practical and applied, including reports around work roles, work-place based assignments, presentations and case studies.

By delivering the majority of this course online, with one day a month at your local hub (or armed forces base), you have the chance to make a real difference in your career with minimum of disruption to your work and personal life.

Throughout the course, you’ll have access to experienced teaching staff, many of whom are practitioners in the industry, to assist you in your studies.

Subjects include

  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Business Growth Issues
  • Work Based Learning Project
  • Starting a New Business or Business Processes

We have cohorts scheduled to start in each trimester, the locations of which vary. Please contact the administrator for details of workshop dates and locations.

The course is registered for Enhanced Learning Credits.

Please note that we are registered as a Growth Accelerator training provider so you may be able to get some help with your funding through this initiative. 

Armed Forces applicants should contact the programme administrator, Suzanne Smith on 0131 455 4348 or email for further information including entry requirements.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

On graduating, you’ll be well placed to address business and organisational issues, work in innovative creative ways and achieve results for you, your career and your organisation.

Progression is possible to a range of postgraduate courses.

Minimum year 3

To check the equivalence of your qualifications, experience or rank contact Suzanne Smith on 0131 455 4348 or email

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

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Most managers know they need to develop themselves before they develop their business. This degree lets you study innovation, creativity and growth, and learn from other industries and sectors.

Dave Merrett

BA Business & Enterprise student

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