Business Management With Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)



Want to branch out on your own – we'll teach you the latest developments in entrepreneurship as well as the theory of business management

Overview

Our Business Management with Entrepreneurship course combines a broad range of academic theory in the area of business management with the latest applied thinking in the field of entrepreneurship.

This course provides modules that give you real-world experience and the option to undertake a work placement.

This will prepare you for a range of projects and careers with small, medium and large employers, or for venturing out on your own.

We are a top 10 UK modern university for student satisfaction in the Sunday Times' Good University Guide 2022, with this course receiving a 100% overall student satisfaction score (National Student Survey, 2023). 

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N2N1

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes

Course details

In your first two years you'll build a foundation in the essentials of effective business management. This foundation prepares you for the options to engage with applied learning within an industry placement, or to explore diverse cultures through studying abroad within our extensive partner network.

This course offers you excellent employability skills including professional presentation, team working, leadership, communication and problem solving.

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    How you’ll be taught

    You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.
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    Work placement

    There is an optional six month work placement in Year 3.

    Placement and Study Abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

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    Study abroad

    You can choose to study abroad, in English, at one of our partner universities for one trimester.

    Placement and Study Abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Behavioural Studies
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Accounting for Business
  • Principles of Economics
  • Marketing
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship

Year 2

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Creativity, Innovation & Enterprise
  • Business and Management Challenges
  • World Economy

Year 3

  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurial Consultancy Project
  • Work-based Learning or study abroad
  • Starting a New Business

Year 4

  • Business Strategy and Sustainable Development
  • Leadership in a Changing Environment
  • Growing a Business
  • Dissertation

Disclaimer

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

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Business Management with Entrepreneurship?

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and 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.

Can you go straight into second year of university?

Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of this course is possible for students with suitable qualifications. See the individual year tabs for more information.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

  • Standard Entry Requirement:BBBB
  • Minimum Offer Entry Requirement: BCCC

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

  • BCC

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit).

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades D*D

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit).
  • A Level grade C

T Level

  • Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4. 

Scottish HNC

  • Other HNC subjects may be considered for year 1 entry where a C in the graded unit is achieved.

Minimum Year 2

HNC

  • Pass HNC in Administration and IT, Business, Business & Finance, Human Resource Management, Management (not Retail), Marketing or Marketing Communication with grade C at SCQF level 7 in the graded unit. 

SQA Advanced Higher

  • BBC

A Level

  • BBB

CMI

  • CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership
 
 

Minimum Year 3

HND

  • Pass HND in Administration and IT, Business, Business & Finance, Human Resource Management or Marketing with grades CC at SCQF level 8 in the graded unit(s).

CMI

  • CMI Level 8 Diploma in Management and Leadership 

ILM

  • ILM Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in Leadership and Management

 

 
 

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.


We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland £1,820 £tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £tba
Overseas and EU £16,680 £tba
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


Careers

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The broad course opens up more employment opportunities in commercial business and the public sector. Possible areas include:

  • Graduate training schemes
  • Financial services
  • Sales and marketing
  • Human resources
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