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Introduction

The BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Development degree at Lincoln is designed for students wanting to learn about business management and theory, while building up their own businesses in a supportive and professional environment.

This course offers the opportunity to study business law, ethical and socially responsible entrepreneurship, the principles of business and operational management, e-business and marketing, and encourages students to put learning into practice within a structured programme of theoretical scholarship.

Students’ business start-ups will be based at the University’s business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, which provides a creative and professional environment for students to work alongside like-minded individuals. Sparkhouse’s Business Incubation Team offers specialist services including a range of practical training and development opportunities to help support student businesses to grow and develop throughout their early years.

Students join the Lincoln International Business School with access to its business networks and academics who specialise in research into small businesses and sustainable entrepreneurship. There are opportunities to benefit from mentoring from members of the School’s advisory board and the city’s business community.

How You Study

Initially, students have the opportunity to learn the foundations of small business development within an ethical and entrepreneurial context. They are encouraged to work in a creative and strategic way to develop a business plan by themselves or with a group of fellow students.

In the second year, students start to run their own business from Sparkhouse. Final year students can choose from optional modules in order to focus on areas of particular interest, and are expected to spend at least two days a week running their businesses.

Additionally, students may be invited to join optional field trips, which may have an additional cost.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

On each of our course pages you can find information on typical contact hours, modes of delivery and a breakdown of assessment methods. Where available, you will also be able to access a link to Unistats.com, where the latest data on student satisfaction and employability outcomes can be found.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful upon graduation of the course.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English and Maths.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thought (Core)

The module aims to provide students with the experience of developing an understanding of creativity and how it drives innovative thought and fits within the context of entrepreneurial behaviour.

In addition, the module draws together both the business and economy and aims to demonstrate how both creativity and entrepreneurial values effect each other.

Introduction to Business Finance (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Introduction to Business Law (Core)

This module aims to serve as an introduction to the English legal system and English contract law. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of contract issues in England and seeks to enable students to appreciate when a legally binding agreement comes into existence, the obligations involved and the consequences of breaking such agreements.

Contract law underpins a company’s dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.

Introduction to Enterprise (Core)

The module is designed to introduce the concept of enterprise, the mechanics it employs and its associated/related areas. The subject of enterprise is introduced to students in order to provide a framework which will outline how it affects all areas of business and life. Students will have the opportunity to develop an initial awareness and orientation in regard of the skills which enterprise employs, primarily through applying creative thinking and working techniques to enterprising activities.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module of the programme is designed for students who have little or no marketing knowledge. The aim is to familiarise students with the key concepts and issues of marketing, giving them a thorough grasp of the sort of marketing decisions there are to be made and what factors affect them.

The Responsible Entrepreneur (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to consider the role of responsible entrepreneurship and understand how they can contribute to the development of a business culture which is socially aware of its actions on others. The module aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the main issues facing the responsible entrepreneur and actions which can be taken to address them.

Level 2

Budgeting for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Buyer Behaviour (Core)

This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Enterprise Project – Starting the business (Core)

Enterprise Project - Starting the business module tests a student’s ability to create, develop and document (or work towards developing and documenting) an innovative product or service which will be of commercial interest to the relevant business sector. It provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop a business idea through gaining practical experience in setting-up a business.

Finance for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Innovation Management (Core)

The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organisational and business model innovation.

As a result of the module students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported in a variety of organisations.

Operations Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Project Management (Core)

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Strategic Management (Option)

The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

Level 3

Digital Business and E-Commerce (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.

Enterprise Project - Growing the Business (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to explore their business idea or product in a real-life market scenario. The student ‘works’ in their own business for the duration of the module, and will be supported and mentored by the staff from the Enterprise Department and members of the local business community.

Family Business in Practice (Option)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to critically analyse models and understand how theories relate to real-life case studies. For students who plan to pursue a career in a family business, this module aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to run a sustainable enterprise.

Leadership and High Performance Teams (Core)

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Rural and Regional Entrepreneurship (Option)

This module applies core theories learnt in the earlier “entrepreneurship” module across different spatial contexts. This will allow students the chance to deepen their understanding of core theories whilst appreciating the different opportunities and challenges associated with different entrepreneurial contexts.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Placements

Students have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

More information can be found here:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may want to carry on running the businesses they start while on the course or create new businesses. Others may use their entrepreneurial and business management skills as business development managers within companies in the private, public and third sectors.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.

Introduction

The BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Development degree at Lincoln is designed for students wanting to learn about business management and theory, while building up their own businesses in a supportive and professional environment.

This course offers the opportunity to study business law, ethical and socially responsible entrepreneurship, the principles of business and operational management, e-business and marketing, and encourages students to put learning into practice within a structured programme of theoretical scholarship.

Students’ business start-ups will be based at the University’s business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, which provides a creative and professional environment for students to work alongside like-minded individuals. Sparkhouse’s Business Incubation Team offers specialist services including a range of practical training and development opportunities to help support student businesses to grow and develop throughout their early years.

Students join the Lincoln International Business School with access to its business networks and academics who specialise in research into small businesses and sustainable entrepreneurship. There are opportunities to benefit from mentoring from members of the School’s advisory board and the city’s business community.

How You Study

Initially, students have the opportunity to learn the foundations of small business development within an ethical and entrepreneurial context. They are encouraged to work in a creative and strategic way to develop a business plan by themselves or with a group of fellow students.

In the second year, students start to run their own business from Sparkhouse. Second and final-year students can choose from optional modules in order to focus on areas of particular interest, and are expected to spend at least two days a week running their businesses.

Additionally, students may be invited to join optional field trips, which may have an additional cost.

Contact Hours

Level 1:

At level one students will typically have around 12 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 8 hours in seminars
  • 4 hours in lectures


Level 2:

At level two students will typically have around 8 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 2 hours of project supervision
  • 3 hours in seminars
  • 3 hours in lectures


Level 3:

At level three students will typically have around 10 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 1 hour of practical classes and workshops
  • 4 hours of project supervision
  • 1 hour of tutorial time
  • 2 hours in seminars
  • 2 hours in lectures


Overall Workload and Independent Study

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. Students’ overall workload will consist of their scheduled contact hours combined with independent study. The expected level of independent study is detailed below.

Level 1:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 304
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 25%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 75%


Level 2:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 199
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 17%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 83%


Level 3:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 209
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 17%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 83%

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

On each of our course pages you can find information on typical contact hours, modes of delivery and a breakdown of assessment methods. Where available, you will also be able to access a link to Unistats.com, where the latest data on student satisfaction and employability outcomes can be found.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful upon graduation of the course.

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Assessment Breakdown

Level 1:

Coursework: 63%
Practical exams: 15%
Written exams: 22%

Level 2:

Coursework: 62.14%
Practical exams: 5.71%
Written exams: 32.14%

Level 3:

Coursework: 73.8%
Practical exams: 10%
Written exams: 16.2%

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2018-19

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 to include 30 credits at merit or above.

Applicants will also be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English and Maths.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thought (Core)

The module aims to provide students with the experience of developing an understanding of creativity and how it drives innovative thought and fits within the context of entrepreneurial behaviour.

In addition, the module draws together both the business and economy and aims to demonstrate how both creativity and entrepreneurial values effect each other.

Introduction to Business Finance (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Introduction to Enterprise (Core)

The module is designed to introduce the concept of enterprise, the mechanics it employs and its associated/related areas. The subject of enterprise is introduced to students in order to provide a framework which will outline how it affects all areas of business and life. Students will have the opportunity to develop an initial awareness and orientation in regard of the skills which enterprise employs, primarily through applying creative thinking and working techniques to enterprising activities.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

The Responsible Entrepreneur (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to consider the role of responsible entrepreneurship and understand how they can contribute to the development of a business culture which is socially aware of its actions on others. The module aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the main issues facing the responsible entrepreneur and actions which can be taken to address them.

Level 2

Budgeting for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Buyer Behaviour (Core)

This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Enterprise Project – Starting the business (Core)

Enterprise Project - Starting the business module tests a student’s ability to create, develop and document (or work towards developing and documenting) an innovative product or service which will be of commercial interest to the relevant business sector. It provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop a business idea through gaining practical experience in setting-up a business.

Finance for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Innovation Management (Core)

The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organisational and business model innovation.

As a result of the module students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported in a variety of organisations.

Operations Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Project Management (Core)

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Strategic Management (Option)

The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

Level 3

Digital Business and E-Commerce (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.

Enterprise Project - Growing the Business (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to explore their business idea or product in a real-life market scenario. The student ‘works’ in their own business for the duration of the module, and will be supported and mentored by the staff from the Enterprise Department and members of the local business community.

Family Business in Practice (Option)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to critically analyse models and understand how theories relate to real-life case studies. For students who plan to pursue a career in a family business, this module aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to run a sustainable enterprise.

Leadership and High Performance Teams (Core)

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Rural and Regional Entrepreneurship (Option)

This module applies core theories learnt in the earlier “entrepreneurship” module across different spatial contexts. This will allow students the chance to deepen their understanding of core theories whilst appreciating the different opportunities and challenges associated with different entrepreneurial contexts.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Placements

All full-time students on this course have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

More information can be found here:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may choose to continue running the businesses they start while on the course or create new businesses. Others may use their entrepreneurial and business management skills as business development managers within organisations in the private, public and third sectors.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.

Tuition Fees

2017/18 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level
£12,800 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2018/19 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level
£13,800 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2017/18, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalised.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions].