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BUSDEVUB

BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship

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Full-time

3-4 Years

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Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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UCAS Code

N1ED

Course Code

BUSDEVUB

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship

Great businesses begin with great ideas, and they have a better chance of flourishing with guidance from experienced professionals in a supportive environment.

The BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship degree at Lincoln is designed for students who want to learn about business management and theory to help them start their own business or acquire the key employability skills desired by industries and organisations.

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. It encourages students to put their learning into practice within a structured programme of theoretical scholarship.

Dr Paul Igwe - Programme Leader

Dr Paul Igwe - Programme Leader

Dr Paul Igwe is interested in entrepreneurship, small business start-ups, rural enterprises, sustainability, and social enterprise. He has more than six years of commercial experience and has run a number of entrepreneurial businesses and consultancy projects.

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How You Study

Initially, students can learn the foundations of small business development within an 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.

With guidance from tutors, students are encouraged to develop ideas for their own businesses in the second year, and start up their business in the third year. They are expected to spend at least two days a week running their business, and are able to tailor their degree by choosing from optional modules that specifically interest them.

The programme is also designed to accommodate the interests of students who do not want to start a business during their study but want to gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills and competencies to seek paid employment.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. 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.

Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thought 2022-23BUS1025MLevel 42022-23The 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.CoreData Analytics 2022-23ECO1023MLevel 42022-23This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to ensuring that students are competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreIntroduction to Business Finance 2022-23FIN1012MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreIntroduction to Business Law 2022-23ACC1026MLevel 42022-23This 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 companys dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.CoreIntroduction to Enterprise 2022-23BUS1026MLevel 42022-23The 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.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2022-23MGT1022MLevel 42022-23This 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.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2022-23MKT1001MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreThe Responsible Entrepreneur 2022-23BUS1027MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreBuyer Behaviour 2023-24MKT2017MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreEnterprise Project Starting the business 2023-24BUS2175MLevel 52023-24Enterprise Project - Starting the business module tests a students 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.CoreInnovation Management 2023-24BUS2177MLevel 52023-24The 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.CorePrinciples of Project Management 2023-24BUS2040MLevel 52023-24This 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).CoreBudgeting for Business 2023-24FIN2142MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalBusiness English and Communication 2023-24MOD2591MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context,as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.OptionalCorporate Reputation and Public Relations 2023-24MKT2020MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in todays 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.OptionalEuropean Integration and Business 2023-24BUS2039MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the background and context of the contemporary business environment as it has been shaped within the European Union by the policies and programmes developed at a European level. It draws on theories and concepts from the disciplines of economics, politics, and history. The initial focus is to develop an understanding of the dynamic process of economic integration that has taken place within the EU. The module aims to identify the main features and institutional frameworks at EU level within which decisions about policies and programmes are made. The objective of this study is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the business community can access the policy-making process and influence the EUs policies and programmes.OptionalFinance for Business 2023-24FIN2144MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2023-24MGT2286MLevel 52023-24Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalOperations Management 2023-24BUS2141MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalProfessional Practice 2023-24MGT2037MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalStrategic Management 2023-24BUS2654MLevel 52023-24The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2023-24MKT2021MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalDigital Business and E-Commerce 2024-25MKT3093MLevel 62024-25This 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.CoreEnterprise Project - Growing the Business 2024-25BUS3155MLevel 62024-25This 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.CoreLeadership and High Performance Teams 2024-25MGT3028MLevel 62024-25This 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?'CoreAdvanced Business English and Communication 2024-25MOD3337MLevel 62024-25This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner.OptionalBusiness and the European Market 2024-25BUS3158MLevel 62024-25OptionalBusiness and the Natural Environment 2024-25BUS3036MLevel 62024-25Whether environmental issues are viewed as risks or opportunities, few businesses nowadays can afford to ignore them. This module looks at how business have come to embrace environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage and will critically evaluate the limits of contemporary corporate environmentalism. The module enables students to explore this theme in much greater detail. The module is designed to develop understanding of the most pressing environmental issues of our time including climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity. It aims to provide an up-to-date toolkit for developing and implementing environmentally effective corporate sustainability strategies.OptionalEntrepreneurial Finance 2024-25FIN3029MLevel 62024-25OptionalFamily Business in Practice 2024-25BUS3156MLevel 62024-25The 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.OptionalRural and Regional Entrepreneurship 2024-25BUS3157MLevel 62024-25This 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.Optional

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations, and practicals. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. The University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

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

Work Placement Year

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. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry and do this independently, although tutors may provide support and advice during this process. 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. For more information about this please visit LIBS work placement pages.

Sparkhouse Business Incubation Centre

Students study core modules during the second and thrid years at the University's on-campus business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, for their business start-ups, giving them access to meeting rooms and kitchen facilities, as well as post and reception services. They can access Lincoln International Business School's business networks and academics who specialise in research into small businesses and sustainable entrepreneurship. There are also opportunities to benefit from mentoring from members of the School's advisory board and the city's business community.

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Career Opportunities

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

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

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