Entrepreneurship and Management BSc Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
N1N2

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

People with an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset are critical to the global economy. On our degree you will develop this mindset through learning how to evaluate new ideas, creating and developing opportunities and engaging with the real challenges of taking innovative and sustainable ideas to markets.

These are the actions of individuals who focus on getting things done, and those who want to make change for the better - whether this is within an existing organisation, or the creation of a new venture. This degree will enable you to develop and reflect on the key skills that will enable you to make this happen. We do this by immersing you in a network of world-class academics and the mentorship of our successful, diverse and dynamic Entrepreneurs-in Residence.

An entrepreneurial mindset will enable you to make change happen. Being able to demonstrate entrepreneurial capabilities is something which is sought after by investors, valued by employers, and aimed for by employees. 

How you will you develop an entrepreneurial mindset?

Unlike traditional management programmes, this programme is designed to prepare you to think and act entrepreneurially and innovatively. This can be achieved either within the context of large organisations, small and growing ventures, or by starting your own new venture.  Learning about entrepreneurship will provide you with a unique lens to view different approaches to your personal and career aspirations, empower you to make things happen and prepare you to become resilient to the everyday challenges you may face. 

How is the programme delivered?

The programme offers a unique opportunity to build your entrepreneurial skills such as opportunity recognition, collaboration, negotiation and effective communication. Drawing on world-leading pedagogies for teaching entrepreneurship, you will be exposed to the challenges of starting and finishing projects, individually and as a team. You will also take responsibility for your ideas, gather resources and utilise the academic tools provided to turn them into opportunities and fulfilling achievements.  

Throughout the degree you will be developing the skills and experiences that will not only give you the confidence to start your own business, but will make you stand out if you choose a career with graduate employers.

 

What is special about our degree?
  • Focus on practice:  our degree is built around blending practice with theory. Learning on this course comes from experiences of what works (and does not work) in practice, guided by excellent research and extensive hands-on business experience of our faculty.
  • Work experience throughout the degree: by bringing entrepreneurs and real challenges to the classroom our degree offers students the platform for developing entrepreneurial capability. The degree also offers an opportunity of real-life experience through multiple engagements with external stakeholders
  • A global perspective: our programme offers the basis for building long term relationships with a diverse group of regional, national and global Entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs come from a wide range of industries and will work side-by-side with you to develop your entrepreneurial skills, networks and careers.
  • Like-minded people: we understand that you are probably looking for similar doers. Therefore, our degree offers numerous opportunities to engage and connect with other students as well as links to the wider support available at Lancaster for entrepreneurship in general.

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    People with an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset are critical to the global economy. On our degree you will develop this mindset through learning how to evaluate new ideas, creating and developing opportunities and engaging with the real challenges of taking innovative and sustainable ideas to markets.

    These are the actions of individuals who focus on getting things done, and those who want to make change for the better - whether this is within an existing organisation, or the creation of a new venture. This degree will enable you to develop and reflect on the key skills that will enable you to make this happen. We do this by immersing you in a network of world-class academics and the mentorship of our successful, diverse and dynamic Entrepreneurs-in Residence.

    An entrepreneurial mindset will enable you to make change happen. Being able to demonstrate entrepreneurial capabilities is something which is sought after by investors, valued by employers, and aimed for by employees. 

    How you will you develop an entrepreneurial mindset?

    Unlike traditional management programmes, this programme is designed to prepare you to think and act entrepreneurially and innovatively. This can be achieved either within the context of large organisations, small and growing ventures, or by starting your own new venture.  Learning about entrepreneurship will provide you with a unique lens to view different approaches to your personal and career aspirations, empower you to make things happen and prepare you to become resilient to the everyday challenges you may face. 

    How is the programme delivered?

    The programme offers a unique opportunity to build your entrepreneurial skills such as opportunity recognition, collaboration, negotiation and effective communication. Drawing on world-leading pedagogies for teaching entrepreneurship, you will be exposed to the challenges of starting and finishing projects, individually and as a team. You will also take responsibility for your ideas, gather resources and utilise the academic tools provided to turn them into opportunities and fulfilling achievements.  

    Throughout the degree you will be developing the skills and experiences that will not only give you the confidence to start your own business, but will make you stand out if you choose a career with graduate employers.

     

    What is special about our degree?
    • Focus on practice:  our degree is built around blending practice with theory. Learning on this course comes from experiences of what works (and does not work) in practice, guided by excellent research and extensive hands-on business experience of our faculty.
    • Work experience throughout the degree: by bringing entrepreneurs and real challenges to the classroom our degree offers students the platform for developing entrepreneurial capability. The degree also offers an opportunity of real-life experience through multiple engagements with external stakeholders
    • A global perspective: our programme offers the basis for building long term relationships with a diverse group of regional, national and global Entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs come from a wide range of industries and will work side-by-side with you to develop your entrepreneurial skills, networks and careers.
    • Like-minded people: we understand that you are probably looking for similar doers. Therefore, our degree offers numerous opportunities to engage and connect with other students as well as links to the wider support available at Lancaster for entrepreneurship in general.

     

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

    Essential Subjects

    GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (B)

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

    Combination of Qualifications We welcome applications from students with a combination of qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for further advice

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Our graduates have been highly successful in finding good, well-paid jobs in various areas of management.

    Your degree will give you an understanding of entrepreneurship as an important part of management and you will also develop a range of analytical, problem-solving and communications skills. Recent graduates gained employment in a variety of blue chip companies, such as IBM, Deloitte, The Co-operative, Unilever, BT, Enterprise and Accenture, as well as working for dynamic small businesses and setting up their own companies.

    Your degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study of business, or more specifically entrepreneurship and innovation, at Masters level.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

    Lancaster University Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

    Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2017/18 are:

    UK/EU Overseas
    n/a n/a

    Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.

    For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    Business attire is required for the compulsory 2nd year course and placement of the four-year variant of the degree.

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.