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Full time 4 Year(s)
The world is continually changing and every business, small or large, needs people with entrepreneurial skills and behaviours. The BSc Entrepreneurship and Management degree is designed to prepare you to think and act entrepreneurially, whether in the context of large organisations, in small and growing companies, or in starting a new venture. Learning about entrepreneurship is about taking a different approach to your personal and career aspirations, empowering you to make things happen, as well as being resilient to the challenges you may face.Our Entrepreneurship and Management degrees are different to other Management degrees. They offer the opportunity to build entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. Drawing on world-leading theories for teaching entrepreneurship, you will develop an entrepreneurial mindset through being exposed to the challenges of entrepreneurial projects that involve taking responsibility for creating new ideas, gathering resources and delivering solutions that meet customers’ needs.Throughout your course you will take a wide range of optional courses, covering areas such as Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing and Management Science as well as compulsory specialist courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.You’ll begin your degree with first-year core modules including Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts; and An Introduction to Management. You can also choose another option from within the Management School.The second year will be about gathering pace and developing your entrepreneurial mindset and skills. During your second year, you will study a number of modules which will include:
You will then choose between spending your third year in industry, or studying abroad at a partner University or a combination of both. Both of these opportunities will allow you to gain invaluable experience for your future career including cultural awareness, networking skills and an insight into how entrepreneurship and innovation are an intrinsic part of the global economy.In the final year, we will focus on preparing you to use your entrepreneurial skills in the job market. During your final year you will study some of the following modules:
A Level AAB
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade B or 6
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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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.
With many people questioning whether entrepreneurship can be ‘taught’ and suggesting that entrepreneurs are born and not made, this introductory module is designed to challenge preconceived notions of entrepreneurship.
It uses a combination of interactive workshops and an online environment to encourage active participation. Theory and practice are combined throughout the module, and within the teaching sessions we draw on the expertise of entrepreneurs who attend our business support programmes.
Business analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data analysis.
Designed to give you the kind of skills that are sought after in many organisations, this module introduces you to a range of quantitative techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting data and develops your understanding of how to apply these techniques to management problems to draw practical conclusions. The module provides the foundations for statistical methods in follow-up modules.
The computing side of the module introduces the use of word processing, spreadsheet software for statistical calculations, and writing of management reports.
You will learn not only the fundamental analytical techniques, but also when and how to apply them to management problems and how to interpret the results. This module also involves you working as a junior business analyst on a simple but realistic case study and reporting results and conclusions to a fictional boss.
This module introduces a variety of traditional and non-traditional ideas about management, followed by the theory and practice of team working and capability for management. Other themes include quality and entrepreneurship. The aim is to provide you with an essential understanding of the basic theories relevant to the management of work organisation and to enable you to identify and understand the limitations inherent within these theories.
Your preparation your placement year starts with this module which is delivered by the LUMS Careers Team and invited employers. This module will support you in creating suitable CVs, covering letters, application forms and completing psychometric tests. At the end of the module you will have the opportunity to attend a formal assessment centre and an interview with some of the top graduate recruitment teams in the UK.
This module aims to advance knowledge of entrepreneurship by experiencingaspects of the business start-up process through project-based activities. It aimsto help you understand you own enterprise skills and develop the ability tocommunicate new business ideas using opportunity business models in thecontext of business start-up.
Building upon Entrepreneurial Learning theories, this course prepares you tounderstand the core dimensions of an entrepreneurial mindset and guides you tofind and assess opportunities, seek answers, gather resources and implementsolutions regardless of you specific context or institutional constraints.
Information for this module is currently unavailable.
This module will provide you with an insight into the funding process for new ventures or projects. Topics will include funding sources, as well as the challenges and strategies for funding. A variety of funding sources will be discussed, including bank loans, venture capital and crowdfunding. The module will focus on what makes a good case for funding and the challenges that you might face. The module will also integrate practice which will help you develop skills that will be valuable in your future career.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the importance of networks forentrepreneurship. At the same time, the course will outline key ideas andconcepts underpinning networks / networking for entrepreneurship. Based onthese key ideas, you will have an opportunity to practice and develop you ownnetworking skills.
This course aims to increase the entrepreneurial effectiveness regardless of yourpreferred career choice. The course is based on the knowledge that large andsmall organisations, charities and social enterprises and even governmentalagencies search for entrepreneurial graduates that are able to help theseorganizations succeed through uncertain times.
This module aims to bridge the gap between the workplace and study and to provide a closer link between activities undertaken on the placement and the academic programme. While on placement students submit a negotiated learning agreement followed by monthly reflective learning logs.
This module takes a practical approach to help you understand and design business models. This module has been developed to provide you with a theoretical basis as well as cutting-edge tools and frameworks for business model design and innovation for both start-ups, and established organisations,which you will apply to real-life organisations.
This module provides a number of options that can be tailored to your futurecareer and business aspirations. If you aspire to setting up your own business,you can engage with an entrepreneurial project where you will have theopportunity to pitch your idea to a number of potential investors. If you aspireto working within a large organisation, you may wish to conduct a consultancyproject. If you are thinking about continuing in education, you might want tolook at an academic piece of work.
This course tackles the overarching question: How can family enterprisesachieve a match between internal organizational capabilities and externalenvironmental conditions that facilitates improved performance, potentiallyacross generations? The module will enable you to develop management andpractical skills by confronting theory with practice through case study materialand direct contact with family business owners.
The module will provide you with an alternative view of entrepreneurship andenterprise development by examining the social context of entrepreneurship.The module will be based on an interactive, student-led model oflearning. Conceptual issues such as the power and dominance of a particularenterprise discourse, organisational legitimacy, theories of trust, responsibility,sustainability and stewardship will be applied to practice.
On return from placement for the final year of the degree, students engage in group presentations. They present their work-based learning experience in small groups and critically reflect on, and draw out, relationships between theory and practice. Students also complete a portfolio of professional practice, to show the links between theory and practice, and an extended essay which takes the form of a critical reflection on work-based learning experiences.
This module provides you with an understanding of strategy that will enable you to discuss real-life business activities within a framework of contemporary strategic management thinking. It is designed to encourage you to develop a personal and distinctive understanding and appreciation of strategising for different industries and in uncertain environments, through lectures, case analyses, and class discussions. Topics to be examined include the identification and analysis of key macro-environmental drivers, competitive advantage, resources and capabilities, and stakeholder influence.
The module will provide you with an alternative gendered and socio-politicalinsight into the importance of entrepreneur and employee diversity in anincreasingly globalised world. The module takes an interactive and practicalapproach to classroom learning to help you develop skills to explore the impactof gender and diversity on models of business, including the sometimescontroversial facts and fictions presented in the media, policy and everydaysocietal attitudes towards management and entrepreneurship across the world.
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.
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 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.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:
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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.
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