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BSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Industry) is firmly at the creative end of business and management. We cover all elements of the entrepreneurial process, including creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. We are a career-focussed degree programme that defines entrepreneurship and its practice in relation to society, putting people at its heart.Programme overview
In an unpredictable world, innovative minds have the edge. Thinking and acting entrepreneurially is as valuable in a large organisation as it is to a new venture. Both leading companies and start-ups must develop new ideas, products and services that create value. That is why they look for graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset, someone comfortable with change and adept at facing new challenges.
This new degree scheme draws on more than 30 years’ experience of teaching entrepreneurship and working with businesses to develop entrepreneurial thinking at all levels of an organisation. Our approach encompasses all elements of the entrepreneurial process, including creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. It is complemented through a focus on the development of the entrepreneurial self, namely how you see yourself as an entrepreneurial person in your chosen workplace or community context. Practice-based teaching ensures students engage in thinking entrepreneurially and develop new skills. Our wide range of expertise means we include all aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as business model innovation and digital strategies.
At a broader level, we ensure students are cognisant of wider societal, environmental, political and economic challenges that are both impacted by and impact on the way we do business. We consider how technology shapes value and supply chains and creates new opportunities, including opportunities arising from major global challenges.Key Facts
BSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Industry) shares its first year of studies with our standard BSc Business Management degree, including our introductory entrepreneurship module, meaning that you get the same outstanding foundation in all aspects of business and management. From second year onwards, you begin to choose your pathway through the programme, crafting a degree to suit your strengths and interests as they evolve throughout your studies. You specialise your studies through deeper learning of different aspects of entrepreneurship. Key to this is our combination of research-led and practice-based experiential teaching, much of which draws on our world-leading Entrepreneurs in Residence programme.
The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.
Throughout your studies, you will have support from our careers team, which includes a dedicated departmental careers coach working with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions.Programme outcomes
Our programme will inspire and motivate you to make change at the same time as building resilience to the many challenges you might face in your career. This degree helps you understand the complexities of the real world and how to do business within it. The skills and knowledge that you will learn will be equally applicable if you are seeking graduate employment, wanting to start your own businesses, or considering joining family businesses or working in the public sector.
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.
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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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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 to complement your main specialism. 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 please visit our Teaching and Learning section.
The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.
Economics for Business
This course provides an introduction to microeconomics for students majoring in business-related degrees and delivers a range of important topics for understanding the business applications of economics relating to both consumers' and firms' behaviour.
Employability and Careers I
This module is designed to support the first stage in your journey towards securing a future graduate job role which you will enjoy and thrive in doing! In the first year, we combine gaining business insights from visiting employers alongside a focus on two important stages for employability preparation: ‘Opportunity Awareness’, career opportunities available to Business Management graduates and how this knowledge relates to ‘Self-Awareness’, personal interests, motivations, values & skills.
Introduction to Business Analytics
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.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
In this module, we challenge preconceived views about whether or not entrepreneurship can be taught, and the widely-held opinion that entrepreneurs are born, not made. We consider entrepreneurship in a wide variety of contexts and for a range of different purposes. This includes entrepreneurship for social or environmental good, or as a means of self-expression, as well as entrepreneurial start-up and classic profit-driven motivations of business founders. Theory and practice are combined throughout the module, and teaching is brought to life through the expertise of our entrepreneurs in residence. You will therefore meet practicing entrepreneurs and be provoked to consider your own values and how these might, in future, shape your own expressions of innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour, whether as an employee, in your home society, in a family business, or as a business founder or sole trader.
Introduction to Financial Accounting for Managers
This module provides an introduction to the analysis and use of published financial statements and concepts underlying financial reporting by companies. It also considers the perspectives of various users and opportunities for creative accounting. The concepts and use of financial statements are placed within the current commercial context, so that you acquire an appreciation of the role of financial accounting.
Introduction to Management
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. 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.
Preparation for Placement
During this Preparation for Placement module, you will learn about the skills and expertise employers expect you to evidence; how to produce excellent CVs and cover letters; how to make an impact on application forms, what to expect at interviews and assessment centres. You will get to hear from final year students about their placement experience and a chance for you to learn about the placement opportunities on offer meeting graduate employers.
Principles of Marketing
The aim of this module is to introduce the key elements of marketing as both scientific discipline and organisational practice. The module is designed around three themes which serve as a solid foundation for the second year module MKTG227 marketing Management Essentials and further marketing modules following this.
This module also aims to support students in the transition towards independent learning, and in the development of a critical and analytical approach to ideas and theories.
This module aims to advance knowledge of entrepreneurship by experiencing aspects of the business start-up process through project-based activities. It aims to help you understand you own enterprise skills and develop the ability to communicate new business ideas using opportunity business models in the context of business start-up.
Employability and Careers II
In the second year of your Business Management degree, this module supports your journey towards securing a future graduate job role which you will enjoy and thrive in doing! We combine gaining business insights from visiting employers, recent alumni and networking opportunities, alongside a focus on building graduate labour market knowledge and preparation for the graduate recruitment selection process.
Building upon Entrepreneurial Learning theories, this course prepares you to understand the core dimensions of an entrepreneurial mindset and guides you to find and assess opportunities, seek answers, gather resources and implement solutions regardless of you specific context or institutional constraints.
Personal Leadership Development
This module will help you develop your own personal and professional leadership abilities. You will learn how to apply the major leadership models to your own life with a focus on practical steps you can take to improve your leadership skills. Real-life case studies will let you learn from the world’s greatest leaders how to be successful.
The module includes confidential self-assessments on a variety of leadership measures that will further help you build on your strengths and find the right leadership style for your personality.
Running a business or leading a department can be challenging, so this course will help you develop resiliency, emotion regulation and management, grit and perseverance, and emotional intelligence competencies. Responsible, authentic, ethical, and empathic leadership will be a theme throughout the module. The module includes both lectures and a workshop.
Work Based Learning
This module, is scheduled for one week in the Lent Term of Year 2 and is the first in a series of compulsory modules designed for students undertaking a placement in Year 3.
This first module takes the form of a number of lectures, workshops and seminars and combines academic work with work-based learning and careers knowledge of placement opportunities in preparation for the placement year.
Business Model Innovation
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.
Networking for Entrepreneurship
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the importance of networks for entrepreneurship. At the same time, the course will outline key ideas and concepts underpinning networks/networking for entrepreneurship. Based on these key ideas, you will have an opportunity to practice and develop your own networking skills.
Product and Service Innovation
The objective of this course is to equip you to meet the challenge in managing product and service innovation processes, especially in the small business environment. The aim is to inspire your enthusiasm and understanding of innovation and encourage the practice of tracking and evaluating the impact of innovations vital to anyone in the business. These include building motivation, developing a critical and active approach to learning as well as developing the ability to link understanding of contemporary innovation to theory.
Selling for Entrepreneurs
This course aims to increase entrepreneurial effectiveness regardless of your preferred career choice. The course is based on the knowledge that large and small organisations, charities and social enterprises and even governmental agencies search for entrepreneurial graduates that are able to help these organisations succeed through uncertain times.
Social contexts of entrepreneurship
The module will provide you with an alternative view of entrepreneurship and enterprise development by examining the social context of entrepreneurship. The module will be based on an interactive, student-led model of learning. Conceptual issues such as the power and dominance of a particular enterprise discourse, organisational legitimacy, theories of trust, responsibility, sustainability and stewardship will be applied to practice.
Social Innovation Challenge
This module will explore how the principles and practices of social innovation can be integrated into an organisation’s business model. The module will also provide insights on the importance of responsible leadership, which will enable a business to succeed while considering the impact on society, the environment -- along with financial profit. Students will learn and apply principles or team behaviours throughout the module. The module will highlight processes, concepts and issues that connect to other modules from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
Work Based Learning
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 provides a number of options that can be tailored to your future career and business aspirations. If you aspire to set up your own business, you can engage with an entrepreneurial project where you will have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a number of potential investors. If you aspire to work within a large organisation, you may wish to conduct a consultancy project. If you are thinking about continuing in education, you might want to look at an academic piece of work.
Principles of Strategic Management
Strategic Management is about making distinctive choices concerning the direction and scope of the organization over the long term, in order to enhance its ability to create value and improve its prospects for organizational survival and growth. In a complex and turbulent environment, with rapid economic, regulatory and technological changes, strategising – the art of processing complex information thoughtfully and creatively and the ability to convince others of your analysis and recommendations – is a critical skill to acquire. The goal of this module is to provide you with an understanding of strategy that will enable you to discuss real-life business activities within a framework of contemporary strategic management thinking. This module 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.
Work Based Learning
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.
Gender and Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
The module will provide you with an alternative gendered and socio-political insight into the importance of entrepreneur and employee diversity in an increasingly globalised world. The module takes an interactive and practical approach to classroom learning to help you develop skills to explore the impact of gender and diversity on models of business, including the sometimes controversial facts and fictions presented in the media, policy and everyday societal attitudes towards management and entrepreneurship across the world.
This module consists of a computer-based strategic management simulation which provides you with the opportunity to practise managing and growing a business in a dynamic and competitive industry. Each team takes over a growing automobile manufacturer. The simulation runs for eight years, at the end of which it is hoped each manufacturer will be in a much healthier state.
The module will provide you with hands-on experience of manipulating key strategic and operational variables. In each simulated year, your team will make a set of decisions in relation to: strategic positioning, pricing, advertising, promotion, distribution, production, vehicle upgrades, new vehicle introductions, financing, and a host of other decisions over the eight years. Your business will compete directly with other automobile manufacturers in a dynamic marketplace.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2023/24 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2022/23 were:
Scholarships and bursaries
At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.
There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.
Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. Every student belongs to a college, and all students pay a small college membership fee which supports the running of college events and activities.
For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses. Fees for students starting in 2023 have not yet been set.
Computer equipment and internet access
To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.
The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or broadband support in place.
Study abroad courses
In addition to travel and accommodation costs, while you are studying abroad, you will need to have a passport and, depending on the country, there may be other costs such as travel documents (e.g. VISA or work permit) and any tests and vaccines that are required at the time of travel. Some countries may require proof of funds.
Placement and industry year courses
In addition to possible commuting costs during your placement, you may need to buy clothing that is suitable for your workplace and you may have accommodation costs. Depending on the employer and your job, you may have other costs such as copies of personal documents required by your employer for example.
Fees in subsequent years
Fees are set by the UK Government annually, and subsequent years' fees may be subject to increases. For international applicants starting in 2022, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year's fee.
Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide
Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.THE World University Rankings by subject
#70 in the world for Business and Management
Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.QS Rankings 2022
- Business Analytics BSc Hons : N2N1
- Business Analytics (Industry) BSc Hons : N1N3
- Business Analytics (Study Abroad) BSc Hons : N1N4
- Business Management BSc Hons : N102
- Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc Hons : N1N2
- Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Study Abroad) BSc Hons : N2N3
- Business Management (Industry) BSc Hons : N104
- Business Management (Study Abroad) BSc Hons : N103
- International Business Management (Canada - Brock University) BSc Hons : N202
- International Business Management (France) BSc Hons : N2R1
- International Business Management (Germany) BSc Hons : N2R2
- International Business Management (Italy) BSc Hons : N2R3
- International Business Management (Mexico) BSc Hons : N2R5
- International Business Management (Spain) BSc Hons : N2R4
- International Management BSc Hons : N123
- International Management (Industry) BSc Hons : N124
- International Management (Study Abroad) BSc Hons : N125
- Management and French Studies BA Hons : RN12
- Management and German Studies BA Hons : RN41
- Management and Human Resources BSc Hons : N600
- Management and Human Resources (Industry) BSc Hons : N602
- Management and Human Resources (Study Abroad) BSc Hons : N601
- Management and Information Technology BSc Hons : GN51
- Management and Information Technology (Industry) BSc Hons : GN52
- Management and Spanish Studies BA Hons : RN22
- Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry) BSc Hons : N230
- Politics, International Relations and Management BSc Hons : LN30
- Psychology and Management BA Hons : CN82
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