Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) BSc | Brunel Business School
The Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) BSc has been specifically created to help you put learning into action while you study by creating your own start-up business.
Through a series of specialist modules in your second and third year (including your final year project), you will develop entrepreneurial skills and a nimble approach to business and innovation. You’ll gain confidence in your acumen and become quick to recognise and evaluate new business opportunities while calculating risk. The hands-on, practice-based learning of the course is key to this. You’ll create, run and grow a real-life enterprise as part of a group consisting of up to five students. By learning through doing, you’ll be able to apply theory very early on in the degree course to solve social and economic problems.
Along the way, you’ll learn from academics and receive support from professional business mentors who will help you to get the most out of your degree while developing your start-up. There are lots of resources available to you that can help you shape your degree into what you want it to be:
- The Brunel Innovation Hub offers expert advice and funding on student start-ups
- Through the Co-Innovate programme, you can opt to collaborate with an SME and help them solve a real business problem as part of your final year project
- You can choose to take a work placement in your third year (find out more on our work placement year page) or focus on developing your start-up
- We make sure that you have access to a variety of activities and events to challenge your self-starter mentality including the Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition
Before you get there though, your first year will be an introduction to general business and management through six compulsory modules that will provide you with a good understanding of theory and practice. The emphasis will be on developing your commercial awareness and preparation for new business creation, as well as for a work placement if you have opted to take one (you can opt to use your placement year to develop your enterprise too).
Your hands-on experience of experimental new venture creation and growth, means you’ll be ready for self-employment or entering a corporation which highly values this experience particularly for launching new products and services. Your understanding of business social responsibility and culture in an international business context, alongside the ability to manage resources and overcome barriers, means you can excel in any sector in which you choose to work.
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The degree will help you to acquire a range of skills in business and management, but also cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit required to create and grow small businesses. You will become adept in the areas of finance, strategy and business planning, as well as understanding how entrepreneurship and innovation are nurtured within established corporate organisations.
As part of your Level 3 studies you will also be able to demonstrate your ability to apply the theoretical concepts and analytical skills that you’ve gained via an 8000 word researched final year project on a particular issue of entrepreneurial and innovation management.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Introduction to Management Enquiry
- Management Information with Technology
- Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
- Introduction to Accounting
- International Business Environment
- Principles and Practice of Marketing
- New Venture Creation
- Business Growth and Sustainability
- Creativity, Innovation and Leadership
- Research Methods for Business and Management
- Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Business
- International Business in Emerging Markets
- Work placement assignment (placement year students only)
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
- Issues and Controversies in Management (Final Year Project)
Optional (choose two):
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Strategic Management
- Innovation and Knowledge Management
- Internet Marketing
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel
Entry criteria 2018/19
- GCE A-level BBB.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Business with an A-level at grade B. (Other combinations may be considered on a case-by-case basis).
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Business with A-levels grade BB. (Other combinations may be considered on a case-by-case basis).
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
- Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass Access to Business or related subject course with 45 credits at Level 3 Distinction. Applicants must also have two years of work experience.
All BTEC combinations must include an A-level.
A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group seminars, hands-on workshops, and one-to-one sessions with your tutor.
Many of our lecturers are internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research, which results in challenging and stimulating course content. Lecturers may consult for major companies and have practical business experience, potentially from running their own companies. All of this contributes to real-time, real world observations and teaching.
There will be email discussion groups and you’re encouraged to engage with online material using the university’s web‑based learning facilities, Blackboard and u-Link. To support your course content, Brunel Business School regularly offers research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers. Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations.
Your personal tutor will be assigned in your first year and will be available to help with academic or personal issues. In your second year, this support will be continued through the Business School’s Pastoral Care programme – BBS Student Support – a team of specially chosen personal tutors who are available throughout the working week. Additionally, if you choose a four-year sandwich course, you will be allocated an industrial tutor who will provide support during your work placement. In your final year you will receive one‑to‑one supervision for your major project.
Academic staff are available for a number of hours each week should you need to get advice. Their availability will be displayed on their office doors so you can make an appointment or drop by to see them if they have any concerns about their studies.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Assessment and feedback
Each subject is assessed either by a combination of continuous appraisal and examination or by coursework or examination alone. As a rough guide, the split is approximately 50:50 exam to coursework but the exact ratio varies depending on the modules you select.
Your results from Level 1 do not count towards your final degree classification, but you have to pass the first year to continue with the degree. Level 2 is worth a third of your final mark and Level 3 - the rest. In your final year you will undertake an assessed project of around 8,000 words worth a third of your Level 3 marks.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2018/19 entry
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually in line with RPI, or 5%, whichever is the lesser.
There is a range of financial support available to help you fund your studies. Find out about undergraduate student funding options.