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Entrepreneurship and Innovation BSc | Brunel Business School

Course code

N110

N111 with placement

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

3 years full-time

4 years full-time with placement

Fees

2022/3

UK £9,250

International £18,410

Entry requirements

BBB (A-level)

DDM (BTEC)

30 (IB)

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Overview

Entrepreneurial and innovation skills and mindset are a requisite for any businesses to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. Whether you want to start your own enterprise, enter the family business, or drive change within a large organisation, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation BSc will develop essential skills and give you tools you need to spark, build and manage.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation BSc equips you with a robust understanding and experience of entrepreneurship and innovation. The programme is unique in that you will create, run, and grow a real-life enterprise as part of group in your second year. You will gain hands-on, practice-based experience of multiple aspects of an enterprise early in your degree course as your business grows.

Through a series of specialist modules, you will develop essential entrepreneurial and innovation skills, including: analysing data to make decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts, evaluating and realising business opportunities, creating innovative solutions, manoeuvring resources and overcoming barriers. You will also gain sought-after transferable skills, such as: resilience, collaboration, self-management and reflection, critical and strategic thinking, building and maintaining relationship, and leadership. By learning through doing, you’ll hone these skills and thrive on solving social and economic problems.

Along the way, there are lots of resources available to help you to get the most out of your degree:

  • One-to-one mentoring scheme: in your second year, we connect your business with industrial entrepreneurs, who will advise and share the insider’s best practices which you may not get from textbooks. There is also customised one-to-one individual career mentoring service in your final year
  • Pitch event: you will present your business in your second year to real investors to receive feedback and investment; in a Dragon's Den style.
  • We arrange public liability insurance to cover your enterprise’ sales to the public, in your second year, and give you the option of an HSBC business account
  • Access to the Brunel Entrepreneur Hub, which 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
  • We make sure that you have access to a variety of activities and events taking advantage of London’s vibrant entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; including: attending London trade fairs to sell your products in a real-life market and challenging your self-starter mentality by competing for the Mayor's Entrepreneur award.

You have the option to take a work placement between your second and third year in established organisations or focus on developing your start-up business. Previous placement employers have included: Adidas, Microsoft, British Airways, PwC and Nissan. Find out more on our work placement year page.

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Course content

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation BSc degree will equip you with a broad knowledge and an appreciation of subject principles in business and management, as well as the finer points of entrepreneurial and innovation practices. You’ll become adept in the areas of finance, strategy, Innovation, as well as understanding how entrepreneurship and innovation are nurtured within established corporate organisations.

This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

Our program is built with input from leading academics and business professionals with the specific aim of helping you become entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders. We have extensive links with employers and industry and you’ll benefit from our networks as well as having the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers.

As a graduate you’ll be fully equipped to:

  • Launch your own business or run your family business.
  • Gain employment with an established small or large organisation, in a variety of roles, including: business development manager, innovation manager, management consultant, sales manager, business analyst, business operations manager, product development manager, start-up adviser, strategic Leader, NGO officer, and government advisor.
  • Going on to study at Master's level.

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include: Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

Find out more about how we'll support your future goals.

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UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship or Personal & Business Finance with an A-level at grade B. (Other combinations may be considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in  Business, Business and Management or Business and Law with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • T levels : Distinction overall.

A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

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EU and International entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)  

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

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 through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2022/3 entry

UK

£9,250 full-time

£1,385 placement year

International

£18,410 full-time

£1,385 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home 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, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

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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.