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Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Top-up) BA Honours

Learn about the course below
Code
N991
Start
September 2022
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK) *
£14,000 (EU / INT) *
Course leader
Tianchen Li

Our innovation pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and build the skills and confidence to support a wide range of companies to innovate their products and services for the 21st century.

Why study BA Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success and build specialist knowledge of innovation (focused on developing systems, products and services).

You will graduate with the skills and confidence to support companies to engage in technological changes to improve business performance, and be prepared to enter a career in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. Our one-year Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) Top-up course is for students who already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas.

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What will you study on the BA Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Top-up)?

You will study three compulsory modules designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business management and will also study modules in: management strategy, innovation management, and new product and service development. You can also choose an option from business start-up, managing business projects, or a research project.

What will you gain?

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control

Modules

  • Modules

    • New Venture Development (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module introduces students to the complexities of developing and starting a new venture. It examines both the theoretical and practical concepts of entrepreneurship including how to identify business opportunities, establish a business model, acquire resources, and develop a business plan. It also familiarises the students with the entrepreneurial attributes and problem solving in entrepreneurial context.

    • Innovation management (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aims of this module are organised in two parts: in the first part students use the essential components of strategic analysis with the primary aim of developing an applied knowledge of tools and techniques. In the second part students explore a variety of special topics with the primary aim of examining strategy concepts applied in different organisations. Overall, the module aims to build students’ ability to process and interpret information from different internal functions and from multiple external sources for decision-making leading to long term organisational success.

    • Small Business Management and Development (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module explores the development and growth of small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs) and the kinds of decisions and problems that confront the owner-managers of SMEs. The problems and issues facing small business managers are often different from those facing their counterparts in larger organisations. The module aims to create awareness of these issues faced by SMEs and ways of dealing with them to manage and grow the business.

    • New Product and Service Development (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the key principles of product and service development and enhances their ability to put into practice these concepts. The module examines how product and service development contributes to the success of a firm and enables students to critically evaluate what is required to develop and deliver successful marketing strategies for innovative new products and services in the era of engagement economy.

    • Entrepreneurial Finance (15 credits) – Compulsory

      The module aims to provide students with an awareness and understanding of the mechanics, challenges and issues related to the different ways of financing an enterprise.The includes an understanding of key financial statements, the financial planning process,sources of funding and the financial risks and rewards of entrepreneurship

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

How is the BA Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Top-up) taught?

You will gain knowledge and understanding through guided reading of textbooks, journals and course notes, on-line and in-class exercises, lectures, workshops and seminars.

Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by in-class and on-line objective tests, examinations and written assignments.

Changes for students in 2021

We are back on campus for the majority of teaching in Autumn 2021, as long as restrictions allow. Your timetable will be built around on campus sessions using our professional facilities, with online sessions for some activities where we know being virtual will add value. We’ll use technology to enhance all of your learning and give you access to online resources to use in your own time.

In case of any changes to government guidance, we‘ll be ready to move to teaching with more restrictions in place and continue to give you an excellent learning experience. In this scenario, on campus teaching should continue although more of your course will take place online.

The table below gives you an idea of what your learning will look like across a typical week. Some weeks might be different due to how we schedule classes and arrange on campus sessions.

This information may change slightly as we receive further guidance from the government. You’ll receive final arrangements for your teaching and a full course timetable before you start.

Scenario A: Without social distancing

Live in-person on campus learning

Contact hours per week, per level:

6 hours

Live online learning

Average hours per week, per level:

4 hours

Tutor set learning activities

Average hours per week, per level:

2 hours

Scenario B: With social distancing and/or with restrictions on travel to campus

Live in-person on campus learning

Contact hours per week, per level:

1.5 hours

Live online learning

Average hours per week, per level:

8.5 hours

Tutor set learning activities

Average hours per week, per level:

2 hours

Outside of these hours, you’ll be expected to do independent study where you read, listen and reflect on other learning activities. This can include preparation for future classes. In a year, you’ll typically be expected to commit 1200 hours to your course across all styles of learning. If you are taking a placement, you might have some additional hours.

Read more about our scenarios for returning to campus and what they might mean for your teaching and learning experience, and how you’ll be able to access student support.

Future plans for teaching

We’re developing our plans for in-person on campus teaching following government advice to keep you safe. If more restrictions are put in place in the future, or there is another lockdown, we’ll deliver your learning and support fully online for a temporary period. We’ll make alternative arrangements for any required placements if they can’t go ahead as planned. We’ll always give you notice of any changes that we make.

Definitions of terms

  • Live in-person on campus learning – This will focus on active and experiential sessions that are both:
    • Led by your tutors including seminars, lab sessions and demonstrations We’ll schedule all of this for you
    • Student-led by you and other students, like small group work and presentations.
  • Live online learning – This will include lectures, tutorials and supervision sessions led by your tutor and timetabled by us. It also includes student-led group work that takes place online

  • Tutor set learning activities – This covers activities which will be set for you by your tutor, but which you will undertake in your own time. Examples of this include watching online materials, participating in an online discussion forum, completing a virtual laboratory or reading specific texts. You may be doing this by yourself of with your course mates depending on your course and assignments. Outside of these hours, you’ll also be expected to do further independent study where you’ll be expected to learn, prepare, revise and reflect in your own time.

Support

You’ll have a strong support network available to you to make sure you develop all the necessary academic skills you need to do well on your course.

Our support services will be delivered online and on campus and you’ll have access to a range of different resources so you can get the help you need, whether you’re studying at home or have the opportunity to come to campus.

You’ll have access to one to one and group sessions for personal learning and academic support from our library and IT teams, and our network of learning experts. Our teams will also be here to offer financial advice, and personal wellbeing, mental health and disability support.

More on teaching for your subject in 2021/22

Read our guide to what you can look forward to when you study your subject with us including more information about your teaching experience this autumn.

  1. Standard entry requirements
  2. International (inc. EU)
  3. How to apply
  1. UK
  2. EU fees
  3. EU / International
  4. Additional costs

How can the BA Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Top-up) support your career?

This course will leave you ideally placed to working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations in a variety of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including:

  • Technocrats Middle East
  • CosMedocs
  • Western Union
  • Dulsco
  • Emirates
  • Noor Islamic Bank
  • Consult AIV
  • Jumbo Line
  • Petrofac
  • Barnard Marcus
  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future.

    I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career.


We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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