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.
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.
Students will gain a broad understanding of business with a strong emphasis on managing enterprise and innovation. You’ll study the exceptional challenges associated with innovations that can trigger massive changes in what is possible within an enterprise.
Students will develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to launch social enterprises and manage innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in real business.
Practical, experience-based simulations and challenges with industry experts will expose students to real-world business issues and give students the strategic skills to combat them.
Students will have the option to undertake an independent placement, either through the thin or thick sandwich schemes.
BA Business Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship runs at our other campuses in Dubai and Mauritius, which provides great flexibility for students to decide where to study.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by in-class and on-line objective tests, examinations and written assignments.
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:
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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