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Business and Management (Enterprise & Innovation) BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Business and Management (Enterprise & Innovation) BA (Hons)?

If you have ambitions for starting and running your own business with the support of our ‘start-up’ specialists, then the Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) specialist course is for you.

To start and grow your own successful business, it is important to gain a universal understanding of business and management functions and develop a range of transferable skills. Traditional approaches to business are being disrupted by rapidly changing factors such as emerging technologies, climate change and socio-political shifts in consumer preferences. You need to be able to think creatively and be committed to succeeding even if your initial ideas for start-ups fail.

In your first year, you will study the theory of enterprise and innovation, building a foundation of knowledge and relevant skills, competencies, and behaviours to start your journey as an entrepreneur. In your second year, you will discover what it means to be enterprising, as well as gain insights from entrepreneurs. You will develop the functional skills necessary for the creation and sustainability of a new business venture. In your final year, you will continue your journey as a nascent entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial practice is a multidimensional concept and a mindset. You will further develop your understanding of the scope of entrepreneurship, considering social entrepreneurship, community enterprises, new value creation in business start-ups, new ventures, incubation, and commercialisation. There are opportunities to gain funding through enterprise competitions and ‘Start and Grow’.

Whilst you will specialise in entrepreneurship and innovation with a view to starting your own business, you will gain universal knowledge and skills for a career in business and Management. The course is accredited to the Chartered Management Institute and you will gain a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management as part of your course.

Study Style

The following themes underpin our approach to teaching and learning through:

  • authentic in-class challenges that engage you with real businesses and develop your ongoing personal and professional development.
  • active learning designed to engage you in a range of learning activities, in addition to lectures, tutorials, seminars, and group exercises, making full use of real-life case challenges, industry guest lectures, projects, and business pitches.
  • the use of a range of learning enhancement digital technologies; a blended online and face-to-face approach to teaching is designed to maximise your opportunities for learning.
  • computer-based simulations that model real-life situations, enabling you to apply your knowledge, adapt to changing scenarios and think out-of-the-box in dealing with simulation examples.
  • lecturers with business practitioner experience to add ‘colour’ to explaining business concepts in sessions.
  • the “sustainability” theme that is embedded within modules across every level, requires you to think about broader issues that relate to communities and the environment.
  • assessments that are related to real work performed in business.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester N106 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester N106 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course go on to work as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • General Management Trainee
  • Business Founder and CEO.

Industry links

The University of Gloucestershire’s employer directory has over 4,500 placement organisations offering placements to our students in a wide range of businesses from micro to multinationals.

We work extremely closely with the Growth Hub and other organisations to promote the local economy offering specialist business support for start-up businesses to grow and thrive.

CMI accredited course

The course is Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited and Graduates will gain an added-value nationally recognized industry qualification at no extra cost.

Start & Grow Enterprise

Our Start & Grow Enterprise (SaGE), established in 2017, offers business support to individuals and early-stage enterprises with an emphasis for supporting those with the potential for High Growth.

Start-up opportunities

Opportunities to gain funding for your own business start-up through our Enterprise Competitions.

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

Trips and experiences

This course offers opportunities for international placements and study. Business students have recently been to New York, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpa.


You will also have the option to choose a year-long placement in industry. Examples of just a few of the renowned companies our students have worked for include:

  • Warner Media
  • IBM
  • Panasonic
  • GE Capital
  • GE Aviation
  • John Lewis and Partners
  • British Airways.

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