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Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills and understanding of corporate entrepreneurship
  • Participate in our business start-up competition - develop a business plan under academic supervision and win a cash prize.

Overview

Overview

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year BA Hons Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

Interested in starting a business or developing more innovative ideas at work? This challenging and rewarding entrepreneurial degree will give you all the skills you need.

Course structure

The course begins with a foundation year that will give you a solid grounding from which to progress to degree-level study. You will gain a thorough introduction to business and an understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership. 

You will strengthen your numeracy ability and learn essential computing, communication and academic writing skills, and how to manage your studies independently.

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to give you:

  • A thorough introduction to business
  • Essential computing skills
  • Improved communication
  • Academic writing skills
  • An understanding of enterprise, leadership and ethics
  • The ability to manage your studies independently.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Ranking

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of the four-year programme are:

  • To prepare you to behave entrepreneurially in micro-enterprise and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) start-up and development
  • To introduce you to the role of corporate entrepreneurship.

Degree re-structure

This degree was recently restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

What you'll study

Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:


Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS‐levels in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS‐Level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non‐UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system
  • Applicants who have the minimum English language requirement of an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will substitute 30 credits of the programme with English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2 and study 120 credits
  • Applicants who have an overall IELTS of 6 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will not be required to study the English for Academic Purposes modules and will study 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a possibility for the highest quality applicants
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

You will experience a range of teaching and learning methods during your degree, including:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Face to face and web supported seminars
  • Guest speakers
  • Directed and independent study
  • Group or web based discussions
  • Supervised laboratories
  • Excel demonstration
  • Case studies
  • Problem solving activities
  • Research activities
  • Company visits
  • Consultancy projects
  • Business simulations
  • Group based research and presentations.

The assessment methods are work related and emphasise the applications of knowledge, including a mixture of: 

  • Portfolio based reports
  • Presentations
  • Business simulation scenarios/reports
  • Information technology software demonstrations
  • Consultancy reports
  • Dragons' Den type assessments involving local employers
  • Seen/unseen examinations
  • Time constrained assignments.

Careers

Graduates from this degree have the same opportunities as those graduating from our three-year degree. They will be equipped to develop and run their own businesses as entrepreneurs. Other career options include general management, corporate entrepreneurship, management consultancy and small-business management.

Work placement

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

How to apply 

Full-time, UK and EU students

Full time, home and EU students must apply through UCAS. Please carefully consider the programmes available and apply as early as possible. For further information and UCAS deadlines, please visit www.ucas.ac.uk.

Part-time and international students

Part-time and international students must apply online at gre.ac.uk/apply.
For further information, international students can e-mail international@gre.ac.uk.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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