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Entrepreneurship & Innovation BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 02/06/2020

BA Entrepreneurship & Innovation provides you with the opportunity to network, experience and really ‘feel’ what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. You will develop your entrepreneurial skills, spirit and mindset. The programme enables you to grow as a future thinker and leader, confident in your business acumen, and able to respond in creative ways to dynamic environments.

You will have numerous opportunities to engage with entrepreneurs, work with real small businesses both in the UK and abroad, and develop your entrepreneurial skills to enable you to start your own business in the future. The key elements of this course are built upon a sound understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship, what it means to entrepreneurial and how do you become more so, plus the experience and networking required to be more enterprising in ‘how we do business’.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional work placement year.
  • Work in a consultancy role with a range of businesses throughout your course and at all levels.
  • Develop new ideas, innovations and strategies to launch new ventures while studying.
  • Study trip to New York City to network with small business.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Study trips

Study trips are available throughout your studies on this course. The study trips and residential trips bring to life everything you are learning from your modules and apply directly to the entrepreneurial industry.

Course Details

Experience is central to this course. You will meet, engage with and work with a range of entrepreneurs and business owners throughout your studies.

The key elements of this course are built upon a sound understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship, what it means to be entrepreneurial and how to become more entrepreneurial, plus the experience and networking required to be more enterprising in how we do business.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1005
    Core Module Y
  • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1001
    Core Module Y
  • Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1041
    Core Module Y
  • Entrepreneurship Toolkit (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1042
    Core Module Y
  • Enterprise in Live Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1040
    Core Module Y
  • Entrepreneurial Professional Practice (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1039
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Students will be encouraged to engage and be actively part of many special events which take place across the University each year. These include Subject Futures Week, Enterprise and Employablity Week and Changemaker Week. Full details and participation are led through the course team.

There is an opportunity for you to achieve the Enterprise Certificate whilst studying the compulsory six modules. This gives you an additional qualification plus those who complete get a six-month business incubator stay along with lifetime Santander business support.

You will also be able to complete the Changemaker Certificate as part of your studies to compliment your degree.

Reading List
  • Angwin, Johnson, Regnér, Scholes, & Whittington (2017), Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases. Pearson Education.
  • Burns (2016), Entrepreneurship and small businesses 4th ed. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Burns (2016), Entrepreneurship and small business start-up, growth and maturity, London: Macmillan Education, Palgrave.
  • Cottrell (2017), Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection Third., London: Palgrave.
  • De Wit, & Meyer (2014), Strategy: process, content, context: an international perspective. Cengage Learning EMEA.
  • Deakins and Freel (2012). Entrepreneurship and Small Firms 6th ed. McGraw Hill.
  • Rae (2007), Entrepreneurship – from opportunity to action. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Read et al (2017), Effectual Entrepreneurship, 2nd ed. Routledge.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate programme it is proposed that students will automatically progress to the MA Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Masters degree furthers your knowledge and capability of innovation and entrepreneurial studies and consists of large project based work on a new venture.

Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Careers can be wide and varied as you are studying an entrepreneurial and innovative business degree. Some students choose to set up and run their own business during or shortly after completion of their studies, while others focus on small business management, consultancy and new venture development.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £950
Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate).

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £950
Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900
Foundation Framework: £12,900

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

International: £12,500
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Entrepreneurship & Innovation we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Entrepreneurship & Innovation programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 02/06/2020

  • BA Entrepreneurship & Innovation provides you with the opportunity to network, experience and really ‘feel’ what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. You will develop your entrepreneurial skills, spirit and mindset. The programme enables you to grow as a future thinker and leader, confident in your business acumen, and able to respond in creative ways to dynamic environments.

    You will have numerous opportunities to engage with entrepreneurs, work with real small businesses both in the UK and abroad, and develop your entrepreneurial skills to enable you to start your own business in the future. The key elements of this course are built upon a sound understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship, what it means to entrepreneurial and how do you become more so, plus the experience and networking required to be more enterprising in ‘how we do business’.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional work placement year.
    • Work in a consultancy role with a range of businesses throughout your course and at all levels.
    • Develop new ideas, innovations and strategies to launch new ventures while studying.
    • Study trip to New York City to network with small business.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • Experience is central to this course. You will meet, engage with and work with a range of entrepreneurs and business owners throughout your studies.

    The key elements of this course are built upon a sound understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship, what it means to be entrepreneurial and how to become more entrepreneurial, plus the experience and networking required to be more enterprising in how we do business.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Study trips

    Study trips are available throughout your studies on this course. The study trips and residential trips bring to life everything you are learning from your modules and apply directly to the entrepreneurial industry.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Entrepreneurial Skills Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1005
      Core Module Y
    • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1001
      Core Module Y
    • Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1041
      Core Module Y
    • Entrepreneurship Toolkit (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1042
      Core Module Y
    • Enterprise in Live Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1040
      Core Module Y
    • Entrepreneurial Professional Practice (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1039
      Core Module Y
      • Angwin, Johnson, Regnér, Scholes, & Whittington (2017), Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases. Pearson Education.
      • Burns (2016), Entrepreneurship and small businesses 4th ed. Palgrave Macmillan
      • Burns (2016), Entrepreneurship and small business start-up, growth and maturity, London: Macmillan Education, Palgrave.
      • Cottrell (2017), Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection Third., London: Palgrave.
      • De Wit, & Meyer (2014), Strategy: process, content, context: an international perspective. Cengage Learning EMEA.
      • Deakins and Freel (2012). Entrepreneurship and Small Firms 6th ed. McGraw Hill.
      • Rae (2007), Entrepreneurship – from opportunity to action. Palgrave Macmillan
      • Read et al (2017), Effectual Entrepreneurship, 2nd ed. Routledge.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Students will be encouraged to engage and be actively part of many special events which take place across the University each year. These include Subject Futures Week, Enterprise and Employablity Week and Changemaker Week. Full details and participation are led through the course team.

    There is an opportunity for you to achieve the Enterprise Certificate whilst studying the compulsory six modules. This gives you an additional qualification plus those who complete get a six-month business incubator stay along with lifetime Santander business support.

    You will also be able to complete the Changemaker Certificate as part of your studies to compliment your degree.

    • Further your study

      Upon successful completion of the undergraduate programme it is proposed that students will automatically progress to the MA Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Masters degree furthers your knowledge and capability of innovation and entrepreneurial studies and consists of large project based work on a new venture.

      Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    • Career Opportunities

      Careers can be wide and varied as you are studying an entrepreneurial and innovative business degree. Some students choose to set up and run their own business during or shortly after completion of their studies, while others focus on small business management, consultancy and new venture development.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate).

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Foundation Framework: £12,900

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    International: £12,500
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Entrepreneurship & Innovation we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Entrepreneurship & Innovation programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Our new £330 million campus.

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