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Entrepreneurship & Innovation BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    3 years: N212
    Foundation: N211

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time with Foundation
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £12,900
    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


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’.

Updated 15/10/2020

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. Terms and conditions apply.

*Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides relating to Covid-19.

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Course Content


  • 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.

    Stage One

    You will gain understanding of key entrepreneurial skills and how entrepreneurs operate in today’s changing business environment. You will also develop marketing skills and a range of business acumen including leadership and management techniques. In addition, you will visit a range of SME’s and liaise with entrepreneurs from different business forms. A study trip to London to visit a range of entrepreneurial businesses is also included.

    Stage Two

    In your second year of study you will learn more about the role that innovation plays in entrepreneurial businesses and further develop your design thinking and creativity capabilities. As part of your course you will embark on an international study trip, e.g. New York, to visit, engage, and learn from fellow business owners. A short work placement module in an enterprising business will also be undertaken. After a successful second year of study, you will be eligible to apply for an Optional Placement Year to gain industry insight into a business of your choosing for a twelve month period.

    Stage Three

    Your final year will comprise of an individual project, either dissertation or consultancy project based, plus new venture planning, innovation and entrepreneurial strategy modules. You will also learn the art of self-marketing through content creation, understanding and developing the techniques to effectively use social media, web presence and small business marketing.

    Modules

    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    BA Entrepreneurship & Innovation modules

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Most assessment tends to be coursework based which is likely to include business reports, projects, essays, consultancy projects and presentations.

    Are there any study trips for this course?*

    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.

    *Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides relating to Covid-19.

    Are there any special features for this course?

    • 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.
  • 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.

    Integrated Foundation Year Entry Requirements

    The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC.

    For more information on how to make an application please visit our How to Apply pages for Home and EU, and International students.

    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.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) 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 and Innovation we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.

  • UK & EU

    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
    Integrated Foundation Year: £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
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,600 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply

    International

    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
    Integrated Foundation Year: £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
    Integrated Foundation Year: £9,800 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    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.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Social Innovation MA

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Careers and Employability


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.