Business Entrepreneurship FdA

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

Overview Updated 28/11/2018

This Foundation Degree offers a unique opportunity to plan, create and grow a business alongside academic study. Attention is focused on the dynamic and visionary approach to business created by entrepreneurs, and students are encouraged to explore for themselves their own entrepreneurial skills.

The programme is designed to support you in starting your own business, growing an existing business or perhaps developing a new business venture within your employer’s organisation.

Course

Highlights

  • Nationally recognised qualification.
  • Opportunity to top-up on completion.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, why not come to our next Open Day? Or contact our enquires team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

You will be given the opportunity to start your own new business venture while studying, which will help to prepare you for employment after graduation.

Read more

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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Careers are wide and varied for graduates from this course. Some students go on to start up their own businesses soon after graduating, whilst many go into industry. Through the in-depth coverage of accounting, marketing, and business operations on this course, you will develop a solid foundation for a career in general management of SMEs. The ethos of the course also encourages a creative ‘can-do’ attitude welcomed by organisations of any size.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. If you do not have standard qualifications but have relevant work experience you are encouraged to apply for this course.

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

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.

Course Content

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1005
    Core Module Y
  • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1001
    Core Module Y
  • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introductory Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1003
    Core Module Y
  • Analysing the Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1018
    Core Module Y
  • Reflections of Work (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1017
    Core Module N
  • Introducing Social Enterprise (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1019
    Core Module N
  • English for Business Studies (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1007
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • you should expect to spend one-third of your time developing business ideas outside of the classroom, this can be in part-time work or developing a brand new business
  • the remaining two-thirds will be spent on acquiring key business knowledge including entrepreneurial skills, growing a business, marketing, finances and customer care
  • the FdA in Business Entrepreneurship is a nationally recognised qualification and successful students will have the opportunity to top-up for one additional year to gain the full BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship

Our Enterprise Club is an on-site facility where you can meet and network with business people and entrepreneurs, attend short courses (many for free) and link up with fellow students. You are also encouraged to take part in any number of additional on-site business opportunities, networks and companies; these include pop-up markets, consultancy projects, placements, internships and student mentoring.

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

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

2018/19 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: £1,350 per 20 credit module

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: £12,500

2018/19 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: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 28/11/2018

  • This Foundation Degree offers a unique opportunity to plan, create and grow a business alongside academic study. Attention is focused on the dynamic and visionary approach to business created by entrepreneurs, and students are encouraged to explore for themselves their own entrepreneurial skills.

    The programme is designed to support you in starting your own business, growing an existing business or perhaps developing a new business venture within your employer’s organisation.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Nationally recognised qualification.
    • Opportunity to top-up on completion.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will be given the opportunity to start your own new business venture while studying, which will help to prepare you for employment after graduation.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, why not come to our next Open Day? Or contact our enquires team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • 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.

    • Career Opportunities

      Careers are wide and varied for graduates from this course. Some students go on to start up their own businesses soon after graduating, whilst many go into industry. Through the in-depth coverage of accounting, marketing, and business operations on this course, you will develop a solid foundation for a career in general management of SMEs. The ethos of the course also encourages a creative ‘can-do’ attitude welcomed by organisations of any size.

  • A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. If you do not have standard qualifications but have relevant work experience you are encouraged to apply for this course.

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

    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
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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
    • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introductory Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1003
      Core Module Y
    • Analysing the Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1018
      Core Module Y
    • Reflections of Work (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1017
      Core Module N
    • Introducing Social Enterprise (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1019
      Core Module N
    • English for Business Studies (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1007
      Core Module N
    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • 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

    2018/19 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: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    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: £12,500

    2018/19 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: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

You might also like to consider

Business HND >

Travel and Tourism Management HND >

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour