The first year of BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise Development is structured around the foundations of enterprise and team creation. This is supplemented with activities that develop your creativity and ideation and unleash your inner entrepreneur. There is also a module aimed at developing basic academic competencies to enable you to begin working on your various assignments throughout the year.
During the year you will hone your ability to generate, evaluate, present and develop new product and service ideas. You will also learn about and apply the concepts and principles of successful team development as you work alongside your team mates.
You will study modules in Enterprise Creation, Creating Effective Teams, Academic Effectiveness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The second year builds on this to develop your managerial and leadership qualities. You will have the opportunity to build strategic plans, resource profiles and marketing strategies. You will also develop your knowledge of different forms of leadership and have the opportunity to apply these to projects within your team. During this year you will also build your entrepreneurial skills through the exploration of networking, innovation labs, pitching new ideas, negotiating and learning the fundamentals of applied business research.
Modules will include Enterprise Management, Team Leadership, Applied Research and Developing Entrepreneurial Capability.
In the final year the focus is on enterprise growth and high performance. Within your teams you will explore how to grow your enterprises, now in their third year of operation, through finding new sources of funding and a focus on customer value and branding. Within your teams you will research the traits of high performance teams and leaders and you will have the opportunity to conduct a thorough consultancy or market research project with an enterprise or on a new product or service of your choice.
Unlike other degrees, you will finish this programme, not just having learned about how to run an enterprise but having actually run one. Instead of lecture halls and seminar rooms you will work in an open plan office. Instead of lecturers or teachers you will have coaches and instead of lectures you will have team coaching sessions.
Modules include Enterprise Growth, Leading High Performance Teams and an Applied Research Project.