New for September 2020 entry. This course used to be called BA (Hons) Business Studies.
This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School. Fewer than 5% of Business Schools worldwide are accredited by the AACSB, and this accolade recognises our focus on excellence in all areas of learning, teaching, assessment, and the student experience.
The Business and Management (Entrepreneurship) pathway is ideal to choose if you have ambitions of starting and managing your own business. You’ll develop a critical appreciation of the issues relating to intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial activity, including the role of innovation, critical factors in the survival of start-ups, and reasons for failure. The aim is to help you graduate with all the tools you need to set up and run your own business.
Business and Management is a very diverse subject, and a degree in this area will act as a stepping stone for you to work in any industry, anywhere in the world. Not only will you gain an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship, but you will also learn about business and management in a broader senses, enhancing your team working, independent learning, communication and problem-solving skills, your awareness of responsible business practice, as well as the digital competencies and the cultural intelligence required to work in an increasingly globalised and digitised economy.
Our staff are knowledgeable and have excellent experience in the world of business. We also organise regular guest lectures and networking events using our extensive contacts, giving you the opportunity to hear from and meet some incredibly successful people from a range of sectors.
There’s the possibility of travel in year two, as you can study the second semester at one of BU’s international partner institutions. Currently, we boast affiliations in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.
In your third year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 30-week placement, giving you the opportunity to enhance your CV and graduate employability, and put into practice what you have learned about areas such as marketing, accounting, operations and project management, international business and human resources. Among the companies that offer placements to our students are Motorola, Sony Mobile, IBM, PWC, Apple, Siemens, Nintendo and The Walt Disney Corporation.
Depending on which options you select as you go through the course, you will eventually graduate with one of our specialist pathway awards. However, with the exception of the Economics and Finance pathways, you will not need to choose your specialism until the end of the second year. The pathways you can choose are as follows:
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Economics)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Entrepreneurship)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Finance)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Global Operations)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (HRM)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Marketing)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Project Management)
- BA (Hons) Business & Management (Retail Management)
- BA (Hons) International Business and Management.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
All subjects considered
For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.