|Study location||United Kingdom, City Campus East|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Mathematics
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
On this course you’ll think of yourself more as a ‘team-entrepreneur’ than a student. You’ll learn through doing real business, not simulations, supported by team-based coaching.
You’ll start up and run your own business projects in teams from the first semester. You’ll need to be organised and to take control of your learning. Your experience will be more intense than more traditionally taught degrees and you’ll have real personal and commercial responsibility and exposure from the outset. Trading outcomes will be uncertain and you will learn from your failures as well as your successes. This will enable you to develop ‘can-do’ confidence, self-discipline, a willingness to take risks, the ability to demonstrate original thought and initiative, and to become an effective team player.
Structured around the three strands of personal, team and business-project learning; over the course of three years the course will develop in you the entrepreneurial mind-set, entrepreneurial capability and entrepreneurial effectiveness. Themes include creativity and innovation; opportunity recognition, creation and evaluation; decision making, critical analysis and judgement; implementation of ideas through leadership and management; reflection and self-awareness; interpersonal skills, communication skills and strategic thinking.
You will learn and apply appropriate business generation strategies; the identification of target markets and how to put an idea into action taking into account both financial and legal implications, issues of intellectual property and doing business responsibly. You will also appreciate that value is created in many different forms. You will gain experience of marketing, research and competitor analysis as well as how to secure and use resources effectively.
This course is one of the first of its kind in the UK and it takes inspiration from the success of Finland’s innovative Team Academy, where one out of three graduates start a business right after finishing their studies.
On graduation you’ll have skills and experience in starting, developing and managing your own business, which will allow you to make the choice between creating your own start-up or becoming a valued employee. You may even choose to continue a business venture started on the course.
You will be able to consider new venture creation and self-employment as additional valid career options.
If you do decide to start your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.
The course will also prepare you for further study at postgraduate level. Northumbria offers Masters courses like Business with Entrepreneurship MSc.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the competitive edge of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.