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Course overview

Gain insight into the core aspects of business planning, considering innovative learning experiences that focus on business planning as a process and the creativity needed to develop a unique proposition and meet customers’ needs. You are challenged to consider examples of enterprising organisations of varying sizes, and engage in interactive workshops and discussions.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in May 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content

Innovation and creativity
Business planning
Entrepreneurial leadership & thinking
Strategic thinking
Communication skills

How you are assessed

Students need to develop a 1,500 word proposal for a new business idea. Students will need to demonstrate they have researched the market and develop a plan that clearly utilises a range of theories and concepts to support the document.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required for entry to this course.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced May 2020