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Undergraduate study
Business Management & Enterprise

Global Enterprise* BA (Hons)

Through the application of real-world scenarios, creative dialogue, bespoke industry insights, rich international collaboration opportunities and work-based experience, this course develops global entrepreneurs and managers.

 
  • Note: this course is closed for September 2022 entry. The next available intake is September 2023.
 

Course overview

You develop entrepreneurial and business management knowledge and skills needed to succeed in any modern market, develop digital and innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and become confident to work internationally.

The practice-based work and study experience further accelerates your career development, whether you want to start-up your own business, or work with international companies or not-for-profit organisations.

You spend a period of time studying abroad - a semester in year 2 and an optional semester in year 3 - this is subject to visa regulations and requirements in the UK and any host country for international students. Your time overseas may also be limited if you are planning on staying in the UK on a graduate route.

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Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Business Finance

You gain an understanding of the way in which accounting is used in the external evaluation of organisations and develops the ability to use accounting and finance techniques in decision making, control, management and adding value to performance.

Global Citizenship

You will decide if companies should be global citizens and to what extent. You will explore this by looking at some of the biggest challenges the world faces as identified by the United Nations (global compact): anti-corruption; poverty; the environment; labour (such as sweatshops); human rights.

International Collaboration and Transnational Mobility

Working aboard is a rewarding yet challenging experience. This module prepares you to deal with various work/life scenarios and challenges you may face in your transnational experience. As identifying, analysing and addressing business problems are essential skills for transnational entrepreneurs and global managers, the module enables you to virtually collaborate with a group of students from overseas institutions to work on solutions for an assigned business problem posed by one of the invited experienced entrepreneurs

International Market Environment

You are introduced to basic economic theories of markets and competition along with aspects of the wider business environment, including government policy and the macro-economy. These ideas are then applied to the practical analysis of markets using segmentation, targeting, and positioning framework.

Personal and Professional Development for Business

You become more aware of your own personal and professional development through reflection and interaction with peers. Drawing on related theories, you understand the importance of personal development and develop skills to enhance your future employability.

Understanding Organisations

You study some of the general principles of business management, particularly in the context of structure, culture, leadership, organisational behaviour, the business environment and the impact of these areas operationally. You are also introduced to the concept of strategic management with an emphasis on organisational resource and competency. And you consider the impact of organisational behaviour on overall business effectiveness, examining the role of the individual within the organisation and exploring motivation, perception and personal impact.

 

Year 2 core modules

Agile Management

In a world of relentless and fast paced change the most important question for any company is ‘are we agile?’ In other words are we able to deal with new situations and changes quickly and successfully. For many the answer is no. In this module you will learn how to get to yes through the greatest resource available: people. You will develop knowledge and understanding of why much of management is no longer fit for purpose (management 1.0), and how a new alternative is emerging (management 2.0) is an alternative fit for the 21st century.

International Business and Management

You develop an understanding of the main issues affecting international business in the global economy and explore topics including globalisation, trade, economic growth and development. You focus specifically on examining these topics across different cultures. As the module progresses you become able to differentiate cultural variations and the impact of cultural difference on individuals and key organisations. You also have the opportunity to study a culture of your choice in-depth.

International Enterprise and Sustainable Value Creation

This module is delivered as an interactive learning experience, enabling you to work internationally and collaboratively to develop an enterprising mindset and to identify some of the skills and attributes required in both intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. You are encouraged to think in an enterprising fashion, learning new approaches to adapt and enhance your individual style. You work as part of an international team (collaborate with students from overseas institutions) to develop a sustainability business idea, and hear from experienced external practitioners.

Transnational Practice

You apply appropriate academic knowledge and skills to plan, conduct and present a self-managed phase of transnational work-based practices, through a transnational internship, a study activity at an overseas HEI, or international market analysis to propose a new business idea. You present your work in a conference towards where you have input from other students, teaching staff and business experts.

 

Final-year core modules

Applied Transnational Enterprise Project

You implement all of your entrepreneurial and business management knowledge and skills gained during the course, and reflect on your own transnational mobility research and work experience. In achieving, you develop skills in, and knowledge of, research design and analysis incorporating different methodologies. You independently plan, conduct and present a self-managed, research-informed work-based project as transnational entrepreneurs and global managers through a start-up project or an onsite or remote internship.

You develop the ability to define problem areas for research, outline a suitable approach to investigate such problems, and report the findings of the investigation. Through discrete, identifiable work-related activities focused on enhancing organisational knowledge and innovation, you develop personal and professional knowledge through a process of reflection, critical thinking and action. You demonstrate an autonomous approach to professional learning and development within a work-based context to enhance your employability.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise

You gain an insight into developing and implementing emerging technologies in relation to information management and the technological aspects of business enterprise. You learn how these technologies affect all organisations in a wider business and technology context.

Innovation in Action

This module draws on innovation management theories combined with contemporary technology management and linking them up to changes in the organisational environment and organisational structures. It will focus on developing knowledge and skills necessary for understanding innovation and innovation management problems in contemporary businesses, involving technology advancement and new markets generation.

Sustainability, Strategy and Society

You gain knowledge and experience of business in society and how to implement responsible leadership for organisational sustainability. You will review the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and work with stakeholders, analysing the macro environment and providing evidence-based solutions to overcome a problem in society.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

You are encouraged to learn both independently and collaboratively – exploring, understanding and critically reflecting on relevant subject knowledge. We provide a diverse, innovative and flexible student-centred learning experience within a supportive blended learning culture. This includes workshops, interactive lectures and seminars using Adobe Creative Campus learning tools, work-based activities, supportive learning networks and the use of e-learning and a virtual learning environment. Modules revolve around the following core themes: digital transformation, global awareness and experience, culture and diversity, sustainability, society and ethics, future trends, horizon scanning, and innovation and creativity.

How you are assessed

You are assessed on reflective practice reporting, portfolio-based projects, critical essays, individual and group presentations, journal article reviews, case company/country-based analysis, and research projects.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Typically 80-104 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

We welcome applications from mature students without conventional entry requirements and will take into account any alternative qualifications or other experience.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

We enhance your employability by incorporating work-based experiences into the course. This fosters your professionalism and develops your creativity, problem-solving, cultural awareness and values-based decision-making, skills highly valued by employers.

Work placement

This is a hands-on course, giving you experience of building your industrial knowledge through first-hand experiences and by questioning these experiences. This involves working closely with industry experts and organisations through onsite/remote internship, transnational placements and start-up opportunities.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

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Full-time

Entry to 2022/23 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£14,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: N209 BA/GE
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 80-104 tariff points

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