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The following course is proposed for entry from September 2020 and an overview of the course content is given below. This is not, as yet, fully confirmed.
Unlike traditional entrepreneurship programmes, BSc Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to work towards starting your own business from the very first semester. If you are driven, committed and full of ideas, BSc Entrepreneurship is for you.
As the course progresses, you will see the tangible impact of your studies by applying your learning to your business venture. To succeed, you need to be a forward thinker, anticipating and dealing with events even before they have happened. You will also need to put a strong emphasis on critical re-evaluation.
This programme is driven by real life business development and aims to produce highly entrepreneurial students who have a continuous desire to be innovative. To get the most out of this programme, in addition to mastering the traditional academic subject matter, you will need to take an active role in the planning, development, management and growth of the business.By working in groups throughout the programme, you will learn and receive support from your fellow students: improving your interpersonal skills and giving you the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles.
You have always dreamed of starting your own business
You enjoy working as part of a team
You are forward thinking and adaptable
The programme begins with the development of a simple business proposal, an introduction to essential business theory and participation in business simulation games. As you progress through the course you will explore a broad range of concepts and apply them to your business project.
All the modules take a student-centred, student driven and collaborative approach. You will start with tackling real-life business projects, and use this as the basis for learning, understanding risks, taking risks and managing risks. Throughout, you will be encouraged to experiment and learn from your successes and failures. Self-reflection, critical reflection and critical discussions are key components of this course. During your time with the University of Salford, you will be encouraged to apply your knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments and come up with creative solutions.
From start to finish, the curriculum explores the challenges and opportunities technology creates for entrepreneurs.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
Problem solving is an integral part of this course and as such this course takes an experiential approach, where students learn by doing. Rather than using the traditional approach to teaching, teaching staff behave as coaches.
Different teaching methods will be used to coach students, such as individual and group coaching sessions, practical workshops, feedback by entrepreneurs and continuous self-learning loops. Teaching delivery is supported by online and digital materials and software that replace the traditional teaching methods where the key skills are embedded.
From the start, students are given the freedom and responsibility to decide on what projects they wish to do. This helps students to become independent learners as well as boosting their self-confidence skills. It also makes the students more articulate, more collaborative and more time conscious. Continuous formative feedback by coaches and entrepreneurs will be available on a regular basis.
To reflect the experience of real-world entrepreneurs, BSc Entrepreneurship involves working 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. As well as the programme’s academic team, you will have support from University’s business incubator, Launch @SalfordUni.
Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.
We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills.
Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.
Students on this course will become independent learners and thinkers. This will not only prepare you as an entrepreneur or business leader, but also prepare you for advanced MSc programmes in Business Management or Entrepreneurship.
This course will work a with number of employers and entrepreneurs. However, the employers chosen will be determined by the nature of the project the student wishes to do.
There is extensive evidence that students who engage with employers as part of their degree are more confident, more articulate and receive more employment offers.
You will be forward thinking and highly enthusiastic with a can-do attitude. You will be self-reliant, ambitious and self-critical. You should be prepared to learn the latest business ideas from academics and entrepreneurs. The use of technology to achieve a desired outcome should be second nature to you.
Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.
English Language and Maths at grade C/level 4 or above (or equivalent).
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below
UCAS tariff points
GCE A level
BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes.
BTEC National Diploma
DMM for the three year programme
104 - 112 points with a minimum of two Advanced Highers
Irish Leaving Certificate
104 - 112 points with a minimum of two Higher Level Subjects
Pass Diploma with 60% or above
Access to HE
104 Points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2
Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time home/EU||2019/20||£9,250per year|
|Full-time international||2019/20||£13,320per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
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Proposed Course: The following course is proposed for entry from September 2020 and an overview of the course content is given below. This is not, as yet, fully confirmed.