What will I study?
This highly practical degree assesses your performance through a range of tasks directly related to creating, working in and managing an SME.
This centres on developing your skills and knowledge in the areas of management leadership, innovation, creativity, marketing, human resource management, finance, strategy and business planning.
We also spend a significant amount of time developing your own personal competence as a learner, leader and entrepreneur.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Teaching on this programme is delivered through lectures, seminars and practicals, totalling between 14-16 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 32 hours per week.
You are assessed via a range of practical tasks aimed at developing your understanding of, and competence in, key areas of Business Planning, Strategic Management, HRM, Marketing, Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management. All assessment is coursework and project based rather than examinations.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how the theories you will learn translate in to real life situations.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Evening and weekend study
A study option available to UK and EU students includes evenings and weekends. This option offers the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life whilst offering exactly the same support as daytime delivery.
If you choose evening and weekend study, you can expect to study:
- 2 evenings per week: 17:45 – 20:00
- 1 Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30 (in your second semester, it will be every other Saturday)
Careers and further study
This programme is all about developing your ability to create and run your own successful business or work in an SME in a range of sectors. All the skills acquired on this programme are in high demand by employers looking for resourceful and creative managers, providing you with a broad range of options on completion.
If you pass with a minimum of a 2:2 and would like to continue your studies, you may be eligible to progress on to one of our postgraduate business degrees at the London Campus. These programmes include the opportunity for you to specialise in either Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Financial Management or Marketing Management as part of your Business Masters. For those wanting to experience study in a different city, you may also be eligible to progress on to one of our Masters programmes at our main campus in Newcastle.