BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise and Innovation Management (Top-Up)
1-2 years (depending on entry point) Full-time classroomDownload PDF Enquire now
Our world is constantly being reshaped by the innovating entrepreneur, from cutting-edge technological advancements to life saving social innovations. Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the core of the 4th industrial revolution, and now with the UK ranked 4th in the Global Innovation Index 2021, continuous innovation – both incremental and radical – is increasingly seen as essential to maintain competitive advantage and a prosperous economy.
As such studying these closely related subjects will give you a real insight into the way they are becoming increasingly critical to business and enterprise success. You will also be much better positioned to develop your own innovative ventures, either independently or in an existing organisation.
What will I study?
If you join us at Level 5 of your study, the programme will provide learning opportunities via an innovation-based consultancy project which will enable you to apply and validate your learning and skills in real world settings whilst also developing the skills of design led innovation, project management and analytics.
If you join us at level 6, you will be able to undertake an applied research project focused on enterprise and innovation to enable you to apply and validate your learning and skills further in real world contexts. You will develop crucial skills in design thinking and innovation whilst also understanding the importance of building an innovative culture through an organisation.
You will also learn how to implement strategy and sources of funding for entrepreneurial . You will 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?
Examples of roles graduates could progress onto include:
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:
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.
|Academic entry criteria||English language requirements|
|International Year One (Level 4)*||Good High School Grades or equivalent||IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5|
|Year Two (Level 5)||Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business and management-related field.
Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.
|IELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5 (or approved equivalent)|
|Year Three (Level 6)||Applicants should have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in Business or Management or a related vocational discipline.
Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to one of the following: DipHE, any Level 5 award such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ, will also be considered.
Non-standard route: Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Students with good high school grades (or equivalent), joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One.
Students joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One. Visit the International Year One course page for detailed modular content.
Students holding a Level 4 qualification in a business and management-related field, can directly join the programme on the Year Two (Level 5).
Learn how to effectively manage yourself and your studies, how to find appropriate information and use this in your academic writing, develop your academic voice across different communication styles, as well as developing your critical and ethical skills in your studies.
Learn how to develop a research question, and linked to this, be able to choose an appropriate method of research, combining both learning experiences to the development of a critical assessment of the academic literature.
Develop the knowledge and skills in change management essential for management and leadership careers success.
Develop your understanding of entrepreneurial cultures and the personal and professional attributes needed to operate successfully in a business environment.
Using a real world organisational issue, understand the context of consultancy project and how to lead a change in the complex business environment.
This module encompasses a multidisciplinary approach as it looks at innovation as an integrated approach to dealing with organisational change.
Students with HND merit standard or Foundation Degree in a related field can join the programme directly on Level 6 and top-up their qualification to an honours degree in one year.
Please note continuing students and direct entry students will study a different set of modules.
You will study one of three optional modules plus common modules.
One of the most important stages in the development of an SME is to understand the nature of entrepreneurship, the need for creativity and the ability to analyse your market and plan effectively.
Direct entry students
Students directly joining on Level 6 will study the below modules plus common modules listed below.
This module will equip you with leadership knowledge and skills to maximise your future employability and career development.
Common modules (all students)
Develop and cultivate a creative mind-set through design thinking and innovative practice, bringing together knowledge and creativity to construct a viable computer solution, service or a product.
Draw on your range of knowledge and skills developed during your studies and/or work experience to review research literature and evaluate business and management responses to a contemporary issue.
Operations and finance management ensure competitive advantage for enterprises through integrated risk management approach using innovations, which transform labour, capital, materials, or information into products and services of greater value for customers.
Combine theory and practice to develop an in-depth understanding about core leadership and management principles and apply these concepts to a range of scenarios.
Extend your knowledge of SME and Business practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and employ your intellectual and practical skills in an SME context.
All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.
This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England (for eligible home students). For more information, please visit our dates & fees page.
Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.
The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.
Information for international students
Northumbria University is committed to providing the best possible experience to all our students. To ensure you secure your place with us, we require our international students to pay a deposit towards their fees. More information can be found here.
Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.
Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this undergraduate programme.
All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process and to ask any other questions you may have.
Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or a Home student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.
UCAS applications – UK/ Home students
To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:
Institute code: N77
Campus code: L
Direct applications – international students
We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol on your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.
You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chain). This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.
|Apply for January 2024|
|Year One entry*|
*Please note: to join the first year of this programme you’ll need to apply to the International Year One in Business.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.
At Northumbria University London we welcome applications from disabled students and are committed to ensuring an equal and accessible application journey. Your application will be considered on an equal basis to all other applications. Please contact us if you require any assistance. This website is continually optimised to adhere to accessibility best practice guidelines; tools to assist users with specific accessibility requirements have also been provided. More information is available in our accessibility statement.
UK/Home Fee: £9,250
International Fee: £19,000
Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
1-2 years (depending on entry point)
Coursework and projects
JanuaryNext application deadline