Entrepreneurship courses

University of Northampton

Business Entrepreneurship (top-up) BA (hons) in University of Northampton

  • Duration : 1 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 13,900 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0
  • University Course Details URL : Visit Website


About Business Entrepreneurship (top-up) BA (hons) in University of Northampton

This course allows students with a HND (or equivalent level 5 qualification) in business-related subjects to top-up to a full degree award.

The Business Entrepreneurship programme looks at developing businesses from a practical perspective. You will gain a grounding in business management and build your competence in management functions such as basic accounting and business modelling.

Being in business has never been so exciting and rewarding; entrepreneurs have the ability to work across a variety of business disciplines, whether specialising in industries, consulting in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or setting up in business.

Course Highlights

  • Top up your qualification to a complete BA (Hons)
  • Guest speakers and industry experts .
  • Progression courses available.

Course Details

The three stages of the course are built around an entrepreneurial stream, exploring key learning in business start-ups, business growth and development, and entrepreneurial skills.

You will develop a grounding in business management, building competences in management functions such as marketing and strategy. You will learn about the theory and the practice of operating in the modern business environment and obtain the skills required to work in the industry of your choice.

As well as guest speakers, industry experts and experienced staff, you will have the opportunity to engage in real projects where you will gain your own work experience.

New York Study Tour

You will have the opportunity to join the annual New York Study Tour, to network with a variety of businesses and large organisations, plus get a behind-the-scenes experience with business and marketing professionals. Previous visits have included CNN, a film production company, a branding company and a start-up food delivery company.

The cost for the 2016 trip will be £915 per student which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast, guided study tours, travel insurance and a trip hoody.

Assessments

A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used in this course including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, multiple-choice tests and examinations.

Typical modules

Entrepreneurial Marketing

How does marketing differ when it takes place in a small business? This module explores the options and strategies that SMEs can take to make sure they take full advantage of the tools and techniques available to maximise their marketing ‘buck’!

Entrepreneurial Strategy

From start-up strategies to growth and exit strategies, this module considers how SMEs can plan their growth to ensure they fully exploit market potential and windows of opportunity. Entrepreneurial Strategy uses a variety of models and techniques designed for SMEs to enable them to negotiate the changing business environment.

Digital Marketing

Marketing now has more wonderful new tools than ever before, but has it improved communication with the customer? Constant innovation in digital technologies and the ways in which we interact with them has continued to advance since the personal computer became affordable. The two biggest changes more recently have been social and mobile. Social media has already revolutionised marketing and even mobile marketing has become mainstream. You will review digital technologies, how marketing can use these technologies and evaluate how effectively marketers are using these new technologies in reality.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

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The Chancellor's Fund

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Entry Requirements

As a one year intensive course, the Business Entrepreneurship Top-up has been designed with you in mind. As a conversion course, the required entry level is an HND/Diploma level qualification or equivalent in Business, Commerce, Marketing, Economics, International Development, or a similar business-related subject, then successful completion of the course will upgrade your qualification to a full honours degree.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Number of Staff 1,611
Number of Students 11,984
Number of International Students 1000
Graduation Employment Rate 95%
Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
Academic Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction English
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Financial Aid Scholarships, Funds and Loans

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
BA and BSc Degrees GBP 12,900
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy GBP 13,900
BSc Nursing GBP 15,750
Sandwich / placement Year GBP 1,000

Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

Cost of Attendance

Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities) 130 to 300
Food 36 to 52
Mobile phone 4 to 14
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:

Academic Programs Minimum Score
Undergraduate 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Postgraduate 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Research 7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section

Additional Requirements

  1. When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 13,900

Total

£ 13,900

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