Business Management and Entrepreneurship offers you the skills needed to develop new ideas, giving you everything needed to start your own successful business.
Why study Business Management and Entrepreneurship?
New businesses are the lifeblood of most developed or developing economies. They’re needed by established companies, whether as a supplier offering exciting new inputs or as new ventures within the company.
Governments are very keen to stimulate the creation of new businesses and support them, as they are often key to developing regions or creating jobs in areas with high unemployment. Perhaps most importantly, you might want to start a business because you have a passion for creating something new.
To start and make a success out of your own business it’s not enough just to have a great idea, you need to manage it well. If this is your ambition, you’ll need to learn a wide range of entrepreneurial concepts and skills. Our Business Management and Entrepreneurship course will prepare you to become innovative, teach you how to manage new ideas and how to apply learning to creating a new business.
Why St Mary's?
Business Management and Entrepreneurship was designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience working with entrepreneurs in a variety of sectors. The degree takes into account the skills and attitudes required by entrepreneurs as they prepare to launch their businesses.
There are numerous opportunities to undertake a work placement as part of your degree, giving you the chance to combine academic theory with a work environment.
Our Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study more specialist subject areas, including business law, management consultancy and digital business.
St Mary’s is a beautiful campus university in London, with a friendly and professional atmosphere. Our West London location puts us near large companies, some of which supply, run and use the nearby Heathrow Airport. We are also surrounded by successful small businesses and business incubators where small businesses can be nurtured.
As well as highly interactive lectures and presentations from leading researchers and top management professionals and practitioners, you will attend seminars that will deepen your understanding of the skills needed to be an effective entrepreneur.
Individual tutorials are also available and provide support on a one-to-one basis. These methods are supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning materials.
Throughout the degree, you will be assessed in a variety of ways that test your knowledge, understanding and skills development.
The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework.
Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.
- Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus