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 (with a Foundation Year)?
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. You will organise your placement with the help of the Workplace Learning Team and can choose to do it in a location that suits you.
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.
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Business Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
- This degree programme is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students who successfully pass all mapped modules will be eligible to be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation)
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus