BA Degree in Business Management: Entrepreneurship*
Entrepreneurship combines the best elements of practical training in business, management and entrepreneurship with the very latest academic thinking within the field.
Students graduating from Richmond’s Entrepreneurship programme will be ready to engage with a variety of activities such as the taking on and development of successful commercial projects for small, medium and large enterprises; or venturing out on their own successful commercial endeavours.
*Please note that the ‘BA Business Management: Entrepreneurship’ programme replaces the ‘BA Business Administration: Entrepreneurship’ programme. This title change is still pending Open University approval. Whilst we anticipate that there will be no problems with the change, should there be any delay, Fall 15 entrants will be admitted initially to the programme under its existing title ‘BA Business Administration: Entrepreneurship’. This does not affect current students on the BA Business Administration: Entrepreneurship’ programme.
- Acquire practical training in business, management and entrepreneurship with the very latest academic thinking within the field.
- Equips students with the ability to understand all the complex facets of business management from business start-ups to running ongoing new ventures.
- Combine the study of Entrepreneurship with exciting minors from other leading academic disciplines.
- Develop strategies to transform a start-up to a more mature concern.
- Obtain the skills to consult with development agencies and regional foundations.
- Profit from practical workplace experience with an internship in a leading entrepreneurial business.
Lower Division Requirements
QCF Level 3 - US Credits 31 - UK Credits 124
4 further courses (core curriculum requirements)
3 further courses (mathematical or Academic Literacy requirements, or electives for students with exemptions)
QCF Level 4 - US Credits 37 - UK Credits 148
2 further courses (core curriculum requirement)
1 further course (Academic Literacy requirement and/or elective)
Upper Division Requirements
QCF Level 5 - US Credits 30 - UK Credits 120
1 further course (core curriculum requirement)
1 further course (elective)
QCF Level 6 - US Credits 30 - UK Credits 120
Career paths for Entrepreneurship graduates
- Work in the family business
- Manage start-up businesses
- Participate with regeneration organisations
- Sales and Marketing
Where do Richmond’s Entrepreneurship graduates go?*
This is a recent programme and the first cohort has not yet completed, but graduates from the School of Business & Economics have progressed to:
In the workplace
- Apple Computers
- Electronic Arts
- Goldman Sachs
- Berlin School of Economics
- Boston University
- Columbia University
- Harvard Business School
- London School of Economics and Political Science
* Figures and information supplied by the Department of Alumni Relations
How will I be assessed?
The teaching and learning strategy adopted within the Business Management: Entrepreneurship degree is based on the understanding that all students will be treated as active learners. The precise approach will vary from course to course, depending on the learning outcomes relevant to each class.
The generic components of our teaching and learning strategy normally involve a variety of approaches and include the application of many of the following elements:
- Occasional workshops and seminars in some courses.
- Regular use of self-directed and directed reading in all courses.
- Peer-tutoring led by advanced students in many courses.
- Regular use of tutor- and student-led discussion groups via e-learning platforms such as Blackboard in many courses.
Students are assessed through term-papers, tests and project work. End of term exams are also used in many of our courses. Students pursuing degrees in Accounting and Finance are assessed through their ability to work with both theoretical and practical material and assess and apply their relevance to real world problems.
All of our classes follow a University-defined set of Assessment Norms. The purpose here is to ensure equity and fairness for all students.
Faculty who teach on this programme:
Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:
- A Level*: BBC
- US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
- International Baccalaureate*: 28
- BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
- ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
- SAT: 1700
- ACT composite: 24
- French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
- Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
- Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above
University English Language Proficiency Requirements
- English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
- To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
- UK Border Agency Language Requirements
- Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
- The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
- IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
- For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
- Home Office links:
Home Office – English Language
Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2
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Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)
UCAS Course Code: N100
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Students may choose to minor in Communications or Economics, for example.