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BA (Hons) Business and Entrepreneurship (Top-up)

Course information

Course Summary

How far could you go with a business degree? Nescot offers a weekend degree programme of Business Entrepreneurship including Innovation that is stimulating, robust and designed to meet your evolving needs and aspirations, academically and vocationally. Ideally suited to those who want to start or develop a business.

The courses is taught through face-to-face sessions on Saturday and Sunday at our campus in Epsom, Surrey. Our library and cafe is open for weekend students. 

NESCOT is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.

Course Code:N3234
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 6
Course Length

1 Year, Saturday and Sunday sessions at Nescot, Ewell Campus.

Starts October 2022.

Course Detail

The programme is designed to enable individual participants who have already completed the equivalent of two years of undergraduate degree study (Level 5) to gain a Bachelors (Hons) degree in Business and Entrepreneurship. Business and Entrepreneurship as a discipline is broad and continues to grow in reputation and in importance because it enables students to develop the subject specific and transferable skills that both equips them for successful careers in a wide range of business roles and also enables them to create and develop viable businesses.

    Modules include:

    • Research & Study Skills
    • Business Strategy
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • International Business
    • Business start-up project

    More information

    Watch our course leader's recent webinar: BA (Hons) Business and Entrepreneurship (Top-up) - Webinar

    Full course specification

    Open University Students Guide

    Our Handbook for courses in the Nescot - Open University partnership can be found here can be found here

    Course Fees

    Fees for Academic Year 2022/23

    Annual tuition fees: £8,000

    Concession: NO
    Government Subsidised: NO
    Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

    Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants will normally be a minimum of 19 years of age on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

    Standard Entry

    • A relevant qualification such as a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree from the UK in Business Management or related subject with a minimum of 240 credits at L5 (120 credits for HNC and 120 credits for HND). Related subject areas may include Financial Accounting, Business, Marketing or Economics. This is not an exhaustive list and all qualifications would be considered carefully at entry and application to identify any potential gaps which would be addressed.
    • In the case of EU/Foreign students the equivalent of the HND in Business related courses as certified by UK NARIC will be accepted as entry criteria. These students should have English Language proficiency at IELTS 5.5.
    • It is expected that the standards of English are at IELTS 5.5 after successful completion of HND in Business at level 5. Suitable checks in this regard may be made by the College at its discretion.

    Non-standard entry

    If applicants do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, they can be considered on their individual merits.

    To be considered, they would need to be able to:

    • Provide evidence of previous qualifications
    • Provide a fully completed and up to date CV
    • Provide evidence of minimum 2 years’ work experience
    • Provide a verifiable work reference
    • Participate in an initial interview
    • Participate in an academic interview
    • Submit a written essay.

    In such cases, the admission assessor must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to complete the programme successfully. Applicants who do not meet the requirements listed above may be able to apply for the Higher National Diploma.On successful completion of the HND, applicants will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

    Accreditation of prior learning:

    According to section 22.4 of the Open University rules, recognition of prior learning (certified experiential or uncertified) is not permitted at Level 6 of a bachelor’s degree where students are expected to complete 120 credits in order to gain an award.

    Your Next Steps

    On successful completion, the BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship will allow students to specialise by committing to various career paths in the business sector through:

    • Becoming an entrepreneur,
    • Working in a start-up company with influence on strategy development or implementation,
    • An investment professional who has to evaluate start-up innovators,
    • A management consultant whose practice focuses on innovation–driven firms or industry segments,
    • Working in strategy departments of established corporations,
    • Linking with the appropriate Professional Body,
    • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
    Other Information

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    Last updated  04/11/2021