This course provides a solid, up-to-date grounding in business and management, with a special focus on enterprise and innovation. Enterprise and innovation are becoming crucial to competitiveness in all organisations including private, public and not-for-profit.
This course develops these skills to help you deliver and manage innovation, whether you
start your own business
want to work in innovative companies and industries, or areas where there is rapid change
expect to work with and manage creative people later in your career
The course has a practical focus on developing enterprise skills such as * initiative * creativity * problem solving * decision making. These are all skills employers increasingly look for.
You may be able to take part of your second year studies in universities abroad in a country such as Australia, Canada or the USA.
Most students take a one year work placement in year three, which gives you an insight into the workings of business and service organisations. The placement provides general management opportunities in areas such as * marketing * human resource management * business operations * finance.
On placement you can see how innovation and enterprise can contribute to business success. You get to apply your learning, developing solutions to real problems. Your experience on placement can give you a real advantage in the job market.
Companies offering placements have recently included * 3M * BAE Systems * Hoya Lens UK * Microsoft * River Island Clothing * ASDA. There are also placements in a range of entrepreneurial companies.
If you do not complete a placement, you learn from other employment experiences in the work based-learning module.