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University of Southampton

Business Entrepreneurship

UCAS Code: N102

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB or ABB with A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. General Studies is not accepted. The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication and Culture Communication Studies Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which 39 credits must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular course

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3, D3, M2 in three Principal subjects If taking a combination of Pre-U and A-Levels then 136 UCAS points made up of an A-Level plus Pre-U grades; for example A in A-Level Business + Pre U: D3 in Maths and M1 or M2 in Law, OR B in A-Level Business + Pre U: D3 in Maths and D3 in Law.

Extended Project

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Southampton Business School requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in English and B in Mathematics (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Pass with 34 points overall including 17 at higher level, 5 in Maths (SL or HL), and English Syllabus A Standard or Higher Grade 4 or above English Syllabus B Standard Grade 6 or Higher Grade 4 or above Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If your OCR is not in Business, we strongly suggest you contact us before applying.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

If you are studying an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business then this is accepted and we strongly suggest you contact us before applying if you are studying a different subject.

Accepted with Distinction if combined with two A levels with grades of AB. If the BTEC National Foundation Diploma is in Business, this is accepted but we strongly advise you to contact us directly before applying if you are studying another subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

Distinction from an OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma combined with grade A's at A levels: D + AA or DD + A or DDD but care must be taken with subjects and restricted subjects which are Art & Design/Media/Performing Arts/Health & Social Care/IT/Sport/Digital Media/Laboratory Skills. As per our A level resticted subjects, we can only accept one restricted subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

DD

DD plus one A level grade A OR if studying two Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diplomas you will need DD in both of the Diplomas OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Business is accepted when combined with a suitable A level. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us to see if this subject is accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying a BTEC subject other than Business, we would suggest you contact us to enquire if the other subjects are suitable before applying. If you are studying two BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas care must be taken with restricted subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA in A-levels

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

If you are studying a Level 3 BTEC or OCR Cambridge qualification in Business then this can be accepted. However, if another subject area is being studied we would advise you to check with us prior to applying to ensure this is acceptable.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us before applying to see if this is subject is accepted.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/contact-us.page

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

44%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Business and management

This degree is ideal if your ambition is to start your own business or bring entrepreneurial thinking to an established organisation. The Business Entrepreneurship programme encompasses the comprehensive education of our Business Management course, combined with a specialist focus on entrepreneurship and its wider This degree is ideal if your ambition is to start your own business or bring entrepreneurial thinking to an established organisation. The Business Entrepreneurship course encompasses the comprehensive education of our Business Management course, combined with a specialist focus on entrepreneurship and its wider role in the economy and society. You will also learn essential practical skills such as business planning and pitching. The course is informed by the expertise of our research-focused academics, who are at the forefront of a number of enterprise-related fields. In addition, you’ll benefit from their strong links with international companies and with Southampton’s vibrant entrepreneurial business community. This will give you the chance to visit innovative enterprises and gain insights from experienced entrepreneurs.

Modules

See our website for full list of modules available.

Assessment methods

Most modules comprise a combination of lectures, seminars and independent study. You may also have sessions in our computer labs. You’ll learn through small-group activities such as the discussion of case studies, problem-solving exercises and hands-on training in management techniques, as well as industry guest lectures. There is also a field trip to a business in year one, on which you will be able to talk to managers about operations and strategy.

The development of transferable skills is embedded into our programmes. You’ll gain valuable skills, such as team working, communication and time management, which are essential for your CV.

Assessment methods vary, but may include exams, individual and group assignments, multiple-choice tests and your dissertation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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