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Business & EntrepreneurshipBA (Hons)

This course is ideal if you wish to gain the knowledge and skillset to establish your own business or work effectively in an entrepreneurial and creative environment.

Course details


Important This course is subject to validation by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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New for this year, this course is designed to provide you with both theoretical and practical knowledge of business alongside developing your creative and entrepreneurial talents.
This degree has been developed in response to the growing importance of the creative industries as one of the fastest growing parts of the UK economy. It acknowledges that the creative industry is an area that would benefit from an injection of entrants who are able to bridge the business-creatives divide. This course aims to arm you with the skills to bridge this gap by unifying your business and creative ambitions.

Big business are craving entrepreneurial talents to help them keep ahead of the competition. Like most business degrees, it will cover all aspects of working within or owning a business but with more of a creative and innovative edge than a traditional business degree. Whether you want to own your own business, put your entrepreneurial skills towards a social purpose or work for a FTSE 100 business, this degree will equip you with the creative and entrepreneurial drive that you need to succeed and that many employers are looking for.

What's covered?

Year one units

  • Business and economic environment
  • Introduction to marketing and branding
  • Business accounting
  • Essentials of entrepreneurship and enterprise
  • Business analysis and decision-making
  • Business law and ethics

Year two units

  • Managing product development
  • Business finance
  • Understanding markets and consumers
  • Business planning to execution
  • Business games simulation
  • Human resource management and employment law

Year three units

  • Strategic and entrepreneurial management
  • Effective marketing and business intelligence
  • Contemporary challenges in entrepreneurship
  • Business project/consultancy report/start-up incubation


Lectures will take place in small groups, with no more than 30 students, while workshops and seminars will be no larger than 15 students. This will enable high quality interactive and student led teaching through the duration of the degree programme.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations. A range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Learning Resource Centre and the Forum, supports your independent learning.

How will my work be assessed?

A range of methods are used to develop skills and to assess progress and learning. Assessment methods include:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework


You will receive formative feedback as part of your one-to-one sessions with your unit teachers. You will also receive summative feedback on all formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your unit leader tutor. Feedback can be given in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including group critiques, recorded verbal feedback and written feedback.

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in (for al formal coursework assessment).

What can I do after this?

You can progress to post-graduate education, pursue a career in an entrepreneurial and/or creative environment or establish your own business.

You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points from one or more of the following:

  • At least two A-levels
  • BTEC/UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma/Certificate [RQF]
  • BTEC National Award/Certificate/Diploma [NQF]
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (minimum 15 credits at merit or above)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • AQA Baccalaureate
  • Progression Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

Open Event - Higher Education Degrees, HNCs & HNDs

Saturday, 05 October 2019

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Our Higher Education Open Events are held at the Southend Campus on Luker Road. These events are the perfect opportunity to find out all you need to know about degree, HND and HNC courses on offer at South Essex College.


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Important:This course is subject to validation by the University of East Anglia (UEA).


  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 3 years
  • Provision Higher Education
  • Cost £9000.00
  • Cost details Fees are per academic year.
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