BA (Hons) Management and Entrepreneurship
UCAS code: N222
Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as an important area of management study and practice. Its relevance is not confined to the context of new venture creation or the management of small businesses. Organisations of all sizes, and in all sectors, are requiring people to respond in ways that could be characterised as ‘entrepreneurial’.
The degrees place entrepreneurship in a broad social and historical context, exploring the nature of the relationship between the entrepreneur and the society from which he or she emerges. Central themes of the courses include entrepreneurial behaviours, processes and skills and how these relate to new venture creation, corporate enterprise, social entrepreneurship and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In demonstrating the links between managerial and entrepreneurial activity, the courses provide students with the opportunity to develop valuable analytical and practical skills.
The integration of theory and practice is a key aim of the degree. Students on the four-year Management and Entrepreneurship degree scheme spend their third year in employment, and throughout both degree schemes students are introduced to many visiting practitioners from businesses across the region.
* Please use UCAS code N1N2 for the three-year BA Entrepreneurship (with Management) degree scheme.
During your degree, you may also wish to take an optional year, term or summer abroad: to spend a term or year abroad, you apply in your first year. Or you can opt to take part in the Summer experience in China - you apply in your second year for this.
Typical entrance requirements:
A Levels: AAB
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Preference: Three A-levels
Key Skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Maths and English Language at grade B or above (or equivalent) are also essential.
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects
International Baccalaureate: 35 overall (with 16 points from the best three higher level courses)
The first year aims to provide a foundation in entrepreneurship and management and an appreciation of the role that businesses – large and small – play in the economy and within society at large. Alongside a full-year introductory course studying the myths and misconceptions of entrepreneurship, students take an introduction to statistics and computing in the first term, and an introduction to management, in common with those studying for the BBA in Management, in the second and third. Students then choose two other introductory courses from the following:
Throughout their degree, students will have many opportunities to meet with a variety of local entrepreneurs and business practitioners, to hear about their experiences and discuss their businesses. In some instances this will be on an informal basis, at other times students will be expected to interview entrepreneurs as part of their course work.
Second and Final Years
In the second and final years, students take a number of core courses in entrepreneurship and small business management, focusing on both theory and practice and on the inter-relationship between the two.
- Management and consulting: Practice and critique
- Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship
- Small business and the SME sector
- Research@Work: Placement Dissertation Preparation
- New venture planning
- Entrepreneurial behaviour and learning
- Work placement dissertation
- Social Contexts of Entrepreneurship
Plus one of the folowing:
- Franchising (second or final year)
- Family Business (final year)
In both the second and final years students can choose from a wide range of courses from within the Management School and have the option to select modules from within the social sciences. Examples include:
- Strategic management
- People in organisations
- Business simulation
- Human resource management
- Introduction to financial accounting for managers
- Business enterprise in the modern world
- Marketing analysis
- Approaching complex issues in management
- Business law
And many others. The option list is subject to frequent review.
Third Year Placement*
Students on the four-year Managament and Entrepreneurship degree scheme will spend the third year in paid employment. This valuable aspect of the course emphasises the integration of theory and practice and enables the analysis and application of your studies in a practical context. This experience will provide unique insights into entrepreneurship that will enrich final-year studies and appeal to potential employers. To support you in your search for a placement the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development has extensive and long-standing relationships with both the small business community and national and regional small business support agencies.
* Students may opt to study the three-year BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship (with Management) degree scheme, which does not require a work placement year. Please use UCAS code N212.
How to apply
All applications must be made through the UCAS system (course code N222).
For more information, please contact the Admissions Tutor:
Lancaster University Management School
Tel: 01524 510711
Fax: 01524 594743
A wide variety of innovative teaching and learning methods are used, to support the course’s overall aim of integrating theory and practice. In addition to lectures, tutorials and seminars students will participate in team work and role-play exercises, analyse case studies, prepare business plans, write management reports and give oral presentations. Assessment is equally varied, typically involving a mixture of coursework and formal examinations.
- ENTR 101 Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts
- ENTR 207 Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship
- ENTR 208 Small Business and the SME Sector
- ENTR 309 New Venture Planning
- ENTR 310 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Learning
- ENTR 311 Franchising
- ENTR 313 Innovation
- ENTR 314 Family Business
- MNGT 110 Introduction to Management
- MNGT 200 Management and Consulting: Practice and Critique
- MNGT 350b Management Dissertation