BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation

Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation at Winchester is designed for students with an interest in the development of new business opportunities. This could be a new business venture or new products and services for established organisations.

BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation at University of Winchester

UCAS code: N290

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 104-120 points

2018 Entry: 104-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 4 years full-time (placement); 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years) | £28,450** (sandwich option)

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years) | £35,500** (sandwich option)

For further details click here

Additional Costs:


  • Core Text:  Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost: £50 - £300 per year
  • Volunteering and Placements: Students may incur travel costs on optional volunteering placements in the second and third year of study. Cost: £5 - £30 per day
  • Printing and Binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost: £10
  • Smart Wear: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the students existing wardrobe. Cost: £0 - £50

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA; Europe (France) via Erasmus

Work placements:

Students have the opportunity to spend a year on a paid work placement in a business organisation.


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World


The University offers staff, students and recent graduates the chance to win Enterprise 'Try It' or 'Do It' Awards.


The Trading Room in the Winchester Business School offers students a computer-based business simulation of the stock exchange for real-world experience.


The programme contains multiple built-in formative assessments to enhance the learning experience.

Student satisfaction:

100% of students are satisfied with the quality of the course (

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**If you are starting your degree in September 2017, the first year will cost you £9,250. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 (Home and EU), £34,800 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation at Winchester is an optional pathway of the BA (Hons) Business Management programme.

If you choose this pathway, you have this specialisation reflected in the title of your degree. You do not need to commit to this pathway until you have completed Business Management at Year 1. By this time, you have a good foundation in the study of Business Management and are able to make an informed choice.

The programme provides an opportunity for you to develop new business ideas and to assess your personal suitability for starting your own business. It also prepares you for general management roles involving creativity and new product/service development within established organisations.

An important feature of the pathway is the opportunity to participate in an Enterprise Project, involving small groups of students developing a business idea to the stage of a formal business plan presented to, and assessed by, potential investors. Past projects have led to significant funding for new business ventures.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies
  • Continuing Academic and Professional Studies
  • People and Organisations
  • Responsible Management
  • Understanding Markets
  • Managing Finance
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Functions in Context

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Applied Management Research
  • Management and Leadership
  • Globalisation and Diversity
  • Operations Management
  • Business Profitability and Performance
  • Creativity, Design and Innovation
  • Effectual Entrepreneurship

Optional modules:

  • Work-based Studies - Organisational Development
  • Work-based Studies - Communication in Organisations
  • Developing Academic Practice - Academic Reading
  • Developing Academic Practice - Academic Writing

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Researching Contemporary Management Issues
  • Consultancy Project
  • Sustainable Strategy in Practice
  • Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Strategic Innovation Management

Optional modules:

  • Managing Change
  • Project Management
  • Employing People
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Responsible Leadership Development
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Reading and Academic Writing Skills
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Skills
  • China: Twenty-first Century Challenges

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. For example, the Winchester Research Apprentice Scheme provides students the opportunity to work alongside an academic member of staff on a live funded research project. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services available to students within the University.

Programme Leader

Teaching team

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

A degree in Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation is excellent preparation for students interested in a wide range of business careers such as business development, product development, general management, strategic planning and project management as well as roles within finance and marketing. The pathway also provides an opportunity for students to develop new business ideas and to assess their personal suitability for starting their own business.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

For more information about graduate employment for the Winchester Business School department

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.


The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

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