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BScInternational Business and Entrepreneurship

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £13,350 per year
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Entrepreneurship is broader in scope than traditional business studies. It explores enterprising mind-sets, new venture creation and innovation in the private, public and voluntary sectors. It examines ways in which creative people, dynamic organisations and facilitative environments help to generate economic growth and social transformation.

This course provides you with insight into new venture creation and growth, as well as the internationalism of business. We equip you with business knowledge and develop your practical skills through a combination of entrepreneurial theory, group work, business simulation games and interactive projects. Upon graduation, you may decide to use what you have learnt to launch your own business.

You explore topics high on the agenda of international businesses, governments, policy-makers, researchers, educators and wider communities. For example:

- business start-up and growth
- strategic entrepreneurship
- the international business environment
- international business strategy
- innovation
- international trade
- economics
- technology
- international human resource management

The University of Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc International Business and Entrepreneurship, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our graduates.

This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript, to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market.

Essex is an exciting place to study entrepreneurship. Our county has more start-up businesses than any other in the UK. Essex Business School, where this course is taught, is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). This ensures our teaching is always up-to-date with current and emerging business trends.

We empower you to take control of your career in business and create ideas, products and services with real value.

BSc International Business and Entrepreneurship can also be taken with an optional study abroad or placement year.

Programme structure

Year 1

Business Creation and Growth
Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Principles of Markets, Marketing and Selling
Introduction to International Business
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development
Personal Career Development

Year 2

The International Business Environment
Managing Innovation
E-Commerce (optional)
International Business Strategies
Successful Futures
Organisational Behaviour and Management (optional)
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Consumer Behaviour (optional)

Final year

Business Strategy
International Human Resource Management
Business Research Methods
Supply Chain Management (optional)
Research Project – International Business and Entrepreneurship
Business Ethics (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many also take their knowledge and experience of the course and pursue their own entrepreneurial activities and new ventures.

Our recent graduates work for a wide range of high-profile companies, including:

Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States