BA Applied Business (Entrepreneurship)

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UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The online BA (Hons) Applied Business (Entrepreneurship) programme is specifically designed for students with the passion and ambition to start their own venture, or further develop a venture with which they are already associated.

The programme is delivered through the Wales-Ducere Office utilising the expertise and industry relevance of the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty. To find out more about Ducere, please visit Ducere Global Business School.

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
Full-time (online; 3 years). Accelerated (online; 2 years).
Start Date: three intakes per year - September, January and May.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Faculty of Business and Management
Contact Name:
Chris Thomas
Contact Email:
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The programme provides a broad foundation of business skills tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and business leaders who have a desire to create a better future through outstanding business leadership whether that be as an entrepreneur, senior executive or social entrepreneur.

As students work their way through a unique learning experience that includes tailored learning activities and exclusive video content standing on the shoulders of hundreds of the world’s most successful and inspiring leaders, from Presidents and Prime Ministers to Nobel Prize winners and leading academics, students will be supported in the development of their business acumen.

Level 4

Students will study the six compulsory modules below:

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Managing Money and Finances
  • Business Model Development

Level 5

Students will study the compulsory modules below:

  • Applied Entrepreneurship: Concept Development and Validation
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Business and Disruption

And one of the following options:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Managerial Communication

Level 6

Students will study the compulsory modules below:

  • Applied Leadership
  • Big Data
  • Capital Raising
  • The Global Economy
  • Management Strategy

And one of the following modules:

  • Competitive Market Positioning
  • Managing Diverse Workplaces
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Organisational Change
  • A degree tailored to your passions, goals, and ambitions.
  • Develop an industry-relevant project portfolio as part of your degree.
  • Learn from dynamic insights from over 250 Ducere Global Leaders, including former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize Winners, Global Leaders, CEOs and Business Innovators.
  • Develop the skills employers need.
  • Enjoy personalised student support.
  • Study when it suits you with HD videos, unmatched academic support and no exams.
  • Anthony Grace
  • Kathy Lang
  • Ming Chow
  • Rob Weston

Assessment methods vary from module to module but you can expect a range of assessments including, reports, presentations and analyses. Assessments combine academic rigour with authentic “real-world” tasks that demonstrate a student’s ability to meaningfully apply their knowledge and skills.

88 UCAS points plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English; or significant work experience* plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English.

*Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Graduates will develop capabilities including: 

  • Identifying business opportunities in a variety of contexts
  • Rapidly prototyping a range of innovative business models
  • Effectively validating the potential of entrepreneurial concepts
  • Utilising modern technologies to build and grow new ventures
  • Working with established organisations to operate more effectively.

With career opportunities including: 

  • Entrepreneur
  • Intrapreneur
  • Strategy specialist
  • Consultant
  • Business owner.

£9,000 per year.

There are no additional costs to this course.

  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Devise and test innovative business models
  • Access modern technologies to grow new businesses
  • Engage with the local startup landscape through incubators, accelerators, and investors.