BA Rural Enterprise Management
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 BA Rural Enterprise Management programme provides the skills and understanding for graduates to help shape the changing nature of business within a rural context. Students study traditional business areas from a new perspective which takes account of the challenges of rural enterprise.
Institution Code: T80
Start Date: September
Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries
Carmarthen Business School
Dr Louise Emanuel
The rural economy has the potential to significantly contribute to economic growth and entrepreneurial activity; a study by the Federation of Small Businesses noted that ‘the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in our rural communities. There are more businesses per head of population in most rural areas compared to the majority of urban areas’. The majority of rural enterprises are SMEs or microbusinesses which have specific characteristics and face different challenges from urban business and larger corporations.
Our BA Rural Enterprise Management programme aims to develop your understanding of the specific concerns of rural enterprise within a wider business context. The programme has sustainable and ethical thinking at its core and as a learner you will challenge existing paradigms, interrogate new paradigms and debate business solutions which will focus on developing and sustaining rural enterprises as part of the wider rural economy and community.
As a student of the programme you will experience a flexible, transformational learning approach which aims to increase your employability not just today, but for the rapidly evolving workplace of the future. A report by the World Economic Forum notes that by 2020 35% of the skills that are considered important for today’s employment will have changed; according to the report, the top three skills required by the workforce will be complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. By studying BA Rural Enterprise Management with us you will gain the skills and abilities to creatively solve the problems of the future by engaging in problem based learning which aims to transforms your thinking about rural enterprise, makes you question the accepted and immerses you in collaboration.
- Global Business Challenges
- Distinctiveness and Regeneration
- Contemporary Business Approaches
- Financial Management
- Learning and Collaboration for Global Citizenship
- Generating Business Data and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- The Inter-cultural Workplace
- Business Inquiry and Research
- Technological Change and Innovation
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Rural Business and Diversification
- Project Management for Sustainability
- Globally Responsible Business
- Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity
- Sustainable Business Project
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Developing Rural Enterprises
- Digital Business and Open Data
- Business Law and Taxation
If you want to be ready for the future of rural enterprise and be able to respond to both global and local challenges and opportunities then this innovative programme, built on ethical and sustainable principles is the choice for you.
As a BA Rural Enterprise Management student at UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School you will be part of a supportive learning community with enthusiastic, research active staff who endeavor to help you maximize your time at UWTSD. We have a progressive and transformational approach to learning that builds independence and self-determination in our learners.
This is a new programme for 2017 which builds on our expertise in business management and rural affairs and draws from our rural location in West Wales.
As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship, engage in fieldwork and benefit from a range of guest lectures from entrepreneurs and rural enterprises. We have links with a wide range of organisations, many of whom offer the opportunity for our students to engage in live project work as part of their studies. Our students also have the opportunity to take an International study abroad semester, offered in universities in the USA and Canada.
Outside of your course, UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment where first class learning spaces and high quality resources combine with green lawns, landscaped areas and flexible social spaces.
The BA Rural Enterprise Management programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students’ understanding, problem solving and creative thinking during their three years of study.
88 UCAS points.
Other equivalent qualifications are accepted and the admissions panel will consider each application on an individual basis. Please note also that our offers are not based solely on your academic achievements; we take into account your full range of skills, experience and attainments when considering your application.
The degree welcomes applicants who have previously studied business for a natural progression. Those who have studied other subject areas will transfer well. Those with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme. A-Level and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies are respected.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities.
UK/EU Tuition Fees
Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.
Overseas Tuition Fees
Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.
Bursaries and Scholarships
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.
It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.
Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.
Students may also wish to attend optional overnight field visits in the UK or overseas at some point during their programme of study, with an estimate of £600-£1000. Again, attendance at additional overnight field visits are not compulsory and have no bearing on the final grade. Costs for field visits which are part of modules are included in course fees.
The friendly approach of the University allows early identification of learning needs and support for skill enhancement. This includes respect for specialist needs. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The close working relationships between tutors and students and students and their classmates nurtures a positive, active learning environment.