Entrepreneurial Business Management BA (Hons)


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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015.  The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.


However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year.  Please contact Admissions for advice.

Business School Of The Year

If you flourish with a hands-on team-based approach to learning and have aspirations to be your own boss, then this highly innovative course could accelerate your career development and give you the potential to earn while you study, through setting up and managing your own business in a team. It also offers business management experience that will suit you if you want to work for a business upon graduation.

You will spend much of the course running your own business enterprise within purpose-built business premises. Alongside developing your applied understanding of areas such as management, marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, you will learn to develop key competences such as creativity, innovation, leadership, communication, team working, strategic planning and decision-making.

Newcastle Business School staff, with experience in industry, will be on hand throughout the course to support you in your learning while running your business and you will also be provided with guidance by external business advisors. Individual student profiling will be used to assist you in appreciating your learning needs and support you in your personal development throughout the course.

Upon graduation you will be a well-equipped business professional with the skills and experience to start your own business or be a valuable addition to any organisation.

Individuals don’t build great companies, teams do

- Mark Suster

The programme is based in new purpose-built business premises. You will be coached by Newcastle Business School staff with experience in industry. Your Team Coach will be on-hand throughout the course to support you in your learning while you run your business in a team and you will also be provided with guidance by external specialist business advisors.

Individual student profiling will be used to assist you in developing self-awareness and support you in the development of your personal effectiveness throughout the course.

Ebm _listingWith the right levels of motivation, self-discipline and determination, you can graduate as an experienced entrepreneur, with an enviable international network and the relevant skills to either start your own business or to be a valuable asset to any employer.

The EBM program design and philosophy has been developed in consultation with the Team Academy in the Jyvaskyla Institute of Science and Technology, Finland. This approach has been recently adopted by a growing number of educational institutions globally which share ideas and learning and engage in exchange visits for staff and program participants.  Check out more at: www.tiimiakatemia.com

Historically, the percentage of Team Academy graduates working as entrepreneurs is 5 – 10 times higher than in traditional institutions of higher education.  In a ten year follow up from a programme in Finland, one out of three graduates starts a business right after finishing their studies.





The skills you will learn on this programme include:

People Development

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Negotation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teambuilding
  • Developing teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Building resilience
  • Planning
  • Change management
  • Implementing ideas
  • judgement and decision making
  • Networking
  • Critical thinking
  • Working productively
  • Learning to learn

Business Development and Management

  • Building a Company
  • Developing business processes and systems
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing people
  • Business law
  • Business planning
  • Raising finance
  • Managing business performance
  • Financial management
  • Risk management


Course info


Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Newcastle Business School

Location Northern Design Centre

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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