Organisations of all sizes in all sectors are increasingly seeking to employ people who can work in ways that are characteristically 'entrepreneurial'. Our degree offers you a broad understanding of Management combined with specialist knowledge of Entrepreneurship theory and practice.
Lancaster's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) is actively engaged in the business community and works closely with many local and regional businesses. IEED offers a range of partnership activities and consultancy services, including marketing, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial behaviour, innovation and growth. Every module of your degree draws on this in some way.
Throughout your course you will take a wide range of optional courses, covering areas such as Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing and Management Science as well as compulsory specialist courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.
You'll begin your degree with first-year core modules including Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts; An Introduction to Management; An introduction to Statistics, and Computing for Management. You can also choose another option from within the Management School. In the second year, you'll study Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship; Small Business and the SME Sector; Management and Consulting, and Franchising.
You will spend your third year working in industry, where you can refine the skills you have already gained, put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain invaluable experience for your future career. This will also give you insights into entrepreneurship and innovation and their impact on contemporary society.
In your final year, you'll complete courses in subjects such as Entrepreneurial Learning; New Venture Planning; Family Business; Innovation, and Social Contexts of Entrepreneurship.
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied. For a full list contact the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development department.
- Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts
- Introduction to Management
- Preparation for Placement
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Small Business and the SME Sector
- Management and Consulting Practice and Critique
- Research@Work: Placement Dissertation Preparation
- Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Project Management Tools & Techniques
- Year 3 Placement
- Research@Work: Placement Dissertation Preparation
- New Venture Planning
- Social Contexts of Entrepreneurship
- Year 4 Dissertation
- Family Business
- Entrepreneurial Learning
- Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Learning
- Management Simulation
- Principles of Strategic Management
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three modules of study which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
For further information about the department, staff and courses please visit the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development department website.
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Preference: Three A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Maths and English Language (min grade B in both)
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from three HL subjects
BTEC: Overall grades of DDD/DDM
Our graduates have been highly successful in finding good, well-paid jobs in various areas of management.
Your degree will give you an understanding of entrepreneurship as an important part of management and you will also develop a range of analytical, problem-solving and communications skills. Recent graduates gained employment in a variety of blue chip companies, such as IBM, Deloitte, The Co-operative, Unilever, BT, Enterprise and Accenture, as well as working for dynamic small businesses and setting up their own companies.
Your degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study of business at Masters level.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £2.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page