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Do you dream of running your own business? Do you want to learn how to create a successful business that will thrive in the toughest of economic climates?

If you’ve got a business idea, we’ll give you the skills and knowledge to realise it on our Business and Enterprise degree.


Course Benefits

Develop the core skills in finance, business and marketing you need to start your own business.

Get assessed on your own business activities – from marketing plans and financial forecasts, to product ranges and launch events.

Put your business skills into practice through professional work placements and consultancy projects.

Access mentoring, networking and funding opportunities through our Enterprise Centre.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

You’ll learn the fundamentals of business planning and business development, building your understanding of finance and marketing for business. You’ll learn how to formulate a business strategy and make financial forecasts, as well as discovering how to take your business into international markets.

Our vocational approach means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to put the business and enterprise skills you develop into practice. Your assessments will be practical, giving you the chance to develop a start-up business and generate your own income stream as part of your degree. We’ll encourage you to spend quality time delivering real outputs for your business, assessing you on fundamental start-up tasks such as your launch event, marketing plan or financial forecasts. You’ll also be able to develop the entrepreneurial skills sought by larger businesses through a major consultancy project in your final year. You’ll work with other students on new business ideas, using the skills and knowledge you’ve developed to deliver business consultancy, reports and recommendations.

Mentoring and networking is crucial for start-up businesses, so we’ll connect you with the wide range of successful entrepreneurs based in our Enterprise Centre. It’s our business development hub on campus, home to successful business owners including our students and alumni.


​Year 1

You will study the fundamentals of marketing, finance and business to provide you with a grounding in the skills you will need in business planning. Your programme level assessment allows you to work with others in developing a start-up business from scratch. You will complete the first year with a professional placement in an existing business where you will build networks and learn from successful entrepreneurs.

​Year 2

You will continue your study of the key skillsets of finance and marketing and a second placement opportunity at the end of the academic year. You may choose to spend this in a small business or else work on developing an aspect of your own enterprise. Alongside this you will study business development and skills as part of the entrepreneurial pathway and elect one of the wider options open to you. You will be working closely with staff and other students, alumni and business owners based in the Enterprise centre.

​Year 3

Your taught modules will focus on strategy and international studies enabling you to envision a broader horizon and future for your fledgling business. Meanwhile, your negotiated module allows you spent considerable amounts of quality time and effort delivering real outputs for your business while evidencing your work for credits towards your degree. This could involve being assessed on items such as your launch event, marketing plan, product range, or financial forecasts. In your final project you will select either the Business Development Project to work further on your own business or else the Consultancy Project where you will work with other students with nascent business ideas to share your expertise and advice, providing business consultancy, report and recommendations.


Learning and Teaching

Teaching is based on a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and tutorial sessions. We offer a 'blended earning' approach which encourages students to take responsibility for actively researching and developing their own special areas of interest alongside more formal taught sessions. Extensive use is also made of group work and the development of presentation skills, with a focus on team work – all disciplines required to be successful in your future career.

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.


Assessment

Assessment is largely coursework based, consisting of formal assignments, presentations and case study analysis although the finance modules are assessed by exam in line with the requirements of the professional body. Also, in the first year, some modules are assessed through a series of on line tests, with the support of

an electronic text and other resources. The use of electronic methods of assessment is a key feature on most modules at all levels of study and all lectures and other taught sessions are supported by 24/7 access to our VLE and regular one to one contact with academic staff.

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed. There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​.

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015

  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  

  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 

  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

I was promoted to Assistant Manager within 3 months of graduating and then promoted again after a year to Branch Manager. I now have my own office in Keighley which I run all aspects of.

Stevie Day

BA (Hons) Business and Management, 2013 - Branch Manager at Rent-a-Car

Professional Work Placements

We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You’ll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, working with small businesses and entrepreneurs to understand the day-to-day realities of running a business.

More about placements

We’ve designed this degree to give you the skills, knowledge and support to start your own business, but you’ll also be prepared for a career in business and management. We’ll also help you to prepare for a successful application to a graduate trainee scheme, thanks to the Graduate Trainee Assessment Centre included in your second year.

​Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Finance and Accounting and MBA in Finance, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel.

Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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​What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

90%  

of Leeds Trinity University students are satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).

6th in the UK 

Business Studies courses at Leeds Trinity University are ranked 6th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017).

97%

of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity University above all other universities in Yorkshire and 17th nationally (DLHE 2016).

Work Placements​

We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year.

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