BA (Honours) in Business Management (Innovation and Enterprise)

The Open University

Programme Description

BA (Honours) in Business Management (Innovation and Enterprise)

The Open University

What roles do innovators and entrepreneurs play? How do you negotiate creative solutions to ‘real world’ problems? What makes for a convincing new venture proposal?

In this specialist route available in our BA (Honours) Business Management (Q91) degree, you will develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the management of business organisations and a distinctive combination of skills, knowledge and understanding around innovation, enterprise and related fields such as creativity and design.

On completion, you will be able to apply your learning to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges and pursue varied career opportunities in tech start-ups, social enterprises, corporations and public sector organisations.

Key features of the course

  • Explores and analyses the interdisciplinary nature of business management
  • Explores how innovation and entrepreneurship operate in a wide variety of contexts
  • Has a strong emphasis on creativity, design-thinking and tackling big societal challenges
  • Equips you with a range of skills valuable to a broad range of organisations and for your own innovative and entrepreneurial venture

Please note that this specialism is currently only available to residents of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Western Europe.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Within the BA (Honours) Business Management there is the option to study a mathematics module. Whether that module is right for you will depend on your experience and confidence with mathematics.

Skills for career development

This degree course will help you develop a broad set of skills that are of high value to employers, including the ability to:

  • understand key business functions such as marketing, human resources, information management, accounting and finance, and operations in their wider organisational and social context
  • put together reasoned arguments and question assumptions
  • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • understand the nature of leadership skills and behaviours within organisations
  • communicate effectively, clearly and accurately with others
  • use ICT to research, identify and present information
  • manage time and take responsibility for your own personal development.

Career relevance

The skills and knowledge you’ll develop by studying this degree will equip you to follow a number of career paths, and are recognised by employers as having great value for work in management and business. A qualification in business management can lead to opportunities in a wide range of areas such as:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking, including investment banking
  • sales and retail
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism
  • transport and logistics.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated December 30, 2017
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