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BSc (Hons) Management & Entrepreneurship

  • UCAS
    NN29
  • Entry requirements
    A-level: ABB/BBB
    BTEC: DDM/DMM
    IB: 33 points including three HL subjects
  • Length
    3 years full-time
  • Department
    Institute of Management Studies

Course overview

In a rapidly changing business environment, today’s leaders need not only to manage, but also to innovate, create, and inspire. This programme develops the knowledge, skills and abilities that modern day leaders and entrepreneurs need.

Why study a Management and Entrepreneurship degree at Goldsmiths?

  • This programme teaches students how to lead people, create business opportunities, and understand and influence consumers
  • You'll be taught in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), which specialises in training innovation and global leadership – it is where an entrepreneurial mindset is at the core of new and mature businesses
  • This programme is unique in teaching scientific knowledge and skills not only in core management, but also in entrepreneurship and innovation, project management, strategy, and consumer behaviour
  • Students will benefit from our cross-sector industry links, and guidance from leading academics in subjects that underpin effective leadership, including psychology, design and sociology
  • We regularly invite industry specialists to our distinguished speakers series and our innovation case studies, so you'll become aware of management and entrepreneurship issues in their wider context, and will have the opportunity to network with people who are active in these fields
  • We only take up to 50 students per year

Placements

The IMS anticipates that students will be given the opportunity to apply for a limited number of placements that the College would source. These are likely to occur at the end of the second year of the degree and would constitute a 15 credit option. We constantly seek opportunities to work with external partners to provide work opportunities for our students and will continue to do so. 

If you are an international student and you don't meet the entry requirements for this programme, you may be able to apply for our BSc Management and Entrepreneurship with International Foundation

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Rachel Doern

Modules & structure

Overview

We'll help you develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be an effective and innovative leader, and we also emphasise the key psychological and sociological principles that underpin entrepreneurial leadership in organisations.

This means that you will have, throughout your career, the knowledge base to create and lead organisations, and adapt successfully to ever-changing work and customer environments.

Level 4

Level 4 Module title Credits
  Foundations in Economics 15 credits
  Organisational Strategy 15 credits
  Understanding Entrepreneurship 15 credits
  Entrepreneurial Behaviour 15 credits
  Labour Economics 15 credits
  International Business 15 credits
  Perspectives on Capital: Financial, Physical, Human, and Social 15 credits
  Finance and Accountancy for Managers 15 credits

Level 5

Module title Credits
  Organisational Behaviour 15 credits
  Creative and Social Enterprises: Business Models, Value and Planning 30 credits
  How do you Create? From Creative Thought to Action and Impact 15 credits
  Research in Management and Entrepreneurship 15 credits
  Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
  Options 30 credits

Level 6

Module title Credits
  Global Leadership and Talent Management 15 credits
  Marketing Strategy 15 credits
  Innovation Case Studies 15 credits
  BSc (Hons) Management & Entrepreneurship Dissertation 30 credits
  Options 30 credits

Assessment

Essays, examinations, presentations, individual and group projects, reports, business plans, case work, reflexive diaries and dissertation.

Credits and levels of learning

An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.

Download the programme specification for this degree to find out more about what you'll learn and how you'll be taught and assessed.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Entry requirements

A-level: ABB/BBB
BTEC: DDM/DMM
International Baccalaureate: 33 points including three HL subjects

You should normally have at least Grade C in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Economics or Statistics.

If you are an international student and you don't meet the entry requirements for this programme, you may be able to apply for our BSc Management and Entrepreneurship with International Foundation

Equivalent qualifications
We accept a wide range of qualifications equivalent to the ones listed above. This includes:

Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including distinctions/merits in subject specific modules
Scottish qualifications: ABBBC/BBBBC (Higher), ABC/BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: A1 A1 A2 B1/A1 A1 A2 B2

If your qualifications are from another country, find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world

English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us. 

For this programme we require:

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0)

If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Read more about our general entrance requirements

Department

Learn how to lead people, create business opportunities,
and understand and influence consumers

Institute of Management Studies

The Institute of Management Studies fuses Goldsmiths’ academic rigour and creative culture with industry-informed research and core strengths in management, economics and psychology.

Our degrees

Our degree programmes focus on training you how to lead people, create business opportunities, and understand and influence consumers.

Our staff

Our teaching staff include leaders and entrepreneurs who have set up and run their own successful ventures, and who carry out leading research in economics, political economy, leadership, psychology, and complementary disciplines like design and sociology.

Our connections with industry

We also have connections with leaders in the creative and cultural industries, social enterprises and business, and regularly invite guest speakers to the department. Recent visitors include fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and ‘city superwoman’ Nicola Horlick.

Find out more about the Institute of Management Studies.

Learning & teaching

On this degree you'll attend lectures and seminars where you'll hear about ideas and concepts related to specific topics, and where you'll be encouraged to discuss and debate the issues raised. This will enhance your academic knowledge of the subject, and will improve your communication skills.

But this is just a small proportion of what we expect you to do on the degree. For each hour of taught learning in lectures and seminars, we expect you to complete another 5-6 hours of independent study. This typically involves carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, or producing essays or project work.

This emphasis on independent learning is very important at Goldsmiths. We don't just want you to accept what we tell you without question. We want you to be inspired to read more, to develop your own ideas, and to find the evidence that will back them up. Independent study requires excellent motivation and time management skills. These skills will stay with you for life, and are the kind of  that are highly sought after by employers. 

Learning and teaching on this degree will take place through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent learning
  • Presentations
  • Assessments
  • Exams

Find out more about these learning and teaching approaches

Skills & careers

Skills

You will also develop some of the skills needed to work in business support/advice, such as business incubation, financing and training as well as policy-making at the local, national, regional or global level to promote enterprise development, innovation, and education.

By undertaking the programme you can expect to develop transferable skills in critical-thinking, reflection, time-management, leadership, written/verbal communications, and numeracy. You will also be able to carry out independent research and write up projects both individually and in a team environment.

Careers

Our students pursue careers as business leaders of organisations that are global in nature, innovative, entrepreneurial and digitally cutting-edge. You may also find rewarding work as consultants, researchers, or in the area of entrepreneurship. You can find out more about career options after graduating on our Management Studies careers page.

The degree will prepare you to work in large/multinational organisations and small-to-medium sized organisations in areas relating to new business creation and business or product development.

Find out more about employability at Goldsmiths

Student work

Institute of Management Studies - meet our students

Student profiles

Sondre

"What I love most about studying at Goldsmiths is that there are no limits or impediments to what you can do or what you can achieve here."

Studying Management and Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths is such a inspiring and encouraging experience. If you put enough effort in to the work, the Institute of Management Studies will help you succeed as aspiring entrepreneur, which I have experienced countless times throughout my first year.

Prior to my studies I sailed around the world for a year, exploring new cultures and local customs. The highlight of this trip was when I as a captain managed a small vessel crossing the Atlantic. This was when I literally understood that there are no limits to what people can achieve, you just need the right framework and resources. This is exactly what Goldsmiths can offer, a place where young men and women can take a chance on a dream.

On the degree, we take an idea that starts in the lecture theatre or in a discussion and turn it into a new project, a new business or even a new industry that has the power to change the world around you. With this mindset, which I've learned, entrepreneurship becomes something living and almost breathable, a lifestyle. Because when you start to love your studies, hard work isn't work anymore – it's just a way of living.

Fees & funding

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