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Develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career in business or enterprise development with our employability-focused programmes.


This programme will prepare you for the world of business, developing an understanding of the enterprise across a range of business environments.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise from Oxford Brookes University.

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Full-time Foundation degree

Part-time Foundation degree


This new programme has been developed in partnership with the Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes University and key stakeholders. 
If you have previously completed two years of study (Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise or an HND in Business**), with this programme you can ‘top up’ your existing qualification to a BA (Hons) in Business and Enterprise.
Enhance your existing business knowledge and skills in:
  • Entrepreneurial business management
  • Managing quality and risk
  • Strategic management
  • Managing careers
  • Creativity and innovation
The programme has been designed to allow you to take a critical/reflective approach to analysing business activities and decisions. It will equip you to be an entrepreneur, whether in an existing organisation or developing your own business. The modules will be delivered through a combination of varying techniques including group work, critical investigations and real life simulations. You will need to complete a dissertation as part of this programme. 
The flexible timetable (full-time or part-time) means that you can choose to remain in employment while you study.  
Entry on to the ‘Top up’ programme is subject to completion of Level 4 and 5 with a minimum Level 5 average of 55% (or equivalent Merit for HND entry), without any referred or failed modules.
Upon successful completion of the Top up programme, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Business and Enterprise from Oxford Brookes University. This could open up routes into postgraduate study, graduate jobs or the opportunity to start or grow your own businesses.
** Where all pre-requisite modules have been covered through previous learning.

Case study - Verah's story

'The Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise helped me gain an understanding of how businesses are formed and run, expanding my knowledge of leadership styles and of the context beyond the operational figures. This programme equipped me really well for my future career, especially in terms of leadership skills, creativity skills and skills auditing, learning to identifying your own skills, and how best to put all these in use. '  Read more.


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