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University of Lincoln BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship
University of Lincoln

BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship

Lincoln, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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Great businesses begin with great ideas, and they have a better chance of flourishing with guidance from experienced professionals in a supportive environment.

BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship at Lincoln is designed for students who want to learn about business management and theory to help them start their own businesses or acquire the key employability skills desired by industries and organisations.

This course offers the opportunity to study business law, ethical and socially responsible entrepreneurship, the principles of business and operational management, e-business, and marketing. It encourages students to put their learning into practice within a structured programme of theoretical scholarship.

How You Study

Initially, students can learn the foundations of small business development within an entrepreneurial context. They are encouraged to work in a creative and strategic way to develop a business plan by themselves or with a group of fellow students.

With guidance from tutors, students are encouraged to develop ideas for their own businesses in the second year and start up their businesses in the third year. They are expected to spend at least two days a week running their business and are able to tailor their degree by choosing from optional modules that specifically interest them.

The programme is also designed to accommodate the interests of students who do not want to start a business during their studies but want to gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills and competencies to seek paid employment.


First Year

  • Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thought (Core)
  • Data Analytics for Business (Core)
  • Finance for non-specialists (Core)
  • Organisational Behaviour (Core)
  • Principles of Marketing (Core)
  • Professional Development (Option)†
  • The Business Professional (Option)†

Second Year

  • Enterprise Project Starting the business (Core)
  • Innovation Management (Core)
  • International Business Environment (Core)
  • Operations Management (Core)
  • Business English and Communication B (Option)†
  • Cross Cultural Management (Option)†
  • Human Resource Management (Option)†
  • Leadership and High-Performance Teams (Option)†
  • LIBS International Year Abroad (Option)†
  • Principles of Project Management (Option)†
  • Professional Practice (Option)†

Third Year

  • Digital Marketing and E-Commerce (Core)
  • Enterprise Project - Growing the Business (Core)
  • Leadership Practice (Core)
  • Business Ethics in the 21st Century (Option)†
  • Crisis Management (Option)†
  • Design Thinking for Innovation (Option)†
  • Disaster Management (Option)†
  • Essential English Leadership Skills A (Option)†
  • Essential English Leadership Skills B (Option)†
  • Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)†
  • Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)†
  • Strategic Human Resource Development (Option)†

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations, and practicals. The way students are assessed in this course may vary for each module. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.

Entry Requirements

United Kingdom

  • A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.
  • T Level: Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.
  • A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, and EPQ.
  • Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Non-UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

Work Placement Year

All full-time students on this course have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry and do this independently, although tutors may provide support and advice during this process. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Sparkhouse Business Incubation Centre

Students study core modules during the second and third years at the University's on-campus business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, for their business start-ups, giving them access to meeting rooms and kitchen facilities, as well as post and reception services. They can access Lincoln International Business School's business networks and academics who specialise in research into small businesses and sustainable entrepreneurship. There are also opportunities to benefit from mentoring from members of the School's advisory board and the city's business community.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may choose to continue running the businesses they start while on the course or create new ventures. Others may use their entrepreneurial and business management skills as business development managers within organisations in the private, public, and third sectors.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.


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