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Enterprise and Business Creation
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Enterprise and Business Creation

Applicants to the course will need to pass a further selection process comprising an interview to secure a placement.


This is a dynamic business degree aimed at highly motivated students with an entrepreneurial spirit. Heavily weighted towards work-based learning, you will undertake a placement with a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) for a total of 30 months, returning to campus for intensive study periods. The focus on learning to use your personal effectiveness to achieve your professional goals and the opportunities you will have to develop practical business skills make this course ideal for highly motivated students who want to set up their own business.
You will be taught and supported by academic staff from within our Leeds Business School and your extended work-based placement will boost your CV and make you stand out from your peers. You will be highly employable as a graduate who already has the broad-based business skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to an organisation's profitability. You will be well placed to use your enterprise skills and practical experience to set-up your own business venture.

A programme of high profile guest speakers each year is designed to inspire and motivate you. Past speakers have included the founder and CEO of Webmar and the past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award


Abbie Coolican


Abbie Coolican
Student Placement DePuy

BA (Hons) Economics for Business

“"Through my work placement at Leeds Beckett I’ve gained invaluable work experience from the largest medical firm in the world. As a result, there will be lots of opportunities open to me when I graduate."

Modules & learning

Investigative Consultancy Report

Career Development & Employability Skills

Analysing the Business Environment: Identifying Business Opportunities

Integrated Business & Management for Entrepreneurs (40 credits)

Entrepreneurship & Creative Thinking

New Venture Creation: Managing a Business Start-Up

Performance Improvement Project

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Business Performance Management

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Financial Management

Business Strategy

Leading Innovation & Change

Business Risk Analysis

Managing Business Development & Growth

Organisational Impact Project (40 credits)

Dr George Lodorfos
Professor George Lodorfos
Dean of School

George has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of strategic management, R&D (research and development) and the adoption of new technologies and innovation. He has done extensive research and enterprise work in the area of buyer behaviour, with particular interest in online purchasing and the use of technology to enable the sustainable growth of businesses. He has also supervised and examined many PhDs both in the UK and Europe and is an external examiner for two UK universities.    

We are proud of the strong reputation we have forged amongst businesses and employers for our innovative and work-ready graduates. Our approach to learning enables you to benefit from our academic expertise, and our valuable industry and professional contacts ensure that your learning meets industry standards.
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  • Social learning spaces
    Social learning spaces

    Our social learning spaces typically include PCs, desk space and seating areas, enabling you to study and socialise in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.


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