New Enterprise Creation (PgCert)



About the course

If you have a business idea and you want to test its viability as a business, or if you think an understanding of how new enterprises start and thrive would help you to establish a good business idea, then this course is for you.

This course will offer you practical insights into how those who have already answered those questions did so.

Designed to give you a working knowledge of the key areas of business that are essential to getting a good idea off the ground and keeping it there, this course comprises a series of workshops with independent research or learning activities to follow, looking at market prospects and demand, market position and competition, brand building and marketing communications, finance and raising investment, costing and pricing, managing operations, intellectual property, managing people and teams, planning for growth and change, and the uses of media and data.

Every subject will be taught by a team comprising an experienced entrepreneur and an academic subject specialist, combining the latest research with the realities of making it work. You will be provided with an assessed task associated with each subject session, allowing you to test your learning against your own business idea or, if you prefer, one suggested by the teaching team.

Offered at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK), which is partnering with Milton Keynes Council and the Open University on a major project using big data to generate sustainable city growth, this exciting course will provide you and your potential customers with more and more relevant information, making it easier and essential that a small business communicates clearly and consistently in both directions with its market and its customers.





New Enterprise Creation - (PgCert) - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

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  • Course level - Postgraduate
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  • Campus Location - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day | Part-time evening
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Why choose this course?

If you have the germ of a business idea and you wish to test its viability as a business, or if you think acquiring an understanding of how new/embryonic enterprises start-up and thrive would help you to formulate a nascent business idea; this course offers practical insights into how to answer those questions.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

How will I be assessed?

The course uses a range of assessment methods. You are required to undertake a variety of individually based assessments. Your assessment strategy is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the appropriate subject matter, but also to allow you to demonstrate the range of business skills.

The assessment strategy underlines the programmes emphasis on research, independent thinking, and critical knowledge of theory and practice. The ability to make informed and reasoned decisions communicating these under time pressure and, finally, the all-important skills of teamwork and oral communication of ideas are paramount.

The written assignments and reports contribute to the learning outcomes focusing on your ability to research and critically evaluate elements of the curriculum in depth. All assessments are rigorous and academic in nature, and as such require you to use a blend of formal academic sources.

The assessments utilise a range of portfolio development, short term projects and problem-solving based assessments.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at a wide range of potential entrepreneurs/enterprising professionals, or those who wish to create a new enterprise, in the public or private sector.

We acknowledge that every application will be very different. However, as this is postgraduate study certain academic/course criteria need to be met regardless of whether the course it taken in its entirety, or in discrete components.

A typical offer may be an HND with experience through employment for three years, or the equivalent at degree level. Alternatively, and exceptionally, individuals who can demonstrate a flair for enterprise, either in the workplace or personally, would be considered and subsequently supported.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to start and develop your own enterprise in a variety of sectors or application areas. It is of real interest for you if you are looking to develop a specific business idea, or if you intend to become more enterprising in your current workplace. Many managers are required to be more entrepreneurial as they progress their careers.

This course is primarily aimed at people wishing to start their own business. However, if you find your studies particularly stimulating and want to study further you could explore Masters level or Doctoral studies, i.e., a PhD.



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

  • Fees are £2,267

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £4,000

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Milton Keynes campus is the new University campus for Milton Keynes backed by the University of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Council.

Milton Keynes campus is the newest addition to the vibrant, wider University of Bedfordshire population of 24,000 students from around the world.

The campus and facilities

The Milton Keynes campus is located in the centre of Milton Keynes close to shops, businesses and local amenities.

It's easy to get to if you live locally and Milton Keynes is very well connected, being within 35 minutes of London by fast train.

The campus is well equipped with the latest facilities including:

  • high specification teaching rooms with top-quality audio visual and ICT equipment (seating up to 50 students) ensure optimal delivery of courses
  • special purpose electronics and telecommunications laboratory provides the specialist equipment for our future engineers
  • large general purpose computer lab gives hands-on experience to IT students
  • Learning Resources Centre provides general purpose computing facilities and small group study areas and silent study provision – students can study in the ways that best suit their needs, especially if studying at home is difficult
  • student social space to meet up with friends and colleagues, as well as for important events and get-togethers

High-quality education

Committed to excellence in our teaching, learning and support:

  • many of our teaching staff have extensive experience and some have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contributions to teaching
  • we provide exceptional academic and personal support for our students with award-winning tutors and online resources
  • excellence in academic standards – courses underpinned by our world-leading research

Location

Milton Keynes campus is ideally placed with excellent transport links to London and the Midlands, and internationally, as well as local connections. It is just a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the rail and bus stations, with hundreds of businesses close at hand and near to all amenities Milton Keynes has to offer.

..it brings a university to my doorstep.

The new campus houses an array of modern teaching facilities, a Student Information Desk and the Students' Union, so our students can prosper both academically and personally. 

Study locally and save money if you're MK-based. For example, our foundation degrees offer you part-time and flexible learning study modes, so you can continue to work full-time and live at home whilst studying for your degree.

I chose MK as I live three minutes away from the University campus.

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

  • EU students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or apply online

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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