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Rural Entrepreneurship and Enterprise with Placement Year BSc (Hons)

Royal Agricultural University

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UCAS CODE: B21N

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This unique programme is designed for students who have ambitions of starting their own business and want to do so in a supported environment with guidance from specialist lecturers, practising entrepreneurs and industry mentors.Taught elements of the degree will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of operating a business, with a focus on the entrepreneurial and the strategic skills needed to realise ideas in dynamic, international markets while practical components will focus on teaching you how to design, develop and finance your venture. This means that you'll graduate with the ability to start your own company in a wide range of markets or bring entrepreneurial thinking to an established organisation.As a Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship, the university has a long history in supporting entrepreneurs, especially within the rural economy. This programme is ideal for those looking to:• Diversify a rural business such as a farm or small holding;• Develop a food business;• Create an agri-food venture;• Start a retail or service business;• Build a rural fashion brand; or• Grow a social networking business.With this course you can:• Learn about idea generation, venture growth and business strategies;• Develop fundamental business skills such as financial and management accounting;• Benefit from hands-on experience of preparing business plans and presenting pitches to investors; and• Choose optional modules that will help you to develop your business management skills in areas such as marketing, organisation management, finance and supply chain management.International Study TourAs part of the 'Entrepreneur in Action' module which is taken in the first year, the entire course of students are taken on a free study tour abroad. In the last three years, students from the School of Business and Entrepreneurship have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During these study tours we visit entrepreneurs and their businesses with a view to learning the character traits of successful entrepreneurs and how these can be applied to your own personal development. All travel, accommodation and breakfasts are paid for by the University and it provides you with an amazing experience to meet agri-entrepreneurs.There will be a 15 week self-employment start up placement in the second year. During this time students have access to a wide range of university resources including mentors, business incubator and trading opportunities. In addition to this 15-week industry placement, in the third year you will apply and develop your expertise and complete a 12 month period in the workplace.This 12 month placement is designed to enable students to complete a relevant enhanced work placement experience to help them identify future career choices and enhance relevant skills sets sought by employers. The placement allows students to develop a deeper understanding and gain further experience in a relevant business or employment area to enhance their work experience. Students are expected to experience and engage in various aspects of their chosen industry from operational to practical working.Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop confidence and industry contacts for when you graduate.The programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 11,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Royal Agricultural University

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 123 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    120 55%

    68th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    70th

    27

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