University of Buckingham Business Enterprise

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University of Buckingham Business Enterprise

University of Buckingham Business Enterprise

BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise (BBE)

Entry requirements: A-level: BBB / IB 32, or evidence of entrepreneurship
Full or Part-time: Full-time
UCAS Code: N190

School: Business School Back to course finder

Course outline

Are you entrepreneurial but also want to study for an honours degree? Well, you can on the innovative BSc Business Enterprise programme at the University of Buckingham.

Launched in January 2006, our BSc Business Enterprise is the first undergraduate Venture Creation Programme (VCP) at a university anywhere in the world. This means students are required to start and run a business as part of their degree, this is not your typical degree programme as this programme is split between real world application and theoretical knowledge.

The BSc Business Enterprise (BBE) Programme will interest you if you want to:

  • Start and develop your own new business at the same time as studying for an honours degree.
  • Make a positive contribution to the strategic development of a family business or other small or medium enterprise.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial or “can do” approach to life to enhance your future career anywhere.

Students pitching to the Buckingham AngelsThis course provides the opportunity for you to ‘pitch’ for ‘seed-corn’ capital of up to £5,000, enabling you to start and run your own business as an integral part of your honours degree.  We offer a range of business subjects that will help you to establish your business and develop your qualities of entrepreneurship, management and innovation.

In the first semester, you will learn how to create an effective business plan. This will form the basis of your ‘pitch’ to obtain your ‘seed-corn’ capital from our investment panel ‘Buckingham Angels’.

During the following 18 months, you will be establishing and ‘growing’ the business, at the same time as developing your academic knowledge in-depth across the range of business subjects needed to obtain an honours degree in Business Enterprise.

Visiting speakers

BBE students in an interactive classThroughout the programme entrepreneurs are invited to talk to the students about their experiences in starting business and what lessons they have learned in the process. This gives the students the opportunity to learn from real-world experiences and provide the inspiration all entrepreneurs need to be successful.

In the Winter and Summer terms we run weekly Innovation and Entrepreneurship talks by successful entrepreneurs, these are open to everyone and if you would like to attend you can contact for more information.

Find out more about upcoming (and previous) talks at: and/or view the videos here:


All of the first cohorts of BSc Business Enterprise graduates have established their own businesses, been appointed to interesting jobs or have gone on to postgraduate study, using their enterprise education and entrepreneurial skills.

Read about the experiences of Business Enterprise graduates.

Frequently asked questions

Download BSc Business Enterprise (BBE) – Frequently Asked Questions.

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More information

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Other links

EEUK-Member-LogoThe University of Buckingham is an active member of Enterprise Educators UK, the national network for supporting and developing enterprise education.

Nacue logoThe National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a national organisation that supports and represents university enterprise societies and student entrepreneurs to drive the growth of entrepreneurship across the UK.


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