Sustainable Enterprise Management BSc (Hons) – 2017 entry

Designed for students who believe that business leaders can make a real difference through sustainable management, this programme will arm you with the tools to make that difference.

What you'll study

This programme will put you at the forefront of a sophisticated new generation of business graduates, combining commercial expertise with responsible management practices and a deep understanding of the economic, technological and practical principles of sustainability.

The core business and management knowledge and skills you will acquire on the programme are combined with specialist study related to specific sustainability issues – from ethical decision making to sustainable technologies and ecological awareness.

Programme overview

This programme puts you at the forefront of a sophisticated new generation of business graduates, combining commercial expertise with responsible management practices and a deep understanding of the economic, technological and practical principles of sustainability.

The core business and management knowledge and skills you will acquire on the programme are combined with specialist study related to specific sustainability issues – from ethical decision making to sustainable technologies and ecological awareness.

Our Sustainable Enterprise Management programme is ideal for those who want to study business and management but believe that current practices do not address the social and economic needs of a globalising world.

Approaching your studies from a managerial and leadership perspective, you will engage intellectually and practically with the complex challenges involved in making enterprise sustainable. By working directly with small and large businesses to develop and test new ideas, you will explore sustainable enterprise in a range of contexts, from start-ups and SMEs to large corporations.

As well as key business skills, this programme will equip you with the knowledge of how to build a business case for sustainable practices. You will also learn how to develop your own business models and plans for establishing a new sustainable enterprise.

This programme benefits from close connections across other schools and departments within the University, particularly the Centre for Environmental Strategy, an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.

Programme structure

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

Compulsory modules:

  • Operations Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Skills
  • Economics, Business and Sustainability

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Compulsory modules:

  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Environment, Society and Development
  • Sustainability Toolkits: Applications and Roles
  • Strategic Management and Sustainability

Students also take two optional modules, one in each semester.

Professional Training placements

At Surrey Business School, our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies for which our students have worked on their placements, including:

  • 3M
  • Ernst & Young
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Xerox

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Compulsory modules:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Business Research Methods
  • Sustainable Innovation and Technology
  • Sustainable Enterprise Project
  • Final-Year Project

Students also take one optional module.

Final-Year Project

The Final-Year Project is a 30-credit module which provides an opportunity for students to work independently on an extended piece of work in a chosen area of interest related to the degree. Students work under supervision from an academic member of staff.

The project is based on existing or new data collected with a variety of means. Students are encouraged to apply rigorous research methods to the analysis of data sources and undertake a critical review of existing literature in a field of study.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The School is also a member of the Academy of Marketing.

Teaching and assessment

Each 15-credit module is designed to involve 150 hours of student work. This time will be spent in lectures, computer labs and tutorials, and includes your own study time, both individual or in small groups. You will also write essays, assignments and projects individually and in groups that draw on your understanding of a particular area.

Our staff members are innovative in delivering engaging learning sessions that bring together theory and practice for your intellectual and professional development.

Contact hours

The following represents an indicative estimate of how you can expect your time to be split on this programme, based on the information available at the time of publication (February 2016):

  • 6 per cent personal tutorial/small group teaching
  • 3 per cent medium group teaching
  • 13 per cent large group teaching
  • 78 per cent studying and revising in your own time

Career opportunities

The ability to select the modules most relevant to your chosen career means you will graduate well equipped to take advantage of all the career opportunities open to you. Surrey Business School has an excellent track record of graduate employment.

Graduate prospects

Recent graduates from Surrey Business School have entered employment with organisations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Fujitsu
  • JP Morgan
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Samsung

Global opportunities

We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).

Surrey Business School currently has 17 exchange agreements spanning four continents. Our international partners include:

  • University of Sydney
  • Seoul National University
  • Hong Kong University
  • University of Mannheim
  • Linkoping University
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management

Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of the European partners, you will be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of the global business world, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.

In your third year you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in the USA, Hong Kong, Dubai and other parts of Europe. If working in Europe, you will again be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

Learn more about the Erasmus programme or discover where our global opportunities can take you.

2017 Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

A-level

AAA-AAB

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

D*DD-DDD

European Baccalaureate

76 per cent-75 per cent

International Baccalaureate

36-35 points

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year.

Select your country:

Required subjects

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above and GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or international equivalent – see relevant country page)

Selection process

Offers are normally made in terms of grades.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an Applicant Day. During the visit to the University the candidate can find out more about the programme and meet staff and students.

English language requirements

6.5 IELTS minimum overall

6.0 IELTS minimum in each sub-skill

If you are an international student and you are concerned that your English is not to the required standard, you may benefit from the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

See 2016 entry information

Course Options

Qualification Course Length Professional Training UCAS code KIS code
BSc (Hons) 3 Years N210 View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) 4 Years N213 View KIS data set

Tuition fees

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The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Professional Training placement fees

Programmes marked with a tick in the table above include a Professional Training placement.

A reduced fee is charged for Professional Training placements.

Fees will not have to be paid up front for those eligible students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees. The Professional Training placement is a key factor in the high employability rates achieved by students with Surrey degrees.

Bursaries and scholarships

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International students

Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.

How to apply

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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