- Business and Management at Derby ranked Top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2020
- Seize the initiative with this exciting new joint honours pathway where you can combine business and entrepreneurship skills with another subject.
- Develop plans for a freelance career or for your own business as part of your degree
- Build enterprise skills and capabilities around a subject you feel passionate about
- Generate ideas and make them happen
- Gain practical experience through real-life assignments with real businesses
- Receive mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and business experts
- Benefit from our innovative assessment methods ' with the added bonus of no exams.
Got an idea with commercial potential? Want to impress potential employers with your enterprising outlook? Think you want to develop your career as a freelance? You don't need a dedicated business degree to get ahead: translate your vision into reality on our joint honours pathway in Entrepreneurship.
Business-ready, with a twist
We've designed this course for ambitious go-getters from any discipline. It's your chance to combine knowledge of a non-business subject with the entrepreneurial mindset that gives you the edge in any career, in any organisation.
You'll gain the qualities that every employer values: creativity, flexibility, innovation and problem solving. And if you're an aspiring entrepreneur, we can help you turn your business idea into a viable commercial proposition.
Ideas into action
We encourage you to cultivate an enterprising approach to your other Joint Honours subject so that it could form the basis of your future career.
Your focus will be on developing a freelance offering, a real-life business or a social enterprise. You'll learn how to identify a customer need, create a product or service to satisfy that need and sell it to a target market.
We'll introduce you to all the essentials ' from marketing and finance through people organisation and strategy to developing ideas and taking action. You could even go on an optional year-long placement or an internship during the summer break to discover the realities of business life.
Learn from influential entrepreneurs
You'll have access to mentoring support from over 50 successful local entrepreneurs who are keen to share their insights with you.
Thanks to our role at the heart of the regional business community, we have a thriving Network of Entrepreneurs. Regular networking events mean you'll gain vital interpersonal skills while adding to your contacts book.
Real-world projects for real businesses
We have designed all our Entrepreneurship modules with input from local business people, social enterprises and successful entrepreneurs. They contribute to the course in many ways ' providing guest lectures, arranging industry visits and acting as sounding boards for our students' ideas.
Some modules feature live projects set by entrepreneurs to take their business forward. You will help develop strategy, create innovations and sell products and services ' all experiences which will help you shape and define your own enterprising approach.
An extra qualification for your CV
Alongside your studies, you'll work towards an additional qualification: the Futures Award in Business Work Experience. You'll gain credits for extra-curricular activities which strengthen your development as a business professional, including consultancy projects, volunteering, fundraising and networking. The Futures Award will add substance to your CV.