Learn how businesses can thrive and grow even in tough economic climates. Understand how to apply the principles of enterprise and innovation that are becoming crucial to competitiveness in all organisations, including private, public and not-for-profit. Throughout the course you gain a solid and up-to-date grounding in business and management, building your knowledge and skills and developing your ability to succeed in the increasingly complex, competitive and dynamic business environment. The course has a practical focus on developing the enterprise skills that employers look for, such as problem solving, creative thinking, team-working, communication, leadership, management, and interpersonal skills. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as • 3M • BAE Systems • Hoya Lens UK • Microsoft • River Island Clothing • Asda. Some students choose to trial their own business idea during the placement year by starting and then running their own business. If you choose to do this, you are supported by the University’s Research and Innovation Office which provides a monthly bursary, business centre facilities and free business advice. This support is also available for up to five years after graduating. If you do not complete a placement, you learn from other employment experiences in the work-based learning module.