BA(Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship)

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Entry year
Course code
Tariff points
Bristol Business School
Three years
Programme leader
Marion Gillet

This course is open for applications.

Page last updated 29 November 2021


This is a groundbreaking course that shows you how to set up and run a business alongside your studies, giving you valuable entrepreneurial experience.

Why study business (team entrepreneurship)?

What makes a successful entrepreneur? Research and experience suggest it comes down to the creativity of a team with common goals and aspirations, shared values and the passion to succeed.

Why study at UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) is ideal for those looking for a practical, hands-on approach to learning, who have the energy and commitment to take charge of their studies.

This radically different degree gives you the opportunity to set-up and run your own projects and ventures. Inspired by the pioneering Finnish 'Team Academy' approach, UWE Bristol was among the first to introduce this course to the UK. 

In the first few weeks you'll form a Team Company of up to 20 students, and work on real projects with the potential to earn your own income while gaining entrepreneurial experience.

Explore some of our graduates' businesses.

As a Team Entrepreneur, you'll work in your own office environment in our innovative Bristol Business School building. You'll deliver and manage projects, attend meetings, manage budgets and build valuable contacts and networks.

Your Team Company will run its own training sessions with the support of an experienced team coach. You'll also join professional workshops and personal development sessions to ensure you develop your entrepreneurial potential.

Where can it take me?

This applied course prepares you for work in the same way a graduate development programme does, ensuring you'll be a confident, motivated and resilient graduate.

You'll know your strengths, interests and aspirations. You'll have key skills and valuable contacts to hit the ground running in your career.

You'll graduate with diverse and exciting career options. All our graduates have said that the course prepared them well for starting their own business. Some have already gone on to run successful businesses.

The rest go into mainstream employment with successful careers in marketing, HR (human resources), coaching, education and development.



Year one

You will study:

  • Running a Learning Organisation 1 (focuses on how to form your team)
  • Managing My Learning and Development 1 (focuses on self-directed learning)
  • Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Practice 1 (focuses on exploring venture creation)
  • Enquiry into Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 1 (focuses on how to access expert knowledge).

Year two:

You will study:

  • Running a Learning Organisation 2 (focuses on how to test team capabilities)
  • Managing My Learning and Development 2 (teaches you more about self-leadership)
  • Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Practice 2 (focuses on evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities)
  • Enquiry into Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 2 (focuses on how to select your specialism).

Final year

You will study:

  • Running a Learning Organisation 3 (focuses on leveraging your team's performance)
  • Managing My Learning and Development 3 (teaches you more about self-mastery)
  • Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Practice 3 (focuses on refining entrepreneurial competencies)
  • Enquiry into Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 3 (focuses on how to deliver thought leadership).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

On this course you'll train on the job, writing reports, delivering presentations, form filling and managing cash flow. By joining this with academic work, you'll develop the habits of lifelong learners.

Throughout the course you'll provide evidence of how you have learned from your projects and your study. You'll work within your Team Company, supported by your team coach, to share and develop your learning.

Get used to keeping work hours, managing day-to-day challenges, dealing with customers and clients and learn how a real business works. Learn by doing real work on real projects, alongside other members of your Team Company.

You'll be provided with an extensive list of relevant books and journals. Read up on topics such as sales and marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship so you can apply these skills to your own projects. Develop insight into how these ideas work in practice.

You will join professional workshops and mentoring sessions as you explore the issues involved with setting-up and running your own ventures. There are no lectures on this course, though you can attend selected lectures offered on other courses.  

Your team coaches will support and guide your Team Company through the duration of the course. Where you need more specialist guidance, your coach will help you find a suitable source.

You'll demonstrate your learning by completing projects and project reports, making presentations and by undertaking research and writing reflective essays.

Your learning will be enhanced by giving and receiving feedback with fellow team entrepreneurs and your Team Coach.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

You'll be expected to attend eight hours of team coaching each week for 36 weeks of the year.

As well as these sessions, there will be a range of workshops, tutorials and collaborative sessions that you need to attend so you fully benefit from the course.

You and your teammates will be running your own company and you should expect this course to be a full-time commitment.


You'll be assessed through your learning portfolio and written coursework assignments. There are no exams on this course.

You'll show the knowledge you've gained and the application of that knowledge through your learning portfolios, which typically include:

  • Pre and post-project reports
  • Research
  • Activity logs
  • Reflections on your learning
  • Reflections on feedback from team coaches and peers.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year



We are part of the Team Academy Learning Network, a group of universities offering similar courses in Europe, China and South America. With this comes the opportunity to attend network meetings, or arrange a short exchange.

Study facilities

In our new £55m Bristol Business School, you'll have access to cutting-edge learning spaces.

Designed with student input, it offers learning spaces for individual and group study plus conference rooms you can book. It's a space where students and business come together to collaborate and form new partnerships.

Your Team Company will have its own open plan office space in the Team Entrepreneurship Hub, giving you experience of running an office while you study. It's well-equipped with networked PCs, phones and presentation facilities.

In our specialist library, business librarians manage vast collections to support your research. Attend workshops to develop your information skills or visit Study Skills

You'll have access to recommended books, trade press, academic journals, and industry databases on and off campus.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Guest speakers

This course offers inspiring sessions with industry experts, business and social entrepreneurs who share their experience and answer questions.

These include:

  • Entrepreneurs and founders of successful start-ups
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Professional business coaches, educators and mentors
  • Specialists in the fields of marketing, finance, operations and technology
  • Venture capitalists and angel investors.

With guests from such diverse backgrounds, you'll be able to speed up your own development through the real-life experiences of others.


Careers / Further study

This applied course prepares you for work, whether your own venture or within an existing startup or established business. Whatever path you choose, you'll graduate with excellent and diverse career prospects.

All our graduates have said the course prepared them well for starting their own ventures.

You could also go into mainstream employment with careers in marketing, HR, coaching, education and development.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Supplementary fee information

Additional costs

This refers to items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: No specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.
  • Irish Highers: No specific subjects required.
  • T Levels: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

If you exceed the entry requirements you may be eligible for BA(Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) (with Foundation year).

We won't be able to accept your application for this course if you require the Student Route visa.

Read more about entry requirements.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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