Duration of the Program

3 Years

Semesters

6 Semesters

Level

Undergraduate

Tuition Fees per Year

38 348 000 UZS

Who is this Programme for?

BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship with International Business is designed for all students who wish to gain solid knowledge of entrepreneurship, international business and business management and launch their new ventures or join successful international companies to launch professional careers in the existing organisations as Supply Chain Managers, Export Manager, Business Development Manager, International Trade and Customs Manager, International Sales Manager etc.

 

Applicants who have good communication and analytical skills and are ready to unlock their creative and intellectual potential are welcome to apply for this course.

Distinctive features of the Course:

– opportunity to shape and develop entrepreneurial mindset

– development of critical understanding of international business

– opportunity to launch entrepreneurial start-up with focus on international activity

– focus on international activities mixed with business environment of Uzbekistan

– special emphasis on understanding and working in an international business environment

Entry Requirements

Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:

 

  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation Course; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an undergraduate degree course at a recognised higher education establishment; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject, excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or
  • Any other equivalent qualification allowing entry to a UK higher education undergraduate course (e.g. International Baccalaureate).

Applicants must have:

 

  • Had their secondary education through the medium of English and gained grade C or above in GCSE English or its equivalent; or
  • An IELTS score of 6.0 with writing component of 5.5 or above or another English Language Test recognised by TEAM; or
  • Successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course with at least 40% in an academic English module or equivalent.

Applicants must be 18 years of age by the 31st of October of the academic year applied for.

Transfer of credits allows credits awarded by another HE Institution to contribute to the credit required for an LSBU award. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Consideration of any request for transfer of credits will only be confirmed against an official transcript, and particular attention will be paid to grades achieved and number of attempts at the assessments.

Course Learning Outcomes

LO1 – Combine theoretical knowledge and understanding with critical- thinking and reflective skills to develop a range of value-added solutions.

 

LO2 – Identify opportunities and create sustainable entrepreneurial  solutions to create value for a diverse range of stakeholders.

 

LO3 – Apply concepts of social responsibility, ethical behavior and sustainability in business and assess the impact of entrepreneurial action on the target community, market, society and environment.

 

LO4 – Apply interpersonal skills to be effective and self-aware, working both individually and as a part of a team, demonstrating the capacity to motivate oneself and others.

 

LO5 – Demonstrate the ability to conduct economic and financial analysis of the business idea and its long-term financial viability.

 

LO6 – Apply an integrated understanding of all procedures and processes involved in launching and managing a venture.

 

LO7 – Critically analyse, evaluate and develop appropriate business strategies within an international business context.

 

LO8 – Demonstrate the ability to understand and appreciate the role of cross-national differences in creating and successfully managing a business in international context.

Course Structure (a table with modules):

Short description of each Module:

Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship

The Future is fraught with risks and uncertainty. Entrepreneurs counter risks to create future. This module offers a starting point to the students to understand how business value can be created concomitantly with social and economic value through entrepreneurship.

Creativity and Design Thinking

This module introduces students to creativity and design thinking. It explores the mindset needed for creativity and how human problems can be solved creatively through design thinking.  Students will not only explore the skills needed for design thinking, but practice them by tackling a real-life problem.

Data-Driven Decision Making

For entrepreneurs data becomes valuable when it allows the making of decisions or taking action in the real world.  Competencies in data software packages, selecting data, statistical analysis, data analysis, visualising data inform successful Enterprise and Entrepreneurship decision-making. Students will learn how to interpret and explain data to inform decision-making and also to how to communicate the message to others. It will also cover the ethical and legal aspects of data collection and management

Regulatory Context for Entrepreneurs

This module introduces the students to the legal and regulatory aspects related to entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to use appropriate legal language, identify and analyse legal problems, produce reasoned arguments and conclusions and recommend a course of action based on legal principles either working independently or as part of a team.

Economics for Entrepreneurs

The aim of this module is to provide students with a set of basic economic tools and analysis for launching, sustaining and developing an enterprise. This module also aims to introduce students to the economic way of thinking and to explain its importance in both strategic and day-to-day entrepreneurial decision-making.

Managing People

The module is aimed at developing basic skills necessary for managing individuals and groups and explains how organizational structure, culture and operations interact and influence   behaviour of employees. Students will discover the challenges of management in a contemporary business environment, managers’ roles and functions on various organisation levels as well as internal and external factors influencing business management decisions. Students will focus their efforts on identifying factors that influence organizational effectiveness and the integrating aspects of managerial activities

Entrepreneurial Mind-Set

This module provides deeper insight into the realities of entrepreneurship, understanding of important factors contributing to the success of entrepreneurial activity. Shaping the entrepreneurial mindset is achieved by studying and practicing how the entrepreneur thinks, evaluates and acts and looking at the skills, traits and approaches needed for launching and running an enterprise. Identification of their own potential and ways to realize this potential in a real business setting will be achieved by the end of the module.

Theory and Practice of Marketing

This module builds on the initial introduction to marketing as a concept and business function done in Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship on Level 4. Students will get a comprehensive knowledge of the contemporary marketing concepts, theories, processes and tools and will have a chance to apply the knowledge to real-life case study

Finance for Entrepreneurs

This module goes beyond the introduction of the basic principles of finance and accounting, and focuses on the most essential analytical and decision-making tools that students will need in their future careers as entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs

Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

The module offers a deep understanding of the various types of corporate governance models followed by different nations. It establishes a linkage between the national character and the corporate governance model chosen to offer best practices, oversight and regulation of corporations. It explains the primacy of shareholder versus stakeholder argument in building a case for corporate governance. Questions like — What is the role of corporate boards in corporate governance? How do boards organize themselves to play a fiduciary role and steer corporations? What are considered to be corporate governance benchmarks and best practices? Are CSR, business ethics and corporate

Global Business Environment

The module explores variety of aspects and elements of dynamically changing international business environment in terms of political, legal, economic, socio-cultural and other dimensions and how these changes influence entrepreneurs, enterprises, businesses and their interactions at international, national, industry and enterprise level. Through this module, students are introduced to key skills and competencies for further development towards launching and operating an entrepreneurial entity in a global business environment.

International Business Strategies

The module offers students an exposure to the content and processes of international market expansion. This module provides students with more profound understanding of key concepts and issues in the internationalisation process, development of strategies of growing and internationalising the entrepreneurial entity, how to initiate, form and manage strategic alliances and networks, manage global competitive dynamics in an international business environment.

 

Contemporary Business Models

In this module students will learn how to harness the potential of direction-based networks, build teams, create a minimum viable product and get it validated via a social proof, obtain first funding and consequently fine tune the product to upgrade the venture. They will also learn the techniques involved in marketing, pricing, pitching and identifying alternative funding opportunities as the venture catapults to the next level. This is an action-oriented module.

Project: Launching a venture

In this module students will learn how to harness the potential of direction-based networks, build teams, create a minimum viable product and get it validated via a social proof, obtain first funding and consequently fine tune the product to upgrade the venture. They will also learn the techniques involved in marketing, pricing, pitching and identifying alternative funding opportunities as the venture catapults to the next level. This is an action-oriented module.

Managing in a Cross-cultural environment

The module exposes the students to practices of management in a cross-cultural environment. Emphasis of the module is on contextual knowledge, cross-cultural skills and a range of perspectives, which are essential to operate successfully across borders and cultures in a dynamic international business environment.

Global Supply Chain

This module focuses on the key issues in the international supply chain management, including: definition of a supply chain; role of inventory; advanced production-inventory models; supply contracts; vendor-managed inventories and other distribution strategies; third-party logistics providers; managing product variety; information technology and supply chain management; international issues.

International Finance

The module explores the complexities of corporate financial management in an international setting, where entrepreneurs are subject to various risks including exchange rate, political and financing. The module emphasises the practical implications of finance theory and its application in international financial management.

International Marketing

The module explores international marketing, with particular attention paid to the marketing strategy adjustments and modifications entrepreneurs may need to make in extending their activities to the international market. Students will explore and develop a specific marketing plan for a product or service entering a foreign country’s market. The module emphasises unique aspects of “going global”, analysing the components of international marketing activity and evaluates the growing role of e-marketing.

Geo-Politics and International Business

The module will cover the key concepts and ideas in the study of geo-politics and will engage with the current dynamics of international economic relations. It also includes deep analysis of the external policies of key power nations in Central Asia, including the United States, Russia, and China.

Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Teaching, Learning and Assessment strategy for the course assumes gradual progression and scaffolding of students learning from Level 4, where the course focuses on building a solid foundation of essential knowledge of the modern marketing and entrepreneurship theories and concepts, to Levels 5 and 6, where students learn to apply the knowledge to the analysis of real-life cases, generating viable solutions to a range of entrepreneurial and marketing problems. The capstone project at Level 6 will require students to consolidate and employ all their knowledge, understanding, critical reasoning as well as interpersonal skills to demonstrate their capability to critically evaluate the launch of a Venture.

 

There will be a blend of different face-to-face learning activities ranging from entrepreneurial master classes, academic-led lectures and seminars to student-led workshops and peer mentoring processes, accompanied by various autonomous and collaborative learning activities such as inquiry learning, research, field visits and team projects.

 

Integral to the university’s learning model of developing entrepreneurial capability is its enterprise engagement strategy. This will allow students to further develop and demonstrate innovation, creativity and enterprise skills in an experiential manner.  This will be achieved through business incubators, Student Union activities and partnerships within the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

Based on TEAM’s learning model, which emphasises theory informed practice-based learning, the development of transferable skills ‘for’ entrepreneurship also takes place throughout the curriculum. Through seminars, workshops, team projects, and coursework, students will be learning and applying inter alia communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, numeracy, and digital skills.  For example, by working in teams to understand and analyse case studies, besides developing problem-solving techniques, students will develop teamwork skills, communication skills and task management skills. Negotiating, influencing and presentation skills will be developed via role play during seminars and workshops, while digital skills will be an integral component of students’ assignments for various modules.  Students will also develop these skills from model entrepreneurs during master classes and mentoring sessions.

Proportion of time allocated for Different Activities (Percentage of Seminars/Lectures/Workshops vs Self-directed learning)

787

Who will teach me?

Follow the link to see the profiles of academic staff members who will teach you on this course

Where will I Study?

The course is delivered in TEAM University campus at 146, Temur Malik Street, Tashkent.