We offer a range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience level.
Many of these courses offer ways to develop your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, whatever your level of study.
MSc Entrepreneurship and Management
Our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management is a year-long, full-time course. It combines core management training with an appreciation of entrepreneurship.
Units include Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, and important fundamentals such as Marketing, Economics, and Strategic Management.
The practical research project gives you a chance to develop a business idea into a viable business model.
The Bath MBA
You can study our top-ranking MBA course full-time or part-time.
The Bath MBA features the Entrepreneurship in Action Project, a real-life opportunity to develop a new business idea. Judged by experts, the best ideas go forward to the Bath Entrepreneurs Investment Showcase .
Our portfolio of highly-ranked undergraduate degrees includes a range of general and specialised qualifications. Our well-established BSc in Business Administration course has produced many successful entrepreneurs. It offers:
- an optional unit in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- great choice of study subjects
- two work placements
Our BSc in Management also offers the unit in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It also includes the unique Entrepreneurship Project, an exciting opportunity to develop a business plan and put your idea into action.
We are a firmly established leading international centre for management research
This reputation is supported by leading academics who inform policy at the highest levels of business and society. We have dedicated faculty in the field of Entrepreneurship.
We have attracted many excellent new academics recently. Several of these are at the forefront of research and teaching in entrepreneurship and innovation. These colleagues bring leadership, proven track record and international visibility to the School.
Dr Sergio Costa
Dr Daniela Defazio
Dr Panos Desyllas
Professor Dimo Dimov
Dr Richard Fairchild
Dr Christos Kolympiris
Dr Weixi Liu
Professor Orietta Marsili
Professor Ammon Salter
Dr Chenjian Zhang
Our research centre
The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bath (CREI@Bath) represents a central pathway for economic development and renewal, and social well-being. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the research centre seeks to inform and shape policy and practice. We aspire to thought leadership in the field through our scientific outputs, collaborative research projects, academic and practitioner events and capacity-building efforts.
The aims of the group are to:
- advance knowledge about the nature of E&I
- nurture and support the development of research careers
- spark debate and discussion
- collaborate with leading private and public organisations to develop new insights
- contribute to public debates in the UK and globally
Support for entrepreneurs
There is a wealth of support in and around the University, should you decide to develop your entrepreneurial idea into a real business.
Support and development
Many of our graduates take on entrepreneurial ventures, often with great success. If you have a business idea you want to develop, we provide a well-established support network.
The Innovation Centre
The Innovation Centre provides a unique environment. It combines work space, business support and inspiration for entrepreneurs.
The Centre has established a thriving entrepreneurial network which reaches out from Bath across the UK and beyond.
SETsquared Partnership is Europe's leading university business incubator group. It offers support for business acceleration, student enterprise and start-up. As well as Bath, university partners include Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.
The SETsquared Student Enterprise Awards bring together student entrepreneurs from across the partner universities. Award categories include Best Graduate Start-up and Student Enterprise Champion.
Groups and networks for students
- Enterprise Bath, based within the Students' Union, is a hub of relevant and useful organisations, competitions and funding sources
- BANTER is the University's student group for anyone interested in entrepreneurship. It has an active Facebook group
- Enactus is an international student-led society. It aims to use the positive power of business to make a difference in the community.
Competitions and funding
Social Enterprise Funding (login needed) provides support for social enterprise initiatives and funding of up to £500 to try out your idea.
Uni Popshop is an entrepreneurial competition run by the Students’ Union with real risks and real profits. Student teams get a start-up loan of £300, a mentor and a stall in Spitalfields Market in London to test out their idea for a day.
Other Students' Union events and competitions include:
Many of these have cash prizes or funding to develop your business idea.
Entrepreneurship in Action Project
Judged by experts, the best ideas go forward to the Bath Entrepreneurs Investment Showcase.
Over the years, we have produced many successful alumni. Of these, a good number have become entrepreneurs. They now run thriving businesses as a result of their studies and the networks they developed during their time at Bath.
Read about some of our successful entrepreneurs here.
- Ben Tyrrell
- Maximilian Waldmann
- Baran Ceylan
- Amishi Shah
- James Ransome
- Simon Hill
- Maureen Scott
- Charlie Francis
- Tim Chater
- Charles Arnold, Giles Mitchell, Joe Seager
- Andrew Payne
- Dave Kelly
- Victoria Livingstone-Thompson
- Tim Mendelssohn
- Chris Hannaway
Ben Tyrrell graduated from the Bath MBA in 2014, having completed his Bachelor degree in Business Administration at Bath, 14 years earlier.
Before starting his MBA, Ben spent almost a decade running his own moving company based in Hong Kong. With his co-founder, he guided the business through the global financial crisis, expanding across Asia and building the company. He sold the company in 2013, when revenues were exceeding 10 million (dollars).
While completing his MBA dissertation, Ben contacted the CEO of MVF Global, a market leader in the lead generation space. He is now Head of Global Business Development at MVF.
Ben says "There's still a prevailing thought that some aspects of entrepreneurship can't be taught. I would disagree with that. Entrepreneurial thinking can be guided and polished, and MBAs provide the tools and the broadening of perspectives that allow entrepreneurial activity to flourish."