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BSc. Entrepreneurship Programme

 

Introduction

The Caribbean region prides itself as being a free enterprise system where private ventures strive to create employment and wealth for individuals and the society at large. The spark plug for wealth creation is the ‘Entrepreneur’. It is the Entrepreneur who creates value by embracing change as she/he identifies and explores opportunities.

 

About the Programme
The BSc. Entrepreneurship programme is designed to encourage and develop entrepreneurial competencies in individuals. The programme seeks to engender confidence in business leaders and business owners. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies in entrepreneurship that will enable them to:

  • Apply broad integrative knowledge to management and leadership functions
  • Critically analyse and assess opportunities obtained from market research and individual and organizational needs
  • Forecast and analyse the profitability and worth of entrepreneurial undertakings
  • Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities and how they can be developed to create new ventures or a new facility within an existing enterprise
  • Apply entrepreneurial concepts and activities to local, regional and international environments
  • Develop financial analysis and cost justification skills for new business ventures
  • Appreciate the integrity and creativity of an entrepreneurial person

 

Who is this programme for?

The BSc Entrepreneurship programme targets persons who currently run businesses, whether it is theirs or owned by others. It also targets persons who have an interest in the field of study and who intend to embark on entrepreneurial endeavours. Individuals of large corporations, as well as small and medium enterprises will benefit immensely from pursuing this programme.

 

Duration of Programme
The programme will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).

 

Delivery Mode
All courses will be delivered fully online. However, some courses may have face-to-face final examinations.

 

When will the programme start?

 This offering of the programme begins in September 2020.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the University’s normal matriculation requirements in order to be accepted into the programme. They must satisfy the requirements in either (a), (b), (c) or (d) below:

(a)  Holders with CXC/CSEC and CAPE/GCE A Level qualifications having:
 

  • An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC English A or CAPE Communications Studies; AND 
  • An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC Mathematics or its equivalent; AND
  • One of the following minimum qualifications:
  •     either five subjects (at least two GCE A Level or CAPE) and the remainder acceptable passes in CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level; OR
  •     four subjects (at least three GCE A Level or CAPE) and the fourth an acceptable pass in the CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level

Note: Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC subjects are General Proficiency - Grades I or
II prior to June 1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998  
   
(b)  Holders of five (5) CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting
(c) Entrants with a Diploma, Certificate or Associate Degree from UWI or an approved Caribbean tertiary level institution
(d) Persons over the age of 21 who have been out of school for at least five years, on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments 

 

English Language Proficiency Examination

The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test

 

Academic Preparation

OOL1001 Orientation to Online

IYRS1001 Improving your Reading Skills

IYSS1001 Improving your Study Skills

IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)

ECON0001 Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)

 

Award of Degree
In order to be awarded the BSc Entrepreneurship degree, students must successfully complete all of the courses outlined in the course of study below.

 

Course of Study

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes (3 credits)

MGMT2063 Research Methods for Business- Introduction to Qualitative & Quantitative (3 credits)

MGMT3031 Business Strategy & Policy (3 credits)

 

 

FOUN1101 Caribbean Civilization (3 credits)

MGMT2064 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (3 credits)

MGMT3116 Research Project/Practicum (6 credits)

FOUN1501 Foundations for Learning Success (3 credits)

MGMT2021 Business Law I (3 credits) or 

MGMT3033 Business, Government and Society (3 credits)

 

ACCT1003 Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting (3 credits)

MGMT2013 Introduction to International Business (3 credits)

MGMT3109 E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

 

MGMT1000 Introduction to Computers (Information Literacy & IT) – 3 credits

MGMT2065 Project Management (3 credits)

 

MGMT3089 Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development (3 credits)

 

MGMT1001 Principles of Management (3 credits)

MGMT2224 Introduction to Entrepreneurship ( 3 credits)

 

MGMT3231 International Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

ECON1000 Principles of Economics (3 credits)

MKTG2001 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

 

MGMT3058 New Venture Plan for Management (3 credits)

 

ECON1003 Mathematics for Social Sciences I

                OR

ECON1004 Mathematics for Social Sciences II (3 credits)

MGMT2108 Entrepreneurial Team Building for Growth (3 credits)

MGMT3090 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)

 

ECON1005 Introductory Statistics (3 credits)

MGMT2023 Financial Management I (3 credits)

MGMT3091 Creativity & Innovation Management for Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

 

ACCT1002 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

MGMT3110 Corporate Entrepreneurial Management (3 credits)

 

 

Course of Study
Level 1 
ECON1004
Mathematics for the Social Sciences II
ECON1000
Principles of Economics
MGMT1001
Principles of Management
MGMT1000
Introduction to Computers
FOUN1101
Caribbean Civilisation
ECON1005
Introductory Statistics
ACCT1003
Cost and Management Accounting
ACCT1002
Introduction to Financial Accounting
FOUN1001
English for Academic Purposes
ECON1003
Mathematics for Social Sciences
FOUN1501
Foundations for Learning Success
Level 2 
MGMT2021
Business Law
MGMT2108
Entrepreneurial Team Building for Growth
MGMT2013
Introduction to International Business
MGMT2065
Project Management
MGMT2224
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT2064
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
MGMT2063
Research Methods for Business- Introduction to Qualitative & Quantitative Methods
MKTG2001
Principles of Marketing
MGMT2023
Financial Management I
Level 3 
MGMT3110
Corporate Entrepreneurial Management
MGMT3091
Creativity & Innovation Management for Entrepreneurship
MGMT3090
Entrepreneurial Finance
MGMT3058
New Venture Plan for Management
MGMT3033
Business, Government and Society
MGMT3089
Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
MGMT3109
E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship
MGMT3116
Research Project/Practicum
MGMT3031
Business Strategy and Policy