Creating the Entrepreneurs of the future

Our Global Entrepreneurship and Business Management degree is an innovative programme that enables our students to become the business leaders of the future, as you will see in our profile of the graduates behind the creative startup, Technospark. We also invite guest speakers from industry to share their experience and advice with students, including the team behind the Monty the Penguin campaign for John Lewis' last Christmas. It's not all serious business though! Our students also take part in creative team building games, which help develop the skills you will need to succeed in industry, whilst also having fun and getting to know your classmates! Finally, don't just take our word for it, we profile a current first year student, who talks about some of the opportunities he's taken advantage of, only a few months into his degree.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Programme Leader, Vicky Evans at v.evans@chester.ac.uk if you have any further questions. 

 

Designed by students for students - Starting and managing your own business venture on your degree course! 

Technospark

Tom Haworth and Josh Brown were inspired by their course to start their own business TechnoSpark Ltd which produces unique pen drives.  They have designed about ten uniquely shaped USB sticks to date and one of these has been especially created for the University of Chester Business School to give out to its applicants when they visit.

As Tom, who won the Northwest Entrepreneurial Student of the Year award in 2014, knows the course involves starting and managing a business venture to gain practical knowledge of business management:

“Studying at the University of Chester has given us a magnitude of opportunities not only through additional qualifications such as Prince 2 and ILM certifications, but there are lots of chances to speak and network with entrepreneurs and industry experts from all walks of life. They are able to give real world experience and advice in order to try and help you become as successful as they are in your own ventures. Alongside these, the course which I have studied has been designed in such a way as to help round you as a business person and manager with assignments ranging from pitches to real world business reports.

“The opportunities really are endless!”

 

Our Multi-million-pound Investment in Facilities for You!

Business School

Students studying Global Entrepreneurship and Business Management will have an outstanding study experience when they start this September in our new Business School, located in Handbridge, Chester. 

A corporate learning hub with state-of-the art facilities, the new business school will have a dedicated business library and offers dining in style at its top floor brasserie with riverside views.

 

Student view – why Anthony Georgio recommends this course…

First year student Anthony Georgio, age 20 and from Bristol, has already shown entrepreneurial spirit by taking part in the Italian Job, an enterprise challenge ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015.  Starting with just £10, Participants had to raise enough money to get to the Congress 2015 being held in Milan.  Anthony pitched his business idea to a panel of judges who invested in his idea and he is now starting his online app to help people find their ideal place to go for a night out.

Anthony says:

“If you're interested in Entrepreneurship, this is definitely the course to go for and helps you differentiate yourself to employers. 

“The staff are very friendly and I can go to them at any time and sort out problems.  They are focussed on getting the best out of me and make sure that what we learn is relevant to getting employment or starting our own business once we leave.

“It has been a great opportunity to go through the creative process of starting a business, making you more employable.  One of my favourite things is that there are no consequences at this stage so you are free to explore ideas!”

 

Industry insights – Students meet Monty the John Lewis penguin

Monty The Penguin

Students enjoyed meeting Monty the Penguin from the John Lewis Christmas advert recently when they had a talk on visual merchandising from retail leader John Lewis.  This helped them enormously with displaying their own products to best advantage at a trade fair, where students will be presenting products from businesses they have set up as part of their assessment on the course. 

This has followed a whole series of visits to provide up-to-the minute knowledge of theory in practise in a broad range of sectors.

 

Team building of spaghetti skyscrapers 

Spaghetti structure

Students enjoyed a team challenge recently when they had to build the tallest spaghetti structure to support a marshmallow, but with lots of surprise happenings and events along the way to prevent them!  With new regulations and forfeits coming in throughout the task, the students found it challenging to build without breaking the rules.  As well as developing students' team working skills the challenge also provided an insight into how factors from the external environment can influence the direction of businesses.

 

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