If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or keen on developing a successful career in business or agribusiness, we will support you to achieve just that.
BSc (Hons) Business and Innovation (Food and Farming) accelerated two-year degree
Available for 2020 entry. This accelerated degree will enable you to develop your entrepreneurial and creative skills and apply them to real life situations. Our relationships with leading businesses in food and farming mean that you can work directly with companies that are focussed on creating new products, methods and ideas to solve global challenges in these sectors.
*Subject to validation
Innovation within the food supply chain is developing at unprecedented levels with global businesses and local farming sharing data and technology to benefit the end consumer.
Our degree is ideal for students who are either looking be an active manager within a global supermarket, food development company or work as an innovation manager within a larger enterprise as an intrapreneur.
This degree combines in-depth subject specialism in management with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. Alongside your management studies, you will apply knowledge in food and farming by translating ideas into project based deliverables which have a commercial application. The degree uses a series of project based learning modules to develop a practical knowledge of technologies and their application to the food and farming sectors.
The core innovation technologies explored during the two year degree are: Big Data Analysis, Customer Relations Management Systems, Digital payment & currency, Rapid prototyping through 3D printing, Remote Assistants and Team working, Block chain, Cloud computing, Machine learning through to introduction to Artificial intelligence.
This degree will help you to develop the analytical, critical and creative skills needed to succeed in today's dynamic professional environment. Studying a range of management areas from marketing and innovation management through to managing risk and international business strategy.
Upon completion of the degree you will receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation. For the duration of the International Business Management course, you will have associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
This course immerses you in the world of creative business thinking, helping you to prepare for employment after university. We encourage our students to look at problems differently and come up with novel solutions. The compressed two-year programme, with 45 weeks of study each year, can be particularly beneficial for those students who want to limit costs or time taken to complete their studies.
Business students have the opportunity to work with real start-up enterprises based at the Gloucestershire Growth Hub on campus, using their knowledge to find and implement solutions to current industry problems.
This brand new course is available for 2020 entry. For further details on entry requirements email firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Level: BBC – min.112 UCAS Tariff points (to include at least two A Level passes)
- BTEC: DMM
- GCSE: (Minimum five GCSEs) - English and Mathematics (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at Grade C / 4 or higher are required
- International Baccalaureate: 32 points
The Royal Agricultural University is an endorsing institution under the Home Office’s Start-up visa route. The Start-up visa is for graduates who demonstrate high entrepreneurial potential and wish to start a business in the UK for the first time.
The Start-up visa is administered by the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme and facilitated by School of Business and Entrepreneurship. To be endorsed for the Start-up visa by The RAU, you must be an RAU student or graduate, and have taken part in the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Contact email@example.com for further information.
This two-year degree provides a full degree programme using both traditional campus based experience and work-based learning modules. You will study on campus at the RAU alongside students on other courses, visit national and international companies and examine how various businesses and organisations are managed.
Work-based learning modules encourage you to understand the reality of the work environment and opportunities for innovation. Reflective and distance learning approaches will give you lifelong learning skills necessary for the complex rapidlychanging world of business. You will be fully supported with scheduled visits to campus to share your experiences with your teaching team, and learn from other students.
Your final project is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, to build your CV and support your career goals. Working with colleagues, you will select a real world problem to focus on such as developing a new product or service, proposing a new communication or marketing strategy, changing business models or managing innovation projects.
This course has been co-designed by industry to develop the graduates they require in the future. Career development in the form of work based learning will take place from April-September between your first and second year. Companies such as Barclays, Waitrose and the NFU offer student placements via a competitive process. This work placement will enable you to work on a real-life problem and make recommendations in your final consultancy report.
- Business Finance
- The Business Environment
- Academic Skills
- Fundamentals of Marketing and Retailing
- Business Infomatics
- Operations Management within Food and Farming
- Introduction to Leadership and Management
- Food as a Business
- Internet of Things and its application within Agri-food sector
- Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
- New product development within food
- Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Enterprise Development
- Managing Innovative Supply Chains
- Inspiring change : theory and practice
- Digital Marketing and Payment
- Financial Management & Simulation
- Managing Risk within Innovative Global Food Businesses
- Innovation Management
- Adaptive Manufacturing & Rapid prototyping
- Using Artificial Intelligence to manage a business
- Managing growth through entrepreneurship and innovation
- Business Strategy
- Innovation Consultancy Project
* Subject to validation
** Optional additions to the course will incur additional charges
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Careers you could pursue after graduating include:
- Innovation Manager
- Programme Management
- Sales Manager
- Technology Consultant
- Farm Manager
Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.
Applications need to be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course.
If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.
Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.