Whether you’re planning to launch a new business idea or you’re already running a business, a degree — particularly one with a focus on enterprise — can be an invaluable asset in your quest for success.
Develop key skills
A good business idea will only take you so far — turning that idea into a successful enterprise requires hard work, determination and a wide range of practical, business-related skills. From marketing and management to accounting, resourcing, and presentation skills, the right degree programme will help you develop the tools you need to drive your business forward.
You’ll also enjoy networking opportunities along the way, making contacts and sharing ideas that will help fuel your enterprise ambition.
Enhance your credibility
Of course, you don’t necessarily need a degree to become a successful entrepreneur — plenty of people have built up business empires without one — but having a qualification can help stack the odds in your favour.
Not only does it help you pick up important skills, knowledge and experience, it can also enhance your credibility with potential investors and collaborators. A good degree from a respected university such as the University of Plymouth (which awards our degrees) is a powerful calling card, demonstrating that you’re ambitious, diligent and self-motivated — all qualities that are highly prized in the business world.
What our students say about studying while running a business…
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Creative Industries
“My aim is to set up my own business in the music and entertainment industry, so I wanted a practical, hands-on course.”
BSc (Hons) Travel and Tourism
“I wanted to start my own travel business catering for single parents. The programme has taught me how the industry operates and ways to manage a business within the sector.”
BSc (Hons) Enterprise and Small Business Development
“The programme had made me think more proactively about my dream of having my own business. The lecturers really go the extra mile and the support from Formation Zone is incredible.”