University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

Essential Enterprise

Course Code


Course details

This unit is designed to improve awareness and understanding of key business and enterprise principles. It explores how successful organisations work and is aimed at developing skills and enterprise knowledge to help you with future employment. The unit covers the essential elements of a wide range of enterprises, from businesses to charities. Topics include how the enterprise is organised, the assessment of technology, marketing, finance and risk factors. You will be encouraged to develop your information search and analysis skills and investigate existing companies, their products and services. No prior knowledge of business is needed to study this unit.

This unit forms part of the Manchester Enterprise Challenge.


Dr James Hickie

Course structure


Structured business report to research a product, service, organisation or company (100%)

Learning outcomes



Contact us

Connect with us

  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon