Enterprise Challenge

The Enterprise Challenge combines enterprise UCIL units with a community-based enterprise project.

The aim of the Challenge is to combine learning about enterprise with experience of consultation and project management in a real-world context.


The Enterprise Challenge has two components:

1. Completion of a 10 credit enterprise UCIL unit:

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

  • UCIL24002 Entrepreneur: Innovator and Risk-taker
  • UCIL22002 Essential Enterprise
  • UCIL23002 Introduction to Sports Business: Innovation, Marketing Strategy and Sustainability

2. Completion of an approved community-based enterprise project. This will involve:

  • Working with a local charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation to address a specific improvement opportunity
  • Working as part of a group to complete approximately 20 hours of work each that can fit around your studies
  • Presenting the final outcomes through a PowerPoint 'pitch deck', bringing together what you’ve learnt from the project and your academic unit.

How to apply

  1. Check with your Undergraduate Office/Academic Advisor that you are eligible to take an enterprise UCIL unit.
  2. Choose which UCIL unit you would like to enrol onto from the list above and sign up via the Course Unit Selection Service.
  3. Once you’re enrolled on the unit you’ll have the opportunity to complete the Enterprise Challenge. You’ll receive more information about signing up for the Challenge by email and during your lectures.

If you have any questions or need more information please email ucil@manchester.ac.uk.