it’s YOU who makes the difference
it’s YOU who
makes the difference
At BEIU our mission is to deliver leading enterprise education combining academic theory with real world experience, expand our entrepreneurial reach beyond the university environment and encourage entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds.
At BEIU our students are our top priority, as part of University which consistently comes in the top of the national student survey. We are proud to promote our diverse range of students on our programmes.
Joined in January 2019
Michaela describes herself as being extraordinary.
She is from Switzerland and she loves to bake, take Polaroid photos and travel.
She came up with her business idea by combining team members’ strength to create a sustainable product.
An achievement she is most proud of is having organised and promoted her first photography exhibition.
Michaela’s favourite thing about the BEIU department is the community it provides.
A fun fact about Michaela is that before she had her tonsils removed she could impersonate Donald duck. Now they have been removed, she can impersonate Pingu from the Pingu show.
Joined in September 2018
Joined in January 2019
Joined in January 2019
Aishatu describes herself as a calm, cheerful and playful individual. Aisha is from Nigeria and her hobbies are walking, cooking and reading.
Aisha came up with her business idea because she could not find an African hair product suitable for her hair and she knew that there were others out there looking for the same thing, so she decided to make one!
An achievement Aisha is extremely proud of is being able to manage the competing demands of university study and family life. Her favorite thing about the BEIU department is being able to learn new skills that can be applied in real life scenarios.
Joined in September 2018
Safiya is pretty animated and loud when she feels comfortable.
She is from Nigeria and likes to cook, watch anime and study.
Safiya came up with her business idea alongside Aishatu as she also could not find an African hair product suitable for herself, so decided to make one for people like herself.
An achievement she is proud of is getting the most amount of funds on the pitch day held at the University of Buckingham.
Safiya’s favourite thing about the BEIU department is how friendly everyone is.
A fun fact about her is that she is very adventurous.
Joined in January 2019
Jonathan is a fun and hardworking person.
He is from Derbyshire and his hobbies are rock climbing.
He came up with the idea of his business by talking to a lot of people and finding out what their problems are and then creating a solution.
An achievement he is really proud of is climbing a 7 A lead.
Jonathan’s favourite thing about the BEIU department is that members of staff always make time for you, especially Katie.
A fun fact about Jonathan is that he worked at Poundland.
The student experience
our success stories
BEIU graduates have utilised the entrepreneurial skills and enterprise education they have gained during their studies to pursue exciting and varied career paths; BEIU graduates have founded their own businesses, joined family businesses to contribute their new knowledge, progressed to postgraduate study and won international posts with exciting corporate employers.
To hear from some of our past students we run a weekly podcast talking to former students and entrepreneurs.
Graduated Business Enterprise in 2016
I founded a small business called Teesa Advisory Services almost 2 Years ago.Teesa Advisory Services is a non-traditional management consultancy firm for micro, small, and medium enterprises in Uganda. We partner with businesses to: strategize, plan, coordinate and implement short and long term business activities to streamline and catapult business growth in a broad number of areas such as: customer acquisition, recruitment, operations assessments, development of business systems and procedures, marketing and promotion, financial and progress reporting, market entry strategies, etc. We have aggregated all of the strategies, tools and networks that we have accumulated over time, and that we have used to successfully help businesses along a steep trajectory of growth – into online courses that are jam packed with practical and actionable value that we want to share with entrepreneurs across the region.
Graduated Business Enterprise in 2018
Rafi Peters joined UoB from Oxford joining the BSc Business Enterprise degree. Rafi, with fellow students Beth and Jack, started his own business whilst studying for his degree as part of his degree. Speaking about his experiences starting a business he said he uses the lessons he learned through the process to this day in his professional life as Commercial Director for Oxford International College.
To find out more about Rafi you can listen to his interview as part of our podcast series
Graduated MSc Entrepreneurial Consultancy in Practice in 2019
Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2015
After graduating from the Business Enterprise program in 2015, Chris returned to work in Dubai and Oman as a business development and marketing executive. Chris currently works as an operations consultant in Dubai for an energy-saving and smart IoT company called Green Optima. He has successfully designed and implemented new business models; change management and go to market sales strategies which have had a profound impact on the companies bottom line.
“The Business Enterprise Program gave me the ability to think practically and apply business theory to the real business world, it has been an essential foundation and learning accelerator in the evolving global business ecosystem”
Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2017 and Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice in 2018
After completing both the BBE and MECP course programmes, I was determined to work my way up the corporate ladder in a consultancy firm. However after careful consideration, I decided to turn down the job offer I had got in London and work full-time on a lifestyle business my wife and I had been running for a few years. WaterLily & Co is now working with Local Authorities & Universities creating bespoke training solutions to help Social Workers engage children & young people better. Since embarking on this journey, my efforts as Operations Director have yielded exponential results that would not have been possible had I not taken the leap of faith.
Graduated Business Enterprise in 2017
Since leaving Buckingham I joined two co-founders who had created an HR tech start up some months before. Since joining back in January 2017, we have raised nearly £3M from both Angel and Venture Capital investors, have an Annual Recurring Revenue of £2m and I feel privileged to head up a now global Customer Success team.
Graduated in Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice in 2019
The course gave me structure and guidance in doing things differently, such as how to formulate a written business plan and then implement with the help of academic theories and research. I learned that everyone has the capability to gain a degree, but to implement your ideas and find your inner strength; these are our ultimate personal challenges. Even though I didn’t feel wholly comfortable in academia, I managed somehow to overcome my doubts, butterflies in my stomach, and push through.
Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2009
Andreas graduated from the BSc Business Enterprise programme in 2009. During his degree he founded and directed his internationally operating event management organisation, focused on networking events, as part his Business Enterprise degree.
From 2009 to 2012 Andreas worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London, Frankfurt and Dubai, focusing on deal execution in Western Europe, CEE and the Middle East. Andreas then made the move into freelance business consulting in the fields of business plan development and financial models before joining Deloitte Austria in 2013 as Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance department, focusing on M&A transactions, Debt Advisory and financial restructurings.
Maliha Anis Matta
Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2016
Having graduated from the BSc Business Enterprise programme Maliha returned to Indonesia to work with her family’s business where she worked with the CEO to expand the company’s portfolio. After a year Maliha founded her own business, EVRA Scarves, selling curated Turkish scarves. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in New Ventures Innovation at Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Jakarta, which includes the development of a F and B brand as part of the degree.
GRADUATED FROM BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IN 2019
Jordan Amadi-Myers joined UoB from London to take on the BSc Business Enterprise degree. Jordan joined forces with two of his fellow students to form their business DistaterMaster putting together survival essentials kits for those bracing themselves for Brexit! Jordon developed his love of marketing through the Introduction to Marketing module with the help of his favourite lecturer Anne Hampton. As you can imagine, true to his love of Marketing inspired by Anne, Jordan is working in communications for London City Mission alongside being an independent MOBO nominated musician and an active member promoting education within his community.
To find out more about Jordan you can listen to his interview as part of our PODCAST SERIES
Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2016 and Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice in 2018
After Abi successfully completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with the University of Buckingham she applied for a South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) grant to develop her business Blacwxlf, a gender-neutral clothing brand she had started during her time on the MSc Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice programme. Abi was then invited to apply for the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ New Entrepreneurs Foundation programme (NEF) with this business idea. As part of her participation on NEF, she was offered a role as a Strategy Analyst with Flutter entertainment, a gaming and betting group. She has had the opportunity to lead on a number of projects since joining the group; taking on varied key responsibilities from providing insights into market and competitor movements to devising strategies for new market entry.
Opening its door in November 2018 the Vinson Building has two floors dedicated to the Enterprise Hub, providing an incubator space for start-up ventures and a work area for students, and their businesses, to thrive.
The ground floor of the Enterprise Hub offers a computer work area for Business Enterprise students and the first floor is a large open plan space, equipped with all the essentials – whiteboards, storage space and beanbags and it is the perfect space for hosting talks and seminars.
In partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First, the Enterprise Hub is open to local businesses as a hot-desking facility, providing a flexible, temporary workspace to allow businesses to grow, collaborate and build broader connections with other professionals using the co-working space.
The Buckingham Enterprise Hub is a different kind of work environment, combining learning space with business space. This unique blend may help you rethink your business and inspire you to change the way you do things.
The BEIU team members are here to support the BSc Business Enterprise students and foster the BEIU and Enterprise Hub ethos working from years of industry experience and academic expertise.
BEIU works with a range of partners to enhance the experience of everyone who interacts with us. We are very proud of the partners we work with as we believe we have the same aligned vision of bringing an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset to all.
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