Start your own business

Want to start your own business?

All business students can choose to start their own business in year three instead of completing a dissertation.

We actively encourage students who are interested in starting their own businesses or developing their entrepreneurial skills.

As well as our Entrepreneurship Society, Business School students can take advantage of our BSEEN programme or ASK@BCU, our online employer mentoring which teams students up with alumni and employer mentors to provide industry insight, employability skills and contacts.


BSEEN is a 12 month start up incubator for Birmingham City University students who are ready to turn their business or social enterprise idea into reality.

The programme offers:

  • A five day intensive boot-camp enabling you to develop your business skills including workshops on business planning, marketing research and planning, sales, legal and finance
  • Tailored mentoring to suit your business needs
  • Free work space at Innovation Birmingham Campus
  • A business grant to kick start your business
  • Networking opportunities

More information can be found on the BSEEN website.