Falmouth University

Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH, United Kingdom

Business and Entrepreneurship

Learn how to run a business by doing just that; setting up and growing a real venture with like-minded individuals. Testing your new found knowledge in an industry context, you'll gain the experience needed to stand out to employers or launch your own company. Surrounded by creativity and professional facilities, you'll learn core business skills while developing a wide range of business ideas, with the opportunity to work with students from other courses. If you're passionate about creating and managing your own business, where better to study than the UK’s most entrepreneurial university, as awarded by the Guardian newspaper in 2017? Benefits include  Learn business skills and apply them in a real company with real customers  Develop a product or service with the chance of making a real profit  Develop your collaboration, team-working and leadership skills  Create your own network of contacts for the future This course is unlike almost all business courses taught in the UK. It offers students the opportunity to understand how business works by doing it for real. And in the process, students learn about themselves and how to work effectively with others. There is an opportunity to build a successful business. However, irrespective of the success of the venture, the experience gained in a safe and supported learning environment, will provide you with a fantastic platform for your future career or business endeavours. The course incorporates a common first year so that students get a solid foundation of learning on which to build their businesses. Also, students will work closely with other cohorts on business courses who could become future collaborators once ventures go live. For example, the digital marketing students could support marketing efforts whilst the business development teams could help support sales. This means you become immersed in how business operates in the real world. From the outset, you will apply what you learn by doing it for real. In Stage 1, you will form business teams and through our 'Being Innovative' module, identify a new business idea or solution that address an existing problem. It could be a new product or service and it could sit within a variety of business sectors. The remaining Stage 1 modules have all been specifically developed to take you through the process of building a business plan, which you will develop for your business idea. For the remainder of the course, you will progress by taking your idea to market and then growing your share of it. Through working in your team, you will continue to build your management skills. This means that, in addition to the skills and knowledge you will have acquired through your degree, you hold real life experience of conceptualising and managing within a real business environment. Students will have a number of opportunities over the duration of their studies, all geared toward increasing employability and entrepreneurial capabilities. This includes a comprehensive ‘MBA style’ talent development package. This support package will give students a head start in their career journey and to maximise their employability credentials from day 1, and include things like mentoring, interview practise and support with finding placements. Graduates will leave Falmouth University with a rounded business education fit for the workplace and applicable work experience, leading to satisfied students who make an impact in Cornwall and further afield. Enhanced by their specialisms fit for the future economy with a year in industry, our graduates will have a greater chance of achieving a graduate level job Graduates with a general business and management degree go into careers in fields such as business development, marketing, HR, recruitment, banking, and industrial relations. Due to the nature of how this course is delivered with a significant coaching element and small group support, the intake is limited to strictly 30 places

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time (intensive)
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Penryn Campus,Penryn