Falmouth University

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

Business and Management

This accelerated degree will equip students with a solid foundation in the theory of business management, but that is where the comparison with other ‘Business and Management’ courses ends. Core skills will be supplemented by skills and knowledge in emerging markets (FinTech) and high growth areas. Entrepreneurialism and our ‘doing it for real’ ethos are embedded with the learning experience, meaning you will have opportunities to develop your skills in a real world context, in some cases this may mean setting up a business. You will be supported by a tailored package of career acceleration support from day 1, ensuring you can put your skills and experience to best use as you move into your career of choice. This course offers students an alternative to the traditional Business School offering, whilst still providing all the core knowledge you would expect from a degree in Business and Management. Graduates will be equipped with a solid foundation of business knowledge, supplemented by skills and knowledge in emerging markets (i.e. FinTech) and high growth areas (i.e. Digital Marketing). The ‘doing it for real’ ethos is a key point of differentiation, with students actively involved in activities that will increase employability and entrepreneurial capabilities, such as work placements, real life scenarios and a comprehensive talent development package. As an accelerated degree, this course provides the opportunity for students to fast track their studies and get into work a year earlier From day one 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 it could be a way of doing something differently. It could be an opportunity for a small business, or a solution for a large multinational. 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 develop and potentially implement your business idea. 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 (the Times top 100 graduate employers repeatedly state they are looking for graduates with work experience). A strong focus on entrepreneurial aptitude permeates all courses delivered by the Falmouth Business School. Students opting for the BSc in Business & Management will be supported to develop their entrepreneurial flair, and are most likely on graduation to launch their own enterprises or to go on to scheme such as Launchpad, Falmouth University's innovative incubation and acceleration programme. 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
  • Location
    Penryn Campus,Penryn