This course provides you with the commercial insight and influencing techniques to become a successful entrepreneur, whether on your own or in a large organisation. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You'll learn about taking innovative business ideas from inception, through development and implementation to create new products or services. In your first year you will have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate in Marketing alongside the Marketing Principles and Practice unit. As the UK's leading professional marketing organisation, CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers for both marketing and non-marketing roles. This course has EPAS accreditation, which is a scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development, a European network that promotes and enhances excellence in management development internationally. This means you'll benefit from studying a programme which is recognised for its high quality student experiences of internationalisation and corporate engagement. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You'll work on real-life projects for local businesses helping them to tackle challenges and problems. The University of Portsmouth is ranked 30th out of 117 UK universities for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018. WHO IS IT FOR? If you see yourself as a catalyst for change in both large and small organisations, or you wish to develop your own enterprises, then this is the course for you. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You are actively encourage to do a year long paid industry placement, which will help you gain business experience that employers demand, and you can work on real-life projects through our links with local companies and organisations - making you highly employable upon graduation. Previous student have worked with Rolls Royce and Fujitsu – but you can also choose a self-employed work placement. You also get the opportunity to spend your second year at one of our overseas partner universities in locations such as Canada, Japan and Europe. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 100% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016). Graduates have pursued careers in new project development, sales and marketing, business development and consultancy, recruitment, emarketing and publicity.