Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons)

FBS - 1
Penryn Campus
2 years full-time
Direct line
01326 254350

Learn how to run a business by setting up your own start-up while you study. In teams you'll identify a new business idea or solution, develop a business plan, build a venture and take it to market - delivering real products or services, potentially for a profit.

As the degree progresses you'll explore the theory and reality of business and entrepreneurship; pitching your product or services to the target market, developing your people and problem-solving skills, and learning to think and express yourself on a much deeper level in terms of business. You'll gain real-life experience of team work, selling ideas and implementing projects - experience that's greatly valued in graduates. Please note that as this course involves setting up a business in the UK, we regret that this course is not available to international (non-EU) applicants who would require a Tier 4 Student Visa. 


  • This fast-track degree means you'll be ready to join industry in only two years
  • Set up your own business venture and incorporate your own company
  • Develop a product or service with the chance of making a real profit
  • Create your own network of contacts for the future

Fees, Costs and Funding

Tuition fees 2018-19

£9,250 - full-time UK/EU

£15,000 - full-time international


Please note that as this course is an accelerated degree, Student Finance will support students across 52 weeks, not 31 weeks, as would ordinarily be the case at Falmouth. The exact amount of additional support you'll receive will be calculated by Student Finance on application. For general information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page

How to Apply

Apply via UCAS using University code F33, and course code 3B5K for your application.

Find out what we are looking for in a successful applicant for this course

We will review your application by looking at your predicted grades, personal statement, qualifications, and references. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend an interview. For details on what to expect and how to prepare, read our course interview information.

For more information on the application process and entry requirements, read our application guidance


All UK/EU applications must be made through UCAS by 15 January. Late applications will be considered if there are places available on the course.

International fee payers may apply after the deadline but are encouraged to apply as early as possible, to have plenty of time to make visa and travel arrangements.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator
Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page
English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.
If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page
Our Applicant Services team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.
+44 (0)1326 213730
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How the course is taught

This course is an opportunity to set up and grow your own venture, supported by industry professionals, while learning the essential business theory and skills that underpin any successful venture.

Typical modules include a weekly one-hour lecture, followed by a two-hour seminar. In addition, you'll receive weekly coaching that helps connect the new knowledge you're gaining in the classroom, to your practical experiences of running a business.
Additional lectures are delivered online, which you can access in your own time and in bitesize pieces.

Course Outline

As part of this course, you'll form business teams and learn how to identify a new business idea or solution. You'll then develop a business plan, build a venture and take it to market - delivering real products or services, potentially for a profit.

This means that in addition to the skills and knowledge you'll acquire, you'll have real-life experience of team work, selling ideas and implementing projects – experience that's greatly valued in graduates.

You'll be supported by industry professionals as you explore the theory and reality of business and entrepreneurship.

Our modules are divided into three categories: 'External', 'Internal' and 'You'. To ensure that your learning is well balanced, each term, you'll choose one module from each category. 'External' modules focus on looking outwards, and include market research, customers and industry partners. 'Internal' modules are concerned with how businesses manage themselves – their finances, operations and people. 'You' modules focus on your own personal development, including skills such as thinking creatively, self-reflection, and specialist knowledge.

What you'll do

Stage one

During this foundational stage, you'll develop your understanding of the key elements of business operations, the challenges in the current business landscape and future trends. You will explore data, information and intelligence, and get an insight into finance, marketing, and the tactics and techniques needed to understand and influence people. You'll advance your interpersonal and decision-making skills; working in a team, presenting and pitching ideas.

  • Driving operations
  • Market intelligence
  • Innovation and improvisation
  • Financial insights
  • Effective marketing and sales
  • Understanding and influencing people

Stage two

In this stage, you'll build the skills and knowledge that you'll need to accelerate your business career after graduation. Subjects include industry networks, alliance building, consumer behaviour, team learning and performance. Your growing business expertise means that within your business team, you'll be starting to implement your business plan and pitch your product or services to the target market. You'll also develop your understanding of, and capabilities in, managerial and team roles, learning to think and express yourself on a much deeper level in terms of data and business.

  • Team development and cohesion
  • Industry networks and alliance building
  • Team leadership and performance
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Personal effectiveness, impact and reputation

Stage three

Underpinned by modules that explore creative strategies, sustaining and growing businesses and creative leadership, you'll continue to grow your own business venture.
At the same time, you'll undertake a substantive piece of academic work – either an applied project, a work placement or a dissertation

  • Transformational leadership
  • Creative strategies
  • Business challenge
  • Team entrepreneurship
  • Professional practice


  • Professional design and prototyping tools
  • IT suites and software packages
  • Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content
  • Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources

Take a virtual tour of our facilities


  • Company owner and manager
  • Management roles in a variety of sector and creative industries
  • Product/service development
  • Consultancy work and project management

Student mentor scheme

Falmouth's student mentor scheme matches new starters with a second year student, to help you settle in and find your feet.

Our mentors can be reached on the Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons) Facebook group.

They'll help with topics like living in Cornwall, what to expect at Falmouth, and the course itself. 

Also worth a look are additional groups that offer assistance for LGBTQ studentsdisabled studentsmature studentsinternational students, and Cornish locals

You'll need to join the groups before you can post. If you don't have access to Facebook, please email your name and proposed course to