Business & Management BSc(Hons)

FBS - 1
Penryn Campus
2 years full-time
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01326 254350
Subject to validation during this academic year

This accelerated degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of today's business landscape. It'll also give you an insight into how business organisations operate and grow and you'll gain a breadth of real experience across all sectors of the business world including specialist emerging markets.

Falmouth is all about being hands-on, so entrepreneurialism is embedded in this course. You'll have opportunities to develop your skills in real-world contexts, building a network of contacts and a wealth of experience before you graduate. Working in teams, you'll establish workplace environments, where you'll tackle challenges from business leaders and develop real solutions and product ideas.

You'll be supported by a tailored package of career acceleration support from day one, ensuring you can put your learning to best use as you shape your future.


  • This fast-track degree means you'll be ready to join industry in only two years
  • Work on real-life challenges and get work placements, so you're ready to step straight into business after graduation
  • A comprehensive 'MBA style' talent development package, with mentoring, interview practice and support with finding placements

How the course is taught

Our approach is about applied learning. In stage one, you'll work in a team to develop a business plan for a new business idea or a solution you've developed in response to a real business problem; this could be a new product or a way of doing something differently, it could be an opportunity for a small business, or a solution for a large multinational.

In stages two and three, you'll develop and grow that idea, potentially implementing it as a real business.

Modules typically consist of a weekly one-hour lecture, followed by a two-hour seminar. In addition, you'll receive weekly coaching that helps to bridge the knowledge gained to your business team's innovations. Lectures are delivered online, so you can access them in your own time and in bite size pieces.

Course Outline

The course has been designed to take you through the process of building a business plan. Whether you've identified a new market opportunity for a new product, or a revolutionary new business process, you'll develop it within your team and potentially market it for real.

This means that in addition to the skills and knowledge you'll acquire, you'll hold real-life experience of selling ideas and implementing projects.

Our modules are divided into three categories: 'External', 'Internal' and 'You'. To ensure that you're learning is well balanced, each trimester you'll undertake 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. This includes 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'll explore data, information and intelligence, and get an insight into finance, marketing, and the tactics and techniques needed to understand and influence people.

Through our field trip programme, you'll be able to experience how businesses work in practice. You'll develop as an individual, and will learn to be confident working in teams, presenting and pitching ideas and making suggestions.

Stage Two

In this stage, you'll build your specialist business management skills and knowledge. Subjects will include management styles, managing projects and team learning and performance.

As part of your team, you'll 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.

Stage Three

Underpinned by subjects including creative strategies, sustaining and growing businesses and professional practice, and as part of your team, you'll continue to evolve your thinking by evaluating the business opportunity ideas you have developed. At the same time, you'll undertake a substantive piece of academic work – either an applied project, a work placement or a dissertation.


  • 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


Business & Management graduates can go into a wide range of roles across a diverse set of industries and businesses, for example:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • HR
  • Recruitment
  • Banking
  • Industrial relations