Business & Management BSc(Hons)

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

This course will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to grow businesses: identifying opportunities, nurturing relationships and pitching solutions. As part of a business development consultancy team you'll practice your skills in a real-world environment.

As you develop your expertise in identifying business opportunities, sales, networking and negotiation, you'll market and pitch your services to other student enterprises or external organisations. As the degree progresses you'll continue to practice hands-on business development, gaining real-life experience of team work, selling ideas and implementing projects - experience that ensures that you can make an impact in business as soon as you graduate. 


  • 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


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 3B5G 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

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 your 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Management styles
  • International markets
  • Team leadership and performance
  • World economics
  • Risks, ethics and the environment

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.

  • Transformational leadership
  • Creative strategies
  • Business challenge
  • Business futures
  • 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


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

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 & Management 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