Develop your management skills and make an impact. Gain a range of business skills as you prepare to establish your own company or confidently step into management career with established organisations.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
And GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or grade C or above.
Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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UCAS points 96
UCAS code BUS3
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-timeHow to apply for this course
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99.9% of the business population (ONS, 2019) meaning the overwhelming majority of Business graduates will either work for a SME or run one themselves. Yet most Business Schools do not teach with a SME focus instead choosing to teach their students about large scale corporate businesses, which in all likelihood they will never work for.
Our BSc (Hons) Business degree is different because it is designed to prepare students for the reality of the business world. You will learn about how SME businesses operate, what makes them successful and how you can effectively work for one or run your own. Your placement opportunities in the second and third year will all be with SME businesses allowing you to gain hands on practical experience and enhance your employability.
We also have a partnership with a University in Southern Spain so you can study overseas for a Semester in your second year to learn how business is different in an European context.
Our Business degrees are all accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which is the leading body in the UK for leadership and management. You'll earn their Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership alongside your degree. This is at no extra cost to you and requires no additional assessments. You'll also continue to enjoy free access to the CMI's online resources and events for a year after you complete the course.
Our strong links with the local and regional business community enhance the practical focus of this business degree and extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for you to develop your business knowledge, skills and capabilities. The teaching team’s work with respected bodies including Enterprise Educators UK, The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Cornwall Chamber and the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network all help our students build valuable links for a prosperous future in business.
Accredited by CMI enabling you to graduate with an additional Level 5 diploma.
Network with local, national and international businesses.
Two extended business placements.
Opportunity to study for a semester in Spain.
Option to start your own business in the final year.
Access to a diverse network of business people and entrepreneurs.
“I’m learning from experienced and supportive lecturers and I'm helped by their feedback. There is a comprehensive range of online services to support my learning. I thoroughly enjoy the way we are able to reflect on our understanding through online assessments, quizzes and by contributing to the online forum. This course has given me great motivation and confidence and it’s been noticed by my family and friends.”
“There are so many broad subjects within the business course that we are always learning different things. The business course at Marjon has small groups so the lecturers get to know us by name and so it feels more personal. We have a lot of different talks and can express our own opinions at lectures and seminars. If we need any guidance, we can go to the lecturers and they know who we are.”
“I have become more confident in engaging with others about the topics discussed within the class. I did not expect the course to have as much interaction as it has, there are a lot of activities designed to enhance creativity and your interpersonal skills. This course has helped me a lot to break down the different aspects of business that I did not know about before.”
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
How can you effectively brand your business?
Why might some employees be more creative than others?
Can you be both an innovator and an inventor?
How can you measure the social impact of an organisation?
What is the best way to patent your business idea?
“ The team at Marjon has developed an environment that is not only a fabulous physical space but also a learning place that draws in business, academia and students into a community that adds real value to their excellent business programmes. The Chamber is delighted to be a partner in their offering which supports the strategic priorities of the city, county and region, by both attracting the finest candidates to the area and developing the skill base of our local businesses.”
The option to set up your own business or undertake a placement in your final year provides you with valuable experience that will stand out on your C.V. Graduates go on to work for small to medium sized enterprises both nationally and internationally, large multinational firms or run their own businesses.
Typical job opportunities include; Business Development Manager, Marketing Officer, Social Media Coordinator and Business Owner.
Dream of going into the business world? Want to study in a supportive environment? Year 1 – Explore. Small class sizes. Year 2 – Action. Personalised learning. Year 3 – Launch. Discover Marjon. Discover the new you. Discover Marjon Business. For more info: www.marjon.ac.uk/business.
“ During your first year you will learn what it means to be enterprising and develop your knowledge of marketing strategy. You will also be introduced to key concepts around people management, finance and idea development. In the second year you will learn how entrepreneurs can thrive within an organisation and learn techniques for marketing and finance in small businesses. During the third year you will learn what it takes to be a great business leader, investigate the reality of running a business and look at current issues affecting business in this country.”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Field trips, business simulations, employer-led projects and modules where you can start and run your own business all provide practical opportunities to test your ideas and hone your problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills. Accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute also provides you with a range of additional teaching and learning materials specifically in the area of leadership and management.
Assessment is diverse through coursework such as essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations, business simulations, and reflective portfolios, with no exams.
Sarah has worked in Higher Education for nine years, teaching business management. Her interests are in enterprise education, student led enterprise activities and entrepreneurial learning. She has also led extracurricular enterprise programmes offering support and finance for student entrepreneurs.View full profile
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Chris draws on exparience from a wide and varied career, spanning teaching outdoor activities, experiential learning, utilities, change management and consultancy and even a brief diversion into professional sailing and photojournalism. Chris then took a role to deliver leadership development for senior staff in the Higher Education sector, which led into academic teaching.
Laura’s academic background is in business and management. She is researcher and her PhD focuses on the phenomena of lifestyle entrepreneurship and lifestyle sports.