BSc (Hons) Business BUS3

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Do you have a pioneering spirit? Could you develop innovative ideas to fire up the economy? Do you want to plan your own venture and work with successful entrepreneurs to kick-start your career? On this course you will gain entrepreneurial skills as you become primed to establish your own company or confidently step into a range of entrepreneurial careers within organisations across the business world.

    The first year of BSc Business lays the foundations for your understanding of the business world; topics include marketing, management, accounting and enterprise. Your second year develops these topics further examining them through the lens of enterprise and innovation. Your final year culminates with the opportunity to set up your own enterprise while completing a dissertation in a topic of your own choice. Assessment is diverse through coursework such as essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations, business simulations, and reflective portfolios, with no exams.

    Business simulations, employer-led projects and venture creation modules all provide practical opportunities to test your ideas and hone your problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills. Delivery is through immersive modules that run over 3-4 week blocks with formal lectures, guest speakers, seminars; small group tutorials; work based learning; project work and self-directed study.

    Our strong links with the local and regional business community enhance the practical focus of this degree and a suite of extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for you to develop your business knowledge, skills and capabilities. A specific enterprise support programme is available to guide you through the business start-up process and there is competitive funding available for your business ideas.

    Questions you'll ask on this course:

    • Are entrepreneurs born or made?
    • How could 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?
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Please note that modules are subject to validation:

1st Year
  • Introduction to Enterprise
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to People Management
  • Enterprise Creation
  • Academic Personal and Professional Development
2nd Year
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Accounting and Finance for Enterprise
  • Marketing for Enterprise
  • People Management for Enterprise
  • Enterprise Development
  • Research Methods in Business
3rd Year
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Enterprise Reality
  • Reflective Business Portfolio
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Honours Project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

This course will develop your knowledge, skills and experience in business enabling you to progress your career in the modern business world, become a skilled business leader, and set up your own business venture. The option to set up your own business or undertake a placement in your third 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 Small Business Owner. 

Current Students


Course Leader

Sarah recently joined Marjon as Programme Leader for BSc Business. Her research interests are in enterprise education, student led enterprise activities and entrepreneurial learning. Sarah has worked in Higher Education for nine years, teaching on Business Management and Entrepreneurship degree programmes. She has also led several extracurricular enterprise programmes offering support and finance for student entrepreneurs.

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    Plymouth Marjon University has recently joined a national network of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators. Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) has been networking, supporting and developing enterprise education for over 15 years and gives us the opportunity to work with over 1,600 enterprise educators and practitioners from over 100 UK Higher and Further Education Institutions positively impacting the curriculum of programmes such as BSc Business.


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