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Develop your management skills and practical knowledge to make an impact
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
Immerse yourself in the world of business. Our cutting-edge business degree combines theory with practice by providing hands on learning experience in the business world. On this course you will gain a range of business skills as you become primed to establish your own company or confidently step into a range of enterprising careers within existing organisations. For those who want to start their own business you can do this during the Business Reality module in your final year.
Our strong links with the local and regional business community enhance the practical focus of this business 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. Our strong working links with respected bodies including Enterprise Educators UK, Plymouth Chamber and the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network also help our students build valuable links for a prosperous future in business.
This business degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute enabling students to gain a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership alongside their degree.
Plymouth Marjon University is part of 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 our business degree.
Accredited by CMI enabling you to graduate with an additional Level 5 diploma.
Network with local, national and international businesses.
Practical and hands on business placements.
Real-world experience through setting up your own business or working with an employer.
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.
“ 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.
Laura is an experienced teacher of entrepreneurship and business. Alongside this she researches lifestyle entrepreneurship within the context of lifestyle sports.View full profile
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Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise. 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.