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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Business (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: BUS4

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Minimum of 2 A levels Excluding General Studies

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Or a triple grade from a combination of BTEC qualifications

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48
50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Leadership

This degree in Business offers you a four-year route to develop your business skills and gain a full BSc honours degree. The foundation year route is suitable for many people, including those returning to education after a break. During the foundation year you will prepare yourself for the rigours of degree-level study before joining the cohort on the three year Business degree. Strong links with regional businesses mean you will gain varied in-depth experiences throughout your course. A specific enterprise support programme can help you through the business start-up process and there is competitive funding for your business ideas.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Long-standing experience of welcoming and supporting students from non-traditional backgrounds or students returning to study after a break.
• A wide network to kick-start your career.
• Practical learning opportunities and live consultancy projects.
• Option to set up your own business.
• Students gain a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

**What might I become?**
You would expect to enter the business world with your all-round knowledge and business skills, adding value to small, medium or large enterprises or choosing to set up your own business.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Business at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around The Edge enterprise hub. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Modules

Sarah Preedy - Course Lead, Business;
“During the first year you will develop your Higher Education study skills and be introduced to the core principles behind life in business with a focus on how and why we market products and services the way we do. You will also learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and learn the basics of how finance works for business in the modern world. The following years build on that knowledge base as you join the main BSc Business degree.”

1st Year
Foundations in Marketing
Foundations in Enterprise
Foundations in Accounting and Finance
Foundations in People Management
Research Skills
Foundation Year Project

2nd Year
Enterprise Creation
Introduction to Enterprise
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to People Management
Academic, Personal and Professional Development

3rd Year
Intrapreneurship and Innovation
Accounting and Finance in Business
Marketing in Business
People Management in Business
Enterprise Development
Research Methods

4th Year
Business Leadership
Business Reality
Reflective Business Portfolio
Contemporary Business Issues
Honours Project

Assessment methods

Assessment is diverse through coursework such as essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations, business simulations, and reflective portfolios, with no exams.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Business and Criminology

TEF rating:

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