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University of Plymouth

Business Management

UCAS Code: N203

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

Entry requirements


88 - 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-26

Including a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination.

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

DD

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination.

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

MMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination.

96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

88-96

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.

Considered in combination.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Business and management

Learn how to become an organisation’s best asset by successfully coordinating people, projects and resources. While exploring management in the context of economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, sustainability and globalisation, you will get the chance to put theory into practice during consultancy projects and paid work placements. You can also opt to focus on a particular field and graduate with a specialist named degree, all helping give you the edge you’ll need to stand out.

* Complete this Chartered Management Institute-accredited course and graduate with a full honours degree and a CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management.

* Fulfil your potential by developing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to build your career in the competitive world of business.

* Boost your employability with paid, real-world experience during an optional work placement year.

* Choose to specialise in your preferred area of interest during your final year and graduate with a named degree in Business Management with: Marketing, Leadership and Human Resource Management, Leadership Practice, Operations Management, International Management, Entrepreneurship or Financial Management.

* Benefit from learning within a supportive environment where you’ll be mentored by a community of experienced academics.

* Focus on the practical aspects of management including strategy, ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, decision making and self-evaluation.

* In the 2016 National Student Survey, 86 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things; 92 per cent were satisfied overall;85 per cent were in work/study six months after finishing and 86 per cent agreed they got sufficient advice and support.

Modules

In your first year, you’ll gain a solid understanding of management in a business and enterprise context, focusing on areas such as organisational behaviour, economics, accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing. You’ll also look into the ethical and sustainability issues of business, get the chance to study a language and complete a consultancy project.

In the second year, you’ll develop your employability skills further by focusing on the practical techniques for managing people, operations, resources and projects. You’ll also develop your understanding of professional development and employment planning, and hone vital decision making and research skills.

Gain valuable on-the-job experience through an optional placement year. Supported by a dedicated team, you can undertake a paid position within a public or private sector organisation relevant to your interests.

By choosing from a range of modules covering topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, human resources, leadership and ethics, in your final year, you can tailor your degree to your interests and graduate with a specialist named degree. You’ll also increase your understanding of strategic and topical management issues, completing a management-focused research or consultancy project. At the same time, you’ll continue exploring your professional development.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 21% Exams 79% Coursework

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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