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University of Plymouth

Business Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N207

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

Entry requirements


32-80 points minimum of 2 A Levels including General Studies

Pass Access Course (any subject) plus GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent

Accept in combination with other level 3 qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-25

in any subjects.

32-80 points from Irish Leaving certificate.

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

PPP-MPP

in any subject.

32-80 points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers in any subject

UCAS Tariff

32-80

minimum of 2 A Levels including General Studies

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Business and management

Our Business Management programme helps you fulfil your potential by developing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to build your career in the competitive world of business.
This three-year Business Management degree, starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics
The following two years of the course allow you to fast-track your studies, with specially designed concentrated periods of learning.
You’ll develop analytical and problem solving skills through focusing on the practical aspects of management including strategy, people management, ethics and corporate social responsibility, sustainability, decision making, and project and operations management. You can also opt to focus on a particular field and graduate with a specialist named degree.
Your final year project will enable you to work in partnership with companies on real business-related issues to enhance your career-readiness and gives you the opportunity to specialise in an area that really interests you.
You’ll get the chance to put theory into practice during consultancy projects and you can boost your employability with paid, real-world experience during an optional work placement.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute; complete the course and you will be eligible for a CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Studying Business Management at Plymouth will stand you in good stead no matter what career path you follow. Our students graduate ready to face business challenges in all sorts of settings and roles, from project management to human resource management, logistics, operations and marketing, and our Business Management students are in high demand.

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?

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Business and management

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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


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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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