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Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons)

Join the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Key details
Penryn Campus
Course duration
3 years
UCAS code

Course overview

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset, with the critical and practical skills you’ll need to shape a successful and conscientious career in the modern business world.

You’ll get the chance to collaborate with creatives from across the University, including students from our Launchpad business programme, to proactively build your network and immerse yourself in new ideas while learning theory and applying it to your own practice. Explore the social and environmental contexts of business and learn the art and science of building brands, while collaborating with peers and professionals.

You will:

  • Investigate the key elements of business, the challenges of the financial landscape and future trends
  • Explore data, information and intelligence, learning how to utilise your insights to enhance your own practice
  • Respond to business challenges informed by the fourth industrial revolution, where digital technologies, data, artificial intelligence (AI) and immersive experiences are transforming the way we work
  • Improve your relationship building and decision-making skills by pitching and presenting ideas as a team
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills in a live project environment
  • Build your business network through collaborative work with other students and external organisations

Course details

As part of this unique entrepreneurship degree, you'll take on one module from each of our three categories every term.

'External' modules cover things like market research, industry partners, and customers. 'Internal' modules look at management topics like finances, operations and people. And 'You' modules consider your developing skills, like creative thinking, self-reflection and specialist knowledge.

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Developing your foundational knowledge, you’ll investigate the key elements of business, the landscape’s challenges, and future trends. You’ll get an insight into finance, marketing, and how to understand and influence people - while exploring data, information and intelligence. And you’ll improve your relationship-building and decision making skills by pitching and presenting ideas as a team.


Market Intelligence
Present and Future of Entrepreneurship
The Art of Strategy
Wellbeing in Business
Design Thinking
Navigating Uncertainty

Along with your team, you'll put your business plan into action and pitch your product or services to your target market. You'll also develop your expertise and skills in managerial and team roles, thinking and expressing yourself in terms of data and business.


Complex Problem-Solving
Critical and Social Innovation
Intelligent Brand Building
Demonstrating Sustainability
Financial Insights
Collaborative Project: Growth Challenge

Finalising your Business and Entrepreneurship degree, you'll present a leadership project in an interview and showcase, build a portfolio showing your professional standing, take on team challenges around your business, and develop a strategy for your company. You'll also choose between completing an applied project, work placement or dissertation.


Creative & Ethical Leadership
Global Economies and International Markets
DataLab: Generation, Analysis, Iteration
Crafting Your Future: Professional Practice and Research
Social Action Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, discover the full course details for the 3 year course. If you began your studies during or before 2021 on the 2 year course pathway you can find your course details here.

How you'll learn

You’ll deliver real products or services as you form a business team, develop a plan, create your venture and take it to market. For each module, you’ll attend a weekly one hour lecture and two-hour seminar, and fit online study materials around your schedule. This Business & Entrepreneurship degree is designed to give you time to embed your learning into your entrepreneurial venture.

At Falmouth, we use a 'digitally enhanced learning & teaching' approach. Your experience will always be predominantly in-person, including seminars, tutorials and studio teaching, with some, more targeted elements, being online either live (synchronous) or pre-recorded (asynchronous). You can read more here.

What our students do

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Ben Penrose Zen Beach

Student startup's mission to make first beach robe 'made and manufactured in Cornwall'

24 June 2022

Student entrepreneur Ben Penrose has already launched one successful clothing business – and now h...

Student startup's mission to make first beach robe 'made and manufactured in Cornwall'
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Lacuna field

Students gain industry experience at Lacuna Brewery

20 May 2022

Four undergraduate students from the Cornwall Business School have gained valuable work experience a...

Students gain industry experience at Lacuna Brewery
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SoE students

For Gen Z, by Gen Z - Student-led Agency

17 January 2020

Gallos is an agency with a difference. It's completely student-led, entirely staffed by st...

For Gen Z, by Gen Z - Student-led Agency
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Business Student Listed in 20 Under 20 Entrepreneurs

26 June 2019

Building a successful business before you hit 20 is an incredible achievement in itself; one that Al...

Business Student Listed in 20 Under 20 Entrepreneurs
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Innovative Students Launch New Business

26 March 2019

To successfully grow a business, you need to embrace innovation. Jack Fannon and Piotr Kurzepa, two ...

Innovative Students Launch New Business
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Ross Woolford and Rowan Weyer-Brown, directors of Rough Cut Coffee

Students Launch New Specialty Coffee Company

28 January 2019

Coffee lovers with a taste for experimentation are in for a treat. Rough Cut Coffee, a new coffee su...

Students Launch New Specialty Coffee Company
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Zennor Glass Make Waves in Business World

21 January 2019

A sustainable jewellery company run by three Business & Entrepreneurship BA(Hons) students, Zenn...

Zennor Glass Make Waves in Business World

Enterprising students launch the Student Survival Pack

26 November 2018

Moving to University is a life-changing event. To help make the transition smoother, three second ye...

Enterprising students launch the Student Survival Pack
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Small Idea, Big Business

24 October 2018

Second year Business & Entrepreneurship student, Alex Broadley, has been inundated with orders f...

Small Idea, Big Business
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Sea Glass Superstars

04 June 2018

The story of Zennor Glass began with three friends who shared a passion for the sea, a desire t...

Sea Glass Superstars
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William Griffin

Business Driven

04 June 2018

Business Entrepreneurship student William Griffin is equally at home in the historic grounds of Blen...

Business Driven
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George Bewley

Labelling Success

30 May 2018

The best entrepreneurs are those people who have the ability to see an opportunity when it presents ...

Labelling Success
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Business Booming for Budding Entrepreneur

23 May 2018

Second year Business Entrepreneurship student Gracie Sodzi directs her own social enterpri...

Business Booming for Budding Entrepreneur


You’ll receive training and support from professionals and practitioners from every corner of the business world. Their experience covers senior roles at multinationals, winning research awards and investigating social media innovations in business.

Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every staff member who teaches on the course.

Adrian Bossey

Head of Business & Experience Design

Adrian Bossey is Head of Subject at the Cornwall Business School, Falmouth University and a former a...

Adrian Bossey

Dr Jeremy Richards

Senior Lecturer

Jeremy has 30 years’ experience of the management and commercial exploitation of research and deve...

Dr Jeremy Richards


  • IT suites and software packages.
  • Specialist media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content.
  • Libraries containing 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources.
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Our Business & Entrepreneurship graduates have worked as:

  • Digital Strategist at Tregothnan, Cornwall
  • Intern at Google
  • Partnership Manager at the The Social Change Agency
  • Company founder with Launchpad, the University’s venture studio
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Business graduates receive £200k funding for TeX Innovation

03 March 2022

Two graduates from Falmouth's Cornwall Business School have secured £200k funding from the National...

Business graduates receive £200k funding for TeX Innovation
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Alumni Winners in Cornwall’s 30 Under 30

09 March 2020

Cornwall’s 30 under 30 for 2020 have been announced. Congratulations to the Falmouth alumni who we...

Alumni Winners in Cornwall’s 30 Under 30
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In the Bag: Graduate Lands Job at British Tea Estate

10 December 2019

Will Dorrell graduated from Business & Entrepreneurship last year and is now working at Tregothn...

In the Bag: Graduate Lands Job at British Tea Estate
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Graduates Take Home Cornwall Business Award

01 July 2019

BSc(Hons) Business & Entrepreneurship graduates Harry Deacon and John Lakey have won the Circula...

Graduates Take Home Cornwall Business Award
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Graduates Up for Business Award

15 May 2019

After great success being named finalists at the Groundwork Community Award in 2018, BSc(Hons) ...

Graduates Up for Business Award

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

Ready to join us? You can apply for September 2022 through Clearing or for September 2023 through UCAS Apply and Track. You'll need to reference the course and University code (F33).

Apply through Clearing 2022

Apply for 2023

Applying as an international student? 

International students can apply for a course through UCAS, via an agent or directly with the university. For more information about how to apply as an international student, visit our International applications page.

International applications

Course route UCAS code
Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons) three year degree 3B6K

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

Course route Entry requirements
BA/BSc(Hons) three year degree 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff points will primarily be from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, T Levels, a BTEC/UAL Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Check how many points your qualifications are worth

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent. 

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.  

If you need a student visa to study in the UK, you'll need to take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University. You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.

For starting your studies in 2022

UK applications: 26 January 2022 (for equal consideration)

Applications after the 26 January will be considered on a first-come, first-served as long as there are places available. Apply for this course now.

For starting your studies in 2023

UK applications: 25 January 2023 (for equal consideration)

Applications after the 25 January will be considered on a first-come, first-served as long as there are places available. Apply for this course now.

International fee payers

International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.

What we're looking for

We want someone who:

  • Has business knowledge, experience, and an enquiring attitude.
  • Shows self-motivation, a good work ethic, resilience, and perseverance.
  • Wants to learn, is open-minded, and takes on uncertainty and challenging situations.
  • Values others’ opinions and backgrounds, and accepts feedback to improve their reputation and performance.
  • Can take responsibility for their actions and behaviours.

Fees, costs & funding

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee Student
£9,250 per year Full-time UK
£17,460 per year Full-time EU/international
Annual tuition fee Student
£9,250 per year Full-time UK
£17,460 per year Full-time EU/international

Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible. 

The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs

Typical course costs

  • Personal laptop (if not already owned)
  • Suggested reading. Approx £40 (also available to read for free in the library)

If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.

Ask a student

What better way to find out about life at Falmouth University than by asking our current students?

From course details and academic support, to the social scene and settling in, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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