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Business Management BSc(Hons)

Step into the world of business as a creative and future-proofed manager.

Key details
Penryn Campus
Course duration
3 years
UCAS code

Course overview

From understanding global economies, big data and business strategy to learning to navigate uncertainty and developing responsive and ethical leadership skills, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to lead the future of business. You’ll gain critical business theory and management expertise while responding to real-world team challenges with input from industry professionals.

You will:

  • Develop a business plan based on an original idea
  • Work on real-life challenges and take part in a range of work placements
  • Explore the principles of effective leadership, investigating different management styles, strategies and techniques
  • Learn key skills in sales, networking, negotiation and identifying business opportunities
  • Be based on our Penryn Campus, surrounded by students from a range of creative disciplines

Course details

BSc(Hons) Business Management

Each term, you'll choose one module from each of our three categories.

'External' modules cover outward-looking subjects like customers, market research and industry partners. 'Internal' modules cover business management topics like people, finances and operations. And 'You' modules concentrate on your personal development, enhancing things like specialist knowledge, self-reflection and creative thinking.

During the first year of this business management course, you'll explore things like the key elements of business operations, current challenges in the business landscape, and future trends. Examining information, intelligence and data, you'll delve into finance, marketing, and how to influence people. You'll also see first-hand how businesses work through our field trip programme, and develop your individual and teamwork skills by presenting and pitching ideas.


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

Learning more about the business world, you'll explore how your solution could come together. You'll also begin specialising in management and develop your own style. Working with your team, you'll get a firmer grasp of managerial and team roles as you learn to think and express yourself on a deeper, data and business level.


Complex Problem-Solving
Responsive Leadership and Social Change
Human Resource Management
Demonstrating Sustainability
Financial Insights
Collaborative Project: Growth Challenge

You and your team will evolve your thinking by evaluating your business opportunity ideas – backing up your ideas by investigating areas like leadership strategies, professional practice, and sustaining and growing businesses. Alongside this development, you'll round off your Business Management degree by taking on a dissertation, applied project, or work placement.


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 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

This course is all about applied learning. Just like in the real world, you'll operate within a team to develop a business plan based on an original idea, and work towards taking it to market. For each module, you'll typically attend a weekly one-hour lecture followed by a two-hour seminar. There are also online materials you can access in your own time and in bitesize pieces. And you'll get weekly coaching to help you connect your knowledge with your team's innovation. 

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

Studying Business & Marketing online means you'll be part of the innovative Cornwall Business School community. Check out the stories below to discover more about our amazing students, graduates and staff.

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Lacuna field

Students gain industry experience at Lacuna Brewery

20 May 2022

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Why I chose to study Business

08 March 2022

I knew that I wanted to study Business at university - I just didn’t know where.

Why I chose to study Business
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Research reveals that business is booming at Falmouth University

07 January 2022

Entrepreneurial spirit in Cornwall is reaching record levels, as new research reveals that Falm...

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Business Success

Falmouth listed as best for business

23 February 2021

Students who attend Falmouth University are the most likely in the UK to start or manage a business ...

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

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With experience at businesses like General Electric, Marconi, Rolls Royce Business Ventures and Doctor Who, your tutors and sector-specific mentors provide real-world insights and personal support.

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


  • Professional design and prototyping tools.
  • IT suites and software packages.
  • Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content.
  • Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources. 
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As a graduate, you could become:

  • A leader in the corporate, public or cultural and creative industry sectors
  • A business development manager
  • A project or risk manager
  • A graduate trainee in a multinational corporation
  • Part of Launchpad, our innovative postgraduate venture studio, where you can develop and launch a viable business while gaining a full master’s degree

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 Management BSc(Hons) three year degree 3B6G

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 £10 (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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