Business Management at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Business Management

University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

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 method

Assessment is 21% Exams 79% Coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 96 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.
A level 88 - 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Any subject is considered.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
AS Considered in combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Any subject is considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination.
Scottish Advanced Higher 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 - 26 points Including a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination.
Extended Project Considered in combination.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4 English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are also required.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Business Management at University of Plymouth - UCAS