Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation with Professional Placement

Course summary

Join the entrepreneurs of tomorrow at the cutting edge of business. Join this Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation degree to develop the critical and practical skills you’ll need to shape a successful and conscientious career in business. On a course accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you’ll learn in an environment that mirrors industry practice; collaborating with peers and professionals to grow your network and share ideas, while learning foundational theories and applying them to your own practice to build successful businesses. As a graduate from this degree, you will be equipped to drive lasting, positive change in the world of business. You will: Develop your entrepreneurial skills in a live project environment that mirrors industry practice Investigate the key elements of business, the challenges of being a business leader, and future industry trends Explore data, information and intelligence, learning how to utilise your insights to make decisions Develop strategies to maximise team performance through creative and ethical leadership Have opportunities to pitch and present ideas as a team, to improve your relationship-building and decision-making skills Collaborate with skilled specialists from across the University, to build business plans and ideas While studying this Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation degree, you will be eligible to receive the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership upon successful completion of the degree. For the duration of your course you’ll also be an Affiliate Member of the CMI. This opens access to a host of member benefits to help you progress on your professional journey.


This degree will enable you to become a creative entrepreneur with a range of intellectual and practical skills to deal with the fast-paced environment of modern business. You’ll explore the nature of organisations and their role within the commercial environment and society more widely, developing future ways of living, working and conducting business. Year One In your first year, you will gain a firm understanding of the commercial environment and how industry can impact communities, economies and the environment. You will explore the fundamentals of business structure including the core elements of markets and market research. This will then be explored alongside how data management is evolving and the implications of technological advances in decision making. Modules Wellbeing Market Intelligence Fundamentals of Business Exploring Sustainability Data Management Principles of Marketing Year Two In your second year, you will build on your knowledge and application of entrepreneurial practice and key management disciplines including financial management and project management. Your skills in relation to finding and applying information sources will be further developed. Live briefs and expert speakers will add context to your studies as well as an opportunity to build your collaborative skills. You will also understand business management from specialist perspectives such as operations and supply management, venture creation and business growth. Modules Research Methods Operations & Supply Chains Venture Creation & Growth Collaborative Working Financial Management Project Management Year Three You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement with support from the Employability team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year Four By the end of your final year, you will have the confidence and skills to organise and deliver a complex, original, research project. You will build your understanding of how international trade is conducted including assessment of your knowledge at government level. You will further develop your leadership capabilities and produce a portfolio that brings together all of your learning from the course. Connecting with industry both on and off campus, you will build valuable relationships to launch your career upon graduation. You will also broaden your views of strategic awareness in the commercial environment and the important areas of managing creativity and innovation. Modules Professional Development Strategy International Entrepreneurship Leadership Entrepreneurship Research Project Managing Creativity & Innovation 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.

Assessment method

There are no formal written exams with this course; all assessment is coursework-based. The coursework includes a varied range of assessments across the duration of the course, including reports or essays, case studies, reflections, presentations, projects, collaborative activity or portfolios. Assessments are distributed across the duration of the course. Developmental and formative feedback will be provided on your work within modules in order to build confidence, add knowledge and improve your skills. This will be available both in class and within a more informal environment. Each summative assessment (the final assessed work) will also be accompanied by formal feedback, providing an opportunity to reflect on your own work but also to look forward to future assessment(s).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS