University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management (2 Year Degree)

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Course summary

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Fast-track your way to a successful career with this two-year version of the BSc (Hons) Business Management course. Specially designed with concentrated periods of learning, you’ll gain the same skills and experience in managing people, projects and resources as on the three-year course. However, you’ll graduate with a full honours degree a whole year sooner. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, with our course you’ll get ahead of the game and make your mark on the business world.

  • Gain a full honours, Chartered Management Institute accredited degree in just two years. You’ll also be eligible for a CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management upon graduation.
  • Demonstrate your commitment and determination to get to the job market or postgraduate studies as soon as possible.
  • Benefit from reduced costs – you'll have a year less in terms of fees and outlay for accommodation and living costs.
  • 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.
  • Focus on the practical aspects of management including strategy, ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, decision making and self-evaluation.
  • 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.
  • Sharpen your networking skills: take part in exclusive opportunities and international trips, by joining the Plymouth Management Society.
  • In the 2016 National Student Survey, 100 per cent were satisfied with the quality of the course; 95 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things; 95 per cent agreed staff made the subject interesting; 85 per cent were in work/study six months after finishing and 89 per cent agreed they got sufficient advice and support.

Course details


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 year two 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. In your finaly year you’ll develop your employability skills by increasing your understanding of project planning and decision making, while studying topical management issues. By choosing from a wide range of modules, you can tailor your degree and graduate with a specialist qualification. After your final year during the summer, you’ll increase your understanding of strategic management and complete a 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 22% Exams, 78% Coursework

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

Application codes

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

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 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 ( 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 International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are required for this course.

Additional entry requirements


All applicants must have interview/group discussion with Programme Manager at an Offer Holder Day as part of conditions

English language requirements

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

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11100* Year 1
England £11100* Year 1
Scotland £11100* Year 1
Wales £11100* Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100* Year 1
EU £11100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are 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 (2 Year Degree) at University of Plymouth - UCAS