Utilising an innovative, community centred approach; our course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to manage existing businesses or to start your own.
Created out of our extensive experience of business education, Bodmin College is delighted to be partnering with Falmouth University in the development of our FdSc Business Management course.
This course is taught by Bodmin College and awarded by Falmouth University.
* Subject to Approval
Right now, business is booming in Cornwall. The current business landscape has turned Cornwall from a peripheral concern into a business power in its own right. Local business owners are capitalising on the power of the Cornish brand, and our course will give you a front row seat as the area moves from strength to strength.
The degree course is designed to unleash and showcase your entrepreneurial and management potential. We are committed to the belief that everyone has the potential to succeed, so long as they are given the right levels of personalised support.
Our excellent relationships with the local business community will allow us to develop your business skills whilst also allowing you to develop a network of meaningful business contacts.
Improvements in both physical and digital infrastructure mean that businesses in Cornwall are thriving, come and be a part of something exciting.
Staff teaching you may include:
Business Management Course Leader
Higher Education Programmes Lead
The course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, workshops with visiting Businesses and individual tutorials.
Our business and management degree program will help you to
develop a range of leadership and management skills to be able to make a
positive impact on organisations. You will learn how to recognise potential opportunities
and how to remain adaptable to the needs of the business, both now and in the
Entrepreneurial thinking and innovative practice form an integral component of our teaching model, and we work closely with local business partners, to help you develop these skills in using real work scenarios.
We are looking for students who are self-starters and who thrive on being challenged. You do not need to have studied any business subjects before, but being open-minded and resilient are useful prerequisites.
As part of the course, you will be joining an ambitious group of potential business managers and entrepreneurs on a journey seeking to bring Cornish business into the foreground.
Our course has been designed to facilitate a connected experience within the vibrant local business community.
Students will need to be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and must be able to work to deadlines.
For some of your project work you will be client facing and working with real local businesses, so you will need to be able to demonstrate a professional outlook.
The course will prepare you to be a resourceful and innovative business practitioner. You will be given the time to identify your individual specialisms.
You will become numerically literate, ethically aware, sensitive to diverse needs, academically robust and fully adaptable.
Ultimately, you will be able to be a decision maker able to cope with the rigorous demands of the modern workplace.
* 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.
On average you should allow for between 40-50 hours per week for your studies of which approximately 40% will be taught and 60% will be self-study.
In your first year, you will study the environments that contemporary businesses and entrepreneurs operate in, whilst learning how businesses communicate with their customers to meet their ever-changing needs.
You will also study how business seek to manage their staff both effectively and ethically whilst also attempting to manage their impact on the environment
In year 2, you will build on what you have learned in year 1 by studying how business managers undertake strategic decision-making and maintain effective control of their finances. You will also expand your study horrizons to investigate the challenges posed by operating business enterprises in multiple countries.
In the second year, you will also undertake a business research project as well as being involved in a collaborative enterprise project.
FdSc Business Management tuition fees for 2024 entry for UK/EU students will be £8250 per academic year.*
If you're from the EU/EEA and want to find out whether you qualify for 'home fee' please read the full guidance on the UK Government's website. Go to Government's website
Additional course expenditure is likely to include:
• A Laptop – It doesn’t matter which platform (Apple or Windows, though a mac can run windows software through Boot Camp). It should have 16GB RAM, at least a 500GB hard drive plus. Buy as fast a processor as you can afford. Approximate cost £500.
£200 - £300 - Recurring annual costs
£50- £70 per module for associated course materials. Many modules will have lower costs than these indicated.
£50 - Optional study visits and placements for the course duration.
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
* Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University and partner Bodmin College 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.
Important information pertaining to your studies, and the regulations that govern your studentship, can be found on Falmouth University's website here.
In particular, you should note the 'Student Terms & Conditions', 'Academic Regulations', 'Student Code of Conduct', and 'Academic Integrity Policy'.
If you are dissatisfied with the level of service that you have received with Bodmin College and wish to make a complaint, please read and follow the Bodmin College Complaints Policy and Procedure below.
University's Academic Calendar for study block/term dates can be found on Falmouth Universities website
We consider all applications on their own individual
merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and
motivates them in their field.
We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.
As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily 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