BSc (Hons) Business Management - Course overview
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BSc (Hons) Business Management​ with Plymouth University

The Business Management degree can be studied full time over three years, or over two years through a fast track route. You can find out more about the two year course here. Through careful choice of modules and topics in the final year it is possible to specialise and graduate with a named degree. Current named options include:

New pathways available

  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Leadership and Human Resource Management)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (International Management)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Operations Management)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Financial Management)


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What our students say

"Having been on the new two-year Fast-Track Business Management degree, it has been amazing to see it develop and to work with the programme team on a course which is innovative not just at Plymouth University, but in higher education as a whole."
Simon Maples, BSc (Hons) Business Management graduate student
For more information watch Simon talking about his experiences at Plymouth in the video opposite.

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Meet the tutor - Mike Leat​

Mike is a valued member of the Plymouth Business School and recently won an award for his outstanding contribution and dedication to the faculty.
He has been involved with employee relations for most of his working life, as both an academic and a practitioner. He has worked for the Commission on Industrial Relations and ACAS, in both cases as an industrial relations expert. He also has practical working experience as a personnel practitioner and has occupied positions as both a Personnel Manager and Head of Personnel and Administration.
In recent years, Mike has concentrated on academia and his main areas of interest are now employee relations and international and comparative HRM. He has written a number of books and journal articles in these areas.


There is the option of a third year work placement which is normally spent in paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. Students follow a training programme agreed with the employer and are supervised by a member of the academic staff throughout the year. Please visit the placements and work based learning web pages here.
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All organisations need managers

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Business Management will be highly employable with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for careers in a broad range of business or organisational management.

For more information visit our Careers & Employability pages.






This course contains a sustainability dimension. In your final year current sustainability issues in management are studied with an emphasis on regulatory issues and pressure groups, SMEs and ethical theory. There is also the opportunity to learn about key sustainability issues in operations.


This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.
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Entry requirements

GCSE: Maths and English Language grade C. Plus A level/AS level: 240 points (including a minimum of 180 points from two A levels or a double award). 14-19 Diplomas: accepted – please enquire. Other combinations and non-A level qualifications considered.

If you do not have English as a first language you will be required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).
For further information visit thecourse entry requirements page.