BSc Business with Industrial Experience
|Typical offer||AAA-ABB; IB 36-32; BTEC National DDD-DMM|
|Discipline||Business and Management|
|Location||Cornwall (Penryn Campus)|
- BSc Business
- BSc Business with European Study
- BSc Business with Industrial Experience
- BSc Business with International Study
BSc Business is a career-focused business and management programme, with an ethos of ethics and sustainability, incorporating extensive work placements with an exclusive opportunity to customise your degree by choosing modules designed to inspire the next generation of business graduates.
Based at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, the programme is designed to address the challenges in growing businesses in the current climate changing era. We will help you develop a set of graduate skills which are hugely relevant to 21st century businesses, from a local and global perspective.
Cornwall has created a strong, sustainable economy, with a diverse mix of industries and internationally renowned strengths in the environmental, marine, aerospace, ICT, creative and food and drink sectors. It is the perfect place to experience the world of work and to develop your personal and employability skills whilst gaining credits towards your degree.
Throughout your study at Penryn, you will complete project work in business, including work placements with local and regional companies. In your final year you will be given a consultancy project with one of those companies, responding to a real world problem that they need your help to resolve.
BSc Business will prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of sectors including e-commerce, marketing, manufacturing and/or wholesale, management relations, environmental consultancy or social enterprise.
Our curriculum is made up of core modules and specialist options, allowing you to select those that are most relevant to you.
- Discover what our students think in our BSc Business student profiles.
- Find out more about the programme in our BSc Business Blog.
There is no shortage of ordinary business degrees around, indeed choosing the right one for you can be quite overwhelming. You need to check that the vocabulary and content of the degree you are looking at is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. I am confident that BSc Business is a future facing degree. It provides the business fundamentals but incorporates exciting, distinctive content you will need to help you demonstrate confidence and creativity in the workplace.
Stephen Hickman - BSc Business Programme Director.
BSc Business Blog
Find out more about BSc Business by keeping up-to-date with our BSc Business Blog. The blog addresses what makes BSc Business unique, life at Penryn, and the latest research at the Business School on Penryn Campus. Content is updated on a monthly basis.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.
- Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School undergraduate module list.
The Programme Teaching team comprises of: dynamic researchers, management educationalists and business practitioners with expertise in a diverse range of business and management topics including those with direct impact on the local and global economy such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, supply management, innovation, social sciences, the service industries including public sector and tourism.
|BEP1010||Business and Society||15|
|BEP1020||Business Practice and Analysis||15|
|BEP1030||Operations Management; A Sustainable Perspective||15|
|BEP1040||Marketing in a Digital Age||15|
|BEP1050||Economics for Managers||15|
|BEP1080||Theory and Practice of Management||15|
|BEP2010||Sustainable Enterprise Economy||15|
|BEP2030||Business Practice (Placement/Work Experience Project)||15|
|BEP2040||Strategic Concepts for Business||15|
|BEP2050||Finance for Business||15|
|BEP2060||Research for Inquiry||15|
- 30 credits of optional modules
|FCH2000C||Communicating Global Issues in a Changing World||15|
|LAW2016C||Environmental Regulation and Redress||15|
|LES2001||Grand Challenges Cornwall||15|
|BIO2425||Introduction to Ecological Consultancy||15|
|CSC2011M||Living with Environmental Change||15|
|GEO2430B||Nature and Culture||15|
|GE02445||Rural Social Issues||15|
|BEP2070||Social Enterprise Management||15|
|GEO2442||The Politics of Climate Change and Energy||15|
Year spent in work placement
|BEP3010||Social and Technological Innovation||15|
|BEP3020||Practice-based Consultancy Management||15|
|BEP3030||Globalisation and Internationalisation||15|
|BEP3040||Local-Global Innovation (Cornwall Research Seminar Series)||15|
- 30 credits of optional modules
|GEO3415B||Issues in Climate Change||15|
|GEO3437B||Climate Change and Society||15|
|BIO3037||Ecology of Environmental Change||15|
|GEO3409B||Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy||15|
|BEP3060||Small Business Management||15|
|BEP3070||Crisis, Change and Creativity in Organisations||15|
|GEO3447||Waste and Society||15|
|GEO2435||Evolution of Human Societies||15|
Entry requirements 2018
AAA-ABB; IB 36-32; BTEC National DDD-DMM
GCSE Maths grade B (level 5 new grading) or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths or IB SL4 Maths/Maths Studies or Core Maths; GCSE English Language grade B (level 5 new grading).
Additional selection criteria
We are looking for well-qualified students with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.
We receive a large number of applications from well-qualified applicants and may not be able to make offers to all those applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve grades in line with the typical offer shown above.
In addition to the specific requirements listed above, we look for excellent A level* results/predictions and we may also take into account results up to and including GCSEs* and AS Levels* as part of our holistic assessment of an application.
*Equivalent qualifications will be considered. For more information about our equivalencies for specific qualifications please contact our Admissions Office.
Please read the important information about our Typical offer.
For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.
Learning and teaching
Although lectures are one of the main forms of teaching, you will also learn through participation in workshops, tutorials and seminars. As well as tackling case studies, discussing current issues in business and debating key theories, you will also develop presentation, team working, communication and problem solving skills. You’ll have a personal tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies.
Modules are normally assessed either by exam alone or by a mix of assessed work and written exams. Assessed work includes essays, case studies, projects, group work and presentations. You will have to pass the assessments in your first year to proceed to the second year but they do not count towards your final degree classification.
Option modules can extend beyond Business if you are studying a Single Honours degree: dependent on timetable constraints, pre-requisites and programme structure, it may be possible to study option modules outside your subject area.
Now, more than ever, it is important to demonstrate a global outlook and perspective. Studying abroad for a full academic year will give you this opportunity.
Studying abroad gives you valuable experience of international cultures, values and languages, which can crucially enhance your professional skill set. Living and studying in a new country will naturally enhance your adaptability, cross-cultural communication, selfconfidence and resilience as well as stimulate creative thinking. Having real world examples of these skills can significantly bolster your CV and employability. And, studying abroad in a different country with students from all around the world is also a great way to build and expand your global network of friends and professional contacts.
You can choose between placements where you will be taught either in English or in the native language. Our Foreign Language Centre offers optional evening language classes to aid your preparation.
If you opt for a ‘with European Study’ or ‘with International Study’ programme, your degree will be four years in total, with your third year spent studying at one of our internationally-recognised partner business schools or universities. Our ‘with European Study’ option also allows for the flexibility of combining studying abroad with a work placement in an EU country.
Where can you go?
We currently offer study abroad placements in 45 universities in 23 countries including: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
How to apply
You can either apply directly through UCAS (see the UCAS codes on the ‘Key Information and Entry Requirements’ page of this brochure) or ask to transfer onto one of these options later, usually during your 1st year or early in your 2nd year. For further information, please visit our website.
The BSc Business programme will prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of sectors including e-commerce, marketing, manufacturing and/or wholesale, management relations, environmental consultancy or social enterprise.
A degree in a business related subject will also help you develop a wide range of employable skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research, and organising and communicating information.
Find out more on the Undergraduate Careers pages.
Throughout your study you will complete project work in business, including work placements with local and regional companies. You will complete short-term work placements in both your first and second year and then in your final year you will be given a consultancy project with one of those companies, responding to a real world problem that they need your help to resolve. You will be challenged to develop both a local and global perspective and search out new business models.
Your work placements will be complemented by a core ‘Employability’ module in each year of study. The taught sessions of the modules are designed to not only give you the skills, confidence and experience to research, apply and secure a placement, they will also help you to secure your first graduate job and succeed throughout your future career.
The Employability modules are progressive throughout the three years, each building on the knowledge and skills gained in prior years. The first year focuses on self-awareness and practical application skills whereas the second and third years focus on professionalism and commercial awareness.
The employability thread which is embedded throughout the programme has been carefully designed to gradually build upon your skills and allow you to make an informed choice of your chosen career path whilst the work placements will give you the experience and credibility to help you get there.
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Why study in Cornwall?
As soon as I visited Penryn Campus on the Open Day I knew it was the perfect place for me to study. The buildings are set in beautiful grounds, the accommodation is spacious and good value, and everything you need is right on your doorstep.
The campus is really relaxed and laid back and there is a real sense of pride and ownership about how unique this campus is: there really is nowhere else that offers so many fantastic opportunities in such an amazing location.
Charlotte Barry, Current Student.
Our Penryn Campus
Find out more about studying at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall
The University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities and is made up of around 4,000 students providing a friendly and energetic atmosphere.
Cornwall has created a strong, sustainable economy, with a diverse mix of industries and internationally renowned strengths in the environmental, marine, aerospace, Information Communications Technology (ICT), creative and food and drink sectors.
A new £5.5 million building is under construction on the Campus which will feature a specially designed area for business engagement called ‘The Collaboratory’ from which dedicated staff, along with the University’s Knowledge Exchange team, will lead a number of long-term research and business support projects with selected local business partners.
The Penryn Campus rates consistently in the Top 10 for student satisfaction.
Campus tours enable you to see the campus facilities and view the halls of residence; they run every Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 13:30 and last for an hour and a half.
Sometimes it is possible to arrange meetings with academic staff either before or after your campus tour, subject to their availability. If you would like to book an appointment with a member of staff, please contact the department directly by emailing Ali Bearhop or Stephen Hickman.
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Meet our students
Find out what our current students think of the BSc Business programme.