BSc (Hons) Business Management (2 year fast track)

However, you’ll graduate with a full honours degree a whole year sooner. Our course will ensure you’ll get ahead of the game and make your mark on the business world.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Graduates follow careers in a wide range of sectors including investment and finance, technology, health, utilities, manufacturing, media, and in management roles including: human resources, marketing, operations, supply chain and procurement, and project management.


Entry requirements

  • UCAS tariff 104 – 120
  • A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.
  • BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
    If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
  • Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.
  • T levels: Merit in any subject.
  • IB: 26 – 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
    English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4   Standard Level = 5
  • All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.


As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

We have ensured every module contains a real world problem-based exercise. We have reached out to employers directly to involve real business in our assessments. You will experience real world employee engagement every month.


Gain a solid understanding of management in a business and enterprise context. Look into the ethical and sustainability issues of business, work on live case studies and with businesses, in order to develop learning and apply theory to practice. In the summer (from early June to the middle of July), you begin to learn and acquire the knowledge and skills required of a practising manager, thereby enhancing your future employability.

  • Developing Management and Leadership Competencies (HRL4001)
  • Business and Management Internal Setting (HRL4002)
  • Marketing, Enterprise and the Digital Economy (MKT4003)
  • Careers and Professional Development (PBS500CPD)
  • Business and Management External Environment (STO4001)
  • Honours Project (PBS6000)
  • Continued Careers and Professional Development (PBS600CPD)
  • Strategy and Leadership (STO6003SU)
  • Challenge Module (HRL5008)
  • Project (Management Report) (BUSM301)
  • Enterprise, Innovation and Creativity (STO6004SU)

Optional modules


  • Contemporary HRM (HRL5002)
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Context (HRL5003)
  • Managing Change (HRL5004)
  • Contemporary HRM (HRL6002)
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Context (HRL6003)
  • Managing Change (HRL6004)
  • Marketing for a Digital World (MKT5003)
  • Strategic Marketing Management (MKT5004)
  • Marketing for a Digital World (MKT6003)
  • Strategic Marketing Management (MKT6004)
  • Project Management (STO5001)
  • Responsible Global Enterprise (STO5002)
  • Project Management (STO6001)
  • Responsible Global Enterprise (STO6002)
  • Experiential Practice (HRL6010)
  • Business Consultancy (STO6005)