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Business & Management


Ready to jump straight into the first year of your business degree?

We’re here to help you settle into your new home. You will benefit from extra support with study skills, and you will learn how to adapt to the UK educational system. Teaching will take place at the college during your first year, and at the university during your second year.

This accredited degree will teach you how to coordinate people, projects and resources. You will gain a varied skillset in economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility and globalisation. You will also have the chance to put theory into practice if you opt for a placement year!

A two year fast-track course is available for students looking to graduate with a full honour’s degree a whole year sooner. Get ahead of the game and make your mark on the business world.


  • Two semesters


  • January
  • September


  • £16,250

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Programme Details

Year 0: University Foundation

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: January and September *
*Intake for BSc (Hons) Business Management (2 Years fast-track) is only available every September.

Standard modules – all pathways

  • DBS1005 – Business Foundations: You will build on your knowledge and understanding of business concepts, strategies and models by looking at different types of organisation and a variety of sectors.
  • DBS1006 – Introduction to Marketing
  • ILS004 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • DBS1003 – Principles of Economics
  • DBS1007 – Principles of ICT

Specialist Modules

Accounting Module and Programme Overview (PDF)
  • Data Analytics and Business Decisions
  • Principles of Accounting
Business Module and Programme Overview (PDF)
  • Business Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
Economics Module and Programme Overview (PDF)
  • Economics and Society
  • Interpreting Economic Data
Marketing Module and Programme Overview (PDF)
  • Business Law
  • Marketing and Buyer Behaviour

Full Course Specification | Business (PDF)

Full Course Specification | Marketing (PDF)

Full Course Specification | Economics (PDF)

Full Course Specification | Accounting and Finance (PDF)


  • Financial Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager

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Why we chose UPIC

Hear from our students about what helped them choose Plymouth, and what is so special about their experiences as a student at UPIC.

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