Faculty of Business at Plymouth University

The Faculty of Business has five schools: business; management; law; government; and tourism & hospitality. The Business School focuses on undergraduate courses while the Plymouth Graduate School of Management has a range of post-graduate courses (listed at the bottom of its website page) including entrepreneurship.

The staff in the Faculty of Business are shown here.

All the post-graduate courses offered by the university are listed here.

The Futures Entrepreneurship Centre … “seeks to instil and develop entrepreneurial skills of students within the Faculty of Business” … and is linked to the MSc programmes in ‘Entrepreneurship‘  and ‘Entrepreneurship and International Development‘. Its activities “focus on contributing towards the socio-economic growth of the area through five pillars” These are: global thinking; sustainability; ethics; entrepreneurialism; and innovation. It has a blog.

The BETA Enterprise Programme enables UK undergraduate and postgraduate students currently studying at the university to develop a business idea alongside their course studies.The programme provides:

  • a business mentor (either a university expert, an entrepreneur or  a member of the Plymouth business community) to guide the development of the business idea;
  • a programme of workshops, guest lectures and networking events which run from November until June;
  • an opportunity to pitch to a panel for funding of up to £1,500 which can be used to buy materials and products needed for the business, to rent incubation space, to pay for training and professional courses or to cover legal costs.

The Faculty of Business has local and regional enterprise partnerships, eg an affiliation with the Growth, Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN) – see separate blog post.