Taught course

Business Management in the Creative Industries

De Montfort University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You should typically hold a minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1), or overseas equivalent, in a business-related or creative subject, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.5, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade B or above. Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if an applicant has gained an undergraduate degree from a UK university, or gained their undergraduate degree from a non-UK but English language medium recognised university, or completed a UK professional body programme of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Business Management and the Creative Industries MSc will provide a platform for students to enhance career prospects within the creative industries through a combination of theoretical and practical learning.

This course will develop your theoretical and applied knowledge in entrepreneurism, creativity and innovation, financial issues, people management, brand design and the future influence of technological innovations.
You will study a range of management issues and develop relevant skills for operating and managing in the creative industries, which have seen significant global growth in recent years.
Most students will also be expected to take part in a placement or internship as part of the Executive In-Company Project module to apply knowledge from the course to a real world business environment.
There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.
Reasons to study Business Management and Creative Industries MSc at Leicester Business School:

Option to pursue an Executive Company Project, Entrepreneurship Project, Creative Research Project or Dissertation

  • Personal leadership mentoring and career coaching

  • World-leading academics from the faculties of business, arts, humanities, design and technology

  • Access to business research that is cited as world leading and internationally excellent by the independent and peer assessed Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)

  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle

  • Regular presentations by leading business figures

  • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group

  • Modules that have been developed in partnership with business, with the objective of providing students with key skills needed to lead and succeed in today’s global business environment

  • Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35million Hugh Aston Building which has its own café and store

  • Access to a high tech 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments. This in addition to new amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

  • Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields

  • Excellent contact hours of 15 or more hours per week

  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study Valuable links to Leicester’s Curve Theatre, the British Library, Channel 4, the BBC, Leicestershire TV/Channel 2020, BBC Leicester, Harborough FM, GV Gallery London, The Phoenix Partners, Global Radio Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, one of Europe’s largest comedy festivals, amongst others

Information for international students

Applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade B or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Business and Law
+44 (0)116 250 6070