A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification. Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
Months of entry
Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who have not only a sound knowledge and understanding of the various parts of a business but those who are quick learners and team players with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Management programme will give students both the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.
The programme has been developed for recent graduates in non business disciplines who wanted to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism. This programme has been very popular and has recently been extended by the addition of several pathways. Students can now choose between a general pathway with a wide variety of optional modules and a specialist pathway in which around half of the programme is concentrated on one functional area. This is very attractive to students who are interested in a particular area of business (e.g. marketing) but still want a more general introduction to business than is available in a specialist Masters programme. Students choosing one of the pathways have the opportunity to carry out independent research in their preferred specialist area. To be successful on this programme, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but learn new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently.
The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis. These modules also guide you towards the achievement of the generic postgraduate goals of strategic awareness, developing leadership potential and understanding the theory and practice of international business. In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of business by choosing one of the pathways.
If you prefer to maintain as wide a choice of subject areas as possible, you can choose the Business with Management pathway. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.
This pathway will give students an insight into the strategic role of marketing within organisations, developing the required knowledge and skills to undertake a strategic analysis and organisational evaluation as an underpinning for the development of a competitive marketing strategy. This pathway includes the analysis and evaluation of managing customer relations within the context of globalisation and its implications for business. It enables participants to appreciate the value of different marketing approaches, which can be adopted in a dynamic world trading environment and to examine their potential impact upon marketing strategies. By doing so, students can develop an appreciation of the varying approaches to marketing that are relevant to organisations working within a dynamic global environment and the effect these challenges place upon marketing planning in an international context. The students also undertake a dissertation in a marketing context, supported by an academic supervisor with relevant expertise from this subject area.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
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