Entry requirements

This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants are welcome from any academic discipline, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a minimum of a good second class honours degree (or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution) or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This MSc Business Management course is focused on your career. With this masters degree accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) you will be ready for a successful international career with a commercial or not-for-profit organisation.

On this MSc Business Management course you will learn to identify, analyse and evaluate a range of business related issues. You will develop suitable responses to these problems and be able to select the most appropriate course of action.

Compulsory modules:

Research Methods;

Operations and Process Management;

Introduction to the Principles of Marketing;

Finance and Accounting for Business;

Financial accounting;

Management accounting;

Global Strategic Management;

Developing Skills for Business Leadership;

Managing the Contemporary Organisation;

Synoptic Research Project;


Pathway Choices

You can choose between four specialist areas of Business Management. We call them pathways. Your choice will be made in consultation with your programme lead. The pathway choices give you the opportunity to personalise your studies and engage more deeply with a specific subject area, whilst retaining a robust general business and management education. Please note that while you can choose your pathway in order to personalise your programme, you will be enrolled in MSc Business Management and the focus of your studies will be business management in general. Your final degree will be MSc Business Management.

Marketing pathway

Focusing on the marketing discipline will prepare you for a range of careers. These include product and brand management, market analysis and research, customer relationship and services management, direct marketing, internet marketing, public relations, media and advertising. You should consider this pathway if you want a career in marketing. You can earn professional exemption towards the Introductory Certificate in Marketing granted by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Human Resource Management pathway

You should consider this pathway if you are interested in pursuing a career in human resource management. You will gain an understanding of the contemporary human resource management issues within an organisation. Employers look for graduates who have the ability to manage people. They know that with the rise of competition within the global workplace the decisions managers have to make about employees have significant impact on the organisations performance.

Economics pathway

This Economics pathway will give you an understanding of the core theoretical principles of economics. You be able to apply this knowledge to practical problems confronting international institutions, national governments and businesses. You will benefit from being economically literate and having an understanding of the key economic forces and constraints that confront all businesses.

Entrepreneurship pathway

Enterprise and entrepreneurship are recognised as being vital to the development of the modern economy - both in terms of new business start-ups and as part of managing and growing existing organisations. Enterprise and entrepreneurship are as important for large organisations as they are for smaller ones. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about these current topics, which are applicable to a wide range of careers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full time) you automatically meet our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business School Enquiries
+44 (0) 1865 485858