Taught course

Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Oxford Brookes University · Business School

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development. This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility) course is focused on your career development. With this master's 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.

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.

The specialism within this degree enables you to focus your studies within the area of corporate social responsibility. Focusing on this discipline will prepare you for a range of careers around the themes of sustainability and corporate governance. You will learn to ask underlying ethical questions about business and management, and you'll develop the tools to understand complex problems from a range of socially responsible perspectives. Studying the specialism means you will take corporate social responsibility modules during your MSc degree. Your final degree will be awarded as MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility).


On the MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility) course you will study the modules listed below, and then choose between completing a dissertation, a synoptic research project or work-based project.

Research Methods:

This module will prepare you to undertake effective research drawing upon a range of secondary and primary data sources in preparation for your coursework.

Operations and Process Management:

In this module you will develop your understanding of an organisation's ability to deliver goods and services of the quality, quantity and cost that will satisfy customers' needs, while making efficient use of resources.

Introduction to the Principles of Marketing:

In this module you will be introduced to the key principles of marketing.

Finance and Accounting for Business:

In this module you will develop your critical assessment of corporate financial information from the users' perspective.

Global Strategic Management:

Strategic management is the process by which managers formulate and implement strategies to generate high performance. In this module you will develop your understanding of the managerial strategic challenge; how to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

Developing Skills for Business Leadership:

Successful leaders have different approaches to their work, sharing a range of diverse personality traits. They are central to a manager's effectiveness and are developed over time and with an awareness of the differing cultural contexts.

Managing the Contemporary Organisation:

This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles of leading and managing international contemporary organisations.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility:

In this module you will learn about alternative perspectives on strategic management and corporate governance.

Strategic Business Simulation (CSR focus):

This module teaches you about group decision making. It involves a live new business development scenario, through which you apply your understanding of business principles to a computer simulation.

Capstone Module Choice

You will choose one of the following capstone modules that best suits your academic interests or professional development requirements:

  • Dissertation
  • Synoptic Research Project
  • Work-Based Project

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements: IELTS minimum level 6.0, (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).

Fees and funding

See http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/finance/.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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