Taught course

Business Management

Royal Agricultural University · Royal Agricultural University

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution. Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Applicants without a first degree but with acceptable professional qualifications and/or acceptable management experience may also be considered. Mature candidates with significant work experience and lower academic qualifications may be considered. Students with other qualifications should contact Admissions to discuss suitability.

Months of entry


Course content

The business world is complex, fast-moving and exciting, and demands high-calibre employees with sound management, marketing and financial skills. The ability to manage change, risk and people, and to develop sustainable business strategies is crucial. If you wish to develop your own enterprise then creative and entrepreneurial skills are needed too.

In addition to gaining a solid business foundation, you will gain these skills through a unique mix of elective routes covering management studies, international business, food chains, farm business and equine management, rural development, tourism and events, and entrepreneurship. An independent research project focusing on a business subject or organisation of personal interest will showcas the skills you have acquired.

Right from the start of the programme you will benefit from a one-to-one coaching session followed by ongoing employability support. You will also gain real-world experience from visits to a range of inspiring local, regional and international companies and events, as well as hearing from guest speakers and alumni working in industry.

This is a dual qualification. Upon successful completion of the degree you will be awarded membership and a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, further enhancing your CV.

Course Structure

The eight taught modules run over two terms from October to May.

The course is offered full-time over 12 months, or part-time over two, three or four years and comprises lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies and a group project, as well as visits to and from national and international companies.

You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules. The Research Project (dissertation) is then undertaken, to be submitted the following April.

Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.

Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5. Other English language qualifications should be discussed with Admissions.


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships and bursaries are available - please check our website for further details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Beverly Hill
+44 (0) 1285 652 531