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

Adapting to change, managing risk and progressive accounting are all vital skills in business management, whether you work in the wine industry, food production, international business or equine management. This course will equip you with all those skills and more. Coupled with accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it is the ideal route into a successful career.

Our student cohort includes people from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world, while guest lectures are delivered by industry figures that will further enhance your knowledge and your perspective.

You have the option of tailoring your studies to suit your future aspirations and could find yourself learning about everything from capital asset management to human rights and fair trade.

Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be awarded CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, making you a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). You can then apply to the CMI for full Chartered Manager status if you wish.

Course Structure

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


  • You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules. The Research Project is then undertaken.

    Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.

    • Modules
      • 4086 Financial Management
      • 4087 Economics and Policy
      • 4088 Marketing Planning and Strategy
      • 4089 Personal and Organisational Change
      • 4090 Business Strategy
      • 4091 Research Methodology
      • 4106 Dissertation

      Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:

      • 3084 Entrepreneurship
      • 4011 Equine Industry
      • 4012 Farm Business Management
      • 4014 Food Chain
      • 4023 Operations Management
      • 4219 Sustainable Agricultural Business Principles
      • 4221 International Agribusiness Finance and Investment
      • 4226 Entrepreneurship for Rural Tourism and Events
      • 4227 Rural Event Management
      • 4228 New Product Development in the Agri-Food Industry
      • 4229 Adaptive Management in a Complex World

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

Course contact details

Jonathan Brunyee
+44 (0) 1285 652 531