Department profile

School of Management

University of Bath
2019/20 edition

About School of Management

We're ranked 1st for Accounting and Finance (The Guardian University Guide 2019), 1st for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2019) and 3rd for Business Studies (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2019).
EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate, have granted us five-year accreditation. Only around 1% of business schools worldwide have successfully achieved this recognition.


A leading university

The University of Bath is a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. In 2017, the University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and was ranked 6th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Research-led teaching

We have a strong record of internationally recognised research. Our faculty are leading experts in their fields and they bring the latest teaching into the classroom. Our students hear their ideas first and benefit from an intellectually challenging environment.

Practical business experience

We design our courses to give you as much real work experience with businesses as possible. Our network of over 200 companies covers nearly every sector and size you could imagine. You’ll be meeting and working with different organisation from week one of your course. You’ll also get the chance to take part in activities during the year designed to develop your skills in team-working, communication and project management. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers because they are well-rounded and prepared for the workplace.

Excellent job prospects and support

You’ll complete you MSc equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to compete for the best graduate jobs. 89%* of our MSc 2017 graduates received a job offer within three months of graduation. *Employment data based on those for whom we hold data (75%), 8% of these graduates told us they were not seeking employment so they were not included in this calculation.


Our courses

General management masters

  • MSc in Management – This course is for graduates you want to complement their non-management background with management knowledge, tools and skills. You’ll get a strong introduction to core management subjects with the option to specialise in marketing, operations management, finance, human resource management and corporate social responsibility.

Specialised masters

  • MSc in Business Analytics – This course is for graduates who want to start their career in the applications of business analytics. You’ll become an expert in the handling and analysis of big data, and develop understanding, insight and transferable tools and skills.
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management – This course is for graduates who want to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and build entrepreneurial careers. You’ll develop your entrepreneurial abilities while learning how to manage dynamic organisations.
  • MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting - This course is for graduates who want to develop key managerial skills and are interested in a career in human resource management or consultancy. You’ll combine theory with practical application through organisational challenges.
  • MSc in Innovation and Technology Management – Delivered jointly by the School of Management and the department of Engineering and Design, this course is for graduates who want to develop their innovation and technological skills. You’ll become equipped with skills to take a leadership role in innovation and technology management.
  • MSc in International Management - This course is for graduates who want to work in multinational companies or manage in an international context. You’ll develop deep understanding of the national and cultural contexts in which firms operate and graduate prepared for the challenges of global management.
  • MSc in Marketing – This course is for graduates looking for a specialist route to a career in marketing. You’ll get a good balance between learning the latest marketing theory and practice applying it.
  • MSc in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management – This course is for graduates who want to work in the managerial or consulting areas of operations, logistics or supply chain management. You’ll learn conceptual, analytical and practical insights into effective operations management in global organisations.
  • MSc in Sustainability and Management – This course is for graduates who want to develop key managerial skills with an emphasis on sustainability issues. Designed to provide you with a deep awareness and critical appreciation of the importance of sustainability issues relating to corporate social responsibility.

Finance masters

All of our Finance masters provide a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system and learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them.

You’ll apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios and enhance your employability.

State-of-the-art facilities

We are based at the University of Bath's campus 200–acre campus, in the historic city of Bath in Somerset, UK. Our excellent facilities include a 24 hour library and The Sports Training Village, which offers some of the best sporting facilities in the country. The University is currently investing in a new building for the School of Management, due to open in September 2020.


Our city

Bath is a beautiful city set in the rolling green hills of South West England. It’s famous for its natural hot springs and Georgian architecture. In fact, Bath’s so special it’s the only entire city in the UK that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is small but busy, with just under 90,000 residents, including 20,000 students. Bath has a great reputation for good food from delis to Michelin-starred restaurants. There are student nights in the city’s pubs and bars throughout the week, as well as live music and club nights. There is also a good selection of cinemas, comedy clubs and theatres so you can find a huge range of entertainment and alternative nights out. Bath is also known for its safety, with some of the lowest crime rates in the country. It’s the second safest city in England and Wales to study in (The Complete University Guide).

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

5 February 2020, 11:00-15:00 (UK time/ GMT)

Get an insight into what it’s like to study at Bath – wherever you are. Register today for our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day. You’ll be able to take part in live chat and webinars, with lots of student representatives and staff on hand to give advice on any topic.

Register now to join us on 5 February.

Contact details

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School of Management
University of Bath
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