Taught course

Global Management (distance learning)

University of Bristol · Department of Management

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline and a minimum of three years professional full-time work experience is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for early and mid-career professionals who would like to progress their careers to attain managerial roles or start their own businesses. The online part-time study model enables students to learn alongside work, gaining a master's degree at a top 10 UK university from the comfort of their home.

Students will be equipped with the relevant tools, concepts, and techniques to inform managerial practice and sharpen their problem-solving skills. They will also develop critical thinking, informed by contemporary research in management studies, about global challenges and their implications for organisations. Subjects covered range from leadership to innovation, marketing to finance, and global operations to sustainability, offering both the breadth and depth of relevant topics for today's managers. The programme has been designed with input from our industry partners and focuses on the most topical issues in global management today.

Students will learn how to apply theory to practice with Harvard Business School case studies and guest speakers from the industry. The course will also feature action learning, enabling students to work together to solve live issues they are facing in the workplace.

The programme will be taught by globally recognised academics who bring their experience from industry and academia. 88% of our Business and Management research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, and the University of Bristol is a top 5 UK University for research (REF 2021).

International students may be eligible to apply for one of our Think Big scholarships to support with funding this programme.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1649