Entry requirements

Degree Classification Good 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or a quantitative subject, or a combination of these.

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Months of entry


Course content

If you are a business graduate and you want to take your studies, and career, to the next level, this is the course for you. You’ll be someone who’s open-minded, intellectually-curious, and a creative thinker. You’ll be ambitious about finding innovative solutions to complex business problems.

To understand how to manage people, you need to understand their point of view and the context they are working in. For this reason you won’t just study management theory and practice, you’ll explore all the key business disciplines, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, operations, logistics, human resources, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, business creation and branding. You’ll gain a broad understanding of markets and how and why they work the way they do. You’ll learn from leading academics and practitioners in each field, immersing yourself in all aspects of business, learning something about everything and developing awareness of a diverse range of business issues.

Alongside this you’ll study a broad range of management topics, learning how to critically analyse key theories and techniques.

The broad focus of the course means you’ll graduate with the ability to see challenges from many perspectives. You’ll be able to generalise insights and techniques from one sector to another, as well as across regions, cultures and disciplines. You’ll also be able to see problems from the point of view of the different business areas. As a result you’ll be well placed to be a leader in your field.

Throughout your studies you’ll be encouraged to approach your subject from a global perspective. You’ll benefit from internationally focused course content, and you’ll study with lecturers, researchers and fellow students from all over the world. This means that you’ll graduate ready to thrive in multinational companies and lead international teams.

Once you’ve built a firm foundation during your taught modules, you’ll begin your dissertation. Here you’ll be able to explore a problem of your choosing, with the guidance of an academic adviser. This is a chance not only to tackle an issue you think is important, but also to develop the research and analytical skills you’ll need to keep innovating throughout your career. You’ll learn how to approach issues from a rigorous, scientific perspective and how to analyse complex challenges. You’ll also discover how to make decisions based on evidence and how to use literature and research to solve problems. All of which will be essential in your career.

You might be coming to the course with a particular idea or problem you’d like to investigate. This could be something you’ve identified in your previous studies, or during your time working in industry. For example, you might be interested in exploring the impact of high-performance work systems, outsourcing, and their potential to influence organisational performance. Alternatively, you might be excited about the new areas for inquiry you’ll discover during your taught modules and independent study.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515