Taught course

Business and Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want to work in business but are unsure which area suits you, this MSc Business and Management course is for you.
Our course starts by providing you with a broad overview of the key business disciplines and then gives you the opportunity to specialise in a specific management area of your choice later in the course.
You’ll explore topics including international marketing, management development, finance, and corporate strategy, and graduate with a solid understanding of business management practices. You’ll choose to specialise in HRM, innovation, systems, or management as part of your final project. With many opportunities to put your learning into practice through real world case studies and simulations, we'll ensure you have both the skills and knowledge to succeed in your business career.
Whether you hold an undergraduate degree in business or any other subject, this degree will develop your management skills and prepare you for a range of roles in business. The course builds on your previous learning and the skills you’ve gained in your studies and career.
This MSc Business and Management course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This shows that your learning will have an international outlook, that you'll learn about ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and that you’ll engage with employers during the course.
You’ll graduate ready to have an impact on a range of sectors and industries.

Course highlights
  • Explore business in a national and international context
  • Specialise in specific areas of management, such as HRM, innovation, systems, or management
  • Use real world case studies
  • Take part in business simulations
  • Learn from staff with experience in industry
  • Hear from industry guest speakers
  • Develop your management and research skills
  • Study a European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accredited degree
Careers and opportunities
You'll graduate from this MSc Business and Management degree with an in-depth understanding of business and management practice and theory, and be able to pursue a range of business careers globally. During the course you'll have opportunities to network with other industry professionals and students.
Globally, some of our graduates have gone on to jobs as:
  • Financial Analyst
  • Site Manager
  • Royals Marines Officer
  • Director and Co-Founder/Marketing Consultancy
  • Project and Commercialisation Manager
  • QA Co-ordinator
  • Graduate Account Executive
  • Sales Representative
  • Restaurateur
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Business Analyst Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • HR Assistant (also PhD)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

1 year full-time, 3 years part-time.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 9284 2991