Taught course

Business and Management (MBM)

University of Stirling · Stirling Management School

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Business and Management (MBM) course, allows you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager. We combine management theory with developing your practical management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts.

Our MBM focuses on operations and strategic management, and explores the need for managing limited resources effectively, with maximum business impact. This is the ideal course if you're looking to take your first steps into management. We cover the major functions of organisations – accounting, marketing, operations, people and talent management. Finance and economics are integrated through our strategic orientation.

We aim to create industry leaders, managers and entrepreneurs, who're confident in the use of business analytics tools and critical thinking abilities. This allows for better and informed decision making in your management career.

On this masters course there’s an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. You’ll also develop an appreciation of corporate social responsibility, ethical decision making and managing change.

Enhance your employability

You’ll have the chance to take part in industry visits, as well as undertaking consultancy projects with businesses across the public, private and non-profit sectors. This allows you to integrate the knowledge and skills from your Masters degree to solve a real business challenge. Your best-practice knowledge will put you in the perfect position to help a business looking for a solution to a problem or a new perspective on a strategy. Places on these projects are competitive and involve interviews with the host company. At the end of the project you’ll be able to present your recommendations and a high-quality piece of research or consultancy.

Learn from the experts

You’ll be taught by internationally recognised subject experts, who also teach Stirling’s prestigious MBA. Throughout the course you’ll also be able to engage with senior executives from the private, public and third sectors, as well as entrepreneurs. This provides you with a practical perspective on contemporary business topics. We have a series of guest lectures and workshops, giving you many networking opportunities with potential employers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

· IELTS: 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each skill

· Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill

· Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 162 in each skill

· Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with a minimum of 51 in each component

· IBT TOEFL: 90 with no sub test lower than 17

More information on our English language requirements

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Tom Forbes