Taught course

Business Management

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

Entry requirements

We welcome non-business graduates who wish to develop knowledge of business functions and decision-making, together with enhanced awareness of business developments. Applications are invited from holders of an honours degree in any discipline or equivalent professional qualifications.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Course overview

This course is particularly aimed at graduates who do not have the work experience needed to undertake an MBA. We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline.

You will develop a wide range of competencies that are essential for a successful managerial career. Modules include ‘Developing Skills for Business Leadership’, ‘Managing and Leading People’ and ‘Global Corporate Strategy’. You will also study marketing, operations and financial management. The course culminates in a major project with hands-on application of your new skills and knowledge.

Our teaching is informed by the latest academic research, including research by Sunderland Business School. We link your learning to real-world workplaces by organising visits to external organisations and by inviting guest speakers to share their practical business experience.

If you have previously studied business, the rigorous postgraduate training offers greater insights into effective management. If you have not previously studied business, the course equips you to pursue business opportunities related to your first degree; for example arts graduates can find the course particularly useful.

By the end of the course you will have an edge in applying for well-paid managerial roles. As a result, you can achieve your personal goals and gain a rapid return on your investment in higher education.

Information for international students

Contact the Centre for International Education, tel +44 (0)191 515 2648, fax +44 (0)191 515 2960, email international-enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Contact the Recruitment Officer for further information about possible sources of funding for full time Home/EU students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

graham Miller
+44 (0)191 515 2311