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MSc Business Management

The business world is complex, fast-moving and exciting, and demands high-calibre employees with substantial business, management, and financial skills. 

You will study the marketing, finance, economics, people management and strategic issues faced by businesses both in the UK and internationally. Upon graduation, you will be well equipped to take on a management role within a rural business or, alternatively, develop a career in general business management.

The MSc in Business Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be awarded CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and will therefore become a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). You can then apply to the CMI for full Chartered Manager status if you wish.


The course is offered full-time over 12 months, or part-time over two, three or four years.

You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules and a research project.

You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, as well as visits to and from national and international companies. Case studies and group project work play an important part in the learning process, together with visits to and from companies.

Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.


  • Business Strategy
  • Personal and Organisational Change
  • Marketing, Planning and Strategy
  • Economics and Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Management
  • Research Project

Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:

  • Food Chain
  • International Business
  • Agricultural Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Equine Business Management
  • Equine Industry
  • Sustainable Agribusiness and Principles
  • Wine Industry
  • Economics of the Environment
  • Operations Management
  • Critical Issues in Food Technology and Innovation
  • Sustainable Development

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