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Business and Management

This degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. It prepares you to face the challenges of managing and working in a variety of organisations, both within Europe and internationally. You gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. Studying for a business Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. Managers in today's knowledge-based economy need to be adaptable and flexible with strong analytical capabilities. Masters-level study can prepare you for this challenge as well as providing you with specialist subject knowledge in areas such as markets, finance, customers and operations.

Entry requirements

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MSc Business and Management programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent is required. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our MSc Business and Management programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least five years’ senior level work experience.
  • English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.
  • Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

If you enrol on our MSc Business and Management programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Course modules

Core modules: management: principle and practices (20 credits); leadership in practice (20 credits); financial decision making (20 credits); economics for managers (20 credits); marketing: principles and practices (20 credits); business and management research report (60 credits). Optional modules: managing across cultures (10 credits); project management (10 credits); human resource management (10 credits); business strategy (10 credits).

Assessment methods

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment is based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project. At the end of your studies, you submit a 3,500-4,500 Research Proposal followed by a 13,000-15,000 word Management Report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Online study £ 10,200 (Whole course) 24 Months
PgDip Online study £ 6,800 (Whole course) 16 Months
PgCert Online study £ 3,400 (Whole course) 8 Months

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