Royal Agricultural University

Business Management

This degree allows you to focus solely on general business, or to select modules in the wine industry, food production, equine management, agriculture, or international business to contextualise your studies in a sector of your choice.

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

This course will allow you to focus solely on business, or to select modules in the wine industry, food production, equine management, agriculture, or international business to contextualise your studies in a sector of your choice.

This course is for graduates who want to acquire a Masters degree in business management. It is designed to accommodate graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and is well-suited to international as well as UK students.

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.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.

Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Applicants without a first degree but with acceptable professional qualifications and/or acceptable management experience may also be considered. 

Course modules

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. The Research Project is then undertaken, to be submitted the following April. 

You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies and group project, as well as visits to and from national and international companies.

Modules

  • 4086 Financial Management
  • 4087 Economics and Policy
  • 4088 Marketing Planning and Strategy
  • 4089 Personal and Organisational Change
  • 4090 Business Strategy
  • 4091 Research Methodology
  • 4106 Dissertation

Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:

  • 4001 Agricultural Management
  • 4009 Equine Business Management
  • 4010 Equine Husbandry
  • 4011 Equine Industry
  • 4012 Farm Business Management
  • 4014 Food Chain
  • 4023 Operations Management
  • 4053 Wine Industry
  • 4078 International Business
  • 4111 Critical Issues in Food Technology and Innovation
  • 4205 Critical Issues in Ethical Leadership
  • 4219 Sustainable Agricultural Business Principles
  • 4223 Economics of the Environment
  • 4228 New Product Development in the Agri-Food Industry
  • 4229 Adaptive Management in a Complex World

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
MSc Full-time Home/EU £ 10,000 Academic year 1 years
MSc Full-time International £ 12,000 Academic year 1 years
MSc Part-time Academic year 2 4 years

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