University of Portsmouth

Business and Management

This course equips students with a sound knowledge of business processes, managerial skills and leadership potential. Students will use case studies to analyse complex problems, explore the uncertainties involved, evaluate possible solutions and plan their implementation and participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss their work with lecturers and other students.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Autumn term: Finance and operations management; business environment. Spring term: Corporate strategy. Optional modules: Management and international business; quality management; marketing management; professional selling and sales management; innovation management and entrepreneurship; managing human resources. Summer term research-based options include: Business and strategic management; strategic organisational excellence; critical marketing/sales; innovation and new product development; international human resource management.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

Our friendly and supportive environment uses formal lectures and seminars to provide the basis for the development of relevant knowledge, further enhanced by activity-based case studies.

How are you assessed?

We ensure a balance in assessment approaches to suit differing learning styles. Here's how we assess your work:

individual and group coursework,
online activities,
practical exercises and
your choice of independent research


UK/EU fees include Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 4,670 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 3,070 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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