MSc Strategic Business Management

Award MSc Strategic Business Management
Locations London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Berlin, Online
On campus: 1 Year (full-time)
  Online:  1 Year (full-time), 21 months (part-time)
Next Start London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham: September 2020
  Berlin: January 2020, April 2020, July 2020, September 2020
  Online: February 2020, June 2020, September 2020

Course Fees UK campuses

September 2020:

£9,000 (UK/EU) / £14,000 (International)

Course Fees Berlin

January 2020, April 2020, July 2020:

€15,000 (UK/EU/International)


September 2020:

€15,500 (UK/EU) / €17,000 (International)

Course Fees Online

February 2020, June 2020:

£8,750 (UK/EU/International)


September 2020:

£9,000 (UK/EU/International)

  Further information on course fees

The programme has a strong focus on employability prospects and offers an excellent grounding in the key aspects of business and management, which are covered by a range of different modules. You will graduate from the MSc Strategic Business Management ready to launch your career in the industry you choose. Students can choose to study the course face-to-face or online.

Our faculty has many years of professional experience, with great links to the industry. As class sizes are small, you will benefit from the contact time you receive, and will get plenty of opportunities.

We have also successfully accredited our UK and online Masters degree programme with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification. Those graduating via either of these routes will also receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is also be available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit

Global Rotation

You can expand your study experience by rotating across our campus locations in the UK and Berlin. During your time at ULaw Business School, you can complete modules at alternative campus locations, returning to your ‘home’ campus to complete your final module. Visa restrictions and study conditions may apply, however you are supported throughout the rotation process. Contact us for more information about the Global Rotation option.

Who is this course for?

This degree is ideal for those interested in securing a career in business and management in an industry of their choice, and is especially relevant for those with an interest in the roles of manager, consultant, analyst and entrepreneur.

Business School Open Days

Come and meet us at one of our open days or at a number of our business experience events where you can take advantage of our excellent connections with the business world.

Course Content & Structure

On-campus and online full-time students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study three modules, each worth 30 credits; two modules, each worth 15 credits; and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Global Business Strategy and Leadership (30 credits)
  • Management of Business Operations (15 credits)
  • Performance Management and Reward (15 credits)
  • International Marketing Leadership (30 credits)
  • Financial Information for Business Decisions (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)

Global Business Strategy and Leadership

This module will teach you about global corporate strategy and leadership, increasing your confidence in planning and executing strategic changes, taking ethical factors into account. You will also become equipped with a critical understanding of the relevant concepts, theories and frameworks that will enable you to develop your competence in leadership and strategic decision making. This module focuses on the positioning of and solutions for improving competitive strategy in a global context.

Management of Business Operations

This module assesses the applicability of operations management strategies across various cultures and investigates the factors that underpin the application of operations management strategies in an international context. This module also addresses and utilises information technology tools and packages.

Performance Management and Reward

This module equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to examine the design of performance management systems that aim to transform an organisation’s objectives and performance outcomes. The module focuses on effective performance review processes, at team level and individual level. It places importance on the communication skills used in the performance review process and the module also evaluates the need for employee involvement, as well as transparent, ethical and justifiable rewards for performance.

International Marketing Leadership

This module will assist you in developing effective international marketing strategies relating to suit an organisation’s corporate and business strategic intent. The module offers insight into international marketing leadership and planning concepts, and how these are applied to deliver results. In addition, you will be able to build and refine the skills necessary to anticipate and adapt to future international environment changes.

Financial Information for Business Decisions

This module will equip you with sound knowledge in accounting and corporate finance, enabling you to analyse the key decision areas in accounting and corporate finance and evaluate how businesses are financed. This module will provide you with an understanding of the use of financial information for business decision making. In addition, you will be required to evaluate the main financial and business problems facing modern financial managers in a changing economy.

Research Methods and Research Based Output

Here, you will critically evaluate a business issue of your choice. The module will equip you with the necessary tools for researching within a professional environment, and provide you with an opportunity to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue.

This degree will be invaluable when it comes to securing a career in business management. Potential roles include consultant, analyst, operational manager and entrepreneur.

Students who graduate from this degree may consider the following options if they wish to continue their studies:

  • PhD
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications


Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study in Berlin. Learning inside the classroom and beyond, this postgraduate degree has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation.

Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Students will be assessed in a number of ways, including assignments, presentations and examinations.

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