Online Strategic Business Management MSc


Award MSc Strategic Business Management 
Locations Online
Duration 1 year (full-time), 21 months (part-time)
Next Start May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
Course Fees: May 2018 £7,160 
Course Fees: from Sep 2018  £8,500 
Further information on course fees

The MSc Strategic Business Management programme provides students with an advanced study of the theoretical foundations of business and management, with an applied emphasis and focus on contemporary issues.

Delivered 100% online, this programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and awarded by The University of Law. Graduates will receive a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management alongside their degree.

Who is this course for?

Created for the next generation of business leaders who want to take their place at the heart of international business, and in particular for those who are interested in roles such as consultant, analyst, and entrepreneur.



Course Content & Structure

This online course comprises of three modules, worth 30 credits each, two modules worth 15 credits each, followed by the research methods module and dissertation, which is worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

If you decide on the 1 year full-time option, you will study two modules of eight weeks each per term. When you have finished your modules you will start to research and write up your dissertation. You will submit your dissertation 12 months after the commencement of your course.

When your choice is the 21-month, part-time option you will study one module at a time. There are three modules, each of an 8-week duration and two modules of a 4-week duration. Upon successful completion of your modules you will take time to research and write up your dissertation which you will submit 21 months after the starting date of your course. 

Your course will cover the following 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, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project (60 credits)

Global Business Strategy & 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.

Management & 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, Professional Development & Dissertation/Project

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 

How will you learn?

Online Study

The University of Law Business School recognises the demands faced by students balancing study with other aspects of life.  We are committed to providing you with the flexibility you need to successfully complete your course. Online students can therefore now choose to undertake the course over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 21 months.

As a part-time student you’ll still access the same high quality of teaching as your fellow full- time comrades. You’ll enjoy the same benefits as if you were studying full time with the only difference being that you’ll study one module at a time enabling you to balance studying with other commitments.

At The University of Law Business School, we give you the opportunity to gain your postgraduate degree entirely online, with the same standards of tuition and academic rigour as you’d find on our campus programmes. As well as having the freedom to study with us from any location worldwide, you’ll receive dedicated support from our faculty members and have access to careers guidance throughout the duration of your programme.

Whichever online programme you choose, you’ll acquire the skills, competencies, and business acumen needed to take your career forward through our full range of innovative online study resources, which allow you to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.

With your postgraduate study materials delivered directly to your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone at the time and location of your choice, you’ll have the freedom to get the knowledge and skills that leading employers are looking for – wherever you are in the world.

As an online student, you’ll have access to:

  • A range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts
  • Case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning 
  • Downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on-the-go
  • Varied assessments and assignments and complemented by online discussions with your programme tutor and classmates
  • An online library of international recognised journals, databases, newspaper articles, and primary source materials
  • Interactive VoiceThread videos where you can comment on tutor-led presentations via webcam
  • One-to-one student support, including a personal tutor who will supervise your academic development throughout the duration of the course

Examination and assessments

Assessment for the online programmes are designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. Online students can expect to prepare for and receive feedback on seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as assignments, projects, and exams. Online students are particularly required to partake in group work and group assessments with their peers, which will form part of their summative grade.

Study materials and online support

Upon enrolment, students will receive access to Canvas, our user-friendly e-learning platform which hosts all of your digital learning materials in one place. You will gain access to e-books, videos, downloadable PDF flashcards, and an online community hub of bespoke academic resources. Students are allocated a subject supervisor for each subject, who provides feedback on submitted work. Induction covers handbook and assessment/learning regimes. In addition, you will have access to our online library of facilities and learning resources form the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent live or the most up-to-date market trends, sector based articles, and analysis reports.

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