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Master of Science

MSc Strategic Business Management

Looking to advance your career in Business?

With a strong focus on your employability, our MSc Strategic Business Management is for those wanting in-depth knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of strategic business and management in a global context. Whether you are a manager, consultant, analyst, or want to pursue a career as an entrepreneur, this one year postgraduate degree helps develop the most important concepts and real world practical models to enhance your career in a rapidly changing work environment.

The MSc Strategic Business Management course has been designed with input from successful business professionals to address the strategic needs of global organisations through to small and medium enterprises. It aims to prepare you to make the right decisions for your organisation’s success.

Optional Placement Year

All our Master’s courses offer an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. Find out more. 

Why study with us?

  • Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
  • Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk)
  • Our Employment Promise offers your course fees back if you do not secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2022

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STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), one of the UK's leading professional bodies for Management and Leadership.

Course Details

MSc Strategic Business Management

Our MSc Strategic Business Management degree has a strong focus on employability prospects and offers an excellent grounding in the key aspects of business and management. We have made sure that the course covers a range of different modules to give you the best foundation for a professional business career. Our goal is to help you graduate from the MSc Strategic Business Management ready to launch your career in the industry of your choice.

Our faculty has many years of professional experience, with great links to the industry. As class sizes are kept small, you can benefit from increased contact time, and will get plenty of opportunities for focused support to help you plan for your future.

We have also successfully accredited this programme with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification. Those graduating in the UK or online will receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Placement Year
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Course Structure

Up to June 2022

  • Global Business Strategy and Leadership (30 credits)
  • Management of Business Operations (15 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • International Marketing Leadership (15 credits)
  • Financial Information for Business Decisions (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Professional Development (Non-Credit Bearing)
  • Business Project (60 credits)

From October 2022

  •  Global Business Strategy (15cr)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15cr)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15cr)
  • Finance for Decision Makers (15cr)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15cr)
  • Management of Business Operations (15cr)
  • International Marketing (15cr)
  • Organisational Development (15cr)
  • Strategies for the Digital Economy (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

 

 

 

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Want to study in Berlin?

Get more information about this course and the GISMA campus in Berlin via their website.

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Course Start Dates

  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Hong Kong, London Moorgate, Manchester and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Online (Hong Kong)
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Hong Kong, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham

Online

Study MSc Strategic Business Management Online starting September 2022, January 2023, May 2023, September 2023, January 2024, May 2024 or September 2024

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Study Online

You can also study the MSc Strategic Business Management online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Strategic Business Management Online ➔

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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Studying the MSc International Marketing means you’ll receive a CMI accreditation and access to CMI research materials.

If you choose to study the online route you will also receive the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MSc.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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May 2022

Berlin campus: €16,000 (UK/EU/International)

Hong Kong campus: 90,000 HKD

September 2022 - June 2023

UK Campuses
UK - £10,000 (London Moorgate), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students - £14,000 (London Moorgate), £12,000 (Non-London)

All fees include a £250 deposit

Berlin:
€16,000

A 20% charge of the full year standard fee applies to the Placement Year for programmes starting from January 2023.

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course.

We offer a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to UK and International students to support access to this course.

 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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