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Master of Science

MSc Strategic Business Management

Are you an aspiring business professional looking for the best foundation for your future business career?

With a strong focus on your future employability, our accredited business Master’s in Strategic Business Management will give you a broad understanding of operations and how each business area impacts and influences another. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of strategic business and management in a global context. Whether you’re a manager, consultant, analyst, or entrepreneur, you will graduate ready to launch, or fast-track your career, to the next level.

This business Master's degree is available to study on-campus or online as a full-time course (1 year) or with Professional Practice Year (2 years), or part-time (2 years).

 
Our students say:
"I was not only able to improve my leadership, communication and organisational skills, but also increase my knowledge of the labour market and industry trends. By working closely with career guidance professionals, employers and students from various disciplines, I have been exposed to diverse perspectives and valuable networking opportunities.”
Soso, MSc Strategic Business Management, Birmingham
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Key Facts

Entry requirements

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

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Entry requirements

Next start date

June 2024

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law Business School today.

 

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Decide how to put your skills into practice and gain valuable business experience to increase your employability, with our Professional Practice Year.

Course Details

MSc Strategic Business Management

Our Master’s in Strategic Business Management will provide you with an excellent grounding in the key aspects of business and management faced by businesses today. Designed with input from successful business professionals, and covering a range of different modules, we will ensure you have the best foundation for your professional career.

This course is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) so upon successful completion you will have the option to apply for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as your degree. This course is also offered as an ‘Accredited Degree’ by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM) meaning students will be able to gain industry-recognised qualifications at an accelerated pace.

Your learning experience is important to us and that’s why this course is taught by academics with extensive industry expertise in workshop-style classes to ensure greater interaction and a personalised learning experience. You will apply the theoretical concepts of business management to real life case studies and will also have opportunities to work with professional bodies and employers.

NEW MSc Strategic Business Management with Professional Practice

This course is offered as a 2-year full-time business master’s programme. Sharing the first year of study with the 1-year MSc Strategic Business Management, the 2-year programme benefits from a second year of Professional Practice that is specifically aimed at fostering the employment opportunities of students.

Offering greater flexibility than a traditional Placement Year, our Professional Practice Year allows you to decide how to put your skills into practice. Choose between an academic dissertation, business plan, business or consultancy project, or a paid placement in industry, depending on the option that is best suited to your future career path. Apply now.

Why study a Business Master’s degree with us?

  • A professional Careers and Employability Service: from day one to beyond graduation, we'll help you become more employable with support from our expert employability service and careers advisers.
  • CPD-accredited Professional Development Module: our 1:1 coaching will ensure you develop the professional and leadership skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Quality of teaching: you'll work on real-life case studies, taught by business specialists with industry expertise in strategic business management.
  • Help to support your tuition fees: we have business scholarships and bursaries and can guide you on postgraduate fees and funding.
  • Amount of support: Our range of student advisors and academic coaches, support apps and student support services help our domestic and international students.
  • Flexible course format: Study full-time, part-time, on-campus or 100% online with a learning model that encourages independent and deep learning, shared modules for greater networking and clear time demands.

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

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for our September 2024 intake are as follows:

  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 29th July 2024
  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 9th September 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 4th October 2024
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Meet Your Faculty

Dr Richard Galletly is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Law Business School with over ten years of experience in Higher Education. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has supervised both Undergraduate and Postgraduate student research.

Meet The Business School Faculty

Course Structure

  • 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)

Helping you become more employable is our priority and we are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching to all our postgraduate students. You will benefit from our CPD-accredited Professional Development Module including one to one professional coaching and a bespoke Personal Development Plan.

This is testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

To find out more about how you can benefit from our professional development support, watch our short video.

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Professional Practice
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Professional Practice
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Strategic Business Management with Professional Practice
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester

Online

Study MSc Strategic Business Management Online starting June 2024, September 2024, February 2025 or June 2025

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Study Online

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Strategic Business Management Online ➔

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Course Information

 

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

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Students will study for one year full-time or two years part-time, divided into three semesters of 13 weeks. Typically, full-time students will study 4 modules per semester and part-time students will study 2 modules per semester.
Students will also work on a CPD-accredited Professional Development Module throughout all 3 semesters.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

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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2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)

Domestic students
London: £11,300
Outside London: £10,750

International (non-domestic) students

London: £16,700 (or £13,700 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 
Outside London: £15,850 (or £12,850 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

Domestic students
London: £11,850
Outside London: £11,300

International (non-domestic) students

London: £18,500 (or £15,500 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 
Outside London: £17,000 (or £14,500 including a £2,500 International Bursary*) 

2 Year Programme with Professional Practice:

Domestic students
London: £13,050
Outside London: £12,450

International (non-domestic) students
London: £20,350 (or £17,350 including a £3,000 International Bursary*)
Outside London: £18,700 (or £16,200 including a £2,500 International Bursary*)

*Terms and Conditions apply


By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to help you invest in your future.

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

We offer this course with Pre-sessional English for students who need to improve their English language level to meet the language entry requirements. Take a look at our English Language Courses page for more details.

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