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Master of Science

MSc Strategic Business Management Online

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 online 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 is available to study both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years), on campus and online. Visit MSc Strategic Business Management.

Dr Lori Rockett, MSc Strategic Business Management Lecturer:

“My favourite module to teach on this course is Innovation Management in a Digital Age. I love teaching this course. It really challenges students to seek things out of their comfort zone. It has them thinking about new ways of looking at every issue. I believe that it really helps to support the skills that employers are looking for such as innovation, adaptability, and growth mindset.”

Why Online?

Got questions about online study? Our Online Programmes Director, Navdeep Chouhan, answers some frequently asked questions about studying online with us.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above UK undergraduate degree

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Entry requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time)

Next start date

June 2024

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You can apply directly with The University of Law Business School to study one of our online courses.

 

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For added flexibility, this online course can be studied over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 21 months while still receiving the same quality teaching.

Course Details

Our Master’s in Strategic Business Management online degree 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 programme is accredited with the professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification 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. 

This distance-learning course is taught by academics with extensive industry expertise. As an online student you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You can explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning, while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can study on-the-go.

Enjoy Flexibility – studying at our online campus gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and around your other commitments, within given deadlines, and at your preferred time of day, with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus.

Our programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses.

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

Why study an Online Business Master’s with us?

  • Award-winning Employability support: from day one to beyond graduation as a member of our business school alumni, you’ll have access to 1:1 support from our experienced Employability Service.
  • Our Professional Development Modules ensure you develop the professional and leadership skills you need to succeed.
  • We can help support your course fees with our scholarships and bursaries and funding options
  • We deliver practical courses taught by experienced lecturers with real world industry expertise.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

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

  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 8th April 2024
  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 20th May 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 7th June 2024

Course Structure

This course is available full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). For full-time study mode students will complete 60 credits each semester and for part-time 30 credits each semester.

  • 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 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

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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 On Campus

You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK or at the GISMA Business School in Berlin. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

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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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Assessment for our online programmes are designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. You 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.

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Our online MSc programme options have their own structure, with specially designed assessments to suit.

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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)

Online: £10,750

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

Online: £11,300


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.

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