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Course summary

Overview Do you see yourself in management? Are you ready to sharpen your leadership skills and learn how to get the best out of your team? On this MSc Business and Management degree course, you'll gain the skills and confidence to get your career off to a flying start. The MSc Business and Management degree is ideal if you want to pursue a postgraduate course in management. You'll study key themes including internationalisation and corporate engagement, so when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in all kinds of organisations, whether in the UK or further afield. You'll have the tools you need to enter the world of business, or to work in the public or private sectors in industries such as banking, commerce, finance and recruitment. Accredited by This course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This accreditation shows that your learning will have an international outlook, that you'll engage with employers and that you'll learn about ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Use case studies to analyse complex problems, explore the uncertain nature of business, evaluate possible solutions and plan their implementation
  • Study business topics, including marketing, HR, economics, operations management, corporate strategy and financial management
  • Complete a business research project, with the option to specialise in a management area of your choice
  • Have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and complete a work-based project
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which are available 24/7 and include access to thousands of e-journals
Careers and opportunities When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in business or management roles. What jobs can you do with a Business and Management degree? Career opportunities include:
  • Management graduate trainee
  • Trainee trader
  • Business development and consultancy
  • Recruitment
  • E-marketing
  • Publicity
  • Financial and risk analysis
  • Sales and marketing co-ordinator
  • Market researcher
Alternatively, you may choose to start your own business, or enter further academic study. Whatever you decide to do, you'll get advice and support from our Careers and Employability Service.

Modules

What you'll study on this MSc Business and Management degree course Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. To achieve a Master's degree, you need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits. Modules Autumn Core modules in this teaching block include: International Marketing Human Resource Management Economics Operations Management Management Development We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. Work experience and career planning We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the world of business. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Learning support As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK). ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as: academic writing note taking time management critical thinking presentation skills referencing working in groups revision, memory and exam techniques Teaching Teaching methods on this course include: lectures workshops seminars one-on-one tutorials

Assessment method

How you're assessed You'll be assessed through: preparation of web pages poster and oral presentations project reports literature reviews book chapters essays You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Foundation for Management Development

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11400 Year 1
England £11400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11400 Year 1
Scotland £11400 Year 1
Wales £11400 Year 1
Channel Islands £11400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £11400 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees
Business and Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS