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Course summary

Overview If you want to work in business but are unsure which area suits you, this MSc Business and Management course is for you. Our course starts by providing you with a broad overview of the key business disciplines and then gives you the opportunity to specialise in a specific management area of your choice later in the course. You’ll explore topics including international marketing, management development, finance, and corporate strategy, and graduate with a solid understanding of business management practices. You’ll choose to specialise in HRM, innovation, systems, or management as part of your final project. With many opportunities to put your learning into practice through real world case studies and simulations, we'll ensure you have both the skills and knowledge to succeed in your business career. Whether you hold an undergraduate degree in business or any other subject, this degree will develop your management skills and prepare you for a range of roles in business. The course builds on your previous learning and the skills you’ve gained in your studies and career. This MSc Business and Management course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This shows that your learning will have an international outlook, that you'll learn about ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and that you’ll engage with employers during the course. You’ll graduate ready to have an impact on a range of sectors and industries. 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:

  • Explore business in a national and international context
  • Specialise in specific areas of management, such as HRM, innovation, systems, or management
  • Use real world case studies
  • Take part in business simulations
  • Learn from staff with experience in industry
  • Hear from industry guest speakers
  • Develop your management and research skills
  • Study a European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accredited degree
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.


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 Core modules in this year include:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Development
  • Operations Management
  • Research Methods
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Business Systems Specialism
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialism
  • Management Specialism
  • Managing Human Resources Specialism
  • MBM Research Project (HRM/Innovation/International/Independent Learning/Management/Systems/Work Based)
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 requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4000 Year 1
England £4000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4000 Year 1
Scotland £4000 Year 1
Wales £4000 Year 1
Channel Islands £4000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4000 Year 1
International £5970 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.
Business and Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS