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Course summary

Our intensive, one-year, MSc Management with a specialism in Digitalisation and Big Data is for graduates from a wide range of subject backgrounds. It is not necessary to have any prior academic or practical experience in business or management. This programme is for students who aspire to management-level digital roles within their chosen industry. Our MSc Management pathways provide an introduction to management followed by a detailed exploration of a specific area of management theory and practice, in this case Digitalisation and Big Data. The programme attracts students from around the globe and you will work with students with different backgrounds and interests. Within this MSc pathway, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the digital environments of today’s organisations. You will critically evaluate areas including digital business models, big data, data analysis, online services, the implementation of digital applications, and ethics. We aim to guide, teach and develop analytical and confident critical thinkers. You will gain insight into the nature of management and digital business and will be armed with the knowledge to apply management theory to practice. Group work and presentations, often based on industry case studies, allow practical application of theory and develop the teamwork and communication skills expected in today's workplace. Bristol is an entrepreneurial city and home to SETSquared, the world’s top university business incubator (UBI Global). You will be taught by leading academics whose research tackles the global societal issues facing modern management. 78 per cent of the School of Management’s research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), reflecting its impact in shaping policy and practice.


You will study five core units worth a total of 90 credit points and your specialist unit, Digitalisation, Big Data, and Value Creation, worth 30 credit points. The core units include Management and Organisation; Accounting, Finance and Strategy; Operation and Marketing Management; Research Methods; and Academic, Professional and Personal Development. You will start by studying subjects that are central to a career in management today, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In term two you will deepen your understanding of management by studying operations and marketing management as well as management research methods. Throughout, we will help you to develop the skills necessary to meet the complex and dynamic organisational challenges of the 21st century. The final part of the MSc Management (Digitalisation and Big Data) brings an opportunity for in-depth research and investigation into your area of interest and can be adapted to reflect your career goals. Students can choose from the following routes: academic dissertation: a methodical exploration of a chosen area of study; applied extended project: management research project with an external partner organisations; group project: group-based research project that explores management knowledge with a focus on the UN Sustainability Goals. Each route bears 60 credit points. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management (Digitalisation and Big Data).

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £15400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £15400 Year 1
Scotland £15400 Year 1
Wales £15400 Year 1
Channel Islands £15400 Year 1
EU £27800 Year 1
International £27800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Management (Digitalisation and Big Data) at University of Bristol - UCAS