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MSc Business and Management

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Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich
Duration: 

Full-time: One year

Part-time: Two years

This course commences in February and October.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.

Introduction

The MSc Business and Management is designed for new or recent graduates and those with management experience.

This programme goes beyond just providing students with a thorough grounding in vital business and management practices and the contexts in which they operate. The course philosophy focuses upon the role of modern business and management and the varied and sometimes complex mixture of knowledge and skills that drive the revenue streams of those modern entities.

Modern businesses have become more diverse. The balance of power has shifted significantly in favour of the customer, who now has more control of the relationship than ever before, and technology has brought in new media channels and cultural norms. The role of business and management has altered, so too has the scope and role of management which is changing in response.

This course delivers the core essentials for a career in business and management by allowing students to rehearse the necessary skills and techniques required in the profession, and doing so at the intellectual and deep level of a Masters programme. Students taking this course will be able to significantly enhance their career and promotion prospects.

Students will complete 180 credits including the core module Global Enterprise Management plus three compulsory modules in Global Economic Trends, Research Methods and Operations and Human Resource Management. For the remaining modules students have a choice of topics giving them the opportunity to build on their business interests. Students will also complete a dissertation on a topic of their choice for the detailed exploration of technology, business and management issues.

View more information about the range of employers our students work with in the Business School.

  • Designed for new or recent graduates so the course is to bring graduates of any discipline to become well-versed in business and management-related matters and competent to work (and lead) in a challenging business environment
  • Gives a broad perspective on the nature of business and management.
  • Offer an innovative, dynamic and flexible programme that critically considers development of Business and Management in a globalised world.

Course modules

Semester 1

  • Global Enterprise Management (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Organizational Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Managing through Finance or Islamic finance or Islamic Finance and Business (20 credits)

Semester 2

  • Business Law for Managers (20 credits)
  • Knowledge Management and Information Systems or Decision Making for Entrepreneurs or The Entrepreneurial Society: New Business Models (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Fees and finance

2020-21

  • Full-time tuition fee: £7,965 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £885 per 20 credits (please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information

  • 20% reduction in fees for University of Suffolk graduates
  • Also see Postgraduate Study within Student Finance

At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

In order to satisfy the minimum general requirements for admission candidates should normally:

  • Have an academic background in any discipline (Bachelors honours degree 2:2 or equivalent); or
  • Hold an HNC or HND or a Foundation Degree and have two years relevant experience; or
  • Have acquired qualifying experience through professional employment recognised as equivalent to a degree that enables the candidate to study successfully at masters level

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

Also see How to Apply.

Non-Academic Requirements

Any offer of a place will be subject to:

  • Two satisfactory reports from referees.
International Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.

Staff

Associate Professor and MBM Programme Leader

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Course Leader for MBA