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This conversion programme enables graduates from any discipline to engage with current business processes and techniques, whilst teaching you how to implement this knowledge within contemporary organisations. You’ll learn key management, strategy and analytical skills, with the opportunity to specialise in a specific subject area relevant to your current or future career.

Key features

The MSc Business and Management offers you the flexibility and choice at masters level. You can choose to pursue the following award titles:

  • MSc Business and Management
  • MSc Business and Management (International Business)
  • MSc Business and Management (Finance)
  • MSc Business and Management (Marketing)
  • MSc Business and Management (Operations and Global Supply Chains)

Graduate with a wealth of experience. Our graduates have gone on to work in human resource and talent management, operations and global supply chain management, financial management, project management, marketing and strategic management. Graduates have been successful in securing management level jobs with Ernst and Young GmbH, DHL International Ltd., Deloitte LLP, Novell Worldwide, and HP Enterprise Services.

Course details

Year 1

During the first semester you will attend lectures and tutorials for core modules that have been selected to provide you with a fundamental underpinning in the subject area of Business and Management. Core modules studied in semester 1: International Business Context and Finance, Leadership and Management Essentials, and Marketing and Strategy. The second semester of the programme commences with an intensive introduction to the 60 credit project, and associated research methods training. You will also pursue your choice of elective module, and complete the remaining 40 credits of the Business and Management ‘core’: Knowledge Management and Decision Making, and Operations and Project Management. During the summer term, you will work independently to carry out your research project. You will receive guidance from a member of academic staff, appointed as your supervisor.

Core modules

  • HRL710AC Leadership and Management Essentials
  • MKT700A Marketing and Strategy
  • STO701C Knowledge Management and Decision Making
  • STO704 Operations and Project Management
  • STO708 International Business Context and Finance
  • STO711 Project

Optional modules

  • ACF703 International Finance
  • ACF705 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACF721 Real Estate Investments
  • ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
  • HRL711 Human Resources and Talent Management
  • IRL708 International Trade Policy and Politics
  • MKT703 Innovation and New Product Development
  • STO702 Global Supply Chain Management
  • STO703 International Strategic Management
  • STO705 Quality Management and Lean Thinking

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

MSc Business and Management 17 18 1433

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.


Visit the Business and Management - MSc page on the University of Plymouth website for more details!

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