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This degree allows you to focus solely on general business, or to select modules in the wine industry, food production, equine management, agriculture, or international business to contextualise your studies in a sector of your choice

Course Overview

Adapting to change, managing risk and progressive accounting are all vital skills in business management, whether you work in the wine industry, food production, international business or equine management. This course will equip you with all those skills and more. Coupled with accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it is the ideal route into a successful career.

Our student cohort includes people from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world, while guest lectures are delivered by industry figures that will further enhance your knowledge and your perspective.

You have the option of tailoring your studies to suit your future aspirations and could find yourself learning about everything from capital asset management to human rights and fair trade.

Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be awarded CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, making you a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). You can then apply to the CMI for full Chartered Manager status if you wish.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.

Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Applicants without a first degree but with acceptable professional qualifications and/or acceptable management experience may also be considered. 


The course is offered full-time over 12 months, or part-time over two, three or four years and comprises lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies and a group project, as well as visits to and from national and international companies.

You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules. The Research Project (dissertation) is then undertaken, to be submitted the following April. 

Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.


Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and societies activities.


Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:


Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).

Please refer to Tuition Fees webpage.

Tuition fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year as set out in our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.

For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.


The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.


Graduates of this course go on to secure the following positions:

  • Farm Business Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Management Consultant

Our employers include:

  • Old Mill
  • Unilever
  • ADM
  • Millar Cameron
  • Weatherbys 

Apply now

Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University. 

You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Visit the Business Management - MSc page on the Royal Agricultural University website for more details!






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