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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, February

  • Course Duration

    Full-Time: 1 Year, Part-Time: 2 Years

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU: £6,800, NON-EU: £12,500

  • Last Updated

    04 September 2017

Course content

This MA in Business and Management will develop your understanding of business and management in a rapidly changing, increasingly globalised world. Through business links, and professional and industry networks, our MA offers you professional career development, underpinned by practice-based interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Our distinctive MA puts you in control, offering you the opportunity to specialise, or pursue a more general programme of study. We have a range of professional recognitions and you’ll engage in a diverse range of organisations, along with the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. On the course, you’ll enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills needed to manage human resources, complex organisational systems and the challenging issues affecting all businesses today.


You’ll be able to tailor your degree content to match your academic interest and future career development. You’ll take a mix of taught modules (120 credits) and complete a dissertation/consultancy project (60 credits). You’ll need 180 credits to complete the MA.

In addition to the general MA in Business and Management, there are also specialist pathways available:

• Marketing

• Entrepreneurship

• Accounting

• International Business


The programme is offered in a modular format offering you the greatest choice in tailoring your final degree content to match your academic interest and future career development. You will take a mix of taught modules and complete a dissertation/consultancy project. To achieve the MA you will need to complete 180 credits in total.

Core modules include:

• Marketing Management

• Managing People

• Financial and Management Accounting

• Governance, Ethics and Risk Management

• Research Methods and Project Management *

• Dissertation/Consultancy Project

Optional modules include:

• Marketing Communications

• Entrepreneurship

• Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture

• Events and Festivals Management *

• International Business Environment

• International Business Practice

• International Financial Management

• Advanced Academic and Business Skills

* Modules subject to approval for 2017

For more information on course structure and modules, please view the course handbook: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-business-and-management/


You’ll learn through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, work-based learning, and research projects.

Staff on this course offer you access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in arts and cultural management. You’ll benefit from one-to-one tutorials, workshops, peer-support and shared learning. We’ll work with you to ensure that what you learn on the course develops into effective practice in the workplace.


On this course you are assessed by a variety of assessment methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:

• Reports on work-based assignments

• Research project reports

• Portfolios

• Reflective learning and work-experience journals

• Reviews

• Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents

• Project progress reports

• Project evaluations

• Presentations


This MA programme is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in general management across all industry sectors and in the international environment. It delivers practical management-based skills and techniques applicable to a wide range of occupations including marketing, enterprise and business start-ups, accounting management, and international business.

For more information on opportunities, please visit our website: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-business-and-management/

Visit the MA Business and Management page on the Bath Spa University website for more details!






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