Sunderland Business School is ranked Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction by The Guardian University Guide 2015.
This course is particularly aimed at graduates who do not have the work experience needed to undertake an MBA. We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline.
You will develop a wide range of competencies that are essential for a successful managerial career. Modules include ‘Developing Skills for Business Leadership’, ‘Managing and Leading People’ and ‘Global Corporate Strategy’. You will also study marketing, operations and financial management. The course culminates in a major project with hands-on application of your new skills and knowledge.
Our teaching is informed by the latest academic research, including research by Sunderland Business School. We link your learning to real-world workplaces by organising visits to external organisations and by inviting guest speakers to share their practical business experience.
If you have previously studied business, the rigorous postgraduate training offers greater insights into effective management. If you have not previously studied business, the course equips you to pursue business opportunities related to your first degree; for example arts graduates can find the course particularly useful.
By the end of the course you will have an edge in applying for well-paid managerial roles. As a result, you can achieve your personal goals and gain a rapid return on your investment in higher education.
The course mixes taught elements with self-directed research. You can negotiate the topic of the project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors. Modules on this course include: -Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 Credits) -Understanding Organisational Performance (15 Credits) -Operations Management (15 Credits) -International Business Environment (15 Credits) -Accounting and Financial Management (15 Credits) -Managing and Leading People (15 Credits) -Marketing Management (15 Credits) -Global Corporate Strategy (15 Credits) -Management Futures Project (60 Credits)
Teaching and assessment
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars and interactive sessions where you will work in groups on concepts and practical tasks.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include assignments, reports, presentations, and peer- and self-assessment.
Facilities & location
This course is based on the banks of the River Wear at The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. Recently we’ve developed a Student Learning Space that is specifically designed to facilitate collaboration and team-based projects. It includes a board room as well as bookable areas to hold meetings and to meet with staff and visitors from outside the University.
University Library Services The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism. Added to this, you’ll benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals in the St Peter’s library, many of them in online format. To help you make the most of the wealth of resources there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections. Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service. The University spends around £1 million every year on new books and resources.
IT provision When it comes to IT provision you can take your pick from over a hundred PCs in the St Peter’s Library, three computer laboratories, and wireless access zones. If you have any problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.
Learning environment The University of Sunderland is a vibrant learning environment with an international dimension thanks to the presence of students from around the world. At the same time, the University is fully plugged into the world of business as a result of strong links with industry organisations.
Employment & careers
This course equips you with skills and knowledge in all areas of business, from managing people to strategic direction. Employers of previous graduates from this course include: -Lenovo -CEVA -NHS -Local Authorities
A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.