The business world is complex, fast-moving and exciting, and demands high-calibre employees with substantial business, management, and financial skills. This MSc in Business Management allows students to focus solely on business, or to select modules in the wine industry, food production, equine management, agriculture, or international business to contextualise their studies in a sector of their choice.
At the end of the MSc, graduates will be well equipped to take on a management role within a rural business or to develop a career in general business management.
Who is the course for?
This course is for graduates who want to acquire a Masters degree in business management. It is designed to accommodate graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and is well-suited to international as well as UK students.
The course is offered full-time over 12 months, or part-time over two, three or four years.
Students will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules. The Research Project is then undertaken, to be submitted the following April.
Students will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies and group project, as well as visits to and from national and international companies.
Modules are assessed through continuous assessment
and final examinations.
Personal and Organisational Change
Marketing, Planning and Strategy
Economics and Policy
Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:
Farm Business Management
Equine Business Management
Sustainable Agribusiness and Principles
Economics of the Environment
Critical Issues in Food Technology and Innovation
The Student View
I studied BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University
and developed a keen interest in the management of rural-based businesses; so much so that I decided to stay on to study for an MSc in Business Management.
I chose the University for its excellent facilities, warm and sociable atmosphere, and its reputation for being the best university of its type in the country. There is variety in the styles of teaching by lecturers, and guest speakers from different industries help to provide varying perspectives. You can tailor your studies to suit your interests; I chose modules in equine management and rural business.
On graduation, I joined the British Horseracing Authority’s Graduate Development Programme, which included a work placement with Tattersalls and led me to my first job working for a bloodstock media company in Newmarket. I stayed in that job for two years, before moving on to become Editor of the highly regarded trade magazine, Equestrian Business Monthly.
I know I made the right decision to continue my learning at the Royal Agricultural University
to a postgraduate level, and I fully recommend this course to anybody wishing to further their education in business management studies.
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.