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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Business Management

Course Description

The manager's role has become increasingly challenging with intense competition, increasing expectations, sustainability, innovation, technology change and alliances all making managers' tasks ever more complex and demanding. Yet with the ability to deal confidently with challenges like these, you can look forward to a rewarding future in virtually any organisation.

The MSc in Business Management will give you the skills and insight needed for a successful business career, as well as the qualifications and confidence to lift you above other candidates in the job market.

Course detail

To succeed in today's management environment, you need to understand and react to the implications of financial, operational, strategic and organisational changes, as well as being able to manage and motivate people. The course will help you link theory and practice relevant to today's organisations, giving you the personal tools to create, implement and progress the most effective management policies.

You will gain a solid grounding across all the main business disciplines, while also having the opportunity to tailor the course towards your specific areas of interest with modules covering everything from the strategic and financial, to sustainability, innovation, leading people and managing change.

Many of our tutors have worked in industry, as well as being active researchers in the field of business and management. This combination of practitioner-led teaching, backed by the latest research, means you can look forward to insightful, up-to-the-minute teaching that will equip you to take your management career to the next level.


The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of four modules. You will need to choose at least two of the four core modules below. You can also choose up to two option modules.

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of the four core modules, plus four optional modules.

For the Masters, you will complete a dissertation.


Core modules:

• Managing Finance
• Meeting Customer Needs
• People and Organisations
• Strategic Analysis
• Dissertation

Option modules:

• Managing Change
• Leadership
• Project Management
• Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise
• Management Consulting Project
• Customer Relationship Management
• Global Marketing
• Sustainable Procurement


You'll learn through formal classes and seminar sessions, with a focus also on group work and independent study. Our diverse cohort means you will be able to work with, and learn from, students from many different countries and backgrounds. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations, with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem-solving skills.


The course primarily uses continuous assessment through marked assignments, which are either organisation or role-focused, and of great practical benefit to you as an individual and to your organisation. You will typically have one shorter assessment during the module and a longer assessment at the end.

Careers / Further study

The MSc in Business Management at Bristol Business School will give you the broad-based skills and insight needed for a successful career in business or management, with the opportunity to work anywhere in the world, and in any sector.

If you are studying the course alongside your current employment, the skills and qualification you gain will help you improve your performance in your current role, while also enhancing your future prospects.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx


- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Business Management page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need:• A good honours degree (normally minimum 2.2) or equivalent business professional qualificationor• An HND in Business Studies or equivalent business professional award at NVQ 4, plus two years' relevant work experienceor• At least two years in a management role with in-house management education/development (part-time route only). You may be interviewed prior to acceptance.

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