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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Business Management

Course Description

The MSc Business Management is built around the Winchester Business School’s commitment to Responsible Management Education, developing managers capable of managing the business and social challenges of the twenty-first century.

Programme Content

This programme is designed primarily for students who have not previously studied business at undergraduate level, but are interested in developing a career in management. However, the knowledge and skills developed on the programme are also of value to applicants with previous business experience looking for further career development.

Study equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate. The programme emphasises the Principles of Responsible Management Education, aiming to develop in students an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their businesses and society at large. The modules encompass a range of key management issues, including strategy, decision making, and leadership, with a dissertation that enables students to develop expertise in a selected area of business management.


• Principles of Responsible Management
• Strategic Decision Making
• Managing Information for Decision Making
• International Business Communication
• Leadership in Organisations
• Research Methods in Business

Plus one option from:
• Business Consulting
• Enterprise and Small Business Management
• Management of Contemporary Global Environmental Issues

Learning and Teaching

A wide range of teaching and learning methods is used including student-led discussions, debates and presentations, workshops involving a variety of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and lectures. Theory and practice are integrated and students are encouraged to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience. A focus of the programme is the development of students’ capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management environments.


Assessment methods include essays and reports, presentations, conference papers, case study analysis and research-based projects.


The programme develops skills and knowledge for action in the workplace. Business management is useful for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. The programme also provides a firm foundation for undertaking postgraduate research or further training.

Visit the MSc/PgDip/PgCert Business Management page on the University of Winchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent. Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only).

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