Management: Strategy Pathway MSc

MSc Management: Strategy is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level.

The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Strategy pathway. Students have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, if desired, by changing to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialist pathway, tailoring the course to their requirements.

Find out more about the core Management MSc and other specialist pathway:

Course fact file

Type of Course: Taught

Study Options: Full time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Start date: September

Contact

For programme information please contact the Business School:

Tel:+44 (0)121 415 8273
Email: mscadmissions@lists.bham.ac.uk

For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Office:

Tel:+44(0)121 414 5488
Email: postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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Details

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Entry RequirementsHow to apply

The programme is structured into three components; five core foundation subjects (70 credits), one of two specialist pathways (50 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

The MSc Management programme is assessed by coursework only; there are no exams.

Each taught module has the following structure:

  • Individual Coursework: 80%
  • Group Coursework: 20%

Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit dissertation (10,000 – 12,000 words), where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor.

For those without a business background please also see our MSc International Business programme.

Specialist pathways

To apply and start studying the core Management MSc or other specialist pathway, please visit the programme pages;

Qualifications

Students studying the Strategy pathway will graduate with an 'MSc Management: Strategy'.

Students studying the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway will graduate with an 'MSc Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation'.

Students will also have the option to study a mixed pathway, graduating with an 'MSc Management'.

Why study this course

  • Opportunity to study one of two specialist pathways; Strategy or Entrepreneurship & Innovation, or a mixed pathway – students can tailor the programme to match their requirements.
  • Supports a variety of careers, including consulting, research & policymaking, and management positions within both in SMEs and large multinationals.
  • Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway are encouraged to explore starting-up their own business.
  • Coursework only assessment structure – 80% Individual, 20% Group Work.
  • The University of Birmingham is an elite institution and was voted Sunday Times University of the year 2013/14.
  • Teaching and Research excellence in business and management, fully accredited by AMBA and EQUIS,

Modules

Semester 1

Core Modules

  • Organisational development (20 Credits)
  • Contemporary issues in management (20 Credits)
  • Environment of business (10 Credits)
  • Strategic management (10 Credits)

 

Semester 2

  • Research methods (10 Credits)
  • Dissertation ( 60 Credits)

Pathway 1: Strategy

  • Advanced strategy (20 Credits)
  • Strategic leadership (20 Credits)
  • International strategy (10 Credits)

Pathway 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Entrepreneurship: business start-up (20 Credits)
  • Innovation management (20 Credits)
  • Advanced topics in entrepreneurship (10 Credits)

Mixed Pathway

  • Choice of three modules from Pathway 1 and 2 (50 Credits)

Fees and funding

£9,630 (UK/EU), £16,525 (overseas).

Learn more about fees and funding

Business School Scholarships may be available, find out more about our scholarships.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Find out more.

Entry requirements

This is a specialist masters programme. All entrants should have at least an upper second class (2.1) degree from a UK university or equivalent.

The degree must be in business, management, economics, accounting, finance or a degree with at least two modules in these areas. If not then at least two years full-time relevant work experience will also be considered.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements 

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band).

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

For programme information please contact the Business School:

Tel:+44 (0)121 415 8273
Email: mscadmissions@lists.bham.ac.uk

For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Office:

Tel:+44(0)121 414 5488
Email: postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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Learning and teaching

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The home of Birmingham Business School is University House, conveniently situated on the edge of the main campus opposite the main gate of the University. To the elegant old house of 1908, that houses staff rooms and social space, a new multi-million pound state of-the-art teaching and learning complex has been added giving a unique combination of historic elegance and cutting-edge facilities.

Our students benefit from advanced teaching technology. All fifteen lecture theatres and  seminar rooms contain comprehensive audio-visual equipment and sound systems, as well as wireless connectivity and data projection. Three large PC clusters add to computing facilities already available to students across the campus. The main lecture theatre, seating 200, is often utilised outside term-time as a conference facility for local industry.

Assessment methods

The MSc Management programme is assessed by coursework only - there are no exams. Each taught module has the following structure:

 

  • Individual Coursework: 80%
  • Group Coursework: 20%

 

Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit 10,000 – 12,000 word dissertation where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor.

Contact

For programme information please contact the Business School:

Tel:+44 (0)121 415 8273
Email: mscadmissions@lists.bham.ac.uk

For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Office:

Tel:+44(0)121 414 5488
Email: postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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Employability

The University of Birmingham is a leading global institution, and our graduates are highly valued by employers. Graduates of the MSc Management programme will be well placed for a variety of careers, including consulting, research & policymaking, and management positions within both in SMEs and large multinationals. Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway will also be encouraged to explore starting-up their own business.

Careers in Business

As a postgraduate at Birmingham Business School you will have access to our specialist careers service, Careers in Business. This service is only available to postgraduates and provides support with job applications and interviews, job seeking and skills development.

Services include:

  • Individual appointments to review your CV or application form, discuss your career plans and provide advice about job seeking
  • Workshops to help you develop the skills that multinational employers look for
  • Events and exercises to help you get through the graduate selection process include practice interview sessions and a mock assessment centre
  • Opportunities to interact with employers and recruiters at sector specific events such as Careers in Banking and Careers in Consulting.

Postgraduates can also access Employer presentations and Career Fairs organised by the University’s central service, Careers Network.

Please get in touch if you have any questions before starting your programme and would like to speak to a Careers Consultant; careersinbusiness@bham.ac.uk

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Contact

For programme information please contact the Business School:

Tel:+44 (0)121 415 8273
Email: mscadmissions@lists.bham.ac.uk

For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Office:

Tel:+44(0)121 414 5488
Email: postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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