Postgraduate Masters degree programmes

Birmingham Business School's portfolio of postgraduate taught and research degrees have been designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational relevance, ensuring that the skills and experiences you take away with you are valued by employers.

Professor Derek Condon (Director of Postgraduate Programmes) introduces the PG courses available at Birmingham Business School.

Accounting and Finance (MSc) programmes

Financial Management MSc

At the heart of every nation’s economy, finance offers a world of interesting, challenging and highly lucrative careers. This makes competition for jobs intense, especially in financial management. Our MSc is designed for graduates with a quantitative background who have [more...]

International Accounting and Finance MSc

The world of accounting and finance is a fluid, ever-changing one, with new innovations and thinking being introduced all the time. Working in this field, you will need a strong knowledge of how to resolve issues and tackle challenges by using the most up-todate methods. As our [more...]

Investments MSc

Trading and investing offers an exciting career path, but also demands a high level of theoretical knowledge and technical skill. This course offers you a springboard into employment with an investment institution, or as an investment specialist or manager. Suitable for [more...]

Economics, Finance and Statistical (MSc) programmes

Development Economics MSc

Emerging and developing economies are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with on the global arena. Formal and technical analysis of these economies is an essential part of continuing Third World development. Specialised courses in development theory, development policy and [more...]

Economics MSc

A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy, helping to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across our nations. Specialised courses in economic theory and econometrics will give you a sophisticated understanding [more...]

Economics PhD

The Department of Economics in the University of Birmingham enjoys an international reputation for the conduct of research of the highest quality. The PhD programme in Economics is designed to train doctoral researchers to conduct research of high academic merit and to make [more...]

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long [more...]

Financial Economics MSc

The fascinating world of banking and financial markets is more than just headlines, it is the lifeblood of our collective global economies. Our MSc is designed for graduates with an economics-based degree, who are seeking to train themselves technically for their career in [more...]

International Economics MSc

Globalisation of the world’s economy means that international economics plays a fundamental role in a wide variety of careers. The MSc in International Economics is a taught graduate programme that provides specialised and advanced training in international [more...]

International Money and Banking MSc

The correlation between macroeconomics, banking, international finance and financial markets is explored throughout this course, giving you a deep insight and advanced knowledge of the wider world of global business and international finance and financial markets.

Mathematical Finance MSc

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.

Money, Banking and Finance MSc

Economics and finance are the drivers of our global prosperity and there is significant worldwide demand for technical expertise in monetary economics and finance. Most graduates from this programme move into highranking careers in global financial centres.

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Management (MSc) programmes

Human Resource Management MSc

The financial performance of an organisation is highly dependent on strong human resource management. Ever-increasing global competition means activities such as recruitment, selection, retention, and training and development are really coming to the fore. Our MSc [more...]

Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. Designed for graduates from a range of backgrounds, our MSc provides you with access to, and an opportunity to become a member of, the Chartered [more...]

International Business MSc

Across the globe, organisations are seeking dynamic managers with the skills to work away from their domestic country. This MSc is open to graduates from any discipline, and will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of relevant and current international [more...]

International Business MSc (Singapore)

The MSc International Business in Singapore is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and is for graduates wishing to develop a career in international business. The highly respected academic staff from Birmingham Business School [more...]

Management MSc

Every organisation demands high-level management in order to run smoothly and efficiently. From strategy and policy to development and innovation, strong managers lead successful businesses, driving them forward and raising their profile, profits and reputation. [more...]

Management PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

The PhD programme in Management will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis. The Departments of Business and Labour Economics, Entrepreneurship and Local Economy, Organisation Work and Employment, [more...]

Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pathway MSc

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of successful business, driving forward innovation and constantly pursuing new achievements and ambitions. In this role, you will be responsible for some of the most exciting, dynamic and inspiring developments across a range of [more...]

Management: Operations Pathway MSc

Every organisation demands high-level management in order to run smoothly and efficiently. From strategy and policy to development and innovation, strong managers lead successful businesses, driving them forward and raising their profile, profits and reputation. [more...]

Management: Organisational Leadership and Change Pathway MSc

Every organisation demands high-level management in order to run smoothly and efficiently. From strategy and policy to development and innovation, strong managers lead successful businesses, driving them forward and raising their profile, profits and reputation. [more...]

Management: Strategy Pathway MSc

Strategic management and leadership are what drive successful companies forward, shaping their decision making and helping them achieve their ambitions. Without a strong strategic plan, organisations cannot function at a competitive level, so you will be a key [more...]

Marketing (MSc) programmes

International Marketing MSc

Different countries and cultures bring their own set of challenges in terms of marketing. So introducing a product or service needs sensitivity, understanding and respect. This MSc is open to graduates from all disciplines who are interested in a career in the [more...]

Marketing Communications MSc

Advanced communications practitioners can give companies a strong competitive edge, taking their brand into global markets through well-executed advertising campaigns, targeted communications and clear, sustainable strategies. Our MSc is designed for graduates and practising [more...]

Marketing MSc

Business to business, customer relationships, internal communications… marketing an organisation’s products or services makes you an ambassador of the brand, a key part in its commercial and reputational success. This programme is for graduates from [more...]

Marketing PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

The PhD programme in Marketing will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.

The programme comprises a short taught component followed by a longer research phase. Taught modules allow the students to [more...]

Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc

Strategic marketing needs high-level skills, critical awareness of current issues and challenges, and the ability to respond rapidly to ever-changing markets. This MSc is designed for graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. Here, you [more...]

Distance Learning (MSc) programmes

Distance Learning MSc in International Business

Postgraduate       Taught        Full time

This online Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business provides students in the early stages of their professional lives with the critical business skills and international perspective to achieve their long-term career goals [more...]

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Postgraduate       Taught        Full time

This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes [more...]

Study in Singapore

International Business MSc (Singapore)

The MSc International Business in Singapore is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and is for graduates wishing to develop a career in international business. The highly respected academic staff from Birmingham Business School [more...]

Why study an MSc at Birmingham Business School?

  • We emphasise the importance of specialist MSc recruitment.
    We do this so employers understand the added commitment, knowledge and focus an MSc graduate can bring to their business.
  • Scholarships offering financial support.
    Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for MSc Business students with the financial support offered contributing towards tuition fees.
  • Consultancy and research project opportunities.
    Our MSc students have many consultancy and research project opportunities available to them which involve carrying out critical strategic projects or research in key areas for clients that have included Deutsche Bank, Jaguar Land Rover and Lloyds Bank.
  • We have strong industry links.
    From producing in-company dissertations to company seminars and presentations, we work closely with employers who are looking to recruit high quality graduates.
  • Your studies are a stepping-stone to an influential career. 
    Whether you're looking to work in industry, for a public organisation or charity, or progress further with your academic studies, our Careers in Business team  are available to support you.

Student profiles

Hearing from current and past students themselves is a great way to find out about living and studying at Birmingham. Below is the latest postgraduate student profile but you can view more by visiting our full listings of student profiles.

Onome Abugo - MSc Human Resources (with CIPD) Management Trainee, UFLP Unilever

Onome Abugo - MSc Human Resources (with CIPD) Management Trainee, UFLP Unilever

Description
Onome is using the skills he learnt during his MSc in his management trainee position with Unilever.