MSc Business and Management
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Science
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- January 2024
Whether you are a recent graduate who wants to increase their academic acumen and enhance their appeal to employers, or you already have employment experience, but want to move to the next level, or change career direction, the MSc Business and Management course is designed to help you take the next step to success!
You’ll graduate with a broad view of business, ready to work in a range of roles within any sector, in both domestic and International businesses. You’ll also become an expert in the theory and practice of good management.
Designed by leading academics and business professionals from Norwich Business School, this course will ensure you acquire knowledge, and professional skills in order to achieve a prestigious Masters’ degree from a top 30 UK University (Guardian League Table, 2023/The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023/Complete University Guide 2024).
This one-year intensive course is ideal if you are passionate about all aspects of business and management, or want to explore different subjects while keeping your future career options open. It’s also a great choice if you want to gain the sort of multidisciplinary perspective of business that will help you rise to the top.
Some of the most successful people in business are generalists. They are the people who have a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and can see the bigger picture. With the ability to take insights from one area and apply them to another, they can work better with different teams and have a good grasp of internal and external influences.
They have the perspective to see problems and opportunities from different angles, identifying connections that others miss. You’ll learn how to build and sustain competitive advantage for companies in a variety of sectors, in both domestic and international markets.
Throughout the course, you’ll find a focus on personal development and on helping you discover and grow into the business expert you aspire to be.
You don’t need to have studied business before to excel on this Master’s. Equally, you might have already studied or worked in a particular aspect of business but want to diversify your skills and become more multidimensional in your approach. Or you might have studied business in a different country and are looking to gain a British perspective. You may have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, humanities, arts, social sciences or business. You might come straight from undergraduate study, or have already worked in industry. You might be looking to launch or restart your career, or you might aspire to excel within your existing sector but lack the opportunities. We celebrate diversity on this course and value different experiences and insights.
Study and Modules
This Business and Management Masters is a 12-month generalist course, specifically for students who wish to gain a business master's from a top UK university.
Created to support your ambitions in understanding ‘business and management’ principles and practice, this course will increase your knowledge no matter what your background or experience and aid you in developing a successful career in the business area of your choice.
This course is designed to give you a breadth of knowledge and understanding, which is particularly aimed at those striving to be senior managers, business owners, and consultants, or those longing to change career direction.
Delivered over three semesters, this one-year full-time course begins with pivotal introductions to the major areas of business, i.e., people, markets, and money.
In semester two the course expands to include important additional dimensions of business, such as the influence of digital technologies, the opportunities presented by global markets, and the skills and processes of entrepreneurship that help us create and grow new ventures and enhance innovation.
The final third semester focuses on developing your professional and commercial skills, as well as an inspiring emphasis on developing future leaders, so all applicants have the chance to discover exactly what sort of leadership style they align with. An emphasis on brands and strategy will also embed the importance of creativity in building successful businesses and high performing teams.
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
You will benefit from research-based and industry-focused teaching, studying with leading academics and successful industry experts.
You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, masterclasses and independent study. There is no dissertation module on this Master’s, which means you’ll benefit from a greater number of taught modules.
You’ll develop specialist practical skills and a holistic, big-picture view of business. You’ll cultivate a range of transferable skills and hone your personal brand and career plan.
You’ll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and be resilient, enterprising, resourceful and flexible. Whatever line of business you go on to, you’ll find this ability to adapt and learn continuously to be of great benefit.
You’ll also have the chance to develop your interpersonal skills by working in simulated business environments in teams made up of several business specialisms.
You’ll experience a variety of assessment methods, including exams, coursework, group work and presentations. You will be able to submit formative and summative work for assessment, and you’ll receive feedback to help you identify areas for improvement and existing strengths.
- Degree Classification
- UK Bachelor degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Any subject area. Please note that if you have studied business before at undergraduate or postgraduate level, there may be some overlap. Therefore we recommend you check the modules carefully to make sure that this course is right for you.
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others)
PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests
INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact email@example.com
- This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in January each year .
Additional Information or Requirements
Additional Entry Requirements
This MSc course is open to all students who meet the entry requirements but it is primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied a business-related degree, have limited business knowledge from their undergraduate degree, or have a general business degree and would like to now specialise. If you have a business degree, please check the course modules and content carefully to ensure the programme meets your needs and future career aspirations and requirements Alternatively, please consider one of our Professional courses which may be more suitable.
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study the International Pre-Masters programme offered by our partner INTO UEA. This programme guarantees progression to selected Master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details, please click here:
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:
UK Students: £12,300 (full time)
International Students: £21,200 (full time)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course Related Costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
Applications for January 2024 will close on 3rd November 2023.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
You'll graduate with a broad set of business skills and specialisms. You’ll be able to transfer thinking from one discipline to another, possibly to drive new innovations. You’ll also be better able to understand and collaborate with different disciplines.
You could go on to any number of business roles,or choose to combine them all by working in a (senior) management position or by starting your own business. This also might be the right time to change career direction, or think about exploring a new sector.
A significant number of NBS graduates go on to win coveted places on the management training schemes of large multinational corporations.
There is a focus on employability and on preparing you for your future career throughout the course. You’ll also be able to take part in our annual Employability Week. Here you’ll be able to hear from all sorts of industry experts, including NBS alumni, about how they built their careers. Norwich Business School | Our Employability Initiatives - YouTube
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Example of careers that you could enter include:
- Business Development Manager
- Business Owner
- Team Leader
- Marketing Manager
- HR Manager
- Operations Manager
Discover more on our Careers webpages or you can read more about NBSs’ brilliant graduates on our blog, here: The Do Better Business Blog – The Official Blog of Norwich Business School at University of East Anglia