MSc Business Management
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Science
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
Find where you fit in business on a course designed to give you a full and holistic view of different business functions.
This one-year intensive course is ideal if you are passionate about all aspects of business and management, or want to explore different roles while keeping your options open. It’s also a great choice if you want to gain the sort of multidimensional perspective of business that will help you rise to the top.
You’ll graduate with a broad view of business, ready to work in a range of roles in any number of sectors, in both domestic and international businesses. You’ll also have the chance to develop your own unique mix of skills, by choosing optional modules from an extensive range of options. And you’ll become an expert in the theory and practice of good management.
Based in UEA’s Norwich Business School, this is our most flexible and diverse business Master’s course. There are several benefits to this breadth and flexibility. As well as discovering the intellectual and practical skills of management, you’ll have the chance to explore all the other key functions of business and discover which one's interest you the most. You can either then focus on one area, or you can branch across disciplines, developing your own unique blend of skills. This will help you to stand out in the jobs market and carve out your own unique career path.
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. They can take insights from one area and apply them to another. They can work better with different teams. And they can see problems and opportunities from different angles, identifying connections that others miss.
On this course you’ll have the opportunity to discover and focus on a specialism, or develop a more holistic, generalist view of business. Either way, you’ll graduate with lots of options, and with the ability to bend and flex within the jobs market and the changing business world. You’ll also learn to understand and explain the role of management in a range of contexts. You’ll learn how to build and sustain a competitive advantage for companies in a variety of sectors, in both domestic and international markets. You’ll discover how to draw on the resources and skills of company-wide specialisms. You’ll find out how to use various analytical tools to understand different managerial perspectives, and how to make sound managerial decisions.
Throughout the course you’ll find a focus on flexibility, personal development and on helping you discover and grow into the business person you aspire to be. As well as having the chance to pick up a broad range of specialist skills, you’ll develop plenty of transferable skills too, becoming highly proficient in teamwork, presenting and time management. You’ll even have the chance to start your own company at our Enterprise Centre. You’ll also have opportunities to identify and hone your skills with extra-curricular activities such as different business clubs and career development events. 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 get a British perspective. You may have an undergrad 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 turbocharge an existing career – we particularly value mature students on this course for the unique insights they bring.
Study and Modules
On this course you’ll design your own journey. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to follow your interests. And if you aren’t sure what your interests are just yet, don’t worry: you’ll have lots of opportunities to discover them!
In your first semester you’ll begin by discovering the essentials of all the key business functions, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, operations, logistics, human resources, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, business creation and branding. You’ll learn from leading academics and practitioners in each field, immersing yourself in all aspects of business, learning something about everything and developing awareness of a diverse range of business issues.
You’ll study alongside students from these different specialisms too, and from all over the world, making for a true melting pot of ideas. This semester is all about exploring the different areas of business, discovering their key components, uncovering your interests and talents, and laying the foundation for deeper study and specialisation later in the course.
In your second semester you’ll begin to build your own unique set of skills, by choosing from a broad range of optional skills-based modules.
In semesters two and three, you’ll study the theory and practice of good management. You’ll also focus on developing your own personal brand. We’ll work together to identify your ten key strengths and then you’ll explore ways to show evidence of these strengths. You’ll study inspiring career stories, from JK Rowling to James Dyson, discovering the principles of success and applying them to your own life and career plan.
In your second and third semester, you’ll be able to go deeper into a particular interest or go broader by combining several interests. You can choose modules where you’ll focus on developing your critical thinking, or opt for more skills-based, functional modules. You might decide to focus on business strategy or branding, or learn to apply what you have learned so far to the spheres of retail or marketing.
In all your modules you’ll look at business issues from a domestic and international perspective. This ensures you leave us ready to excel on the international stage, with skills that are relevant anywhere.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 60)
Optional B Modules(Credits: 20)
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’ll 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’ll be able to submit formative and summative work for assessment, and you’ll receive feedback to help you identify areas for improvement and areas of strength.
- Degree Classification
- UK Bachelor degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Any subject area - excluding Business-related degrees. Degrees in dance, drama, music, sport, art, and art and design will be considered on a case by case basis and are reviewed closely for their academic content.
- 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 overall with a minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading.
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September 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 2024/25 are:
UK Students: £12,900 (full time)
International Students: £22,700 (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 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.
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 well-rounded, balanced set of business skills, and your own unique set of specialisms. You’ll be able to transfer thinking from one discipline to another, possibly to drive new innovations. And you’ll be better able to understand and collaborate with different disciplines.
You could go on to any number of business disciplines, or choose to combine them all by working in general or (eventually) senior management, by starting your own business, or by returning to your family business.
A significant number of graduates go on to win coveted places on the management training graduate 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.
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.
Examples of careers you could enter include:
Human resources and management
Sales and marketing
Project management and operations
Entrepreneur and family business
Accounting and finance
Teaching and specialist business language training