Enhance your industry networks and develop your professional career with our integrated MA Business and Management.

Apply your knowledge and gain practical experience with an integrated placement or project.

Discover current business and management in practice to develop your professional career.

Use our industry connections to source a placement that suits your goals for the future.

This programme provides you with a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of business and management in a rapidly changing, increasingly globalised world.

Supported by practice-based interdisciplinary teaching and research, you’ll develop your business expertise alongside the practical and professional skills needed to effectively manage the challenging issues affecting organisations today.

This extended version of our Master's in Business and Management offers you the opportunity to do an industry placement or work-based independent project. You'll be able to apply the skills and learning you develop on the first part of the course in a practical environment – enabling you to gain further insight into current business and management practice, enhance your industry networks, and further develop your professional career.


Our courses are designed to allow you to tailor your programme of study to your academic interests and career aspirations. You’ll take a mix of taught modules (core and optional) and complete a major dissertation/consultancy project.

In addition to the University’s English Language Unit, further support is offered to international students whose first language is not English via the Advanced Academic and Business Skills module. This module works in conjunction with your other modules to develop your employability, business and academic English language skills, and to help you build confidence in your own ability to work at postgraduate level in international, cultural and professional contexts.

How will I be assessed?

You're assessed in a variety of methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:

  • Reports on work-based assignments
  • Research project reports
  • Portfolios
  • Reflective learning and work-experience journals
  • Reviews
  • Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents
  • Project progress reports
  • Project evaluations
  • Presentations
  • Essays
  • Exams.

How will I be taught?

We combine academic study with practice-based teaching. You’ll learn through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, work-based learning and research projects.

Staff on this course offer access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in business and management. You’ll benefit from one-to-one tutorials, workshops, peer-support and shared learning.

We work with you to ensure that what you learn on the course translates into effective practice in the workplace, and develops your professional potential.


Gain experience in the sector

The work placement / work-based project provides networking opportunities and access to current practice, supporting your research into the wider theoretical and academic contexts of business and management today.

While you're expected to secure your own placement or work-based learning project, Bath Business School has links with a wide network of organisations who offer our students opportunities and experience. You'll undertake the placement module after the first two taught modules, and before your final dissertation/consultancy project.


This Master’s programme is designed to prepare you for a wide range of occupations in general management across all industry sectors and the international environment.

It delivers practical skills and techniques applicable to business and management careers in marketing, enterprise and business start-ups, accounting management and international business.

Cost & Fees

  • UK/EU students full time - 2019/20 entry £8,400*
  • International students full time - 2019/20 entry £17,700

*The total course fee is paid over two years, meaning that you'll pay 50% of the full-time fee during each academic year of study. In 2019, you'll pay £4,200, and in 2020, you'll make a second instalment of £4,200.

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Last updated July 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
17,700 GBP
UK/EU Full Time: £8,400 | International Full Time: £17,700
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