Our AMBA-accredited MSc Business and Management (MBM) course, allows you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager. We combine management theory with developing your practice management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts.
Our MBM focuses on operations and strategic management and explores the need for managing limited resources effectively, with maximum business impact. This is the ideal course if you're looking to take your first steps into management. We cover the major functions of organisations – accounting, marketing, operations, people and talent management. Finance and economics are integrated through our strategic orientation.
We aim to create industry leaders, managers and entrepreneurs, who're confident in the use of business analytics tools and critical thinking abilities. This allows for better and informed decision making in your management career.
On this masters course, there’s an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. You’ll also develop an appreciation of corporate social responsibility, ethical decision making and managing change.
Enhance your employability
You’ll have the chance to take part in industry visits, as well as undertaking consultancy projects with businesses across the public, private and non-profit sectors. This allows you to integrate the knowledge and skills from your Master's degree to solve a real business challenge. Your best-practice knowledge will put you in the perfect position to help a business looking for a solution to a problem or a new perspective on a strategy. Places on these projects are competitive and involve interviews with the host company. At the end of the project, you’ll be able to present your recommendations and a high-quality piece of research or consultancy.
Our Masters in Business and Management course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Established in 1967, it aims to raise the profile of business education and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification in the UK and Europe.
Learn from the experts
You’ll be taught by internationally recognised subject experts, who also teach Stirling’s prestigious MBA. Throughout the course, you’ll also be able to engage with senior executives from the private, public and third sectors, as well as entrepreneurs. This provides you with a practical perspective on contemporary business topics. We have a series of guest lectures and workshops, giving you many networking opportunities with potential employers.
The University of Stirling Management School
At the University of Stirling Management School, the principle of responsible business, policy and practice is central to everything we do. This vision helps us to equip our students effectively with the skills to act as global citizens, capable of addressing the needs of society.
As a member of the Chartered Association for Business Schools, we have strong links with industry and were recently awarded the Small Business Charter for engagement with the local and regional enterprise.
We’re in an elite group of business schools globally – and one of only 14 in the UK – to hold accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for both our MBA and MSc Business and Management (MBM) courses.
Top reasons to study with us
- The course is accredited by the Association of MBAs – the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education.
- You’re taught by expert academic staff who have extensive business and consultancy experience.
- You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project allowing you to integrate the knowledge and skills from your Master's degree to solve a real business challenge.
The course provides you with key skills and experience through:
- Examining the functional areas of management and their inter-relationship in organisations.
- Exploring topical issues in management and comparing different management techniques to understand work issues.
- Cultivating expertise in the use of key management tools, such as techniques for operations management, strategic and marketing analysis and financial analysis.
- Developing personal skills and capabilities relevant to management, such as critical thinking, report writing, presentation, negotiation, networking, problem-solving and group working skills.
- An emphasis on personal and professional development to help you with the group and team management, organisational analysis and communications and influencing skills.
Developing business leaders of the future
Postgraduate education at the University of Stirling Management School goes beyond textbooks and lecture. We understand the importance of your postgraduate degree to help you with your career choices. We know the skills and personal qualities that recruiters look for in an individual so we focus on your personal and professional development to foster your group and team management, organisational analysis and communications and influencing skills.
Our unique Flying Start Leadership programme equips you with the awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. These range from practical skills, like effective public speaking, to developing ways to work under pressure in difficult situations and manage conflict.
Find out more about Flying Start.
The University of Stirling’s Masters in Business and Management course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Established in 1967, it aims to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in the UK and Europe.
The full-time MSc Business and Management consists of two 15-week semesters of taught modules and a three-month dissertation period.
When you successfully complete the taught element of the course you’ll be awarded a Diploma. You can then continue for the award of the MSc by completing a 12,500-word dissertation or undertaking a consultancy project with a Scottish business.
Teaching is carried out through lectures, seminars, guest speakers, article discussion groups, and presentations. You’ll go on insightful industry visits as well as having the change to work on consultancy projects developed in collaboration with businesses across the public, private and non-profit sector.
Senior executives from the private, public and third sectors, as well as entrepreneurs, engage throughout the year with our postgraduate students. There’s also a series of guest lectures and workshops which provide many networking opportunities.
You’ll be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework, including written assignments and presentations.
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Fees - 2020/2021
- Overseas £15,250
- Home/EU £6,000
About the School
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