Business and Management Masters Degrees


MSc Business and Management course


Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the MSc Business and Management degree

Our MSc Business and Management Masters degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. The course explores a core set of concepts and ideas about business and management challenging you to apply your understanding of core topics and contemporary issues in the corporate world. It will prepare you to face the challenges of managing and working in a variety of organisations, both within Europe and internationally.You will gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures.

Why study this subject?

Studying for a business Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. Managers in today’s knowledge-based economy need to be adaptable and flexible with strong analytical capabilities. Masters-level study can prepare you for this challenge as well as providing you with specialist subject knowledge in areas such as markets, finance, customers and operations.

If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in business or related subjects, our MSc Business and Management course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including marketing, accounting, project management and human resources.

Upon commencement of the MSc Business and Management course, you will undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which will enable you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what will be expected of you during your online studies.

Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information.

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Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The MSc Business and Management degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

Module options (choose a combination of modules equal to 20 credits):


* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying for a Masters degree in business and management online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online Masters courses have an indicative study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Masters degree course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You will be supported throughout your MSc Business and Management programme by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

Our MSc Business and Management course includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations.

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MSc Business and Management will be based on a combination of written coursework and  work on a dissertation or individual project.

At the end of your studies, you will submit a 3,500-4,500 Research Proposal followed by a 13,000-15,000 word Management Report.

You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your MSc Business and Management degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a Masters degree regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments. 

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. 

As companies seek out the business managers with the most advanced skills to respond to changes in the economy and marketplace, a Masters degree in business and management could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.

The specialist knowledge and understanding you will gain could open up rewarding careers in business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources. You will also be well equipped to start your own businesses or work as an independent consultant in the future.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our MSc Business and Management programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MSc Business and Management programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our MSc Business and Management programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

21 day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our MSc Business and Management programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Business and Management
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study MSc Business and Management online

You can apply to study for the MSc Business and Management degree by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any further information about our courses, or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.

Applying for the MSc Business and Management degree

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