MA Business and Management with Integrated Placement – Bath Spa University

Business and Management with Integrated Placement

MA

Postgraduate degree

Key facts

Award
MA Business and Management with Integrated Placement
School/s
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Newton Park
Course length
18 months full time. Part time available.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent.

Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Please contact our admissions team for more information: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

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.

Due to Covid-19, we have made some changes to teaching and learning for the 2020-21 academic year: we have blended high-quality virtual engagement with in-person teaching on campus when possible. Blended learning will continue to some extent in the 2021-22 academic year and we will continue to keep the situation under review in light of ongoing Government guidance. If you’re planning on joining us in September 2021 we will communicate with you about specific details of how your course is taught nearer the time.


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This Business and Management degree 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.

What you'll learn

Overview

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.

Course modules

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Advanced Academic and Business Skills
  • International Business Environment
  • International Business Practice
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • International Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
  • Managing People
  • Governance, Ethics and Risk Management
  • Dissertation/Consultancy Project
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Placement/Work Based Learning Project.

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. 

Opportunities

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.

Careers

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.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

The majority of module workshops, seminars and tutorials are held at our Newton Park campus.

Resources

Our library offers a wide range of business materials. There is also a wealth of material available via electronic sources. This online material can be accessed on and off campus enabling you to work at times that suit you.

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Fees

UK students full time

Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are no longer eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate.

Course fees

September 2021 entry £8,860*
September 2022 entry Published Jan 2022
September 2023 entry Published Jan 2023

*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.

International students full time

Course fees

September 2021 entry £18,730
September 2022 entry Published Jan 2022
September 2023 entry Published Jan 2023

*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.

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We’re looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, hard-working individuals who have a thirst for knowledge and skills. You’ll need to be a self-starter, and be able to work effectively individually and within teams.

Prior work experience and a Business and Management degree are not essential. However, you should be able to critically consider complex theories and apply these to real-world scenarios.

Typical offers

You'll normally have a good undergraduate honours degree in any academic subject. You may be considered without an undergraduate degree, if you can demonstrate considerable relevant experience. You may be asked to attend an interview.

If English is not your first language, you'll need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. The Admissions Team assesses applications individually, but for postgraduate courses we're looking for an IELTS score of between 6.0-7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking).

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

Want to apply for this year? 

Many of our postgraduate courses have a limited number of student spaces. To avoid the disappointment of the course being full, we recommend that you apply now.

Late applications (generally those made after 31 July) will only be considered if places remain on the course.

Need more information or still have questions? Contact us to discuss your situation.

Course leader: Lu Liu

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