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Business and Management with Integrated Placement


Postgraduate degree

    MA Business and Management with Integrated Placement
    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:

    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 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


    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. 

    To find out more about how we teach and how you'll learn, please read our Learning and Teaching Delivery Statement.


    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.

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    Facilities and resources

    Where the subject is taught

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


    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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    2024 entry
    Student Annual tuition fee
    UK full time £10,040*
    UK part time £5,020**
    International full time £21,210

    Fee notes

    *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.

    **The total course fee is paid over two years, meaning that you pay 50% of the full-time fee during each academic year of study. Total course fee is £10,040.

    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. See our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) web page to learn more.

    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. 

    International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees, scholarships and student support.

    When to apply

    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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