Business and Management degree – MA – Bath Spa University London

Key facts

Award
MA Business and Management
School/s
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Bath Spa University London
Course length
MA full-time (three trimesters - one calendar year).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We're 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.

Study our London based Business and Management Master's and develop your career as a socially and ethically engaged, globally connected professional.

  • Gain a thorough grounding in current best practice and theory, enriched by real-world problem-solving.
  • Expand your practical and theoretical experience of business and management.
  • Become a creative, reflective and resilient manager.

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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.

What you'll learn

Overview

Our Business 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. You'll have tailored sessions 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 Business and Management 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
  • Sustainability.

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

Careers

This Business Master’s course 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

This course is taught at our Bath Spa University London campus in Hackney. You'll still have access to many of our services digitally including:

Resources

Our libraries offer a wide range of business materials that you can access online. You can also access a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.

Our Learning Developer Samiya Mohamed is here to support you with your studies by:

  • Providing sessions and workshops to improve study skills
  • Designing online resources for guided self study
  • Delivering drop-in sessions aimed at developing relevant skills and confidence.

You can contact her on s.mohamed@bathspa.ac.uk.

Fees and eligibility

UK students full time fees

Course fees

2022/23 entry £7,855
2023/24 entry Published Jan 2023
2024/25 entry Published Jan 2024

Eligibility

Entry to the course is reliant on you having permission to study in the UK.

For non-UK nationals you must either have a visa allowing you to study in the UK, or if an EU national, then you must hold Pre-Settled or Settled Status. With your application please provide either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or (if you are an EU national) your 'Share Code'.

More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport, BRP/share code with your application.

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 you do not have formal qualifications, you can support your application with evidence of appropriate skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of five years post-school professional work experience. Accompanying your application, you must complete two written tasks.

The first is to write an essay of 500 words setting out the following:

  1. A summary of your work experience
  2. A consideration of how that experience has advanced your skills and knowledge
  3. A summary of how that experience relates to the course of study applied for.

The second task is to write 1000 words on the following: In relation to your previous experience and/or career ambitions, as outlined in the first task, describe a current business and management area (for example financial management, human resource management, organisational structures, marketing, leadership, etc.) that you are interested in focusing on during the course. This can be within the context of business and management in your home country, or more generally.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will need to see evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

Generally, we are looking for a score equivalent to IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in each of the four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. We accept a range of qualifications including:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 72
  • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 51
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • Academic qualifications taught in English can also be accepted, such as GCSE English Language with a minimum grade C/4.

Other admissions requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, your personal statement should set out your keen interest in the subject and why you wish to pursue the course. Applicants should also describe why they have chosen Bath Spa University in London.

All applications must be accompanied by a supportive reference, preferably from the last place of study, and documentary evidence of qualifications awarded. Documentation should be uploaded as part of the online application.

Not a UK citizen?

With your application you should upload a copy of your passport. If you are a non-UK citizen then evidence of immigration status is to be provided - either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or if you are an EU national, then your 'Share Code'. More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport and share code with your application.

How do I apply?

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

Course leader: Farzam Bonabi
Email: f.bonabi2@bathspa.ac.uk

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