Business and Management Master's 15 Month

Master's Accelerator Programme

Postgraduate degree

Key facts

Master's Qualifying Programme leading to MA in Business and Management
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Newton Park
Course length
15 months

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.

Prepare for a successful postgraduate degree with our programme for international students.

  • Guaranteed progression, on successful completion, to our MA Business and Management degrees.
  • English language and study skills support throughout the programme.
  • Personalised attention from your academic and personal tutors.

This Master's Accelerator Programme is an intensive course for international students, designed to enable you to meet the academic and language requirements for successful postgraduate study. You’ll have the opportunity to study a range of specified business subjects and develop the essential skills needed for your intended Master's degree.

Maximise your experience studying in the UK, with our dedicated team, supportive tutorial style and cultural field visits.

What you'll learn


On the Masters Accelerator Programme, you’ll be provided with the tools you need to research and study successfully at postgraduate level in Business. As an international student, you’ll significantly refine your English skills and increase your confidence through academic reading, speaking and writing.

Additionally, you’ll develop essential independent research abilities that will support you through your MA, and enable you to apply business theories to case studies. You’ll complete the programme with an ‘Independent Research Project’. This will raise your awareness of global issues, building your understanding and helping you develop as a socially engaged global citizen.

You’ll gain the confidence and essential skills you need to progress and succeed on your MA in Business and Management.

Course structure

Part one
You’ll study: English for Postgraduate Study, Research Methods for Postgraduate Study, Principles of Business and Management, Independent Research Project, and Business Strategy.

Part two
You’ll study: English for Postgraduate Study, Independent Research Project, Business Strategy, and International Business.

Course modules

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Research Methods for Postgraduate
  • Principles of Business and Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Independent Research Project
  • Business Strategy
  • International Business.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed in a number of ways, including group and individual presentations, essays, quizzes, exams and an independent research report. Attendance and participation will count towards your overall grade.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in small class sizes through a blend of lectures, seminars, and one-on-one tutorials both in person and on Skype. Classes are engaging and interactive – tutors use videos, group work, debates and in-class activities alongside required readings.

The programme consists of 24 hours per week of contact time with experienced tutors and includes:

  • Four hours of English skills for postgraduate study
  • 16 hours of academic subject seminars and lectures
  • Two hours of personal and academic tutorials.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

  • You’ll be based at Newton Park, one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK.
  • You’ll be in classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual equipment.
  • You’ll apply your learning during experiential field visits relating to your curriculum – Bath is your classroom.


You’ll have full access to the Bath Spa University campus library and e-resources.


UK and EU students full time

Course fees
2017/18 entry £16,700 - scholarship of £1,000 is available
2018/19 entry Published Jan 2018
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019

International students full time

Course fees
2017/18 entry £16,700 - scholarship of £1,000 is available
2018/19 entry Published Jan 2018
2019/20 entry Published Jan 2019

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We look for dynamic and engaged individuals who are eager to expand their knowledge of themselves as global citizens. You’ll be interested in other international student perspectives. Many of our students are active in Students Union' clubs and societies, volunteering activities and work placements.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at a recognised university – the programme is open to international and home/EU students.

For entry onto the MAP programme an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required, including a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

How do I apply?

For information on how to apply for this course, please contact admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

Admissions service: +44 (0)1225 876 180
Email: internationaladmissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Course leader: Sarah McKenzie
Email: s.mckenzie@bathspa.ac.uk

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