- MA Business and Management
- Bath Business School
- Campus or location
- Newton Park
- Course length
- One year full-time or two years part-time.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Develop your career as a socially and ethically engaged, globally connected professional who is creative, enterprising, resilient and innovative.
- Gain a thorough grounding in current best practice and theory, enriched by real-world problem-solving.
- Benefit from access to a valuable network of industry links and opportunities for further accreditation.
- Choose a broad programme of study, or specialise in accounting, entrepreneurship, international business or marketing.
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
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.
If you choose to study one of our Business and Management pathway routes, there are pathway-specific required modules, and your final dissertation/consultancy project will be in your chosen specialism.
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.
This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the programme document 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
- Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
- Managing People
- Governance, Ethics and Risk Management
- Dissertation / Consultancy Project
- Research Methods
- Digital Marketing
- Fashion Marketing
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
- Reflective learning and work-experience journals
- Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents
- Project progress reports
- Project evaluations
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.
Throughout your course, we use simulated work-based scenarios that require you to operate as if in a real-world work environment, across a curriculum enriched by our connections with local, regional, national and international organisations.
These industry links work in collaboration with us to bring you tasks and assessments formed around live briefs that enable you to develop solutions to existing business problems and issues.
While you can opt for a traditional postgraduate dissertation, on this course you also have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project for your final 60 credit module. This means you'll work with an existing or newly-started business on a specific issue or challenge facing them in the real world.
Based on your own investigations and contextualisation, you’ll provide ideas, information and management advice to the host business, further developing your academic and research skills and giving you invaluable practical and professional experience.
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.
Depending on your pathway and the modules you study, we have a number of professional opportunities for further business and management sector accreditation. Please contact the course leader for more information.
Develop a wealth of indispensable digital skills that you can take into your future career. One of only three Adobe Creative Campuses in the UK, we provide all Bath Spa students with access to the full Adobe Creative Suite, giving you the tools to communicate creatively, whatever your course or chosen professional field.
Facilities and resources
The majority of module workshops, seminars and tutorials are held at our Newton Park campus.
Ways to study Business and Management
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|Student||Annual tuition fee|
|UK full time||£8,595|
|UK part time||£4,298|
|International full time||£15,905|
Interested in applying?
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.
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).