MSc Business Management
This degree allows you to focus solely on general business, or to select modules in the wine industry, food production, equine management, agriculture, or international business to contextualise your studies in a sector of your choice
LocationRoyal Agricultural University Campus
DurationCourse duration 1 Year (Full time / Part time)
Academic Year30 September 2019 - 5 June 2020
Adapting to change, managing risk and progressive accounting are all vital skills in business management, whether you work in the wine industry, food production, international business or equine management. This course will equip you with all those skills and more. Coupled with accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it is the ideal route into a successful career.
Our student cohort includes people from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world, while guest lectures are delivered by industry figures that will further enhance your knowledge and your perspective.
You have the option of tailoring your studies to suit your future aspirations and could find yourself learning about everything from capital asset management to human rights and fair trade.
Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be awarded CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, making you a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). You can then apply to the CMI for full Chartered Manager status if you wish.
A minimum 2.2 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
Applicants without a first degree but with acceptable professional qualifications and/or acceptable management experience may also be considered.
The Royal Agricultural University is an endorsing institution under the Home Office’s Start-up visa route. The Start-up visa is for graduates who demonstrate high entrepreneurial potential and wish to start a business in the UK for the first time.
The Start-up visa is administered by the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme and facilitated by School of Business and Entrepreneurship. To be endorsed for the Start-up visa by The RAU, you must be an RAU student or graduate, and have taken part in the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The course is offered full-time over 12 months, or part-time over two, three or four years and comprises lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies and a group project, as well as visits to and from national and international companies.
You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms; six core modules followed by two elective modules. The Research Project (dissertation) is then undertaken, to be submitted the following April.
Modules are assessed through continuous assessment and final examinations.
Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and societies activities.
- 4086 Financial Management
- 4087 Economics and Policy
- 4088 Marketing Planning and Strategy
- 4089 Personal and Organisational Change
- 4090 Business Strategy
- 4091 Research Methodology
- 4106 Dissertation
Plus TWO additional modules, selected from:
- 3084 Entrepreneurship
- 3036 Advanced Equine Business Management
- 4012 Farm Business Management
- 4014 Food Chain
- 4219 Sustainable Agricultural Business Principles
- 4221 International Agribusiness Finance and Investment
- 4228 New Product Development in the Agri-Food Industry
- 4239 Beverages and the Supply Chain
- 4203 Small Scale Farming and Local Food Supply
- 4250 International Rural Development
- 4252 Rural Tourism and Event Management
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).
For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£8,000 per year||£12,000 per year|
|Part-time||Please refer to Tuition Fees webpage||Please refer to Tuition Fees webpage|
Tuition fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year as set out in our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
Graduates of this course go on to secure the following positions:
- Farm Business Manager
- Finance Manager
- Investment Manager
- Management Consultant
Our employers include:
- Old Mill
- Millar Cameron
Verity Payne, MSc Business Management, 2013 - “After completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to complete an MSc in Business Management to give myself the best possible chance in the job market. It offers a comprehensive overview of all aspects of business, as well as the opportunity to choose electives that cover your specific areas of interest. I am now the Centre Coordinator for Farm491, the RAU’s innovative agritech hub. I look forward to utilising the skills I gained during my degree to support start-up businesses within the growing agritech sector.”
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