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Business and Management

Postgraduate Pathway in Business and Management

This pathway leads onto an exciting range of postgraduate management degrees – including those specialising in entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, and logistics. Whatever your desired specialism, we can help you achieve your ambition.


  • One or two semesters


  • September
  • January
  • May

Entry Points

  • Pre-Master’s

Progression Degrees

MSc Accounting and Finance

The accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will boost your postgraduate qualification and enables the University to offer the following:

  • An extensive list of CIMA exemptions
  • Reduced CIMA registration and exam fees
  • Full access to CIMA support content.

Find out more: MSc Accounting and Finance

International MBA

The course is designed to meet the needs of contemporary businesses around the globe. You will graduate with expertise in the following areas:

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations and project management.

Find out more: International MBA

MSc Management and Entrepreneurship

This course serves as an effective launchpad for starting your own business by helping you develop a legitimate business plan and equipping you with the skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur. On graduating, you will receive an industry-recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Find out more: MSc Management and Entrepreneurship

MSc Management and Finance

This degree will equip you with the skills needed to become a successful manager within the finance sector. You will learn about international business strategy as well as personal and institutional portfolio management, covering key areas such as:

  • Shares
  • Bonds
  • Property chattels and commodities
  • Fund management principles and issues.

Find out more: MSc Management and Finance

MSc Management and International Business

You will examine the key challenges faced by global businesses, gaining an understanding of the dynamics of leadership and management practice. You will also explore the complexity of international operations management integrated with corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the role of innovation.

Find out more: MSc Management and International Business

MSc Management and Marketing

During this course, you will develop the skills and insights of a successful marketing manager. You’ll learn how to make a company stand out from the competition, develop innovative brand and communications plans, and acquire skills in digital marketing.

Find out more: MSc Management and Marketing

 MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, this course addresses the main operations aspects of both product- and service-based industries. You will have the support of expert staff, who have a wide range of experience in sectors such as manufacturing and electronics.

Find out more: MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Programme Details

Pre-Master’s Modules

Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

You will learn how to critically assess arguments and evidence from a range of academic sources, as well as gaining an understanding of effective critical reading at postgraduate level.

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

During this module, you will learn advanced skills in topics such as:

  • Public speaking
  • Writing techniques and language styles
  • Research and referencing techniques.

Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

You will gain an understanding of research methods and methodologies for postgraduate study, as well as learning how to plan and undertake effective research at postgraduate level.

Business and Economics*

This module covers the fundamental aspects of global economics and the environment in which advanced and emerging economies co-exist. You will also explore how changes within the global economic and business environment will impact upon marketing strategies of global organisations, international monetary exchanges and managerial economics.

ICT Skills for Postgraduate Study*

You will develop a range of ICT skills for research purposes and postgraduate study – including the presentation of data and using essential tools in Microsoft Word.


This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to run a business. There is a focus on organisational management and business as a transformational process, with an introduction to elements of HRM, marketing and entrepreneurship.

*two-semester programme only

Entry Requirements

For entry onto MSc Accounting and Finance, you must have an undergraduate qualification in Accounting and Finance OR a business-related qualification with significant accounting-related content.

Industry-standard Facilities

Birmingham City Business School is based on BCU’s City Centre Campus, walking distance from Birmingham’s thriving Business District. Take a look at where you will be studying and the facilities available to you.

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