MSc Business Strategy Leadership and Change

The course

Delivery type
Weekday evenings and Saturday
2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January* (* part-time only)



The MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change has been designed to build student knowledge and understanding of formulating and monitoring business strategies, including how to develop change programmes and understand the impact of different leadership styles in particular contexts. The programme’s multidisciplinary approach to managing an organisation will provide students with deep managerial and organisational insights.


This MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and successful candidates will be awarded a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute. 

Read more about the UAE Federal Accreditation.

Course content

  • Business Models: Themes and Issues
  • Strategic Change
  • Leadership
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Research Philosophy and Practice

Plus any three from:

  • Business Economics
  • Demand and Inventory Planning
  • Green and Sustainable Logistics
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Diversity in Business
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • System Thinking & Analysis

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Master’s qualification undertake a research-based dissertation after the successful completion of the taught courses.


Graduates have reported a significant impact on their career development in different sectors including business management, the financial sector, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and construction. Graduates may also progress to project and portfolio management, event management and change management roles.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

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English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.

Fees and funding

  • AED 85176*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discounts.