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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, this unique Masters degree blends the expertise of leading professors and industry leaders in the areas of Business Strategy, Leadership and Change Management.



The courses on this MSc degree have been designed by leading academics such as our Head of School, Professor Robert MacIntosh, who is an expert in Strategic Management, and Professor Umit Bititci, our Head of Business Management, who is an expert in Performance and Operations Management. 

We ensure that our teaching is industry-focussed by consulting with an Industry Advisory Board of business leaders who advise us on the current skill-gaps in industry. As a result, the courses on this MSc degree will help you develop key skills in highly employable areas of management including business strategy, leadership, project management, change management, quality management and inventory planning.

You will learn how to critically evaluate and implement the theories, concepts and techniques of business strategy, leadership and change. By applying this knowledge to practical contexts through industry-focused, case-study led projects, you will learn how to develop successful business strategies, leadership styles and change management programmes.

Ultimately, this is a specialist Masters degree in Management that will help you understand how to think strategically and be a successful leader. It will equip you with theoretical tools and practical skills you need to forge a successful career as an entrepreneur or in a range of senior management positions.

Programme duration

The full-time MSc business course starts in mid September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years, or as a nine month Postgraduate Diploma.

  • Full-time: 12 months/9 months (MSc/PG Diploma)

  • Part-time: 24 months/21 months (MSc/PG Diploma)


This masters in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

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Course content

Detailed course guide
Sem 1 (Sep - Dec) Sem 2 (Jan - April)
Business Models: Themes & Issues Research Philosophy and Practice

Three from:

  • Business Economics
  • Demand and Inventory Planning
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade Law
  • Managing Diversity in Business
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • System Thinking & Analysis
Strategic Change
Competitive Strategy

The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August

Business Models

Semester 1 (mandatory)

By exploring the major themes and issues in the development of business models, an understanding of the application of business models and their role in modern strategic thinking is gained. Topics covered include business models, value propositions, quality/value arguments.


Semester 1 (mandatory)

Understand the role of leadership in business, and specifically in commercial projects. Examines the linkages between effective & appropriate leadership and organisational strategy.

Strategic Change

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Looking at organisational change from a strategic perspective, this course differentiates between the concepts and models of change management and consider their application to a variety of situations and environments.

Research Philosophy and Practice

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)


Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time Per course
Scotland / Non-UK EU £7168 £3584 £896
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £7168 £3584 £896
Overseas £15560 £7780 £1945

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.