M.A. Global Management - Pathway in Family Business

  • On Campus
  • 16 months
  • GBP16800 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP16800 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, United Kingdom
This is a generalist Masters degree preparing you for a wide range of business careers. The design and content of the programme makes it suitable for you if you are either not yet sure of your specific career path and want flexibility, or you seek a general management education at postgraduate level and intend to follow a career in global business.



The MA Global Management with pathways offers an enhanced study of global organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.

There is an emphasis on learning through experience, with global business simulations, action learning weeks, and an optional work placement.

The Family Business pathway explores the leadership, succession planning, management, family, career and personal issues found in family-owned and managed companies.

It will develop your understanding of these organisations and skills needed to address the challenges of family companies and families in business face.

The programme pays special attention to family dynamics, leadership in family business, and strategies and options for achieving growth and sustainability.

Why should I choose this programme?

80% of the world’s businesses are family-owned, but while such businesses are often strong market competitors, the ability to regenerate and revitalise a family business is important if it is to continue to grow, or to thrive into subsequent generations of family ownership.

This programme focuses on strategies to help a family business to survive and thrive for future generations.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • A deeper understanding of family organisations and the skills to address the challenges that families in business face
  • A sound knowledge of family business and the ability to critically evaluate, reflect on, integrate and apply family business concepts
  • An appreciation of the standards, ethics and values required to sustain a family business, in both the local and global context
  • The ability to communicate effectively with family members from multiple generations, their peers and the wider community
  • Entrepreneurial qualities enabling you to contribute to the efficiency and growth of the business
  • The ability to review and provide guidance for possible conflict resolution within a family business

Future opportunities

This pathway has been designed to promote your future development as an individual who can help a family business to survive and thrive for future generations.

You will evolve as a confident family business successor, able to become the enterprising and knowledgeable owner of the business of your forefathers.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP16800 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP16800 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 16 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Leadership
  • Managing Complexity
  • Organisational Dynamics
  • Research Methods
  • Strategy and Decision-Making
  • Dissertation/Business Project/Business Start-Up
  • Business Analytics
  • Coaching
  • Creative Processes
  • Emerging Economies Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Family Business
  • International Business and Economic Policy
  • International Negotiation
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Transnational Marketing Seminar

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Admission Requirements:

We require a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree, in any discipline, from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

Exceptional entry

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for admission to this programme, you may be eligible for exceptional entry. To be accepted via this route you must have undertaken a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience in an organisational setting. You will be required to provide a 1000-word statement outlining your rationale for applying to the programme, and how your previous experience is of relevance. Finally, you may be required to attend a formal interview with the programme director and/or Postgraduate Admissions Panel where relevant.

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/resume

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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