You may be a busy senior executive or middle manager in the UK or overseas, looking for a qualification that can be completed in your spare time and that doesn’t restrict your life. And that’s exactly why this online Masters is ideal for you.
Our tutors have many years’ experience in strategic management and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments. We like to know that our students feel confident about their online study and in our latest feedback survey, 91% of our students studying this course felt that they are satisfied with the quality of the course
Moving up the management scale in any organisation requires you to become more strategic in your outlook, and to have an awareness of the wider issues at play. This MSc Strategic Management online degree course at the University of Derby is an excellent alternative to an MBA to help you develop your strategic, analytical and management skills.
We've designed this course so that it's flexible to suit you. It will take you 2-3 years to complete the full MSc, depending on how much learning you can fit in around your other commitments.
It offers a tailored progression route through three levels which culminates in the Masters award. You qualify fora PG Certificate after completing 3 modules, a PG Diploma after 6 modules and for the full Masters you'll need to complete the Certificate and Diploma level plus an Independent Study (triple module). So if you really can’t complete the full programme, you can still gain an award and recognition for your work.
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.
The MSc Strategic Management at University of Derby brings a wide range of benefits, including the ability to conduct research with appropriate methodologies; to communicate effectively using relevant tools, to identify the latest thinking, theories and issues and critically appraise them and their relevance in a variety of strategic management situations.
Consequently, it will deliver strategic capabilities for senior executives, prepare middle managers for the boardroom, develop skills and knowledge for career change managers and is ideal for middle managers in non-profit enterprises wishing to acquire competitive business skills and techniques.
You can then choose four of the optional 20 credit modules below.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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2-3 years part time study
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
UK undergraduate degree (at least a 2:2) with Honours in any discipline or equivalent
Where candidates have a Business related degree with a lower classification we would consider entry with an additional 1-2 year’s work experience at a relevant supervisory or managerial level
we would also consider
relevant work experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree
If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:
TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C.
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
Choose from three options:
Pay only for the modules you are studying
Pay your full course fees upfront, receive 5% discount and avoid annual increases
Pay for all modules studied in the year and receive a 5% discount
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