Strategic Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7965
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7965
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
Steering organisations to success in the current economic climate is no mean feat, and requires a person that can ensure a company continues to adapt and thrive as the environment changes. This MSc Strategic Management online degree at the University of Derby aims to make you that person.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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

Prepare to move into senior management

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.

Build up qualifications as you study

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.

Flexibility to plan your own study time

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.

Programme Structure

To complete the Masters, you will need to complete a total of 180 credits. This must include:
  • Independent Study (60 credit)
  • International Business Strategies (20 credit)
  • Strategic Management (20 credit)

You can then choose four of the optional 20 credit modules below.

Masters
  • Independent Study
Core
  • International Business Strategies
Optional
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Strategic Finance for Managers
  • Strategic Information and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Leadership and People Management
  • Strategic Marketing and Competitive Intelligence
  • Strategic Quality and Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      2-3 years part time study

    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday, Weekend
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    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).

Academic Requirements

You should normally have the following:
  • 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

    • professional qualifications

    • relevant work experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree

English language qualifications

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:

  • IELTS 6.5

  • 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.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 7965 International
  • GBP 7965 EU/EEA

Funding

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