MSc Business Management

Globalise your mindset, ignite innovation, strategize success, and lead ethically in the dynamic world of business.

Future business managers and leaders need to possess agility, resilience, and the ability to tackle complex challenges in a carbon-neutral and digitally transformed world. Our MSc in Business Management programme prepares you for exactly that. Blending cutting-edge academic thinking with industry best practices, you’ll gain the up-to-date knowledge, skills, and expertise you need to become an impactful and agile business leader.

  • Study mode:


  • Course length:

    1 year

  • Timetable:

    2 days a week

  • Fees:

    International: £16,000, Home: £12,100

  • Scholarships:


  • Intakes:

    January, May and September

About this course

This course uses a unique and design-oriented approach to internationalisation and the management of businesses, placing a strong emphasis on developing your key managerial, administrative, planning, and analytical skill sets.

Through practical application and real-life projects, you will enhance your problem-solving abilities and strategic thinking, developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape and lead sustainable businesses and embrace ethical practices and solutions. Ensuring you have the tools and knowledge you need to excel in today’s dynamic and interconnected business landscape. You will also gain first-hand insights from guest speakers who bring extensive senior leadership experience from our diverse network of cross-sector industry partners.


With our double international accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), you’ll also be learning in a Business School that’s part of an exclusive club – less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 plus business programmes hold both AMBA and AACSB accreditations.

We are also proudly accredited by the Small Business Charter (SBC) – an accolade given to world-class business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

Choose your modules

The program places a significant emphasis on the fundamental areas and essential practices of business and enterprise management. It provides a comprehensive hands-on learning experience aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage key aspects of their businesses. The MSc Business Management programme consists of six 20-credit modules, a non-credit bearing “study skills and research methods” module, and a Business Management project, carrying 60 credits.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

International Business in Practice

This module offers a critical exploration of theories and debates in the global business context, enabling you to apply them to real-world business practices and activities. It examines the impact of institutional environmental changes on the cross-border operations of organisations. You will gain knowledge to analyse international business phenomena and personalize your project topics according to your career ambitions. With flexibility and autonomy, you will acquire the ability to effectively apply international business theory, enhancing your understanding of global business dynamics and preparing you for diverse international business scenarios.

Strategic Planning and Foresight Methods

Gain adaptive decision-making skills and explores strategic foresight techniques such as horizon scanning, trend analysis, and scenario planning. You will learn how to analyse the past, present, and future of your organisations to identify and communicate insights, enhancing organisational resilience and flexibility. Applying critical strategy concepts, you will explore potential solutions and implications for policy, risk, strategy, and processes in the public and private sectors. By the end of the module, you will have the ability to identify, analyse, and communicate future insights and evaluate policy responses, integrate inclusive approaches, and make informed strategic decisions in today’s dynamic business environment.

Marketing Management in Action

This module equips you with the marketing knowledge and competencies necessary for managing in diverse organisations with intercultural contacts. You will learn to devise sustainable marketing plans through real case studies. Practical aspects involve practicing and showcasing marketing management skills. The module emphasises the development of intercultural competence and the ability to navigate global marketing challenges. By the end of the module, you will be able to apply marketing concepts in multicultural contexts, create effective marketing plans, and demonstrate their understanding of marketing management principles.

Design-driven Business Innovation and Management

You will be immersed in the dynamic intersection of innovation management, design thinking, and human-centred approaches. Through a comprehensive exploration of the latest theories, principles, and practices, you will gain an in-depth understanding of strategic management of innovation within organisations, such as strategizing, prioritisation, generation, implementation, protection and appropriation of innovation. By leveraging design-driven innovation processes and human-cantered design tools and methods, you will gain practical insights into new product/service development and innovation strategies. The module will prepare you to effectively manage and navigate the entire innovation lifecycle, enabling you to contribute meaningfully to organisational growth and success in today’s rapidly evolving and technology-driven business landscape.

Leading People & Performance

Reflect on your leadership behaviours and adapt to volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous environments. You will explore how external factors influence leadership decisions and tasks, focusing on critical success factors for socially responsible leadership. The module emphasizes the critical success factors for socially responsible leadership, focusing on behaviours and psychology. Gain insights into your leadership style, enhance your decision-making capabilities, and develop skills to lead and optimise the performance of individuals and teams in challenging contexts.

Sustainable Logistics and Operations Management

This module will introduce you to the realm of sustainable management of logistics and supply chain operations. You will gain an understanding of critical drivers, barriers, and interventions for implementing sustainability principles across global logistics and supply chains. You will learn cutting-edge techniques in operations and logistics, enabling you to make high-level decisions and effectively manage current and future trends in sustainable logistics. The module fosters forward-thinking skills and emphasizes the complex nature of sustainability, preparing students to align businesses, customers, and regulations to support society and the environment.

Dissertation (MSc Business)

This Dissertation gives you the chance to tailor your research project according to your interests gained throughout the taught element of your MSc programme. The dissertation is the pinnacle of the MSc course and allows you to build upon your knowledge gained in the previous taught modules, by carrying out research based on real-world business challenges that will prepare you for the complexities of entering the job market.

Study Skills and Research Methods

This module equips you with the essential skills you need at the start of your MSc journey. You will learn the academic skills required for progression and develop competencies to undertake your own research projects. The module emphasizes working within diverse settings, understanding the importance of feedback, and ethical considerations in academic research. By the end of the module, you will have enhanced academic skills, an understanding of working in diverse environments, and the ability to conduct ethical research projects.

Entry requirements

Our programmes are designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the principles and practices of relevant areas. 

A minimum of a 2:2 UK Honours degree or international equivalent and academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

Fees & funding


UK students can take out a Masters Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2023 entry, they provide up to £12,167 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans:


We offer a number of bursaries and scholarships for eligible International students. They’re awarded for a variety of reasons including academic achievement and/or to help those on lower incomes.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the MSc in Business Management, you will be equipped to pursue a wide range of exciting career paths. Your comprehensive skill set, and in-depth knowledge will enable you to take on managerial positions, become business leaders, and excel in diverse professional domains. With an international perspective instilled through cross-cultural awareness and social intelligence, you will be well-prepared to embark on various roles such as a business adviser, business analyst, business development manager, design thinking consultant, innovation and product manager, management consultant, project manager, human resources officer, logistics and distribution manager, and even become an entrepreneur. The programme’s holistic approach ensures that you are prepared to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment and make a meaningful impact in your chosen field.