Studying our Business and Management Masters course will give you the best start to your leadership career. You'll learn about operations and strategic management, and maximising business impact with limited resources.
Join our webinar on 21 April 2020 to find out more about our MSc Business and Management course and get answers to any questions you might have about studying at Stirling.
Our MSc Business and Management course, allows you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager. We combine management theory with developing your practical management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts.
The course focuses on operations and strategic management, and explores the need for managing limited resources effectively, with maximum business impact. This is the ideal course if you're looking to take your first steps into management. We cover the major functions of organisations – accounting, marketing, operations, people and talent management. Finance and economics are integrated through our strategic orientation.
We aim to create industry leaders, managers and entrepreneurs, who're confident in the use of business analytics tools and critical thinking abilities. This allows for better and informed decision making in your management career.
On this masters course there’s an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. You’ll also develop an appreciation of corporate social responsibility, ethical decision making and managing change.
You’ll have the chance to take part in industry visits, as well as undertaking consultancy projects with businesses across the public, private and non-profit sectors. This allows you to integrate the knowledge and skills from your Masters degree to solve a real business challenge. Your best-practice knowledge will put you in the perfect position to help a business looking for a solution to a problem or a new perspective on a strategy. Places on these projects are competitive and involve interviews with the host company. At the end of the project you’ll be able to present your recommendations and a high-quality piece of research or consultancy.
You’ll be taught by internationally recognised subject experts, who also teach Stirling’s prestigious MBA. Throughout the course you’ll also be able to engage with senior executives from the private, public and third sectors, as well as entrepreneurs. This provides you with a practical perspective on contemporary business topics. We have a series of guest lectures and workshops, giving you many networking opportunities with potential employers.
We know your time at Stirling will be a dynamic and vibrant experience where you’ll be able to engage with a wide range of business leaders and experts as they share their secrets of success. Hear from one of our students:
At the University of Stirling Management School, the principle of responsible business, policy and practice is central to everything we do. This vision helps us to equip our students effectively with the skills to act as global citizens, capable of addressing the needs of society.
As a member of the Chartered Association for Business Schools, we have strong links with industry and were recently awarded the Small Business Charter for engagement with local and regional enterprise.
The course provides you with key skills and experience through:
Postgraduate education at the University of Stirling Management School goes beyond text books and lecture. We understand the importance of your postgraduate degree to help you with your career choices. We know the skills and personal qualities that recruiters look for in an individual so we focus on your personal and professional development to foster your group and team management, organisational analysis and communications and influencing skills.
Our unique Flying Start Leadership programme equips you with the awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. These range from practical skills, like effective public speaking, to developing ways to work under pressure in difficult situations and manage conflict.
If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.
The University of Stirling Management School is rated among the top 25 in the UK for research impact, according to REF 2014. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five.
64% of our research outputs were classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of their originality, significance and rigour. We were ranked 14th in the UK in terms of research impact with over 60% of our research impact judged to have outstanding reach and wide-ranging impact on the policies of public, private and governmental organisations.