Business and Management

Business and Management is a wide and varied field focused on how organisations operate and innovate to meet global commerce demands and challenges. Core areas include Data Science, Business Administration, Behavioural Science, Human Resource Management, Marketing, International Business, Sport Business, Sustainable Business and Social Enterprise.

At the University of Stirling Management School our internationally recognised academics deliver an industry-focused curriculum. We have a diverse range of business and management courses with many of them being accredited by leading industry bodies, so you can gain both the knowledge and practical skills you need to become a successful business professional.

Business and Management courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

CPD / standalone modules

The University of Stirling Management School offer executive education programmes to organisations and businesses to help you make an impact with your industry.

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Accounting and Finance


Marketing and Public Relations (PR)

infographic: Top 5 in Scotland

Top 5 in Scotland

for Business and Management Studies

Complete University Guide 2022

infographic: Top 5 in Scotland

Top 5 in Scotland

for Business, Management and Marketing

Guardian University Guide 2022

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The University of Stirling Management School is accredited by the Small Business Charter (SBC) for our work to support small businesses, local economies and student enterprise.

Graduate careers in Business and Management

Our Management School helps you to maximise your career after graduation. Everything you do while studying here is designed to help you build the personal skills that will make you stand out to future employers. Business and Management graduates from the University of Stirling are working in many countries around the world for companies and public sector organisations such as:

  • Ernst and Young
  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • NHS
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Scottish Water
  • Tesco
  • European Union

Sectors that Business and Management graduates can take up roles in include:

  • Data science
  • Research and development
  • Retail and merchandising
  • Digital technologies
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Charities
  • Recruitment
  • Events management

Partnerships and industry

Demonstrating the University of Stirling Management School’s strong international focus is our membership of the following organisations:

  • The European Foundation for Management Development
  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • AACSB Business Education Alliance

We have an international reputation for producing top class research and teaching, with three global partnership hubs. Our international partners include:

Specialist facilities

Amplify Trading Boot Camp is a global financial trading and training company who deliver a week-long boot camp to our finance students. Students gain first-hand experience of how intraday trading works on the world's leading market place for financial derivatives, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and have access to multiple asset classes, including stocks, bonds and currencies.


Economics Society – student run society for those who share an interest in economics. They host a series of talks, discussions and social events. 

Student Managed Investment Fund – a student run club for those interested in investments and the stock market. A number of seminars with industry guest speakers are run throughout the semester.

Business and Management research

Research in the University of Stirling Management School covers all aspects of contemporary Business and Management. We’re leaders in retail research, including town centre regeneration and community retail enterprises. Our wellbeing and ageing research, as well as our privacy and surveillance research has helped in shaping government policies. The main research areas are:

Postgraduate research opportunities

As a globally-connected and research-led school, we have a thriving multidisciplinary research community and offer a wide range of research degrees. See our Business and Management PhD and MPhil opportunities in:

Institute for Retail Studies

The Institute is involved with local, national and global research, exploring topics such as how the retail brand has evolved, the processes involved in retail internationalisation and different retail spaces. They carry out many research projects for public and private sector bodies.

Working Lives

A research group studying people's work and life in the UK, EU and beyond. Research has been funded by prestigious bodies such as the ESRC, the EU research council, the Carnegie Trust and the Scottish government.