University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Business Analysis and Strategic Management

The course focuses on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is a client-facing project which allows students to put their learning into practice. Students explore the operation of multinational enterprises and undertake comparative business analysis, while gaining the practical skills necessary to work in an international business environment. Alongside an understanding of business analysis and development, students graduate with the key skills of international business consulting, such as framing international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews. Students have the opportunity to apply their learning to real business problems through a client-facing project within an external client organisation, giving students valuable experience and generating excellent networking opportunities.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (1st or 2.1), or the overseas equivalent in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computing, management science or economics.

Course modules

Modules include: Building strategic capabilities in different business systems; business models: theory and practice; analysing companies: business models, narrative and numbers; organisational design and strategy: international contexts; strategic management of the multinational firm across divergent institutional systems. Options include: Asian management systems; business environment and strategy in china; the analysis of business structures; technology, innovation management and business strategy; global politics and global business; the management of international organisational change; global business strategy; digital technologies, development and emerging markets; international human resource management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, group project, presentations, assignments, report, individual essay and examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

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