University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Business and Management

The programme equips students to be effective and resilient managers in the future. We strive to provide a combination of general management knowledge and development of personal skills and competencies that are essential for long-term career success in the fast-paced commercial world. Our aim is to create industry leaders. Our comprehensive course modules expose students to boundary-pushing business theories derived from industry-relevant research and provide many opportunities to translate learning into first-class business and management practice. The range of modules ensures that all of our students gain an insight into each important management function: accounting and finance, marketing, human resource management, operations management so that students encounter the rare opportunity to understand all aspects of business and management. We also help you to understand how these functions are integrated through our strategy classes.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands). If the applicant does not meet the required score it may be possible to register for 1 of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for the course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Course modules

Semester 1: Personal and professional development; accounting and finance; economics; operations management; entrepreneurship, theory and practice; responsible business in society. Semester 2: Marketing management; people management; strategic management; personal and professional development. Plus 2 electives from the following: Quantitative management techniques; project management fundamentals; project management in context; managing in emerging economies; business improvement.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of examination and coursework (individual and group, including written assignments and presentations). The 2 personal and professional development modules are designed and assessed to enable each student to monitor the development throughout the academic year. The MSc award requires you to complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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Key information

Management School, Centre for Advanced Management Education
Telephone number: 
01786 467414