Bath Spa University Business Management

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Bath Spa University Business Management

  • Specialist pathways in Marketing, Enterprise, Accounting, and International Business.
  • Equips you with commercial acumen, knowledge, business and professional skills necessary to succeed.
  • Prepares you to flourish in senior roles in the global business environment.

Gain a career-enhancing postgraduate management qualification through Bath Business School. This course is for individuals looking for a credible postgraduate Business and Management qualification.

Prior work experience and a first degree in Business and Management are not essential; we explore fundamental principles of business and management with a focus on your employability.

What you’ll learn


At an advanced level, you’ll study of a range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally.

Expect to enhance your academic research skills and practical management skills. You’ll need these in order to manage human resources, use complex organisational systems and face the challenging issues affecting business in a rigorous, pragmatic and effective manner.

How will I be assessed?

We use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, reports, exams and presentations. You’ll work independently and as part of a team, including for assessments.

How will I be taught?

While independent study is key at Master’s level, Bath Spa University is a leading, teaching-focussed University, so we support you throughout your degree. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, assessments, guided study and individual and group tutorials with your lecturers.

We make significant use of real-life case studies and examples, enlivening, enriching and contextualising your learning, and bring in external industry speakers wherever possible.


Field trips

Where appropriate, we’ll organise field trips to enrich your learning.

Work placements, industry links and internships

We use simulated work experience strategies that require you to operate as if in a real-world work environment. The curriculum is enriched by links with industry. For instance, assessments may be formed around live briefs provided by local, national or international organisations, who will work collaboratively with you to develop solutions to existing business problems or needs.

We give the choice to work on a Consultancy Project, rather than writing a traditional dissertation. This means you’ll work with an existing or nascent business to undertake research related to an issue posed by the business; providing ideas, information and management advice. This will naturally further practical, work engagement skills alongside traditional academic, research skills.

Careers team

The University’s careers and employability team, provide regular career and placement-specific workshops, as well as 1-to-1, dedicated advice sessions, to help you source and secure formative work placement experiences throughout and after your studies at Bath Spa University.

Competitions and awards

We encourage you to compete in a variety of University and external competitions, for example the University’s Business Plan Competition, the Bath Spa Award and CIMA’s Global Business Challenge.


Graduates from our Business and Management postgraduate courses have entered a range of careers. These include:

  • Assistant Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Case Manager at London and Country Mortgages
  • Planner and Account Manager at Siemens