MA Business and Management (MBM)

Pearson Business School
Course summary
1 year
11,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2021 - London
Last application: 31/07/2021
MA Business and Management (MBM)

Course description

MA Business and Management (MBM)

Get ready for the upturn in the economy. Seek your next opportunity.

Study our masters immersed in industry and build your portfolio of work experience, grow your network and learn a workplace tech superpower. Take your career to the next level with our MBM.

Our MA Business and Management (MBM) is a highly flexible, work-based programme that empowers you to develop the skills and knowledge required for leadership and management roles, while simultaneously building your network and portfolio of experience. 

  • Guaranteed work experience built into modules
  • Enhance your credentials through digital badging
  • Learn a workplace tech superpower
  • Bespoke talent development programme
  • £2,000 bursary available
  • Special rate for alumni

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry requirements

There are two entry routes to this programme: 

  1. An honours degree in any discipline and successful completion of an applicant interview; or
  2. At least 3 years of relevant professional experience and successful completion of an applicant Advanced Workshop

For the purpose of this programme professional experience is usually considered to be:

  • working in an operational, technical or management role in an organisation which contains elements of complexity;
  • self-employment or working as an entrepreneur

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our courses are taught in English.

IELTS requirements

6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening).

International students

Please note, we are unable to accept students from outside of the UK for our undergraduate and masters courses who would require a visa to study with us. This is because we don't currently have Higher Trusted Status - a status that is required by the government for Higher Education providers in order to recruit international students.

Training Course Content

In this course, you will be studying the following modules:

Adding Organisational Value 1: Techniques 

This module will prepare you for undertaking the research at Masters level and work-based project elements of the course with a focus on project management and advanced research techniques. There is no workplace project in this module.

Contemporary Strategy

A core strand of contemporary strategy is innovation, particularly in a digital context, and this module will help enable you to understand and apply innovation methodology to specific organisations. As part of this module you will explore contemporary strategic thinking and the role that innovation has played in the success of high growth organisations.

Purposeful Leadership and Management

Leadership is a personal journey and not necessarily reflective of an individual’s position in an organisation. This module will enable you to personally reflect on your authenticity as a manager and a leader and develop techniques to improve your effectiveness in this area. Linked to this primary aim, the module will require you to consider the concept of purpose at both an individual and organisational level.

Special emphasis will be given to interpersonal excellence skills as a leader, manager and team player and building contemporary communication skills, particularly through the use of technology, to help further develop engaging and persuasive style.

Finance, Technology and Risk Management 

This module will teach you the contemporary skills required of mangers and future leaders, in three inter-linked areas which are crucial to the sustainability and competitive advantage of successful organisations. In particular you will develop a risk-based approach to operations and strategy, a financial fluency and a conceptual understanding of forms of technology that will underpin business over the next decade i.e. blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

Change Management and Digital Transformation

During this module you will learn to develop the capacity and knowledge to effect meaningful change in an organisation, focusing on the substance of digital transformation within organisations. Both macro (organisation) and micro (individual) levels of change will be covered, with special emphasis given to the human aspect of change and digital transformation. Through the use of case studies and workplace projects, you will learn how to lead change through your actions and devise change management plans best suited for your organisation.

Adding Organisational Value 2: Major Project

This module is the culmination of the Masters programme and will enable you to demonstrate your ability to design and carry out a self-directed piece of research-based work that directly contributes to the strategic objectives of your specific organisation.   

This module allows you to independently identify organisational, industrial or consumer-based issues that require a substantial level of structured research activity in order to draw significant conclusions/recommendations, in the form of a research project. The module will allow you to contextualise real life problems and opportunities, applying the knowledge, skills and understanding to address the selected issue.

Course delivery details

All modules will be delivered in a weekly format throughout the 12-month (full-time) programme duration. Your overall workload will be divided between teaching sessions, independent study and learning achieved predominately through work-based projects.

The teaching element will consist of both lectures and seminars.

Lectures provide an introduction to each topic area, contextualising your pre-reading and drawing out interesting points of academic interest in a practical, business context.

Seminars provide a forum for students to practise techniques, explore and apply theory to problems and case studies, developing your skills and deepening your knowledge in the process. They also provide a forum for collaborative and individual reflection, particularly after the work-based element of each module. Seminars will be led by a module tutor. The maximum seminar group size will be 30 learners.

Work-based projects

These projects will take place in a workplace setting under regular mentorship from the module tutor. This element will help enable unique opportunities for self-development, academic feedback and peer to peer reflection in the classroom. During this phase of learning you will be mentored on a regular basis by academics to help enable reflection during the projects.

Why choose Pearson Business School

A recent graduate survey reveals that Pearson College London is one of the top 20 institutions in the UK (18th out of 378) for graduates entering full-time employment, placing the College in the top 5% in the UK. 

When surveyed on classification of occupation, approximately 89%* of respondents were already in highly skilled employment. 

*Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data


Tuition fees: £11,000

Our fees are £11,000. The fees include registration, tuition and examination fees, all your reading materials as eBooks and full access to our online library 24/7 as well as much more.

Our fees are within the Masters Student Loan amount, which is £11,222 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020. The loan is paid directly to you. You can use it for your course fees and living costs. Please refer to the government website for more information.

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