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MScStrategic Management

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Entry requirements: 2:2
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Why study a strategic management master's degree at Solent University

Learn to diagnose and analyse modern business challenges and develop innovative and value-adding strategies using themes of ethics, leadership, sustainability and innovation in a strategic context.

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    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • Solent Business School was awarded Outstanding Higher Education Provider at the 2022 CMI Awards, recognising our positive impact supporting and developing students to be future leaders and managers.
  • Learn from an experienced course team with a broad range of academic and industry knowledge and experience.
  • The course offers a range of highly transferable, in-demand skills, including communication, leadership, presentation, research and analysis, teamwork and networking – essential for any industry or employer.
  • Guided learning activities will widen your skills and expose you to real-world learning - essential for employment in the business and finance sector.
  • Solent's Business School is one of only 62 business schools to hold the Small Business Charter.
  • Free management career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. This loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

In the modern competitive and dynamic business world, successful organisations need to be innovative and agile. They also need to differentiate themselves from the competition by offering unique and best in class propositions.

This master's degree will prepare you for a career in business and management by developing business knowledge and skills, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to postgraduate/management careers in business. This includes the development of positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change, and enterprise to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business and management environment. 

The course will enable you to clarify the complexity and diversity of the management role and to develop and evidence the practical and professional skills required to succeed as an effective strategic manager. You'll develop an advanced knowledge and critical understanding of the complex and diverse workings of the business organisation from a strategic perspective.

You'll also be supported to facilitate critical awareness of the wider changing environment of business in which managers must operate and respond effectively by applying creative judgements in dealing with systematic and complex issues. You'll also be encouraged to hone your skills of autonomous learning and original enquiry with academic knowledge and professional practice across a range of management disciplines to convey analytical and theoretical abilities, reasoning, results and conclusions.

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Course features

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • January start available

    This course has an option to start in January

  • May start available

    This course has an option to start in May.

This course is for

This course is ideal for students who are seeking a master’s degree to help further their management career and those who wish to strengthen their experience by attaining an advanced degree in this area.

What this course leads to

Graduates of this course will be well prepared for roles such as:

  • Operations manager
  • Business analyst
  • Office manager
  • Marketing manager

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