02/03/2022

How to Choose the Right Business Master’s Degree

Achieving a master’s in business can give you a competitive advantage in the world of business. Not only do many employers favour candidates with a postgraduate degree, but second-degree holders earn nearly 20% more than first degree holders!

At the University of Bolton, we make it easy for undergraduates to transition smoothly into postgraduate study. And supporting students from a variety of backgrounds in our Institute of Management Greater Manchester, we ensure a dynamic, friendly and supportive learning environment for you to reach your potential.

Institute of Business Management

If you’re looking to do a business master’s degree to boost your employability, here are three routes that are open to students from any business discipline.

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

For students who dream of running their own company, a business management master’s is essential learning for success.

Nothing beats being your own boss and creating something that you’re truly passionate about. But with failure rates for start-ups being high, it makes sense to invest in your education. For instance, did you know that 42% of start-up businesses fail because there's no market need for their services or products? And 29% fail due to cash flow issues, while 23% fail due to now having the right team or right skills?  

Our entrepreneurship course helps you build commercial awareness and create effective business plans that work while managing business risks to avoid those common pitfalls. With the guidance of our tutors, you’ll learn the principles and practices underpinning long-term business growth.

To find out more, see our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation course page for details.

MSc International Business Management

Not sure which business master’s degree to choose? A master’s in international business can add diverse skills to your portfolio, and it can open many doors both at a national level and a global level.

This is because globalisation continues to increase connectivity and trade opportunities across the world, and businesses are in need of managers who have the right skills in international business relations and management.

using a computer to complete studiesOur MSc International Business Management course delivers a comprehensive overview of global management theories and practices, with a focus on the different national and cultural contexts in which companies operate.

Not only can our course unlock opportunities with UK companies that have an international presence, but they could open up opportunities for business travel or even relocation.

To find out more, see our MSc International Management course page for details.

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

For business students who want job security, upskilling in logistics and supply chain management is a great way of future-proofing your career. There’s fast sector growth, high salaries, increasing job opportunities for those with the right qualifications, and plenty of workplace variety.

Our logistics course is the perfect business master’s degree for people who organised, excellent with processes, and keen to improve how things are done. A supply chain focused business management master’s is also ideal for anyone who cares about the environment, as environmental issues are a major part of this line of work.

To find out more, see our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course page for details.

Why stay on at Bolton?

If you’re a third-year business student looking to apply for a postgraduate course, we’ll help you with your application and advise you on the best course.

During your business management master’s, our tutors will work with you to align the modules to your personal and professional development needs. And our dedicated Employability Team is also on hand to support your career ambitions.

As a leading Greater Manchester university with a student-centric approach and a passion for delivering #UniAsItShouldBe, there’s nowhere better than Bolton to study a master’s in business and continue your growth and development!

To find out more about applying in 2022/23, see our available business master’s degree courses.

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BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Enterprise)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Information Systems)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Digital Management and Marketing
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Enterprise) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Information Systems) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Enterprise) (top-up)
Full-time
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1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

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1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) top-up
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1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up
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1 year
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University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) top-up
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1 year
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University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain) top-up
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1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

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1 year
Duration

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24 months
Duration

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Duration

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Duration

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12 months
Duration

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Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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13 months
Duration

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Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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18 months
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12 months
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18 months
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12 months
Duration

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18 months
Duration

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18 months
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Enterprise)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain)
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MBA MBA Master of Business Administration (top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
32 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

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1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

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1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) top-up
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1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up
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1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) top-up
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Mode of study
1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain) top-up
Part-time
Mode of study
1.5 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
40
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MBA MBA Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Part-time
Mode of study
36 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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Part-time
Mode of study
60 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
80
UCAS Points

The Growth Company

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

FdSc FdSc International Hospitality Management
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Bolton College

MSc MSc International Management
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
80
UCAS Points

The Growth Company

FdSc FdSc International Hospitality Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Bolton College

MBA MBA (Executive)
Part-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)

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Part-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)

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Part-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)

MBA MBA top-up (Executive)
Part-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)

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