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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.
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.
Our 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.