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MSc Business and Organisational Strategy

MSc Business and Organisational Strategy

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Here at Hertfordshire Business School, we’ve designed a part-time MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy to help busy professionals develop their senior management skills.

If you’d like to build on your business or management experience, deepen your knowledge and open up new career possibilities, this degree is an exciting opportunity to fit postgraduate study around your existing work schedule.

When you graduate, you’ll not only achieve an MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 extended diploma in Management and Leadership. This highly respected diploma also gives you exemptions from some of the CMI’s additional qualifications, so if you’re aiming for Chartered Manager status, you’ll achieve it sooner.

The course develops your management skills in a whole range of areas, including:

  • personal development planning
  • strategic business planning
  • managing business strategy
  • resource management
  • project and risk management
  • financial management
  • strategic corporate social responsibility management
  • information management
  • managing organisational change
  • research skills for business and management

At the same time, our Master’s equips you to undertake in-depth research and communicate complex business ideas – excellent skills for advancing your career and your business.

Why choose this course?

This sought-after dual award course gives you a Master’s degree, plus a respected Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
It’s been specifically designed to fit flexibly around your working life, with block study and additional academic support.
The course is an ideal opportunity for existing managers planning to progress their careers by moving into senior leadership roles.
Working alongside your studies, you’ll be able to directly and immediately apply what you learn.
We’ve created a highly engaged workshop-based learning environment, where you’ll collaborate with fellow students and receive ongoing online support.

Part-time study

This is a part-time programme providing a flexible approach to learning allowing you to bring together study with work commitments. The 2 day blocks of workshop sessions at Hertfordshire Business School are interactive with tutors bringing their extensive business experience into the face to face teaching environment. Each module has a dedicated module leader. Following the teaching sessions you will work independently on your assignments, with ongoing online tutor support.

Professional Accreditations

This University of Hertfordshire dual-award postgraduate course has been created with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as a Master’s qualification.


This postgraduate course is all about developing your career and realising your potential. If you’re working for a large organisation, the skills you’ll learn will help pave the way for a move into senior management or leadership roles. If you’re the owner or manager of a small or medium sized organisation, you’ll build the planning and implementation skills you need to see it thrive and grow.

Our students find that the skills they develop on this course increase their confidence, giving them opportunities to take on increased management responsibility, engage in organisational planning and decision-making, create strategic change and explore promotion opportunities.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



This module will bring together a range of current research on global contemporary strategic issues in business and management and enable students to consolidate their understanding of these issues, whilst giving them the skills and opportunity to examine and evaluate alternative views. Students will examine the research methods adopted and consider the validity and appropriateness of different approaches to primary and secondary research. They will be encouraged to examine and question the legitimacy of alternative approaches to management in response to the impact, if any, of these issues on a business' strategic development. Students are expected to draw on their business experience when reviewing research literature and evaluating business and management responses to contemporary issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£745 per 15 credits. Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted are for the 2020/2021 academic year only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1125 per 15 credits. Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted are for the 2020/2021 academic year only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: An honours degree of at least 2:2 classification, in a business or non business-related discipline, from a UK University; or The equivalent of the above from a recognised University overseas; or A degree equivalent professional qualification recognised by the Programme Leader; or A Pre-Masters course recognised by the University; or Equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor GCSE English language and Maths grade A-C (or equivalent)

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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