Business and Management

  • 9th in The Complete University Guide 2019
  • 15th for Business Studies in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Rated 34th in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management in the QS World Rankings 2019
  • Professionally accredited programmes

Our management Masters programmes will prepare you to thrive in a dynamic, global future where disruption is the new norm.

You will gain the interpersonal skills and academic knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work. To make you a more effective and employable graduate, our teaching is combined with practical experience, including field trips and projects so that you can apply learning to real world scenarios.

Our innovative and relevant programmes cover a range of disciplines including International Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

Management research

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront or their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

Our inspiring academics work across a range of leading research centres to deliver cutting-edge research in a wide range of topics from Marketing, Tourism, Operations, and Supply Chain Management to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership. You can take advantage of this cutting-edge research as it is entwined with innovative teaching methods, providing you with the most up to date course content possible.

Business and Management programmes


MSc International Management

This is a conversion programme for recent graduate with less than three year’s work experience, from any subject background, looking to accelerate their international business career.

9 or 12 months

MSc International Business

This applied programme has been designed for ambitious students who want to gain practical experience and knowledge of global business contexts. You will receive dedicated support to develop and write a business plan in place of a dissertation. 

12 months

The Exeter MBA

Accelerate or redirect your career with an internationally accredited MBA programme ranked Number 1 in the World for Sustainability by Corporate Knights’ Better World Rankings 2017.

12, 24 or 30 months

MSc Marketing 

The CIM accredited MSc Marketing draws upon our expertise in the areas of marketing and society, consumer behaviour, services, psychology and branding at the individual level, and more broadly across society.

9 or 12 months

MSc Human Resource Management 

This programme will give you a high-level understanding of contemporary developments in this dynamic sector, whilst developing advanced skills to succeed in the global workplace.

12, 24 or 30 months

MSc International Tourism Management 

This stimulating and challenging programme takes a comprehensive approach to understanding tourism and its relationships with the economy, environment and society, to equip you to work in this diverse sector.

12 months

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 

Our newest programme will give you both the theoretical understanding of the latest start-up and tech thinking, as well as the practical skills to navigate a complex future and lead accelerated business growth.

12 months

MRes Management

This specialist research programme will provide you with substantive training in a range of research techniques and methods used in the social sciences, and an understanding of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings.

12 months

MRes Global Political Economy

This cross-disciplinary Masters degree has offerings from management, economics, politics and accounting, with a focus on important contemporary issues such as globalisation, international relations and inequality.

12 or 24 months

Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

Our Level 7 Senior Leader Masters level Degree Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) and represents an exciting opportunity to gain a prestigious MBA, supported by your employer.

Typically 24 months to include End Point Assessment