Business and Management

  • 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • 8th for Business Studies in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • Professionally accredited programmes with an applied business focus
  • We welcome a wide range of students including from non-business backgrounds

The future of work is dynamic and unpredictable. With many of tomorrow’s jobs not in existence yet, our innovative and relevant management Masters prepare you to thrive in a global future where disruption is the new norm.

Our research-led teaching is combined with practical experiences such as field trips and project work, so that you can apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, 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.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of 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.

Management research

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 our world-leading research as it is entwined with innovative teaching methods, providing you with the most up to date course content possible.

Business and Management programmes


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 months

MSc Management 

Launch your international business career with our flagship management Masters programme. For recent graduates from any subject background with less than three years’ work experience looking to develop their business knowledge. Tailor your programme with optional modules to match your career aspirations.

12 months

MSc Business Analytics

This programme combines core modules in data handling and analysis, alongside modules exploring business problems, providing you with the latest academic thinking and analytical skills to use data to optimise business performance. In Term 3 you will complete a summer project to put your analytical skills to the test to solve a sizeable business problem. 

12 months

MSc/PGDip 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 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 

Our innovative 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

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 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 International Human Resource Management

This internationally orientated programme is designed for students who want to pursue or enhance their global career in HRM. You will be equipped with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills to navigate a range of diverse and complex international contexts.

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

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

PgCert Circular Economy for Business Leaders

This part-time, fully online programme is designed for global leaders and sustainability specialists to continue their professional development without pausing their career by utilising a work-based learning approach. Drawing on the expertise of The Exeter Centre for Circular Economy and our partnerships with leaders in the field.

12 months part time