MSc in Applied Business Skills2021-05-30T16:03:15+01:00

A Masters degree designed around you

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to gain your undergraduate degree and now is the time to decide what direction you want the next stage of your life to go.

There are a many excellent graduate schemes and a whole host of interesting postgraduate study opportunities; but you want something that will set you apart; something that will make your CV stand out, not just in your first job, but in the years to come. Something that is recognised by employers, that says something important about your ability to hit the ground running, take on responsibility and adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.

The MSc in Applied Business Skills focuses on examining and exploring the competencies that 81% of UK businesses consider to be the most important to succeed in the commercial world.

These important skills include: Understanding the Commercial World, Innovation and Enterprise, Written and Verbal Communications, Leadership, Organisation and Planning, Selling, Technology and Creative Design.

In addition to gaining a deeper, postgraduate level insight into academic models and theories, students will be given the opportunity to learn via experiential education. They will also analyse their own research, while building professional relationships with potential employers.

Entry Requirements

Normally, an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at 2.2 or above from a recognised university will be required, and for non-native speakers of English, an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or above or above.  If however, you have recently decided to make a change in the direction of your career and have 5+ years’ work experience at senior level in a relevant career/industry sector and can demonstrate prior experiential learning, this may be accepted as a substitute for formal HE qualifications.

Teaching, Mentoring and Coaching

Teaching and learning for this programme will come via three workshops each week focusing on the theoretical frameworks and academic models underpinning the module outcomes. 

Throughout the first three terms students will be given three “Skills Weeks” in which workshops will be replaced by mentoring sessions and guided study. The aim of these skills weeks is to develop a portfolio of enterprise activities applying theories taught throughout the course to produce value for an organisation. 

Several times during the programme students will be required to interact with mentors from the business community to support themselves in applying theories to real world scenarios.

Throw that mortar board in the air, you have a postgraduate degree! Armed with your freshly updated stand-out CV you can get out there and apply for jobs with your dream employer; they are looking for advanced enterprise and innovations skills you have them!

During your studies on the MSc in Applied Business Skills  you have developed your understanding of the commercial world, you have gained enterprise skills and understand their application within an organisation and you have applied them, you recognise the factors which can impact the success of an organisation.

You are ready for your exciting future, you have been developing connections and relationships with clients during your course, applying the knowledge you have gained and now you can hit the ground running, because you are most definitely up to speed.

Fees & Scholarships

       Start                  Type                 1st Year                  Total cost        
      Jan 2022
       1 Year
       UK        £9,190            £9,190
       EU        £9,190            £9,190
       INT        £15,150            £15,150


  • Postgraduate First-Class Scholarship – 33% discount for graduates with a first class honours degree recognised to UK standard
  • Buckingham Postgraduate Scholarship – 25% discount for Buckingham graduates with a 2:1 undergraduate degree; 33% discount for those with a first class degree

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