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MSc Strategic Management

Programme Title

MSc Strategic Management

Interim Awards

Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management

Master of Science in Strategic Management

Programme Aims

  1. Provide a modular programme within the Postgraduate Regulatory Framework with sufficient variety and flexibility to maintain the rigour of a postgraduate award and to meet market demands.
  2. Provide an intellectually challenging, postgraduate learning opportunity that prepares you to “enrich” your chosen career and/or for ‘strategic’ level career development.
  3. Develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management topics and issues, both systematically and creatively to inform Strategic Management practice.
  4. Develop relevant transferable professional and cognitive skills that enables participants to make a valuable contribution to their current or future employment.
  5. Support individual participants' endeavours for personal self-development and life-long learning so as to be able to work with confidence and originality and to contribute to business and society.
  6. Allow students to study within a blended learning environment.
  7. Reflect external frameworks e.g.  QAA Qualifications Framework.
  8. Develop closer links with local, regional and international employers, other Schools within the University and with international partners.


Structure and Curriculum

Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management

Core: Strategic Management (20 credits)

Option: Select 2 options (20 credits each) from  Strategic Information & Knowledge Management, Strategic Leadership & People Management, Strategic Finance for Managers 

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management

Core:  International Business Strategies (20 credits) 

Option:  Select 2 options (20 credits each) from Strategic Quality & Project Management, Strategic Marketing & Competitive Intelligence , Entrepreneurial Management, International Business Strategies 

Master of Science in Strategic Management

Independent Study (60 credits)

Personal Development Planning

In line with current developments for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, the development team have introduced Personal Development Planning (PDP).

 Personal Development Planning and the ‘reflective practitioner’ are, in many ways synonymous. The programme aims to encourage lifelong learning and learning, which is purposeful.

 Part of the induction process will require you to use diverse tools and methods in order to review your personal cognitive, intellectual and behavioural skills and to set action plans for their development.

All modules include the following PDP assessment as part of the assignment: “In order to fulfil the requirements of your Personal Development Plan (PDP) you must include a personal reflection on the process of managing your learning on this module. This is to be included at the end of your assignment and to be between 350 and 500 words in length.”


Method of Assessment



Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline; OR
  • Relevant work experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree;
  • If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 6.5 or equivalent


Awarding Body

University of Derby


      This Certification qualify for the Get Qualified Scheme.

      Terms and conditions apply. 


Download Application Form


Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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