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University of Sunderland

100% online MSc Management

Complete a life-changing online MSc in management within 12 months

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Apply By 20 August 2024
To Start 3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete within 12 months
  • £8,034 total fees
  • 5 star QS teaching rating (2023)

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MSc within 12 months
  2. 5 star rating for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities*
  3. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  4. Top 50 UK University**
  5. 70% of university research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  6. 7th in the UK for social inclusion****
  7. £8,034 total fees, option to pay £670 per module
*QS World University Rankings 2023
**Guardian University Guide 2024
***Research Excellence Framework 2021
****The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

A flexible online masters for working professionals worldwide

This master’s programme is delivered entirely online, with a flexible learning model that delivers academic content on demand. This means that you can study for your master’s degree from anywhere in the world, on mobile or desktop, and can fit your studies around your work and family life. Crucially, this enables you to continue to earn and advance towards your career goals whilst you study. In addition, studying the full-time route, you can complete this management master’s online in as little as 12 months.

Through our innovative online learning environment, you will connect with fellow postgraduate students to share your own experiences via online forums to enhance your professional development. With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your postgraduate study within weeks.

The course benefits from the world-leading research excellence of the University of Sunderland and is underpinned by our outstanding student support capability, with a dedicated student success coordinator allocated to every single online student to support them from enrolment right up to graduation. We have been ranked internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rating that can be awarded to a university. A recognition of our focus on student success.

What will you study?

This master’s in management will help you to shape your leadership and management skills to become an effective manager and leader in the 21st century business environment. Core modules will enable you to gain a deep understanding of the core business subjects, enabling you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practice whilst examining relevant case studies. You will learn how managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs, and how they are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers.

You will be introduced to topics such as effective decision making and operations management as well as entrepreneurship and the process of starting a new business. In addition, you will examine approaches to strategic management and gain a broad understanding of the marketing, finance and human resource disciplines and functions. You will also consider the more specialised areas of innovation, growth and management consulting.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Broad-based and thorough understanding of key business disciplines
  • Effective leadership, management, and decision making
  • Consultancy skills
  • Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Driving innovation and growth within organisations
  • Strategic management

A global University with the expertise to deliver online learning excellence

There is a high percentage of international students at University of Sunderland, and we have students studying by distance learning around the world. Sunderland is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was is 7th in the UK for social inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

Our experience, our leading-edge technology and our expertise in delivering outstanding online learning experiences to an audience of global students is key to what sets the University of Sunderland and our online management master’s apart.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree or a UK master's degree (or international equivalent)
  • A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience
  • The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant organisational experience


Total course fees
Per 15-credit module fee

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £670.