Study Patterns: Strategic Management MSc (online)

On this page you will find the study patterns for our Strategic Management MSc (online).

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming May trimester. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Strategic Management MSc - standard (3 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 Credits
Strategic Execution, Management & Leadership
(7BM504)

20 Credits
Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 Credits
Strategy Formulation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(7BM505)
20 Credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 Credits
Year 2 Option A Module*
20 Credits
Strategic Risk Management
(7BM506)
20 Credits
Option B Module*
20 Credits
Year 3 Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued

*Option A Modules: Financial Dimension of Strategic Decisions (7AG520); Sustainable Business Management (7EV549)

*Option B Modules: Strategic Talent Development (7HR533); Innovation in Marketing (7MK523)

Strategic Management MSc - accelerated (2 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 Credits
Option A Module*
20 Credits
Strategic Execution, Management & Leadership
(7BM504)
20 Credits

Strategic Risk Management
(7BM506)
20 Credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 Credits
Strategy Formulation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(7BM505)
20 Credits

Option B Module*
20 Credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 Credits
Year 2 Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued

*Option A Modules: Financial Dimension of Strategic Decisions (7AG520); Sustainable Business Management (7EC549)

*Option B Modules: Strategic Talent Development (7HR533); Innovation in Marketing (7MK523)