Study Patterns: Strategic Management MSc (online)

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

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. 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 autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

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

International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 credits
Year 2

Strategic Risk Management
(7BM506)
Option A Module*
20 credits 

Option B Module*
20 credits 
Option C 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: Strategic Risk Management (7BM506)

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

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

Strategic Management, MSc - accelerated (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

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

International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 credits  

Option C Module*
20 credits

Year 2 Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits 
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued 

*Option A Modules: Strategic Risk Management (7BM506)

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

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