Business and Management

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Courses we offer

The world of business and management is a vibrant one. It’s a constantly moving and evolving environment to work in, and we offer a range of courses that cover all aspects of contemporary business and management. Take a look below to find the right course for you. 

Undergraduate courses

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BSc (Hons) Management

BSc (Hons) Management degree with accelerated delivery is seen as an opportunity to appeal to students who can dedicate the full calendar year to the achievement of their degree and as such, complete a degree course within two years. The course is designed to include key elements of business, management and finance while incorporating two 60 credit projects allowing you to graduate with strong academic and practical experience.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing

Study an accelerated degree over two years. Gain work related project experience in the rapidly-expanding digital marketing industry. Enhance your learning and employability by mastering the techniques used to deliver real results in an increasingly online world. Study the essentials of marketing alongside specific digital elements such as search engine optimisation, content creation, e-commerce, online advertising, email marketing, social media and digital analytics.

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BA (Hons) Marketing

In our all-encompassing marketing course, you will focus on current trends such as digital marketing, branding, and consultancy while gaining high levels of knowledge and skills related to the world of international business. The programme offers students the opportunity to act as Marketing Consultants through a live projects module, encompassing a Marketing clinic setting in association with The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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business
Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business and Management

Receive a comprehensive education on management in the industry. Gain insight into a range of different sectors of business. Choose to specialise your studies into specific areas. Graduate with extensive business know-how.

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BA (Hons) Business and Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Receive a comprehensive education on management in the industry. Gain insight into a range of different sectors of business. Choose to specialise your studies into specific areas. Graduate with extensive business know-how.

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BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management

Become a key player in company finance. Study a wide range of modules with an array of transferable business skills. Complete employability modules to put yourself ahead of the crowd. Graduate as an employable, versatile candidate with a wide range of skills, theoretical knowledge and experience.

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BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Become a key player in company finance. Study a wide range of modules with an array of transferable business skills. Complete employability modules to put yourself ahead of the crowd. Graduate as an employable, versatile candidate with a wide range of skills, theoretical knowledge and experience.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

Become an influential marketer. Gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Build connections and earn a paid salary through a year-long work placement. Graduate as a hugely attractive candidate with an array of transferable skills and extensive experience.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Become an influential marketer. Gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Build connections and earn a paid salary through a year-long work placement. Graduate as a hugely attractive candidate with an array of transferable skills and extensive experience.

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BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management

Become an integral part of a business. Gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Gain vital experience and earn on a year-long placement. Graduate with a variety of contacts and a vast number of transferable and relevant skills.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Become an integral part of a business. Gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Gain vital experience and earn on a year-long placement. Graduate with a variety of contacts and a vast number of transferable and relevant skills.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Economics

Study a course that combines key content in business and economics with the opportunity to develop the skills needed for finding financial solutions. Develop as a reflexive practitioner. Choose an optional pathway after your first year. Graduate as a researching economic professional.

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BA (Hons) Business and Economics with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Economics course, with an integrated foundation year which helps you gain the essential study skills and subject knowledge needed for an honours degree. Study a course that combines key content in business and economics with the opportunity to develop the skills needed for finding financial solutions. Choose an optional pathway after your first year.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Professional Exemptions)

Take a huge step towards becoming a qualified accountant. Gain exemptions from nine exams from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Graduate from a course that will ensure you meet the needs of professional companies.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

Top up your HND (or similar) to a full honours degree. Build on your existing knowledge. Take advantage of our MAPS programmes to make yourself a complete candidate.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-Up)

Build on your existing knowledge.  Enhance your expertise with specialist modules. Complete your studies at our highly-regarded business school. Graduate with a full honours degree and a new range of practical and theoretical knowledge.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)

Top-up your HND (or similar) to a full honours degree. Develop your expertise in business problem-solving and decision-making. Enhance skills in a variety of areas. Leave the course a highly employable graduate with a variety of skills and expertise.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-Up)

Turn your HND into a full honours degree. Build on your existing skills. Study in the area that you’re passionate about. Become a complete candidate with support from our Student Academic Advisors.

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Part-time

BA (Hons) Applied Management

Gain a full honours degree while working your normal job. Draw on the expertise of the Number One Business School in the North East. Work on real-world projects to develop your practical skills. Graduate with an extensive portfolio and a range of new skills.

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Part-time

BA (Hons) Applied Investigation

This unique course provides a degree in Applied Investigation for investigators who can demonstrate competence at PIP Level 2 or equivalent.

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BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources via Study Centres

Become an integral part of a business. Gain vital experience and earn on a year-long placement. Study a UK degree, accreditated by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) without leaving your country. Graduate with a variety of contacts and a vast number of transferable and relevant skills.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland Business School’s expertise in banking and finance without leaving your home region. Cover theories and their limitations, important concepts and how to respond to practical issues within banking and finance.

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business
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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Professional Exemptions) via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland’s excellence in the teaching of accounting and finance. Enhance your knowledge, and study topics such as the introduction to financial accounting, business management and international financial reporting, while working towards a respected BA (Hons) degree.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland’s teaching of business and management without leaving your home region. Learn the fundamental principles to make an effective contribution to various sectors and industries. Topics you’ll study include understanding the business environment and applying professional practice.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business and Management via Study Centres

Study business and management delivered by a respected UK university in your own country. Develop a firm grounding in the essentials of management, marketing, accounting, and the world economy. On completion, look forward to a rewarding career in a range of sectors.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management via Study Centres

This course will give you a firm grounding in the essentials of business, with a particular focus on skills and knowledge that foster success in marketing.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management via Study Centres

Do you want to study Business and Financial Management delivered by a respected UK university? Develop a firm understanding of business, with a particular focus on skills in accounting and financial reporting. Cover topics such as business finance, employability skills and strategic management accounting.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Take advantage of Sunderland’s expertise and study Business Management without leaving your home region. Cover a combination of broad business knowledge and skills that foster success in management, while undertaking modules related to project management, strategic management and more.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Take advantage of Sunderland’s financial expertise without leaving your home region. Cover key areas of accounting and financial management within a business context. Enhance your expertise in decision-making about financial resources.

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Business and Marketing (Top-Up) Via Study Centres
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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Do you live in Singapore or Sri Lanka and want to study Business and Marketing? Benefit from Sunderland’s esteemed course without leaving your home country. Boost your career by ‘topping-up’ your existing knowledge and skills while earning a BA (Hons) degree.

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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management Dual Award via Study Centres

Do you live in Malaysia? Do you dream of a career in Hospitality Management? Benefit from Sunderland’s excellence without leaving your home country. Study a course that was recently ranked No.1 for Satisfaction with Teaching in the The Guardian University Guide.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Management – Extended Programme via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland's expertise in business without leaving your home region. Study business at degree level even if you don’t have the right qualifications. Study a huge range of business topics. Benefit from our ‘world-leading’ research. Graduate as a true business all-rounder.

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Customised Awards Scheme
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Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration with Placement

Grasp the opportunity to demonstrate business skills and knowledge in the workplace. Take advantage of a 12-month taught course followed by a 6 or 12-month work placement, facilitated by the University.

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MBA Master of Business Administration

When choosing an MBA, career enhancement is the main driver; the Sunderland MBA is designed with this in mind. Management and leadership knowledge gained throughout the programme will support your future managerial, functional and sector specific career aspirations.

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Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (with PgCert)

The two year taught MBA route with enables you undertake a postgraduate certificate to develop sought-after specialist skills in digital marketing and analytics or skills in people management and learning and development.

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MBA Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity)

An MBA is an internationally respected business qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of managing a successful business. This Master in Business Administration (MBA) has a specific focus on Cybersecurity, enabling you to address business problems and provision of solutions representing real-world organisational context.

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Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Make your mark in the marketing world. Take a specialist module relevant to you. Learn to deliver outstanding results. Boost your chances of promotion.

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MBA Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Gain expert insight into the financial sector. Complete a relevant finance dissertation. Fast track your way to promotion.

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Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

For Human Resource specialists. Gain insight from guest speakers. Develop your understanding of functioning within organisations. Speed up your route to promotion.

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MA International Management
Full-time/Part-time

MSc International Business Management

Develop a mastery of international business contexts and start a global career in management. Graduate as an in-demand candidate with international appeal.

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MA Marketing

Carve out a career in marketing management. Go on visits to organisations to gain real-life experience and insights. Pick up insider knowledge from industry guest speakers. Complete a valuable and valuable dissertation project that can be presented to potential employers.

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Full-time/Part-time

MA Integrated Marketing Communications

Improve your career options in marketing, communications, PR, advertising or branding. Go on visits to organisations to gain real-life experience and insights. Pick up insider knowledge from industry guest speakers. Complete a valuable and valuable dissertation project that can be presented to potential employers.

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BA (Hons) Business and Management – Extended
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics

Study a distinctive course which meets the demands for analytics knowledge and skills as well as increased use of social media by employers/recruiters. Enhance your employability in digital marketing-related business and management careers. Complete a valuable dissertation project that can be presented to potential employers.

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MSc Finance and Management
Full-time

MSc Finance and Management

Gain insight in an influential sector. Collaborate with your classmates through Peer Action Learning Sets. Graduate with the skills and knowledge to solve real issues within the financial sector.

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Full-time

MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

Study a course highly relevant to the workplace. Take a step towards professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Explore a variety of different topics through our broad-ranging modules. Graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge.

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Full-time

MA/MSc Extended Award

This 15-month extended course is aimed at students who do not meet the entry criteria for a Masters. On completion of the first term, you will be able transfer to a number of our postgraduate courses, including MA Marketing, MSc Human Resource Management, MA International Management and MSc Finance and Management. 

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Part-time

MA Investigative Management

Develop and enhance your professional practice in leading and managing investigations. Study leadership and management theories in the context of work-based investigative practice. On completion, you’ll have a highly relevant Masters qualification which will help you take a leading role in today’s evolving investigative processes.

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Leadership and Professional Development

For recent University of Sunderland graduates. Enhance your personal and professional development in a competitive employment environment. Further your career prospects.   

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Full-time/Part-time

MBA Global Business/General Management Dual Award

Develop your strategic knowledge, functional competence and problem-solving ability. Learn how to implement approaches that deliver outstanding results. An MBA is a respected qualification that will progress you to well-paid positions of leadership.

Find out more about Master of Business Administration Global Business/General Management Dual Award via Study Centres
MBA (Study Centres) FT
Full-time/Part-time

MBA Master of Business Administration via Study Centres

Do you want to study one of the most sought-after postgraduate degrees in the field of management and leadership? This course combines academic rigour with vocational relevance, as you build on your previous managerial experience.

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MBA Finance
Full-time/Part-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Finance) via Study Centres

Gain a highly-regarded postgraduate qualification from a British university in your own country. Complete a relevant finance dissertation. Fast track your way to highly-paid roles in the financial sector.

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MBA Marketing
Full-time/Part-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Marketing) via Study Centres

Make your mark in the marketing world with this MBA based at our partner study centres in Malaysia and Uzbekistan. Take a specialist module relevant to you. Learn to deliver outstanding results. Boost your chances of promotion.

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MBA HRM
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MBA Master of Business Administration (HRM) via Study Centres

For Human Resource specialists who want to study in their own country. Gain insight from guest speakers. Develop your understanding of functioning within organisations. Speed up your route to promotion.

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Full-time/Part-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management) via Study Centres

Study a University of Sunderland qualification in your own country. Accelerate your promotion to well-paid positions of leadership. Develop a deep strategic understanding of the different functions within organisations. Learn how to implement approaches that deliver outstanding results.

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MBA Master of Business Administration (Hospitality Management)
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MBA Master of Business Administration (Hospitality Management) via Study Centres

Learn the secrets of effective hospitality management in your own country. Gain an understanding of the different functions within organisation. Graduate with the expertise and insight to begin a successful career in hospitality management.

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MBA Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Do you hold a Diploma in Management Studies or equivalent qualification and want to top up to a full MBA? This course combines academic rigour with vocational relevance, as you build on your previous managerial experience.

Find out more about Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) via Study Centres
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MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Customised Awards Scheme
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Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

Find out more about Customised Awards Scheme
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MBA Top-Up

The MBA degree is one of the most prestigious and sought-after postgraduate degrees in the field of management and leadership. The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. 

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Part-time courses

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption)
Part-time

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption)

Take a huge step towards becoming a qualified accountant. Gain exemptions from nine exams from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Graduate from a course that will ensure you meet the needs of professional companies.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption)
BA (Hons) Applied Management
Part-time

BA (Hons) Applied Management

Gain a full honours degree while working your normal job. Draw on the expertise of the Number One Business School in the North East. Work on real-world projects to develop your practical skills. Graduate with an extensive portfolio and a range of new skills.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Applied Management
MBA
Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Management Studies

The Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies Level 7 short courses have been developed to provide you with a critical understanding of strategic management and provide a pathway to achievement of an MBA. The short courses enable you to develop key competencies in management through a varied programme of lectures and applied learning through seminars, workshops and corporate engagement. The PgCert/PgDip courses are particularly suited to those in the workplace, looking for more flexible learning pathways or wishing to study on a part-time basis.

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BA/BSc (Hons) Politics - Combined Subjects
Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Human Resource Management

The Certificate and Diploma in Human Resources Management, Level 7 course has been designed to develop relevant and essential knowledge and skills in People Management and Learning and Development and are a route into professional membership of the CIPD. We'll prepare you for a future career in HR, and support those who are currently in the early stages of an HRM career to attain a postgraduate qualification.  The courses are particularly suited to those in the workplace, looking for more flexible learning pathways or wishing to pursue part-time study.

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MBA E and I
Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Digital Marketing and Data Analytics

The course is designed for graduates from a business related discipline who wishes to specialise in digital marketing, graduates from other degree areas such as Computing who wish to pursue careers as digital marketers and business data analysts, managers who have already gained marketing and computing business experience and seek to further their careers as highly qualified digital marketers. They are tailored to those wanting more flexible learning pathways or wishing to pursue part-time study.

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Accelerated courses (2 years)

business
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BSc (Hons) Management

BSc (Hons) Management degree with accelerated delivery is seen as an opportunity to appeal to students who can dedicate the full calendar year to the achievement of their degree and as such, complete a degree course within two years. The course is designed to include key elements of business, management and finance while incorporating two 60 credit projects allowing you to graduate with strong academic and practical experience.

Find out more about Management
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing

Study an accelerated degree over two years. Gain work related project experience in the rapidly-expanding digital marketing industry. Enhance your learning and employability by mastering the techniques used to deliver real results in an increasingly online world. Study the essentials of marketing alongside specific digital elements such as search engine optimisation, content creation, e-commerce, online advertising, email marketing, social media and digital analytics.

Find out more about Digital Marketing

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Here at the University of Sunderland, you will be given all the resources needed to stay ahead of the competition. Whether it’s placements, business contacts or fantastic staff advice, we can offer you everything you need to stand out from the crowd.

You will be based at the Sunderland Business School on our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's. Situated in a fantastic location within a mile of both the city centre and the seafront, you will have access to extensive and modern facilities. An impressive on-campus library, a vast range of IT resources and a host of work spaces are just some of what our campus can offer you.

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Graduate as a highly employable candidate

You will graduate from Sunderland as a highly employable and capable candidate with the ability to start a career in a variety of sectors. Many of our courses are industry accredited, ensuring that you’ll be studying a high-quality course and that you will be more than ready for starting work in your field after your time here.

In the small-margin world of business and management, a degree at the University of Sunderland could be the crucial difference to you launching a successful career in the industry.

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