Master of Business Management MBM

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MBM Master of Business Management is a challenging course which will deliver the skills and knowledge you need for a successful managerial career.

You will study a broad range of business topics, including operations, financial management, marketing, corporate strategy, leadership, and managing people.

This course is an excellent option for graduates who do not have the required work experience for an MBA.

Why us?

  • 'World-leading' research in Business, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • The Sunderland Business School is a member of The Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • A greater focus on employability and enterprise ie the company visits and guest speakers programme aim at helping graduates move into successful business and management careers

Course structure

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and interactive sessions in which you will work in groups on concepts and practical tasks.

Your progress will be assessed with assignments, reports, presentations, and peer- and self-assessment

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.

Modules on this course include:

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)
  • Understanding Organisational Performance (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • International Business Environment (15 credits)
  • Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Managing and Leading People (15 credits)
  • Marketing Management (15 credits)
  • Global Corporate Strategy (15 credits)
  • Management Futures Project (60 credits)


Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

The Reg Vardy Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,


  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

    IT provision
  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

    Library Services - St Peter's Library


You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Reg Vardy Centre is a modern building with views of the river, and just a short walk from both the coast and Sunderland town centre.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent.

If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

Fees and finance

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £5,600 if you are from the UK or EU
  • £12,000 if you are an international student

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's by night


When you graduate from this course you will have excellent business skills and you’ll be ready to step into a leadership or management role in a wide variety of industries.

Some of the companies which employ our Business graduates include: Microsoft, IBM, Nike, Adidas, P&G, Lloyds TSB, Marriott Hotels, and the NHS.

Guest speakers 

We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales & Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.

Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts.

Meet our academics