MSc Business with Consulting
Take your next steps towards consulting practice with our MSc Business with Consulting course.
Designed to prepare you for a career as a management consultant, our MSc Business with Consulting offers you the opportunity to study the key fundamentals of business whilst developing specific insight into consulting and consulting practice.
You will learn how to diagnose management and organisational problems, taking your studies a step further than the textbook by moving into real-world practice with live case studies and interactions with experienced consultants. You will develop strong interpersonal skills, and learn to successfully analyse organisational problems and confidently present recommendations to clients.
You will begin Term 1 with three modules, that cover key business areas (Foundations of Financial & Management Accounting, Quantitative Methods for Business, and Strategy Analysis and Practice). Additionally the Introduction to Consulting module is the first of your specialist consulting modules.
In Term 2 you will study Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour, another key business area, looking at microeconomics but with our unique behavioural science perspective. You will also do two more of your specialist modules (Developing Consulting Expertise, and Current Issues in Leadership). Finally you choose one optional module, allowing you to explore another field.
In Term 3 you will study your fourth specialist module, Leading and Managing Change, and an optional module. You also follow the course content relating to either the Dissertation or Business in Practice route.
We offer a range of optional modules which reflect the research strength of WBS across the business and management disciplines. You undertake one optional module in Term 2 and in Term 3 (if you choose the Dissertation route, your Term 2 optional module must be Research Methodology). Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed. Please see the drop down link for module descriptions.
Learn from industry consultant practitioners
The course offers you the opportunity to meet external industry consultant practitioners who will discuss and practice real life scenarios. In previous years these have included IBM, Deloitte, PwC, CSC, Capgemini and PA Consulting. You will develop and practice your consulting delivery skills with client companies and experts from consulting specialists. In previous years these have included Rolls Royce, BT, Whitbread and specialist Chillimint and ICDP.
Assessment is a mix of exams, assignments, assessed group project work, and tests. Your dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all of your learning together.
Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to consultancy, the 6,000 word dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout, and the Term 2 compulsory module Research Methodology helps you prepare.
In total you will study eight compulsory modules and one optional module, and complete a dissertation and a Research Methodology module.
Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop your business knowledge and personal skills with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team.
In total you will study eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.
You must have, or be expecting to obtain, an upper second class honours at Undergraduate level from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. This stream will suit a wide variety of candidates looking to break into business and we welcome applicants from all academic fields.
GMAT & GRE
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.