Creative Business Management

MA - UCA Epsom - 2019


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Studying MA Creative Business Management at the UCA Business School for the Creative Industries will push you to the forefront of management in one of the UK’s most successful business sectors. The course will enable you to further develop your creative management skills business acumen which will support your professional development in your preferred creative industry. 

This one-year master’s degree will teach you high-level business content and will enable you to collaborate with other Creative Business and Media postgraduate students. Your learning programme will highlight the specialised leadership challenges and opportunities of the creative industries ­– such as fashion, film and TV, animation, architecture or computer games – with a focus on creative business. 

Every course within our Business School portfolio is taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skill set required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. Our teaching programmes are all project based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries in order to produce well-rounded, highly employable graduates with a highly-regarded qualification.

Our MA Creative Business Management course is taught at UCA Epsom, home of UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries. With the UK's creative industries booming, valued at £84 billion last year and creating thousands of jobs, this course is perfectly suited to those with a business background and enthusiasm for creative subjects.

Learning through seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will have the unique opportunity to work with MA Creative Marketing & Advertising students in your first term. You will use in-depth knowledge of the creative economy and how businesses operate to develop your professional working skills, both autonomously and collaboratively.

As you progress through the course you will explore the unique identity of international business practice and strategy specific to creative practices. We will encourage you to challenge preconceptions and highlight opportunities for professional business development within your own preferred subject area.

With the continuing support of UCA’s professional teaching staff, you will develop a final resolved creative business project related to your professional area of interest. Your work will relate directly to your career aspirations, so you will graduate with well-rounded creative business acumen and an internationally recognised qualification to enter your chosen profession at a high level.

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019

Entry requirements:

Honours degree, normally 2.1 or above, and/or relevant work experience

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Course details

  • Term 1

    The Business Lecture Series
    This unit allows you to explore contemporary business practices central to today's global creative industry. It will allow you to build a portfolio of knowledge pertinent to your chosen area of business. You will be introduced to a series of successful business professionals who will not only inspire you creatively but also educate you on the realities of industry practice. 

    Creative Thinking
    This unit introduces you to definitions and concepts of creativity. It allows you to explore what creativity is and reflect methods of creativity with concepts of taste, consumer need as well as user interface. Throughout this unit you will be required to implement creative processes using various techniques connected with the development of creative skills.

    International Finance, Accounting and Reporting
    The aim of this unit is to further develop your knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques and to support management in your planning, controlling and decision making both within industry and within the service sector.

  • Term 2

    People and Management
    Thousands of books have been written about management over the past century and this unit will explore historical and contemporary approaches to it. You will also look at different ways to motivate staff, how to manage fall out of restructuring and how to manage yourself as a manager.

    International Business Strategy
    Throughout this unit you will be expected to critically examine the strategic management process as it applies to internationally oriented organisations in order to remain and sustain competitiveness within the ever changing and demanding international as well as industrial environments.

  • Term 3

    Ideas Development and Business Proposal
    This unit will focus on practice research and analysis and you will be required to define and develop individual concepts for business proposals. Your research and practice will be directed and guided by a project proposal in which you negotiate and review your business management practice with your tutors.

    Final Creative Business Project
    The Final Creative Business Project unit is the culmination of your studies and will form a framework for the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your MA. Building on your Project management knowledge from previous units, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply academic and practical knowledge at a strategic level, often valued by business consultancy organisations and employers.

  • Fees

    Uncover all the costs involved, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to.

  • Fee discounts & scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Facilities

The MA courses at UCA Epsom share a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment.

How to apply - 2019 entry

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When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

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Your portfolio

No formal portfolio is required for this course. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities. If you wish to bring work for discussion at your interview, you're welcome to do so.

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