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Creative Business Management MA

Creative Business Management
MA

Course overview

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 - 1 year full-time

Campus -  Epsom

Entry requirements - Honours degree and/or relevant work experience

Course details

Course details

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.

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.

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.

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £12,400

  • EU students full-time - £12,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £18,020 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £17,300 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly. 

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

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

Course specifications

 

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

Facilities

The business courses at UCA Epsom have 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. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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Business School studios, UCA Epsom

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Business School studios, UCA Epsom

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Business School, UCA Epsom

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Business School, UCA Epsom

Entry requirements

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.

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Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College