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University launches online Management Masters degrees, designed for a global audience

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Published on 23 April 2020

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The University of Sunderland has launched four new online Management Masters degrees targeted at ambitious professionals and graduates across the UK and the world.

Entirely delivered online the new programmes can be studied from anywhere in the world and will equip students with the skills and knowledge to establish themselves as successful managers and transformational leaders, across a broad spectrum of careers.

Classes for the MSc degrees start in June 2020 and will include a core MSc Management programme and specialisms in three key business disciplines:


MSc Management

MSc Management with HR

MSc Management with Marketing

MSc Management with Finance


The flexible, online delivery of the degrees will require no visits to campus, making them well-suited to busy adult learners, who can find a time for study that fits with their work and family commitments, such as in the evening or even during the daily commute or lunch break.

Students on the programmes will join an online community of fellow students in a highly interactive and collaborative virtual learning environment featuring discussion boards, forums and group activities.

Proud of its reputation as a welcoming and supportive place to study, the University of Sunderland will offer each online student a dedicated Student Success Co-ordinator, who will be offer study guidance from enrolment to graduation.



Professor Jon Timmis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Commercial), said: “In today’s increasingly dynamic and demanding global employment market, employers strive to identify and recruit strategic thinkers with a broad skill-set and knowledge base across the disciplines of business and management.

"High-quality postgraduate qualifications can set students apart and provide them with the knowledge and capabilities to help them achieve career success.

“These new online Masters degrees build on our proud track-record as a global university, providing distance learning to students across the UK and across the world. They are specifically designed to expand access to high-quality education in business and management, and ultimately to unlock the career potential of the senior leaders of tomorrow.”

The 100% online Masters courses have been developed by the academics at the University of Sunderland’s Business and Management School, in partnership with online learning experts Higher Ed Partners.

The University has won accolades for its ‘world leading’ research in Business* and received a 5-star rating for teaching in the QS rankings 2019.


*Most recent Research Excellence Framework