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Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc

Study in the historic Great Hall of Leicester Castle, originally built in 1150 and currently undergoing a £4.2 million refurbishment.

Overview

Reasons to study Business Management in the Creative Industries at DMU:

The Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc will provide a platform for students to enhance career prospects within the creative industries through a combination of theoretical and practical learning.

This programme is ideal for students coming from backgrounds in design, arts, media, technology design, gaming, film or other creative areas who are seeking to enhance their business skills. Students from other backgrounds who are interested in creative industries or in careers in marketing or advertising will also benefit from the course. A wide range of electives and options for the summer provide opportunities to tailor the programme to your interests.

This course will develop your theoretical and applied knowledge in areas such as entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, strategy, finance, people management, brand design and the future influence of technological innovations.

You will study a range of management issues and develop relevant skills for operating and managing in the creative industries, which have seen significant global growth in recent years.

Students will have the opportunity to either take part in a placement or an internship as part of the Executive Company Project, or participate in an Entrepreneurship Project or Practical Live Project. All of the project options allow you to apply knowledge from the course to a real-world business environment.

There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.

  • Option to pursue an Executive Company Project, Entrepreneurship Project or Practical Live Project
  • Personal leadership mentoring and career coaching
  • World-leading academics from the faculties of business, arts, humanities, design and technology.
  • Access to business research that is cited as world leading and internationally excellent by the independent and peer assessed Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular presentations by leading business figures
  • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
  • Modules that have been developed in partnership with business, with the objective of providing students with key skills needed to lead and succeed in today’s global business environment
  • Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35million Hugh Aston Building which has its own café and store
  • Access to a high tech 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments. This in addition to new amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre
  • Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics at the forefront of their fields
  • Excellent contact hours of 15 or more hours per week
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study Valuable links to Leicester’s Curve Theatre, the British Library, Channel 4, the BBC, Leicestershire TV/Channel  2020, BBC Leicester, Harborough FM, GV Gallery London, The Phoenix Partners, Global Radio Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, one of Europe’s largest comedy festivals, amongst others

 

 

Scholarships:
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N1N271
Jan: N1N272

Start dates: 
September 2017 (12 months) or January 2018 (15 months)

Location of study: Leicester Castle Business School

Fees and funding: £12,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

 

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N1N271
Jan: N1N272

Start dates: 
September 2017 (12 months) or January 2018 (15 months)

Location of study: Leicester Castle Business School

Fees and funding: £16,000

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

 

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should hold a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any subject.

 

English Language requirements

Applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade B or above.

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if an applicant has gained an undergraduate degree from a UK university, or gained their undergraduate degree from a non-UK but English language medium recognised university, or completed a UK professional body programme of study.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Management examines issues relevant to start-up organisations as well as financial management for developing businesses. You will focus on financial and management accounting, corporate finance, pricing strategies, legal obligations and taxation issues.
  • Strategic Management explores strategic management concepts and frameworks with key theoretical approaches to challenge convention in the field. You will learn about perspectives on strategy, performance objectives, strategic innovation and managing strategic change.
  • Business Creation and Innovation will introduce entrepreneurialism and enterprise skills as well as approaches to creating and running a new venture. This module covers innovation strategies, management skills and business creation processes. You will also have the chance to develop a business plan for a new venture and present to a panel of business people. 
  • Leadership and Talent Management looks at issues facing contemporary business in terms of leading, managing and developing talent. This module introduces people management skills and explores leadership, organisational culture and relevant national cultures, as well as methods of attracting talent.
  • Creative Technologies focuses on leading digital technologies and impact on the creative industries, providing an understanding of current possibilities and what may be possible in the future. This module will explore the context of digital cultures, convergence and pervasive media, interactive technologies, audiences, collaborative practice and commissioning and curating digital work.
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries considers the impact of the creative and design industries and the future influence of technological innovations. You will explore the relationship between creativity, innovation and design, the creative economy, challenges and opportunities in the sector, integrated digital life, design management and global creative leadership.
  • Integrated Brand Management covers brand design, sensory and emotional branding and historical, social and financial contexts. You will explore brand anatomy, audience, narrative and engagement, as well as looking at brand management in practice through brand creation and strategy in national and international settings.
  • The Business of the Performing Arts will provide an understanding of the business models that support the performing arts, focusing on theatre, music and musical theatre. You will analyse the conditions necessary for a performing arts business to succeed and evaluate the sustainability of performing arts organisations.
  • Creative Research Methods provides an overview of the history of creative research methods, the theories of ethics and explores critical, creative thinking and planning considerations. You will cover research planning, literature reviews, analysis discourse and writing for research purposes.

Either

  • Dissertation involves research informed by a critical discussion, relevant issues and evidence. You will evaluate research methods available, identify and critically review literature, analyse information and draw conclusions relevant to a critical area of the creative industries.  

Or

  • Entrepreneurship Project offers students the opportunity to turn a business idea into a business plan, to conduct preliminary research on the viability of the plan and receive feedback from experts.    

Or

  • Executive Company Project offers an opportunity to complete a practical management project in the workplace, so you can link theory to practice and develop practical skills for leadership. You will research a management issue provided by a sponsoring organisation, supported by both academic and work-based supervisors, while engaging with the business world.

De Montfort University reserves the right to revise, review or withdraw any of the content at any time without prior notice, including (but not limited to) courses, fees, funding and events.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test.

Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or executive company project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Facilities and features

Leicester Castle

The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world. 

Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

A degree in Business Management and the Creative Industries will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

You may choose to pursue careers in brand management, account management, talent management or a variety of other roles within the creative industries. 

You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

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We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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If you are unable to visit the university in person, we hold regular events where you can chat online with an adviser. Find out more.

Fees and Funding

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We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. Find out more about fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

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Meet us in your country

We frequently travel the world to meet talented and ambitious students where we offer guidance about your application and can often offer places straight away to suitably qualifies students. Find out more.

 
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