MSc Business Management


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Total Credits


Other Options
90 ECTS (18 Months, EUR 9000)
120 ECTS (24 Months, EUR 11520)

Duration (Months)


Total program Fee

7200 EUR

Includes tuition and all other applicable fees



Program Overview

The term “management” refers to wide-ranging roles and responsibilities that managers fulfill as part of their duties in organizations. Effective management calls for concerted efforts to meet organizational objectives and use appropriate strategies to enhance the company’s profitability and sustainability in the long run. 


MSc in Business Management offers comprehensive content that will equip you with the necessary skills and capabilities to start and manage an organization. The program will provide you with a sound theoretical foundation in business management, stimulating your analytical and problem-solving skills in several areas. A thorough understanding of economics, accounting, marketing, management, and leadership will hone your knowledge in almost everything needed to manage an established business or a start-up. 


The program will develop you as an effective manager who is deft in applying strategic management, innovation, and critical thinking capabilities in different business domains. The extensiveness of this program makes it one of the most sought-after courses for learners looking forward to having a broad understanding of business and management areas. You will learn by doing through optional internships, company visits, seminars, and real-life company projects.  


Educational Objectives


After completing the course, students would be able to:

  • Develop managerial skills to create positive business solutions, make entrepreneurial innovations, and promote continuous learning.
  • Identify ethical dilemmas and apply sustainability principles to handle the same.
  • Apply financial methods, risk-assessment approaches, and economic principles to add value to the business.
  • Apply management theories to real-life business scenarios to explore relevant opportunities in business and optimize those opportunities to excel in your career.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to analyze and solve real-world business issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle strategic and operational business issues for the benefit of stakeholders.
  • Use appropriate research skills to make effective business decisions in a dynamic business environment.
  • Collaborate effectively with employees, and devise adequate strategies to motivate and retain them.
  • Negotiate with business partners to explore sustainable business options, and devise appropriate strategies to make profitable business deals.

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Business Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Business Management specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Business Management field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 of 10 electives in Finance and Investment related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-up Programs

  1. MSc in Business Management also allows an option to top-up programs for 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS.
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for higher credits.
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively.
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager. For On-Campus programs, we recommend that you decide for the program tenure at time of admission.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

Who is the Program for:

  1. Graduates aspiring to join banking, accounting, stock exchange, and investment firms.
  2. Professionals seeking to specialize in financial management for better career options.
  3. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or expand businesses
  4. Professionals looking forward to gaining expertise in financial aspects to enhance business processes and profitability
  5. Professionals seeking to explore London and New York’s financial districts and join high-end businesses.
Foundation - Core Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Transformational Management
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing in a Digital World
Accounting for Financial Reporting

Foundation – Global Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Financial Management
Why We Buy: Understanding Customer Behavior and Improving Customer Experience
Operations Management
Marketing Research

Operational Expert – Global Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Financial Statement Analysis
Private Equity and Venture Capital
International Trade and Finance
Negotiations and Bargaining
Corporate Restructuring and Downsizing

Strategic Expert – Global Management For 90 and 120 ECTS

Business Statistics
Financial Investments
Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise
Practical Pricing and Revenue Management
Planning and Implementing a Retail Strategy
Global Strategy
Strategic Issues in Information Technology
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Applications in Industry
Risk Analysis and Assessment
Open Innovation and its Impact on Business and Society
Master Thesis


• For top-up award, choose 5 of 10 electives and a Master thesis.

• On-Campus students pursuing 90 ECTS Masters are required to do subject specific internship. They are still required to study the courses online.

Be a Leader – Global Management For 120 ECTS

Research Methododology
Business Analytics
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Leadership 20/40
Capstone Consulting Project


On-Campus Students must complete compulsory internship along with optional studying of above courses in online mode.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth


Outcomes and Careers:

MSc in Business Management equips you with adequate skills required to start your venture or excel in the career you already have. It will enable you to work with reputed multinational and international firms and expose you to different real-world scenarios in a volatile business environment. You will nurture your overall personality by engaging with people of various backgrounds, working in other countries, and managing different business processes. You will develop the problem-solving ability, creative mindset, and experiential learning crucial to working in a contemporary business environment. 

Why You Should Study MSc in Business Management

  • 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement is because of managers- a survey conducted by Interact
  • 69 percent of managers find it challenging to communicate with employees – a study by Interact


Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.



Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline


Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at  for exploring this pathway.


Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years


English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication


  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.


    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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