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Why study with us

Balance theory and practice as you prepare for careers across a range of specialist business and management disciplines. Our academic and practitioner experts will use up-to-the-minute research to deliver future-focused, challenge-led programmes.


Internationally accredited

Recognised for excellence, we’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).


Career enhancer service

You’ll benefit from dedicated support from our professional advisers to identify work experience opportunities, live business projects and insights to advance your career ambitions.


Research excellence

Achieved the highest possible score for research enviornment and placed 2nd for research power (REF 2021).


Accounting and Finance (MSc)

Full time

Shape innovation in all areas of business while appreciating the significance of accounting and finance for creating a more responsible and sustainable society.

Business Administration (MBA)

Full time, Part time

Tackle leadership challenges and consider the economic, social and environmental impact of global business.

Business Administration with Artificial Intelligence (MBA)

Full time

This programme is designed for people like you; people with relevant work or technical experience, who have the ambition to accelerate their progression to senior leadership roles through a period of focused study and personal development.

Business Management (MSc)

Full time

Become an effective manager who can offer creative solutions to a variety of business challenges.

Business Management with a Professional Placement Year (MSc)

Full time with sandwich year

Become an effective manager who can offer creative solutions to a variety of business challenges.

Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Full time

Develop your own business plan for a new venture with support from academic experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

Economics (MSc)

Full time

Apply advanced economic theory to reframe and resolve contemporary socio-political challenges.

Finance (MSc)

Full time

Challenge yourself on this practice-focused programme and develop the confidence, knowledge and skills for a successful career in finance.

Financial Economics (MSc)

Full time

Gain the analytical, qualitative and quantitative skills to respond to economic problems faced by government agencies, central banks, financial institutions and industry.

Human Resource Management (MSc)

Full time, Part time

Develop professional HR skills from our academic and practitioner experts on this CIPD-accredited programme.

International Economics, Banking and Finance (MSc)

Full time

See the ‘big picture’ of the macro economy and develop skills to tackle monetary, banking, financial and economic problems across continents.

International Human Resource Management (MSc)

Full time

Acquire the expertise to become a responsible HR practitioner in a global business world.

International Management (MSc)

Full time

Learn tools and techniques to recognise and resolve ethical dilemmas in global business.

Logistics and Operations Management (MSc)

Full time

Develop the knowledge and skills to manage these critical business functions.

Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc)

Full time

Examine the maritime industry through multiple disciplines on this practically oriented programme.

Marketing (MSc)

Full time

Bring your interests and expertise to a marketing programme designed for students from any disciplinary background.

Strategic Marketing (MSc)

Full time

Carve out your niche in the global marketing world with our practically focused programme.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Full time

Become a supply chain manager of the future and learn from academics at the forefront of their field.

Accounting and Finance (PhD)

Full-time, part-time

The Accounting and Finance Section at Cardiff Business School has an established and expanding worldwide reputation for conducting high quality theoretical and empirical research in accounting and finance and related fields.

Business Studies (PhD)

Full-time, part-time

Our Business Studies PhD involves one year of research training followed by three years’ work on your PhD topic.

Economics (PhD)


Our Economics PhD programme involves two years of advanced course work.

Logistics and Operations Management (PhD)

Full-time, part-time

We aim to be the world's leading interdisciplinary teams of academics in advancing knowledge, theory and practice in logistics and operations management.

Management, Employment and Organisation (PhD)

Full-time, part-time

As well as promoting research of an international quality, the section aims to deliver research-led teaching of an outstanding quality and to provide a supportive environment for the development of academic researchers and educators.

Marketing and Strategy (PhD)

Full-time, part-time

The Marketing and Strategy Section at Cardiff Business School undertakes and publishes innovative and original research on the formulation and implementation of effective market strategies at domestic and international levels.

Meet our students and alumni

Curious about postgraduate life at Cardiff Business School?

Meet our students as they share their experiences.

Meet Faruk Hosen, who studies Economics (MSc).

My postgraduate experience at Cardiff Business School - Economics (MSc)

Meet Faruk Hosen, who studies Economics (MSc).

Meet Kit, who studies Marketing (MSc).

My postgraduate experience at Cardiff Business School - Marketing MSc

Meet Kit, who studies Marketing (MSc).

Meet Darshan, who studies Strategic Marketing (MSc).

My postgraduate experience at Cardiff Business School - Strategic Marketing (MSc)

Meet Darshan, who studies Strategic Marketing (MSc).

Lina tells us why she would recommend studying Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc).

Lina's story: Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc)

Lina tells us why she would recommend studying Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc).

Meet Noor and Annie who study Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc).

Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc) at Cardiff University

Meet Noor and Annie who study Maritime Policy and Shipping Management (MSc).

Our disciplines

Accounting and finance

Our accounting and finance programmes offer a challenging and stimulating combination of applied and academic study.

Business and management

Exploring employment relations, organisation studies and management, with a particular focus on public sector management and public policy.


We teach across a range of specialisms in economics including macroeconomics, game theory, and labour economics.

Logistics and operations management

Bringing together interdisciplinary skills in business, mathematics, economics, engineering, geography, and psychology.

Marketing and strategy

We explore the core foundations of marketing and strategy including competitive advantage, new product development and consumer behaviour.

Our talks and videos

Our Public Value purpose

We’re a business school with a mission to deliver social improvement alongside economic development. We call this Public Value.

The great thing about being a Client Manager at Gartner is that there are no regular days. I might have a client workshop or presentation, an internal solutioning session, research, time spent on client deliverables for an engagement, or many other activities. Studying at Cardiff Business School really developed my critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills, all of which come in handy every day.
Giacomo Corsini MSc Strategic Marketing

Learn more about us

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Our professional networks

We’ve developed relationships with businesses of all kinds to help us deliver a unique learning experience for our students. With their support, you’ll have opportunities to undertake work placements, tackle live business projects, collaborate with our entrepreneurs in residence, as well as attend guest lectures, field trips and workshops.

Business School students

We stand for public value

We’re a business school with a purpose and our mission is clear – to make a positive impact on the world. We value more than just economic success. We want to bring humanity, sustainability, generosity and innovation to the business sector. The business of changing the world is ours. Together we can make a difference.

Cardiff MBA students

Postgraduate research

Prepare for your research career in academia, as a business practitioner or public policy decision-maker on our doctoral programmes. You’ll be provided with the tools, support and opportunities to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and generate impact and value in your chosen academic field.

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Student support

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Funding your studies

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Living costs

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Next steps


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