Every organisation demands high-level management in order to run smoothly and efficiently. From strategy and policy to development and innovation, strong managers lead successful businesses, driving them forward and raising their profile, profits and reputation.
The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Operations pathway. Students also have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, tailoring the programme to their exact requirements.
Find out more about the core Management MSc and other specialist pathways:
Management: Organisational Leadership & Change MSc
Management: Strategy MSc
Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities. This programme supports a variety of careers, including consulting, research & policymaking, and management positions within both in SMEs and large multinationals. Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway have the opportunity to explore starting-up their own business.
A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in business, management, economics, accounting, finance or a similar subject area in Business. Students without prior study in Business might be interested in our MSc International Business.
Contemporary Issues in Management (10 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
Environment of Business (10 credits)
Principles of Responsible Business (10 credits)
Research Methods (10 credits)
Strategic Management (10 credits)
Operations Management (10 credits)
Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
Organisational Reliability and Resilience (10 credits)
Service Operations Management (10 credits)
Value Chains, Outsourcing and Procurement (10 credits)
Choose any two modules from the following:
Advanced Strategy (10 credits)
Entrepreneurship: Business Start-Up (10 credits)
Innovation Management (10 credits)
Entrepreneurship: Advanced Topics (10 credits)
International Business Strategy (10 credits)
Leading and Managing Change and Crisis (10 credits)
Strategic Leadership (10 credits)
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
The programme is structured into three components; six core foundation subjects (60 credits), one of four specialist pathways (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). The MSc Management programme is assessed by individual coursework, group coursework, and examinations.
Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit dissertation (10,000 – 12,000 words), where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor.
Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway will also have the opportunity to explore starting-up their own business.
For those without a business, management or economics background please also see our MSc International Business programme.
1 July 2021 is the application deadline for international students applying through the student route who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
Selected admissions process