Fast-track your career in business, enhance your skills in entrepreneurship and learn strategies for successful business growth.
Would you like to set up your own business, join a fast-growing firm or widen your knowledge of management? This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
The MSc Management degree provides a fast-track into business for those with no previous experience and covers all key elements of management - innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, organisational change and human resources.
Modules such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation will develop your ability to create and successfully grow an organisation, while courses on Accounting and Human Resource Management will equip you with a range of knowledge and skills in managing the financial side of the business and motivating employees. You will master the principles of Marketing in order to research your market and promote your business.
You will learn to identify opportunities and risks in the global business environment in the module Trends in Global Business and Management. Building on Alliance Manchester Business School's leading position in the field, the module Sustainability and Social Responsibility will show how your business can improve the environment and benefit society as a whole.
The Business Research Project provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your talent and showcase your new skills through a specific case study of a company or organisational issue. Taking place in the final semester, allows you to engage with the issues that you will experience in the workplace. Throughout the programme, field trips to major companies and external speakers provide opportunities to learn best-practice from managers and senior leaders.
Course units details
During the course, you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semesters one and two total 120 credits which can be viewed in the list below.
Semester 3 modules are also compulsory and will consist of two 15-credit modules and one 30-credit module that focuses on a business research project, during which you work in groups and individually. The project allows you to reflect on everyday challenges faced by managers, builds on your learning and links it with real-world business practice allowing you to showcase your management and research skills.
Recent topic areas include fast fashion, pharmaceuticals and corporate tax avoidance.
We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with a first or upper second class honours (2:1), or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Applicants should note that the MSc Management has been designed specifically as a conversion course for students with no previous experience in business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management will be assumed, the course will move at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding.
When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.