Why choose this course
This is a masters course that will excite your competitive nature and feed your ambition.
Designed with a close eye on the international graduate job market, our MSc Management course allows you to convert to this subject area from another field and start an exciting career.
You’ll be exposed to the world of business practice and learn from real examples – and our excellent teaching and links with industry will give you an edge with employers. Sourced from prominent organisations, practitioners and scholars, our academic content reflects the latest internationally-renowned research being conducted at Surrey Business School.
What you will study
This course is defined by its focus on developing you as a forward-looking, creative and business-savvy professionals.
The first half will give you a thorough knowledge of management practice and theory. You’ll cover a variety of fascinating areas such as organisational theory, behaviour and practice, strategy, marketing, operations, and accounting and finance.
The second half of the course will equip you with practical business knowledge that will appeal to prospective employers. You will learn about cutting edge developments and trends in business and management. You’ll take part in projects designed to enable you to demonstrate your academic and professional potential in collaboration with industry professionals, work on consulting assignments, and gain international exposure.
As part of this course, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a Professional Training placement, where you can apply what you’ve learnt in a relevant organisation and gain practical experience for your CV.
We provide support and guidance to help you secure a placement alongside access to vacancy portals, which include thousands of placement opportunities every year and let you discover companies we’re connected with. We can also vet and support you for a placement at a new company that you approach. We don’t usually place students directly.
If you choose not to complete a placement or do not secure a placement, you’ll complete nine months of teaching and then spend three months working on a dissertation. This means you’ll complete this course in 12 months.
If you choose and secure a placement, you’ll complete nine months of teaching and then spend three to six months working on placement. This means you’ll complete the course in 15 months instead of 12.
International study trip
You can choose to apply your knowledge and skills from across this course internationally by choosing the ‘International Study Project’ module. This module gives you the opportunity to experience a different business, cultural and economic environment. It also lets you study an in-depth aspect of business and management that is particularly relevant to the country you travel to.
We choose locations for the ‘International Study Project’ for their particularly relevant business, economic or cultural characteristics: for example, it might be that a city, region or an entire country stands out for its innovative clusters, social entrepreneurship, specific industries or economic conditions.
Working in teams of between three and five, you’ll consolidate and deepen your understanding of the relevant areas of study through a live challenge set by the client organisation. You’ll conduct background research, engage with the client organisation, and collect, analyse and interpret relevant data to develop novel, evidence-based solutions to the problems set out in the client brief. You’ll then prepare a consulting report and present it to the client organisation and for assessment by the module team.
As a result, in addition to developing your cultural awareness and international business acumen, you’ll also be developing your professional and consulting skills.