Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in 2017 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business and those looking to progress in their existing careers.

Programme overview

Our MSc in Management will give you an in-depth understanding of the management techniques used in a variety of business situations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in relevant scenarios. You will learn to conduct methodological research into corporate and management issues and to devise your own concepts incisively and sensitively. Blending classic management techniques with the very latest in management thinking, the programme encompasses international issues and diverse national business characteristics and settings.

Programme structure

You will take five core electives in the first term (Sep-Dec) and the core Methods of Research course in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term, you will also be able to choose two option courses which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, case studies, workshops and practical simulation exercises.

Industry links

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience on our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and as a student, you will benefit from the expertise of a range of high-profile guest speakers. Past speakers have included the Managing Director of First ScotRail, the Chairman of Tesco and the Head of Strategy at AEGON. Talks are given on a range of topics, including the nature and practice of management consultancy, and how to build a sustainable business.


Career opportunities

Our MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential management positions and business roles, such as project manager, business development manager, marketing officer and operations analyst. The programme is highly regarded by leading employers who regularly seek to recruit our students. Our graduates have secured positions with high-profile firms including PPMG, E&Y and Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Morgan Stanley.

Learning outcomes

The programme places a strong emphasis on the practical skills essential to successful management careers. As well as core and option courses, students will participate in tutorials, workshops and management simulation exercises.

This will give you the opportunity to go beyond purely theoretical knowledge to gain a more practical understanding of real life management problems. It will also provide invaluable opportunities to engage in teamwork and problem-solving strategies.

During the course of their studies students will develop:

  • A knowledge framework which encompasses diverse perspectives and disciplines within management to understand the complexity of managing an organisation in a changing business environment.
  • An understanding of how the acquired theoretical knowledge can be put into practice. A critical awareness of discipline-based concepts and approaches to analysing and master contemporary management problems.
  • In-depth knowledge and insight in specific management-related areas.
  • The ability to acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information sources needed to develop a sophisticated understanding of a rapidly changing international and national business context.

Entry requirements

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification

Supporting your application

Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.

Applications from current undergraduates

Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date.

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Last updated October 30, 2018
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18,800 GBP
Home/EU students. £ 23500 Overseas students.
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