If you want to orientate your earlier degree qualification towards a career in management, this Masters programme will qualify you to succeed.

Building on your graduate capabilities, you’ll gain the management and leadership skills needed to manage:

  • the business
  • people and their performance
  • crises and change
  • projects and the associated risks

You will develop strategies to deal with global challenges and opportunities facing businesses. You can combine your management studies with a wide range of specialisms, depending on your preferred career path.

Learn from case studies and real-life projects how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.

You’ll be joining leading practitioners through the university’s Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series and hearing from them, first hand, about critical aspects of real-time management issues.

Management (MSc) is dual accredited by CMI. This means you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your degree.‌

This conversion degree course includes off-campus learning events embedded in a number of its modules and an ‘urban experience’ element demonstrating the fundamental importance of team-building within a business context.

Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings and has also been rated the best in Scotland by some of the most influential higher education surveys. The teaching staff is all research active and leading figures in their field. Their publications focus on some of the most forward-thinking management theories currently being considered.

Degree Combinations

  • Management and Finance MSc
  • Management and Accounting MSc
  • Management and Marketing MSc
  • Management and Human Resources MSc
  • Management and International Business MSc
  • Management and Banking MSc
  • Management and Strategy MSc


Teaching & Assessment

There are two start dates – September and January.

The September intake will do ALL taught elements before a project element. January entrants do half the taught modules, then the project, then the remaining taught modules

A foundation module runs in the first two weeks of each intake.

How you will be taught

All staff is research active and whenever relevant, eg their advisory role in public policy, use their expertise to inform teaching at the relevant level.

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, group-work and student presentations. Directed reading is an integral part of all modules with credit given for evidence of wide reading in assessments. All modules provide opportunities for you to acquire and practice applicable skills (eg problem solving, case study analysis, group working).

How you will be assessed

All modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final assessment held at the end of each Semester with a re-sit opportunity shortly thereafter. Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree.

Course content

The programme begins with a two-week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces you to the university’s learning resources (e.g. the library and study skills support) and encourages you to work in ‘teams’ exchanging your intellectual assets for mutual benefit.

You’ll then study five compulsory modules covering operation and change management, strategic management and organizational analysis, performance measurement and reporting, marketing management strategy, and managing people and organizations. A summer project in your specialist area completes the core modules.

You’ll also take three modules in your specialist pathway (which you will choose after the two-week Foundation module).

Current Pathways include:

  • Management
  • Management and Accounting
  • Management and Banking
  • Management and Finance
  • Management and Human Resource Management
  • Management and International Business
  • Management and Marketing
  • Management and Strategy

These specialisms allow you to strengthen your knowledge in a particular area - in addition to the core management modules, you can focus your optional modules on the area in which you wish to specialize.



  • Foundation Management and Business Statistics (BU51007)
  • Performance Measurement and Reporting (September) (BU51006)
  • Operations Management and Change (September) (BU51008)
  • Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis (September) (CP52044)
  • Marketing Management and Strategy (January) (BU52008)
  • Managing People and Organisations (January) (CP51016)
  • Management Project Report (Summer) (CP50051)

Plus three modules from the following options for each pathway

Management – three modules from:

  • Corporate Governance (September) (BU51001)
  • Corporate Finance (September) (BU51002)
  • Principles of Marketing as Creative Practice (September) (BU51015)
  • Leadership and Decision Making (September) (CP52060)
  • Personnel Economics for Managers (January) (BU52024)
  • Applied Business Statistics (January) (BU52018)
  • Project Management Processes (January) (CP52055)

Management and Accounting – three modules from:

  • Business Accounting (September) (BU51009)
  • Corporate Governance (September) (BU51001)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (January) (BU52013)
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues* (January) (BU52004)

*Requires prior knowledge of accountancy.

Management and Banking – three modules from:

  • Current Issues in Banking and Finance (September) (BU51012)
  • International Banking (September) (BU51011)
  • Money, Investment, and Banking Systems (January) (BU52009)
  • Quantitative Methods (January) (BU52002)

Management and Finance – three modules from:

  • Corporate Finance (September) (BU51002)
  • Global Financial Markets (September) (BU51013)
  • Global Risk Analysis (January) (BU52006)
  • Applied Business Statistics (January) (BU52018)
  • Forecasting for Business* (January) (BU52023)

*BU52023 requires knowledge of statistics and must be taken with BU52018

Management and Human Resource Management – three modules from:

  • Corporate Governance (September) (BU51001)
  • Human Resources Management Strategies (September) (BU51018)
  • International Human Resource Management (January) (BU52021)
  • Personnel Economics for Managers (January) (BU52024)

Management and Marketing – three modules from:

  • Principles of Marketing as Creative Practice (September) (BU51015)
  • Customer Experience Design (September) (BU51017)
  • Brand Media and Digital Marketing (January) (BU52025)
  • Project Management Processes (January) (CP52055)

Management and Strategy – three modules from:

  • Stakeholder Management and Business (September) (CP52062)
  • Risk and Crisis Management (September) (CP52070)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (January) (BU52013)
  • Strategic Decisions for Business (January) (BU52019)


At Dundee, our master’s courses prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world and in whatever sector you plan to work. Employers expect their postgraduate recruits to have advanced technical and communication skills, to be confident team-workers, independent researchers, good project-managers and to be at the leading edge of their specialism. University of Dundee Business School designs its degree courses to respond to these demands.

This qualification gives you the management and leadership skills to increase your employability and contribution to society. The course prepares you to work in small firms, in large multinational firms with global office networks, in the public sector or in international and charitable organizations. Roles generally include meeting a wide cross-section of people, the provision of advice, management and technical services.

At Dundee, you’ll be working with other students from around the world – opening up global possibilities.

You’ll be able to make use of the University's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently present yourself to the world's top employers.

Entry Requirements

Generally, a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience, and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0

  • Listening 5.5
  • Reading 5.5
  • Writing 5.5
  • Speaking 5.5

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

About Dundee

Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people….Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.

Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.

The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.

Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.

Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.

“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.

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