Master's in Management

London School of Economics and Political Science

Program Description

Master's in Management

London School of Economics and Political Science

Master's in Management

The Master’s in Management (MiM) is a 2-year programme designed for students with little or no prior experience in business or management, providing a route to transition into an outstanding management and leadership career.

The programme provides a deep understanding of how markets and organisations work, and the environment in which business operates.

Education is delivered in the form of a well-rounded training in both quantitative, analytical and numerical skills, and qualitative critical thinking, presentation and communication skills. The programme also incorporates practical employment experience in the form of a Master’s in Management Capstone Course (professional development programme and business consulting project), and a summer internship.

This strong foundation of understanding, skills and practical experience makes our graduates highly sought-after by employers.

We are the only programme in the UK to offer a dual degree with the prestigious CEMS Master’s in International Management programme, ranked #7 in the 2013 Financial Times European Master’s in Management Rankings.

2-year advantage

The 2-year format of the programme allows students to train in the core foundations of management in their first year, and then develop their talent in a specialist area (or areas) of interest in their second year:

  • Year 1: general foundations of management
  • Year 2: specialise in your own area(s) of interest with training from world-class faculty in a range of subjects across the LSE, for example marketing, HR, finance, accounting, international management (spending a term abroad at a partner school), public sector management, organisational psychology, and a wide range of other areas.

We believe the second year of the programme is fundamentally important to our Master’s in Management, as the specialisation in year 2 gives graduates an ‘edge’ over others with a more basic general training, when applying for jobs. Having a specialist area of expertise enables graduates to integrate more easily into a company (with the company needing to provide much less training and development to bring a new employee into a specific role). The second year of the programme essentially acts as a career ‘accelerator’, enabling our graduates to enter job roles at a more advanced level than they would with a non-specialist 1-year programme.

Not a typical MiM

A number of other Master's in Management programmes are available in London, the UK and the rest of the world. Our programme covers the typical subject areas essential to a high quality MiM, providing a standard of academic training recognised and valued by employers across the globe.

However, our approach is different. We are a core department fully integrated into our leading university (ranked #2 in the world for social sciences and management), rather than a free-standing school of business or management. We apply the LSE’s tradition of academic excellence, critical thinking and analysis to the field of management, to get to the root of the social, political and economic structures in which global business operates.

Rather than simply teaching current business frameworks and toolkits, we provide a deeper understanding of business in the real world context, and our graduates are capable of more than simply fitting in to the current business world – instead we provide them with the training to become innovative leaders driving positive change in business and society, and thriving with future challenges in the fast-changing world over a lifelong career. We believe this gives a tangible advantage to our graduates as they enter the job market.

Key features of the LSE MiM

  • 2-year programme enabling students from any background to transition into a management career
  • Curriculum offers a wide range of optional elective courses from academic departments across the LSE, enabling a uniquely broad learning experience across a range of inter-connected disciplines
  • Opportunity to specialise and customise your programme according to your own interests in year 2
  • Internationally diverse class based in the heart of London
  • International study options with CEMS Master’s in International Management dual degree programme, or MiM Exchange term
  • Tailored careers support and development of professional employment experience are provided with a professional development programme, summer internship and business project

Key facts

Degree: Postgraduate Master of Science

Study mode: Full-time

Duration: 24 months

Class size: 120

Fees: £23,064 (first year only). Second year fees to be confirmed. Currently set at £24,976 for 2016/17

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme and other scholarships.

Admissions requirements: First or upper second class bachelor's degree in any discipline.

Work experience: Anything from 3 months to 5 years is an advantage and should be explained in your personal statement and resume.

GRE/GMAT requirement: Graduates of all non-UK institutions must submit a GRE or GMAT score.

Application code: N1UH

Application deadline: None, rolling admissions. However, early application is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Employment statistics: 98% of students in work/further study 6 months after graduating. Median salary £35,000

Programme Director: Dr Sandy Pepper

Related topics: Executive Global Master's in Management, MSc International Management, MSc Management & Strategy

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
24 months
Full time
23,978 GBP
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date: Aug. 2017
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United Kingdom - London, England
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