Masters in Management

London School of Economics and Political Science

Program Description

Masters in Management

London School of Economics and Political Science


The Master’s in Management is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader over a lifetime career.

For students wishing to launch their career in management, this programme will give you a foundation in the fundamentals of managing people and organisations within the real-world context of business today. Core courses will develop your skills in business analysis, marketing, financial management, people management, leadership and strategy.

The curriculum will take an in-depth analytical approach throughout, enabling you to critically assess the latest trends and theories in management, and gain a true understanding of the social, economic and political forces which impact on organisations worldwide. A business project and international field trip will develop your practical skills as a talented and intelligent manager and enable you to use your insights from the programme to create real-world, practical managerial solutions.

You will graduate from the programme as an insightful, analytical and strategic management, and stand out from other business school graduates with the ability to take on new and unknown challenges throughout your lifelong career in the fast-moving global business environment.

We are launching this new programme for the first intake of students in September 2017.


We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the Master's in Management curriculum upholds this tradition for academic excellence.

A series of core courses will develop your intellectual and practical skills in the core pillars of management, providing an essential foundation for your career as a manager at the level of individual staff, teams and the business organisation as a whole. In addition to this core foundation, this unique Master's in Management programme has been developed with LSE's expertise in the global social, economic and political environment. The programme curriculum will provide you with a unique understanding of the real and complex challenges in global business today, to provide a real-world context to the management skills you develop.

An international study trip incorporating company visits and project work, plus a practical business project working with a cross-cultural team of classmates, will give you exposure to the real-world business environment and grow your practical managerial talent.

Pre-sessional course (non-assessed)

Students are required to attend a pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the programme and explore LSE. This course will provide the necessary basic pre-requisites to succeed on the programme and its core courses and will provide additional professional and personal development opportunities to set you on your chosen career path.

Compulsory core courses (4.0 units)

Autumn term

  • Foundations of Management - Operations and Economics (0.5 unit)
    Exploring the fundamental foundations of management theory and practice, with a focus on operations management and managerial economics.
  • Business Analysis (0.5 unit)
    Providing a fundamental foundation in data presentation, analysis and statistical thinking in the context of business problems.
  • Marketing Management (0.5 unit)
    Building knowledge in the key analytical frameworks, technical tools and concepts which are fundamental to effective marketing strategy.
  • Organisational Behaviour (0.5 unit)
    Developing an understanding of human behaviour in the workplace, founded in psychological theory.

Spring term

  • Financial and Management Accounting (0.5 unit)
    Providing an introduction to financial accounting and management accounting, including reporting and regulation, information and cost management, and performance measurement.
  • Finance II (0.5 unit)
    Developing an overview of financial decision making at a corporate level, and understanding strategic decisions from a financial perspective.

Summer term

  • Examinations for the courses above

Summer modules

Block modules taught during the summer vacation, following the completion of examinations

  • Strategy and Innovation in a Global Context (0.5 unit)
    Building an in-depth understanding of the drivers of profitability for firms in the economy, in order to design managerial strategies to improve a firm and defend its competitive advantage in both the short- and long-term.
  • Business in the Global Environment (0.5 unit)
    Focusing on globalisation to develop an understanding of the external, economy-wide factors which affect the performance and management of firms in today's global economy.
  • Leadership in Practice (non-assessed)
    A practical professional development course building specific skills required by leaders in organisations, including coaching, team leadership, performance management, presentation skills, upward management, giving and receiving feedback, and facilitating creativity.

Optional elective courses (1.0 unit)

In addition to the programme's core courses, you will also have the chance to select up to two optional elective courses during the Spring term of the programme in order to tailor the programme to your own interests and career goals. Elective courses are available in a wide range of topics from the Department of Management and other leading departments across LSE, including HR, technology management, business innovation, social entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, accounting and a vast variety of other subjects.

Career development with the Master's in Management

LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers, and you will graduate from the Master's in Management with a well-rounded portfolio of managerial and leadership skills. You will also gain a unique in-depth understanding of real business challenges in today's rapidly changing international environment, which is not a feature in the curriculum of many traditional graduate business degrees. We believe this unique approach to the discipline of management, grounded in a real-world business context, will set you apart in the job market upon graduation as a strategic, innovative and adaptable manager.

In addition to developing your intellectual strength as a manager, the programme will provide practical learning with a business consulting project, team projects, and opportunities to develop your communication and presentation skills.

Whether you have existing training and experience in business and management, and you're looking for the knowledge, skills and networks to accelerate your career, or whether you wish to transition into management and leadership from another background, this programme will give you the platform to transform your career.

LSE Careers

LSE Careers will provide tailored individual support with your professional development and job search throughout the programme. They offer one-to-one Career Consultant sessions, access to employers with career fairs, seminars and workshops, a vast database of employment opportunities via the LSE Career Hub, and help with job hunting, CVs/resumes and interviews.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from the LSE Department of Management have gone on to successful careers in a range of industries and leading organisations worldwide.

Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for:

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or above, or international equivalent. Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with quantitative topics such as statistics, accounting and finance.
  • Work experience of 3 months or more is ideal, but not required. Please detail any relevant experience in your application.
  • Graduates of non-UK institutions must submit a GMAT or GRE score
  • English language requirements

Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.

How to apply

Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office.

Applications are now open for entry to the programme in Autumn 2017.

We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements.

Fees and financial support

Programme tuition fee: £28,944

The LSE provides a range of financial support options for the UK and international graduate students.

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Last updated November 12, 2018
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12 months
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