Why do humans behave the way they do within organisations? Better still, how do you properly manage this behaviour? You’ll approach questions like these critically and practically, and learn what it takes to become an exceptional manager.
Application for September 2021 entry is now closed. The next available start dates are January 2022 and September 2022.
The MSc in Management combines a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management with a critical analysis of the context in which managers work. You will develop a critical understanding of the economic, social and political environments which affect organisational life.
The course features a combination of core and option modules which allow you to focus on specialist areas including corporate governance, international human resources management, managing information, operations management and knowledge management.
This degree will equip you with the skills to critically evaluate the published literature on management and organisations and to synthesise the range of issues and perspectives which inform research and practice in the field. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research. You will have the opportunity to develop the expertise and knowledge to manage competently, capably and ethically.
The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates and professionals setting out in their careers as managers.
A good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
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The School of Business is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and offers a dual award with the MSc Management. Upon successful completion of the MSc Management you will also be awarded CMI’s Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice (subject to moderation). In addition upon completion of the qualification, you will also be awarded CMI's Foundation Chartered Manager status.
CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager, and encompasses a membership community more than 100,000 strong.
Careers and employability
Careers and employability
Our Business, Management and Human Resources courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.
By taking the MSc in Management, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of management, marketing, human resource development, operations management and corporate social responsibility which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.
Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to management draws on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, politics and psychology – as well as traditional management theories.
Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests.
We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.
We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.
Teaching and learning
You will be taught through a mixture of methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.
Your work will be assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus an 8,000-word dissertation.