Why choose Herts?
- Industry Connections: you’ll benefit from our industry connections with local organisations, including Ocado, Tesco, and Amazon. Many local business organisations are amongst the biggest in the country and contribute to our programmes as guest lecturers and attend careers fairs for our students
- Industry-Focused Content: you’ll explore business culture and learn many of the fundamentals of managing a business in areas such as digital marketing, accounting, people management, strategy, technology, logistics, and more
- Employment Prospects: many graduates go onto work as senior managers for governments, charities, and large international/multinational organisations including the NHS, PwC and Amazon
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.
About the course
The MSc Management is designed to provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to management. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped with the personal and professional skills needed to be competent and successful managers in modern businesses.
You’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding of the role of management and its implementation across different industries. From developing an understanding of the role of management in the wider international economy, to the responsibilities of management to society, sustainability, and the planet, you’ll explore management from a range of perspectives.
The course also gives you the opportunity to focus your studies in different critical areas of managements based on your personal and professional aspirations.
Why choose this course?
Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from access to a rich academic culture and be taught by staff from a range of management professionals and professors. They’ll be there to support you throughout your learning journey.
A large proportion of our academic staff began their training as professional accountants, lawyers, project managers, human resource managers and economists. Their experience from a range of business disciplines builds the foundations of the supportive, engaging and diverse environment within Hertfordshire Business School. Additionally, many of our academics are doctorally qualified and research active.
You’ll also benefit from external expertise. Many local organisations, including Tesco, Amazon and Ocado, contribute to our course as guest lecturers. You’ll also have the opportunity to make important industry connections at careers fairs.
What will I study?
You’ll cover the basics of a range of core managements skills and disciplines. The breadth of areas studied will give you highly transferable skills, relevant to most work environments, which will enable you to become an effective employee or a future entrepreneur.
You’ll benefit from an integrated teaching approach where theory is combined with practice across the modules. This is reflected in the assessment methods which include:
- case studies
- group work
- essays and written reports.
- regular quizzes
The course also places a great emphasis on the development of sound research practices and training to enable you to develop the essential skills needed to succeed in an increasingly global world and knowledge economy.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an Integrated Research Project with the support of a range of staff. You’ll be offered subject specialist help as you begin the process, enabling you to select an appropriate and viable research area. You’ll also be allocated an individual supervisor who will guide you through the process with a series of one-to-one and small group meetings – leading you forward to the end of the process.
|Accounting and Finance in the Organisation||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Managing Strategy||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Competing Through Marketing B||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Project Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Management Research Project or Dissertation||60 Credits||Compulsory|
|Managing People and Organisations||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|The Management Environment||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Research Skills for Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Managing Information Systems||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Strategic Leadership and HR Management||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Analytics for Operations and Logistics Management||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Intrapreneurship and Enterprise B||15 Credits||Optional|
Dr Mary Simpson
Further course information
|Course fact sheets|
Sandwich placement or study abroad year
Applications open to international and EU students
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