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

Course and module structure

This course is designed to meet the growing demands of businesses for graduates who possess rigorously developed personal, as well as business skills. It aims to produce graduates who are ready for employment in a management role.

The course is open to graduates of any academic discipline, and also to non-graduates who have appropriate work experience and hold a sub-degree or professional qualification.

Modules cover the basics of marketing, project management, accounting, and people management, amongst other key areas. This breadth gives you highly transferable skills, relevant to most work environments, which will enable you to become an effective employee or a future entrepreneur.

Why choose this course?

  • Work in a Business School with a rich academic culture, taught by staff from a range of management professions
  • Enjoy a supportive, engaging and diverse environment
  • Gain a broad qualification that can prepare you for a diverse range of careers
  • Flexible part-time study options allow you to fit the course around your existing commitments.

Who should choose this course?

  • If you are a new graduate looking for a broad management qualification
  • Or you already have significant work experience (min. five years) but do not have a formal qualification
  • You want to study part-time in a flexible way that suits your needs.

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

There are 8 taught modules and a dissertation.

Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas

You can also choose to complete the programme in stages, and achieve recognised individual qualifications at each level.

Full-time participants who register for the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Management will complete their studies after the first four modules; successful completion of a further four modules awards a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Management; and then completion of dissertation leads to the MSc Management.

There is no obligation to continue to the next award, and equally you may apply to do the PgCert or PgDip then, on successful completion of this award, decide to continue on to the PgDip or MSc.

Studying part time

If you choose to study part-time, you can complete the modules in any order to fit around your existing work commitments and to suit any appropriate work projects.

On the basis of two years of study, you would complete two modules each semester finishing with the Management Research Project or Dissertation. However, longer study modes are available and can be individually designed in discussion with the Programme Tutor.

Careers

The breadth of this course means that graduates are in an excellent position to succeed in any chosen sector or industry.

You will develop a sound understanding of business/organisational contexts and issues, enabling you to make an early and significant contribution to your current or future employers.

Skills developed

Problem solving skills are explored, developed and enhanced across the programme, and you will have the opportunity to be a creative, imaginative and independent learner from the start – essential in the modern business world.

The programme also aims to strengthen your critical thinking and communication skills. This enables you to become more creative and innovative, and able to identify, analyse and manage business issues and problems to produce viable solutions and/or recommendations.

Our emphasis on the course is to prepare you for a career in business and management where knowledge of a range of disciplines (business functions) is imperative. In addition the range of professional, individual, and transferable skills necessary for a successful career in management form a key component of the programme and its design.

The MSc Management offers students an academically rigorous experience, providing you with knowledge of a wide range of business functions essential for future career success. However, the course also has a strong practical orientation designed to develop your personal and management skills.

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