MSc Management

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry Connections: We have long established relations with local organisations, including Ocado, Tesco, and Amazon. Many of our connections contribute to programmes as guest lecturers and attend careers fairs for our students.
  • Industry-Focused Content: You will explore business culture and learn the fundamentals of managing a business across basic principles of project management, marketing, accounting, and people management.
  • Employment Prospects: Graduates work as senior managers for government, charities, and large international 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

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.

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    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
    Intrapreneurship and Enterprise B 15 Credits Optional
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
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    MSc Management Download
    Programme specifications
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    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Student experience

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