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MSc Management with Sustainability

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

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.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to businesses as consumers become more conscious of their impact on the environment. Businesses are required to balance the need for transparency in the choices they make, while considering the needs of the business. Throughout the course, you’ll explore the key challenges of sustainable decision-making and the importance of managing relationships with communities, society and the environment. You’ll learn to bring together a range of business practices, knowledge and skills, and apply them to develop sustainable business activities.

So, whether you’re a graduate looking for a broad management qualification, or a professional who is looking to progress into management through a formal qualification, the MSc Management will provide you with an exciting learning journey.

Why choose this course?

Our Postgraduate studies are sector leading amongst over 100 Higher Education Institutions in the UK as evidenced by our extraordinary achievement:

  • 1st out of 85 universities for business and management in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023)
  • 1st for Skills Development, 2nd for Support, Resources, Community and Assessment (Advance HE, 2023)

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:

  • debates
  • case studies
  • group work
  • essays and written reports.
  • regular quizzes
  • presentations
  • simulations and research projects.

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 a subject specific  Research Proposal, working in groups with the support of a research tutor. You’ll be offered subject specialist help as you begin the process, enabling you to select an appropriate and viable research area from a range of approved research questions. You will be supported across all areas of research related activity either with a series of one-to-one and small group meetings – leading you forward but also relying on your developing personal independent learning skills

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Strategic Leadership and HR Management 30 Credits Compulsory
    Using Financial Data 30 Credits Compulsory
    Research Skills for Management Decisions in Sustainability 30 Credits Compulsory
    Independent applied research in Management in sustainability 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Key staff

    Ayodele Onabanjo
    Programme Leader
    Find out more about Ayodele Onabanjo

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Management with Sustainability Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Management with Sustainability Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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