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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months full-time.
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with a first or upper second class honours (2:1), or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.  Applicants should note that the MSc management has been designed specifically as a conversion course for students with no previous experience of business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management will be assumed, the course will move at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility. We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee. 

Course options

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Course description

Course module details >> 

The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. 

Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs.  Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers.  Managers have impact on their environment.

The MSc Management will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations.

Starting with a pre-course workshop in September to give you an intensive induction, then through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work during the core modules, you'll be challenging established models of thinking, critically reflecting on contemporary management and looking at alternative ways of organising.  Sustainability, innovation and social responsibility will be key themes during the course alongside skill-building in key areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management. During the third semester alongside the business project, you'll meet speakers from industry and academia, who'll provide thought-provoking and inspirational perspectives from their own experience, facing and critiquing current business and management challenges. 

Throughout your time in Manchester you will have access to ongoing research by academics regarded as experts in their field.  Course staff are involved in a various research centres across the School and you will be encouraged to attend seminars that might be of interest. Within this forum of intellectual exchange, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher, critic and independent thinker. 

Whether your desire is to manage your own business or contribute to solving some of the world's problems, the course will provide knowledge and skills in key areas of management enabling you to take up a variety of positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Open days

MBS Masters Information Sessions - February to April 2014

We are holding a series of informal advice sessions where you can find out more about our range of Masters courses, meet our admissions team, current students and a University careers advisor.

Dates: 5 February / 12 March / 2 April / 30 April 2014

Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm

Venue: Alumni Clubroom, MBS West (No 29 on Campus map)

Also, a handful of young graduates get the opportunity to study on the Manchester Full-time MBA as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them? Find out more about the scheme.

Just come along to meet us - you can pre-register for the event if you have time, or turn up on the day! Email us if you have any queries or would like further information ahead of the session.

Postgraduate Open Day

Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you. The last one took place on 27 November 2013 - For a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £18,450

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information on scholarships available.

Contact details

Academic department
Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/management-msc/index.aspx

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with a first or upper second class honours (2:1), or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.  Applicants should note that the MSc management has been designed specifically as a conversion course for students with no previous experience of business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management will be assumed, the course will move at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

English language

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements for your country.

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility. We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee. 

Advice to applicants

Your statement of purpose should answer specific questions outlined below.  Applications will not be successful without this statement.

  1. Please tell us your current or final average mark for the subjects you have studied in your degree, and if possible your position in class.
  2. Please tell us why you are interested in studying Management at MBS and how the course will impact on your future.
  3. It is competitive to gain a place on the course.  Please tell us what makes you stand out as an applicant compared to others.

Please note:  there is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility.  We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.

How your application is considered

Applications cannot normally be processed without copies of the following:

  • £60 non-refundable application fee payment 
  • up-to-date English language score outlining individual element scores (where applicable)
  • first and second year transcripts
  • two academic references (at least one will be required at the time of application)
  • statement of purpose
  • copy of passport (for non home/EU students only)

Scanned copies will be accepted at the time of application.

Deferrals

To defer your offer to the following year, you must contact your admission officer to get a copy of the deferral form.  You can only defer your offer for one year.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course description

Course module details >> 

The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. 

Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs.  Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers.  Managers have impact on their environment.

The MSc Management will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations.

Starting with a pre-course workshop in September to give you an intensive induction, then through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work during the core modules, you'll be challenging established models of thinking, critically reflecting on contemporary management and looking at alternative ways of organising.  Sustainability, innovation and social responsibility will be key themes during the course alongside skill-building in key areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management. During the third semester alongside the business project, you'll meet speakers from industry and academia, who'll provide thought-provoking and inspirational perspectives from their own experience, facing and critiquing current business and management challenges. 

Throughout your time in Manchester you will have access to ongoing research by academics regarded as experts in their field.  Course staff are involved in a various research centres across the School and you will be encouraged to attend seminars that might be of interest. Within this forum of intellectual exchange, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher, critic and independent thinker. 

Whether your desire is to manage your own business or contribute to solving some of the world's problems, the course will provide knowledge and skills in key areas of management enabling you to take up a variety of positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, report and group project assessment and presentations.

During the third semester students undertake a business project as part of their final assessment.

Course unit details

The course consists of the following taught units: Foundations of Management; Introduction to Accounting; Marketing and Marketing Management; Business Performance and Strategy; Skills for Sustainability and Social Responsibility; Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; Comparative Employment Relations and International Human Resource Management; Organisational Psychology; Trends in International Business and Management; and Research Skills for Business and Management.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk

Career opportunities

The course is aimed at graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in management, but may never have studied management previously. The course was new for September 2011 entry and we anticipate graduates will work in a variety of management roles across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.   

More details on our Careers Service.

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