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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 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.
- How to apply
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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.
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 next one is scheduled for 18 March 2015 - for a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).
MBS Information Sessions
We are running informal lunchtime sessions for students who are interested in applying for one of our masters courses, and would like to know more.You can drop in anytime during the sessions, whether you just have a quick question or would like a more in-depth conversation about what life is like at MBS. These sessions will be attended by admissions staff, current students and a careers advisor, and are an excellent opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have. Refreshments will be available.
- Wednesday 28 January 2015, 12.30 - 2.00pm, MBS East Atrium
- Wednesday 15 April 2015, 12.30 - 2.00pm, MBS East Atrium.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £12,000
International students (per annum): £19,500
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.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
- Academic department
- Manchester Business School
- Contact name
- Masters Admissions Office
- +44 (0)161 306 1339
- Academic department overview
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