MSc Management / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course description

Would you like to set-up your own business, join a fast-growing firm or widen your knowledge of management? This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

The MSc Management degree provides a fast-track into business for those with no previous experience and covers all key elements of management - innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, organisational change and human resources.

Modules such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation will develop your ability to create and successfully grow an organisation, while courses on Accounting and Human Resource Management will equip you with a range of knowledge and skills in managing the financial side of the business and motivating employees. You will master the principles of Marketing in order to research your market and promote your business.

You will learn to identify opportunities and risks in the global business environment in the module Trends in Global Business and Management .  Building on Alliance Manchester Business School's leading position in the field, the module Sustainability and Social Responsibility will show how your business can improve the environment and benefit society as whole.  

The Business Research Project provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your talent and showcase your new skills through a specific case study of a company or organisational issue. Taking place in the final semester, it allows you to engage with the issues that you will experience in the workplace. Throughout the programme, field trips to major companies and external speakers provide opportunities to learn best-practice from managers and senior leaders.

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

During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits which can be viewed in the list below.  

Semester 3 modules are also compulsory and will consist of one 15-credit module and one 45-credit module that focuses on a business research project, during which you work in groups and individually.  The project allows you to reflect on everyday challenges faced by managers, builds on your learning and links it with real-world business practice allowing you to showcase your management and research skills.

Recent topic areas include fast fashion, pharmaceuticals and corporate tax avoidance.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Foundations of Management BMAN73061 15 Mandatory
Introduction to Accounting BMAN73071 15 Mandatory
Marketing & Marketing Management BMAN73081 15 Mandatory
Business Performance & Strategy BMAN73091 15 Mandatory
Sustainability and Social Responsibility BMAN73102 15 Mandatory
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship BMAN73112 15 Mandatory
Comparative Employment Relations and International HRM BMAN73122 15 Mandatory
Organisational Psychology BMAN73132 15 Mandatory
Trends in Global Business and Management BMAN73150 15 Mandatory
Business Research Projects BMAN73160 45 Mandatory

Disability support

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