Our MSc Management is an intensive one year programme aimed at transforming recent graduates into highly responsible, effective and successful decision makers in global business.
The MSc Management programme’s distinctive combination of business-focused learning encompasses theory and its application to the real world via practical case studies and hands-on tasks involving companies and other external institutions. Our students are inspired by the value of creativity and socially responsible thinking, and they leverage the richness of their teams to devise solutions that foster innovation, financial performance and business sustainability. Our graduates thrive in the corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial world.
Core modules are the backbone of our programme and give you a solid base of practical knowledge in every subject area. During the programme you will study core management modules, while tailoring your needs through a choice of pathways and summer term electives.
• Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
• Business Economics
• International Marketing
• Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
• Global Operations and Projects
• Innovation Management
• Strategic Management
• Management Report
The pathways currently offered are:
• Strategy and Leadership pathway
This pathway introduces advanced concepts in strategic management, and a practical collection of tools that can be used to be an effective leader and decision-maker. It is particularly relevant to those students targeting the consulting and financial sector, although can be applied to any future career.
• Digital Business pathway
This pathway explores the economic foundations for analysing competition in digital markets and the strategic insights necessary to succeed in the digital era.
• Energy Business pathway
This pathway explores the challenges of producing and trading energy sustainably in the global market place.
• Financial Services pathway
This pathway introduces the foundations of two subjects, namely risk management and mergers and acquisitions. A practical
understanding of these subjects is critical to successfully operate in the financial services industry.
• International Study Tour
• Business Simulation
• Family Business
• Business Analytics
• Sales Force Management
• Consulting Project
• Work Placement
• Social Project
• Study Abroad
The programme also offers an intensive career development journey specifically designed for MSc Management students. This enables you to develop a deep understanding of several industries, develop personally and professionally and maximise your employability.
Our one-year MSc Management course will transform you from an ambitious graduate into a successful manager. Inspired by our highly ranked MBA programmes, the MSc Management is an intensive and immersive course, ideal if you have aspirations for senior leadership roles in management. You will learn to apply the skills you acquire in a range of environments including marketing, purchasing, strategic customer management, business consultancy and organisational development.
We believe that studying the theory is only one element that enables you to become a global leader. We focus on developing you as an individual, enhancing your soft-skills and the impact you can have early in your career, whilst furnishing you with a broad conceptual knowledge of management supporting you as your career progresses. This course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
You will refine and build upon your communication, teamworking, and presentation skills through individual and group work, and develop your personal and professional skills in decision-making, problem-solving, analysis, and critical reflection. You will have the opportunity to get a real sense of the business world with site visits, external speakers, and talks from our Professors of Practice, senior business and industry practitioners. You will also have a developed awareness of international business culture through optional international modules.
All students on the course will complete the Business Immersion and Critical Thinking module offering intensive learning opportunities partly taught at WBS London at The Shard.
You will study six compulsory modules to give you a broad overview of key business areas, and three open optional modules to suit your own aspirations. You will be able to choose an Elective Pathway, giving you a deep and specialist insight into a particular sector, organisation type or role. Elective Pathways may include Global, Digital Management and Small/Medium Enterprise and Innovators.
Our range of optional modules offers stimulating choices including some international modules. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed.
You will have group and individual assessments, plus exams, and an individual dissertation.
You will complete an individual dissertation. This will be a piece of desk-based research on a company of your choice, and will test your understanding of management theory as well as your ability to select and apply it.
Students on this course will have the opportunity to apply for a place on one of our study weeks. Currently, we offer study weeks at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Places on these study weeks are optional and limited, and students will be able to partake in an application and selection process to take part once they have begun on the course. Please note that the flights, accommodation, teaching and company visits for these trips will be funded by Warwick Business School for successful students.
Please note that this course is currently going through a review and there may be changes to the module structure for 2018 entry. Please check the website regularly for the most up to date details.
The MSc Management and Strategy is a cutting-edge programme in managerial economics, designed to develop your analytical and critical skills in the core strategic issues facing managers and organisations in today’s fast-moving global business world.
The programme will give you a fundamental understanding of incentives and governance, organisational design, individual and group decision-making, and strategy in competition and markets. With a strong focus on economic business analysis, you will learn to rigorously examine managerial challenges using economic techniques, and to recommend your own innovative, intelligent solutions.
You will also develop a critical understanding of the wider socio-economic environment in which businesses across the globe operate, giving real world relevance to your managerial skills, and providing the training you will need to deal with unknown future challenges in the global economy across your lifetime career.
The programme links critical analysis with practice, by combining the analytical rigour of an economics degree with real-world, contemporary case studies used in MBAs. Throughout the programme you will be challenged to understand and apply cutting-edge managerial and economic theory to examples from the real world.
You will graduate as a skilled analytical manager, with well-rounded intellectual and practical skills which are highly sought after by employers.
You do not require prior knowledge of economics, but you will need a basic interest in, and openness to, economic reasoning. The programme is aimed at students who have some quantitative background (e.g. a first degree in engineering, science, or a social science), with some quantitative training in elementary calculus and basic statistics. The programme will appeal to students with a degree in an economics or management-related subject who are looking for a more rigourous approach to management.
LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers, and Management and Strategy graduates are highly sought-after by employers for their unique combination of intellectual and practical skills in management and economic analysis, along with highly developed critical decision making and problem-solving abilities.
Management and Strategy graduates have taken roles across a wide variety of sectors, in companies across the globe. Two common career paths are management consulting or finance, with graduates taking up roles with companies such as PwC, Deloitte, McKinsey, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Credit Suisse. However opportunities are broad, and M&S graduates have also gone on to excel in careers with employers in a range of other industries, from Facebook to the World Bank.
Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for:
The MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MISDI) programme is an intellectually rigourous, innovative, interdisciplinary programme that integrates established knowledge on the development and management of information systems with the critical study of emerging domains of digital innovation, such as social networking, crowdsourcing and big data.
We study digital innovation in business and government across the world. The internet and mobile technologies are drastically changing the ways we create and share information, and open opportunities for new business models, new forms of governance, and new ways for public engagement. Managers with the capability to capitalise on new digital developments, and manage the transformation of technological systems within organisations, are highly sought after in the job market. The MISDI programme prepares students for key roles in the shaping of digital innovation and in the management of the business and social transformation that such innovation unleashes.
The programme involves research led, practice relevant teaching. Our learning approach places emphasis on theory and critical discussion of academic literature from across a range of scientific fields. We include social theories for understanding the processes of information systems and innovation and case studies for illustrating issues in particular instances of management and innovation practice.
LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers, and our graduates are in high demand by employers. MISDI graduates have taken roles across a wide variety of sectors, in companies across the globe. A popular career path is to enter management consulting or finance, with graduates taking up roles with employers such as KPMG, Accenture, EY, PwC, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Beyond this, opportunities are extremely broad, and MISDI graduates have also gone on to excel in careers in a wide range of other industries.
The master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies in Wageningen, analysis the interrelationships between consumers, supply chain, producers, and society-at-large. During the master's, you will study managerial, economic, sociological and environmental aspects of households and businesses.
During the master Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you will learn about the business-, economical and sociological processes that concern consumers, facility management, agribusiness and/or food supply. Read the full programme or compare this master to other programmes.
Within the MSc Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you can choose from one of the following specialisations to meet your personal interest. Each course trains you to become an expert in that field.
With a BSc in the social sciences you can choose:
Or if you have a technological BSc with disciplines related to plant and animal sciences, food sciences and technology:
As a graduate of the master Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you have various career opportunities. You can, for example, work as a manager or consultant in a hospital, government department or the health sector. Or as a researcher or teacher at a university. This also depends on your specialisation. Read all the stories of our alumni.
One of our flagship programmes with a leading world-class reputation for over 10 years and the first one in the UK to be accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
The financial system has undergone major restructuring in preparation for the new regulatory frameworks, affecting existing roles and creating different skillset requirements within risk management divisions of financial institutions.
This programme is tailored to the needs of the rapidly changing financial markets, providing graduates with an insight into the new innovations in the area of risk management. Through its long-term academic partnerships and accreditations by leading professional bodies, the MSc Financial Risk Management offers a cutting edge learning experience, aligning research excellence and current market intelligence.
The graduates benefit from exemptions to certain professional certifications from leading professional bodies worldwide. Click the ‘Careers & professional accreditation’ tab on the right for more information.
The MSc Financial Risk Management is accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The degree syllabus is enhanced with the most up to date professional practices in the area of risk management, integrating applied academic knowledge to industry needs and providing a competitive advantage to the graduates. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Upon successful completion of their degree, students will be registered to take the FRM Part I examination.
October – December: Part 1 Autumn Term
January: Part 1 Exams
January-April: Part 2 Spring Term
May – June: Part 2 Exams
June – August (12 month programme only): Part 3
August/Sep (12 month programme only): Part 3 Coursework deadlines
Part 1 compulsory modules
Part 2 compulsory modules
Part 2 optional modules
Students on the 9-month (12-month) programme can select 40 (20) credits from the following modules:
Part 3 optional modules
Students on the 12-months programme should take 20 credits from the following:
Full-time: 9 months Full-time: 12 months
Students will be resident and undertake full-time study in the UK. Under both, the 9 and 12-month programmes students take compulsory and/or elective modules in Part 2.
The 12 month option involves taking an elective 20 credit module between July and August, which would also mean a 20 credit reduction in the number of taught modules taken in the spring term.
After completion of this programme, students are well-prepared to follow a career in the challenging fields of risk management, or risk analysis with banks, regulators, portfolio managers, corporate treasuries, risk management software houses, specialist financial boutiques and hedge funds. Regulators, governments, advisors and commentators are unanimously endorsing the call for more and better qualified risk managers and analysts to join the financial industry.
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
MSc Financial Risk Management is accredited by GARP and the degree syllabus is enhanced with the most up to date professional practices in the area of risk management, integrating applied academic knowledge to industry needs and providing a competitive advantage to the graduates. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Upon successful completion of their degree, students will be registered to take the FRM Part I examination.
Professional Risk Managers’ Association (PRMIA)
ICMA Centre MSc Financial Risk Management students are eligible for exemption from Exams I and II of PRM Certification. In addition MSc FRM students are provided with assistance to take PRM Exams III and IV.
The ICMA Centre is a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence. Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets. Students who are on a financially-related masters course recognised by the CISI are eligible for exemptions and membership.
ICMA Centre students who register and successfully complete two CISI Diploma in Capital Markets modules (Securities and Bonds & Fixed Interest Markets) are eligible for an exemption from the third module (Financial Markets).
Our accredited Management MSc programme will prepare you for a wide range of careers in management. The Management (Public Services) MSc focuses on developing your understanding of the unique management challenges and political drivers within public services and not-for-profit organisations.
Public services often represent the largest body of employers. Together with non-profit organisations, they employ more than 20% of the workforce in many countries, and that figure is growing every year.
On this course, case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice. You will learn about the major functions of management and their integration.
All students on our Management MSc programme complete the same core modules covering the major functions of management until the end of term two, at which point you will be able to tailor the course to your individual strengths and career aspirations through option modules, the option of an additional semester to study abroad, a specialism in one of five areas or a continuation of a more generalist route with our Management MSc.
The other specialisms offered are:
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession. You will also be eligible for membership to the Institute of Directors.
An innovative alternative to a MBA, this one-year, full-time course is designed for graduates of any subject with or without work experience. Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.
Teaching takes place over three terms, from late September to early June, with breaks after assessments in mid-December to early January and late March to mid-April.
Class attendance averages 14 to 18 hours a week, plus time for group work and independent study, with variations as you progress through the course. There are some special intensive workshops on topics such as leadership, management and research, and a one-week tutor-led international study visit to companies in another European country.
Your final project will take place over the summer after teaching finishes. Your optional work-experience based final project may continue for up to one-year past the end of teaching.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession.
You will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Directors, the longest running organisation for professional leaders in the UK. Membership provides you with access to the resources and the opportunity to network with leaders and executives.
Core management modules will give you practical knowledge in key management subjects. From term 3 you will be able to tailor your course through a choice of specialisms and option modules. The five specialisms currently offerered are Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Innovation, Public Service Management and International Management.
Core Modules (Terms 1 and 2)
Mandatory specialism module (Term 3)
Option modules (choice of one)
Choose from over 20 options including:
Completion of your final project takes place throughout the summer after teaching finishes. You submit your project in October and receive your MSc award in December.
International management and leadership are at the heart of this course. You will work in small, multinational teams to develop international capabilities and build your global network.
Your tutor-led study visit to a European partner organisation will give you an international perspective to your study. Previous students have visited and heard from leaders at Xerox, Mercedes Benz, Carrefour and the European Parliament.
With an emphasis on understanding the political context in which public services operate, the Management (Public Services) MSc will prepare you for careers in management consultancy, change management and some areas of functional management, for example in high-tech companies as well as the public sector.
The course will also prove valuable if you are interested in starting your own business or pursuing a career as a business negotiator, commercial interpreter, lecturer or researcher.
The school also has an industrial placements office that can offer you help in seeking work experience. Those who succeed in obtaining a work placement or internship may undertake a work placement report as the basis of their final project.