This course is designed for ambitious and self-motivated individuals at the outset of their professional working life. It includes all the major management functions and will enable you to build effective management skills, understand management within the global context and develop a wide international network of associates. This course is demanding: teaching delivery is normally five days a week (Monday to Friday), for a total of 15 hours per week in both the autumn and spring terms, for a total in excess of 300 hours.
This is one of only 11 MSc courses in the UK to be accredited by AMBA (the Association of MBAs). It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in general management with an international orientation and will prepare you to enter the globalised world of work on a competitive footing, maximising your potential and widening your choices.
Graduates with an interest in a functional specialism, such as marketing or human resources management, may pursue a career with a multinational enterprise, and important skills are also gained for those entering fields, such as finance or accountancy, with professional, regulatory bodies. In addition, we recognize the role of family-owned and closely-held businesses to some graduates.
This MSc is particularly relevant if you have less than two years full-time work experience and is suitable if you did not study management as part of your undergraduate degree.
- This unique conversion course gives you the opportunity to study general management at a postgraduate level in order to advance your professional career.
- This is one of the few courses in the UK accredited by AMBA (the Association of MBAs).
- You will build effective management skills in order to understand organisations, their management and the global environment in which they operate.
- You are offered comprehensive and integrated course units taught by leading researchers.
- You will have access to a stimulating calendar of guest lectures and speakers.
Department research and industry highlights
As a Management School we aim to apply the insights of social science to the management of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. A shared feature of our research is its international and comparative focus, with a strong historical, sociological and political-economic approach to management issues and activities. Research in the School of Management is organised into several areas with an established international reputation:
- Accounting, Finance and Economics - Marketing - Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management - Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship - Technology and Information Management
On completion of the course graduates will have:
- a comprehensive and integrated knowledge and understanding of organisations, their management and the environment in which they operate
- awareness of personal skills development, including opportunities for self-reflection, and the significance of group interaction and dynamics within organisations
- career management and employability skills to make competitive applications to multinational enterprises, non-governmental organisations or as a platform to pursue additional qualifications (such as in accounting or finance).
Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including written assignments, closed-book examinations, in-class tests, oral presentations, group work and independent research.
Employability & career opportunities
Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different international management-related areas, including: - Senior Associate at Bank of China International - Reporter at Xinhua News Agency - Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers - Finance Officer at Ealing Borough Council - Relationship Manager (Investments) at Barclays Bank