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We offer a Master's in Management (Marketing) for students from any background who would like to work in business or management. The programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. This programme in Management (Marketing) covers core management concepts such as marketing, operations management, global strategy, finance and international human resource management. To help you get the best from your studies, the Management (Marketing) programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods, presentation skills, group dynamics and employability support.

Key Features of MSc in Management (Marketing)

  • All modules in Management (Marketing) are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week.
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international-ranked research outputs (REF 2014) 

The MSc in Management (Marketing) pathway is for students interested in the challenges of global marketing activities and who would like to build a career within a marketing field. This Management pathway allows students to pursue specialist topics such as international consumer behaviour and marketing research. 

Modules

Modules on the Management (Marketing) may include:

  • Dissertation- The module aims to bring together all elements of the MSc in Management (Marketing) by requiring students to apply what they have learnt during the programme in a real world organisation.
  • Managing Financial Resources- This module provides Management (Marketing) students with an introduction to accounting.
  • Human Resource Management- This module in Management (Marketing) critically evaluates the claim that the firm can achieve a sustained competitive advantage through its human resource with the implementation of Human Resource Management (HRM).
  • Marketing Management- The purpose of this module in Management (Marketing) is to teach students how to analyse markets and buyers' behaviour.
  • Operations Management- This Management (Marketing) module aims to provide students an appreciation for both the qualitative and the quantitative aspects of Operations Management.
  • Strategy- This module in Management (Marketing) provides an introduction to the basic frameworks and concepts used in modern business.
  • Consumer Behaviour- The Management (Marketing) module is designed to examine key factors influencing consumer behaviour (e.g. the psychological core, culture and social issues, decision making processes, innovation). It will explore different methods and/or approaches to understand consumers and discuss implications to marketing management. 
  • Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)- The Management (Marketing) module enables students to study essential concepts with in the IMC subject area; to build coherent and consistent brand images; and, to apply to theoretical knowledge into practical skills.
  • Research Methods- This module in Management (Marketing) will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of research methods and methodologies to better prepare students on how to conduct a dissertation.

Professional Accreditation

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. By undertaking the Management (Marketing) course, upon graduation, you will receive a CMI level 7 Certificate.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our Management graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a Management (Marketing) student we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Location and Facilities

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

Bay Campus buildings and resources include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre.
  • State of the art library and resource centre.
  • Students’ Union.
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay.

Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.


Visit the Management (Marketing) MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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