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Management - MRes


Course Description

The Master of Research in Management is awarded in recognition of the successful completion of an approved programme of training and research. Students will pursue a programme of training and research which combines advanced study, research methodology and a substantial research project, or series of research projects.

It is a one year Master's degree which is designed to give students the opportunity to both develop their knowledge of specialist areas of business and management and develop the research skills essential for doctoral research. Many students who complete an MRes go on to apply to study a PhD.

Aims

The programme aims to:
-Provide students with a rigorous training in research methods, including epistemological and theoretical issues as well as quantitative and qualitative methods, appropriate for their doctoral studies
-Give students the flexibility to chose from a range of course options in the area of management research within a structured programme of courses
-Offer a range of qualitative and quantitative methods course units so that students could chose the level and specialism that is appropriate to their background and current research training needs
-Provide systematic and critical knowledge of one specific subject area of management research (such as accounting or marketing) so they appreciate current debates and issues
-Introduce students to different paradigms to management research/studies thus equipping them with the general background to become professional researchers in management
-Produce students who have the knowledge and skills to appreciate the growing importance of interdisciplinary research in management
-Foster students' skills in analysis, argument, independent thinking, and effective oral and written self-expression and presentation skills
-Build transferable employment related skills, so that students can become life-long learners able to apply their knowledge and skills in variety of contexts
-Encourage initiative, independent learning and commitment to scholarship
-Develop core skills IT in computer literacy, numeracy, and use of databases

Special features

The MRes programme is designed to meet the research training needs of students who intend to continue their postgraduate studies and complete a PhD but either do not have any postgraduate experience or have postgraduate degrees that are deemed to provide insufficient research training. We can envisage however that other types of students (students who wish to pursue a career as researchers in B&M consultancies, for example) might be interested in completing the MRes. Apart from providing an orientation to Doctoral research the MRes programme equips students with a range of generic and subject specific research skills and knowledge. It also develops students personal and career development skills and a number of transferable skills.

Teaching and learning

The MRes programme is organised into 13 subject-specific pathways, the choice of which will depend on the Subject Academic Group of the supervisor, the nature of the research topic, and your prior experience. Available pathways are:
-Accounting and Finance
-Corporate Strategy
-Decision Sciences and Operational Research
-Finance
-Healthcare Management
-Human Resource Management
-Information Systems
-International Business and Management
-Marketing
-Operations Management
-Organisational Psychology
-Public Sector Management
-Science, Technology and Innovation

Coursework and assessment

Students are assessed on their selected course units throughout the year. The method of assessment varies depending on the course unit requirements.

Course unit details

The programme provides a robust yet flexible research training across 13 subject-specific pathways, the choice of which will depend on the Subject Academic Group of the supervisor, the nature of the research topic, and your prior experience. Available pathways are:
-Accounting and Finance
-Corporate Strategy
-Decision Sciences and Operational Research
-Finance
-Healthcare Management
-Human Resource Management
-Information Systems
-International Business and Management
-Marketing
-Operations Management
-Organisational Psychology
-Public Sector Management
-Science, Technology and Innovation

All course units - foundation, research methods and subject specific - are delivered by experienced academics and researchers with international reputation in their respective areas of expertise. Students are also expected to conduct research for and write up a Masters dissertation by the end of the programme.

Career opportunities

The MRes programme can be awarded in its own right, but is designed to lead onto future PhD study.

Visit the Management - MRes page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of First or Upper Second (2:1) Class . [Please note: Due to variations in the grading structures of international institutions, higher results may be required than stated here]. Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to the programme.

Last Updated

28 April 2017

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