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The MSc Management at UCL is a highly competitive international programme. It provides students with a solid understanding of practical managerial issues coupled with a strong foundation in current theoretical debates. It consists of two routes: one for students from business disciplines and one for those from other disciplines

About this degree

If you are allocated to Route A, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. If you are allocated to Route B, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Finance or Corporate pathway. Both routes enable students to become leaders in their fields.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Business Research project (60 credits).

We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject or those who have studied business without finance and accounting; Route B for graduates of business and management (including finance and accounting).

Route A


  • Accounting and Finance Analysis, Business Economics, Business Strategy, Decision and Risk Analysis, Financial Decision Making, Markets and Customers, Organisational Behaviour and Career and Profession

PLUS one optional module:

Route B


  • Corporate Finance, Decision and Risk Analysis, Markets and Customers, Corporate Strategy and Career and Professional Development


Business Research Project

All students investigate a business issue in a global or local context, writing either a dissertation, a professional literature review, or a business plan. Some students also choose to work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a consultancy report.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Management MSc


The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Business Consultant, Morgan Stanley
  • Corporate Tax Accountant, PwC
  • Financial Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Management Consultant, KPMG
  • Real Estate Analyst, Goldman Sachs


Students benefit from career training as soon as they arrive at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in top international companies and banks around the world.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our academics come from a wide range of international backgrounds and are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.

Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London's business district.

Our programme incorporates innovative learning activities and optional industrial experience that will help develop commercial competencies, organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management

70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Visit the Management (MSc) page on the University College London website for more details!






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