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How is management changing? How do the actions of managers impact society, the economy and the political environment?

This course is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, or relevant work experience, but want to study management to improve your employability.

You study a broad range of managerial disciplines and examine how they relate to the wider political, social and economic context. We explore the key challenges facing management today, including debates around corporate ethics, sustainability, governance and social responsibility. You graduate not just with the ability to excel in a management career, but with the capacity to shape organisations for the better.

Topics may include:
-Human resource management
-Operations and supply chain management
-Financial decision making
-Marketing
-Business strategy

You also have the opportunity to develop expertise in a chosen area of management, putting theory into practice by conducting a case study of the performance of an organisation.

MSc Management is taught at Essex Business School, champions of responsible management and sustainable business. We’re ranked in the UK’s top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). As an internationally diverse school, our students and staff join us from across the globe.

You can also study this course part-time and you may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

Our team of academics lead research in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisation studies, leadership and strategy, and international management.

Our expert staff have world-class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations. This experience is incorporated into our teaching to address the issues currently facing organisations across the globe.

Essex Business School is also home to the Centre of Work, Organisation and Society, which organises research seminars that our Masters students may attend.

Specialist facilities

Our MSc Management is based at our Colchester Campus.

You benefit from the first zero carbon business school building in the UK, with a stunning winter garden, sun terrace and Eden-style dome contributing to the building’s own micro-climate. The building has excellent learning and social facilities, including study skills workshops and advice provided by the EBS Learning Team.

Your future

With a degree from Essex Business School, you can be an attractive candidate to high-profile employers in occupations from financial analysis to management, public administration and accountancy. We encourage you to be creative, innovative and consider the ethical implications of business, so you also have an excellent foundation to start your own business, should you wish.

Read our graduate profiles to see some of the organisations our students now work for. In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).

We support you to obtain your dream job by providing advice on work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. Our dedicated employability team works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre.

Example structure

-Research Portfolio
-Foundations of Management and Marketing
-Management: Principles and Practices
-Marketing: Principles and Practices
-Managing for Ethics and Sustainability
-Advanced Study Skills
-Financial Decision Making
-Creativity and Organisation (optional)
-Management Psychology (optional)

Visit the Management - MSc page on the University of Essex website for more details!

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