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Our AMBA-accredited masters in management provides you with broad-ranging management knowledge and skills alongside critical insight into how organisations operate. Designed to give a comprehensive introduction to all the major management disciplines, this course is ideal for anyone with a non-business background. You’ll develop essential skills including critical thinking, problem-solving and collaborative working.

You’ll gain the hands-on practical experience that employers are looking for through real-world business projects and case studies. We create opportunities for you to build applied skills and insight, and offer enriching experiences such as talks from industry speakers and workshops on topics such as leadership.

The course attracts students from a range of cultural and academic backgrounds, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. This provides an important multicultural experience for a career where business is global.

You’ll benefit from the cutting-edge research being conducted in research centres such as the Centre for Decision Research, the Workplace Behaviour Research Centre, the Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research, the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, and the Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement.

Our MSc Management is ranked 66th globally and 12th in the UK by QS (QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management 2019), and 36th globally and top 10 in the UK by The Economist (Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management 2017).


This masters is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, which represents the global standard for the world’s best business programmes. Find out more about AMBA accreditation.

Course content

You’ll be introduced to topics such as effective decision making, operations and supply chain management, as well as entrepreneurship and the process of starting a new business. Then you’ll examine approaches to strategic management and gain a broad understanding of marketing principles and organisational behaviour.

Taken over both semesters, the Management in Practice module forms an important part of the course. Designed to equip you with the professional skills you need to be an effective manager, you’ll cover team working, leadership, self-development and employability. You’ll draw on input from a variety of sources including the Business School’s corporate partners.

In addition, a module in research design and analysis will prepare you to complete your dissertation in the final semester. This is an independent research project on a topic of your choice, which can be tailored to meet your individual career goals.


Compulsory modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation
  • Marketing for Management
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Behaviour in Organisations
  • Strategic Management
  • Management in Practice
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Dissertation

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Human Resource Management: An International Perspective
  • Information Tools for Organisations
  • Understanding and Managing Effective Groups and Teams
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials. You’ll also have chances to enhance your learning through panel discussions and workshops with our industry partners and guest speakers.

Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.


Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

How to apply

Application deadline:

We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.

Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.


Documents and information you’ll need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students.


  • UK/EU: £12,500 (total)
  • International: £22,500 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Scholarships and financial support

We award a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

  • Masters in Management International Excellence Scholarship
  • Masters in Management UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
  • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
  • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

Read more about Business School scholarships.

Career opportunities

This course is valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. Graduates are equipped with broad-based knowledge and skills and are able to offer informed contributions to a wide range of roles in business. From corporate managers in all sectors to entrepreneurs, consultants and managers in the public sector. Our recent graduates work in a range of organisations including Aldi, PwC, Marks & Spencer, IBM and Goldman Sachs.

This masters also provides a sound basis for postgraduate research.

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




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