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The MSc in Management offers an intensive introduction to management theory, providing the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in private enterprises and public sector organizations. Subject material is studied in an international context to prepare graduates for the global economy in which organisations operate. The programme is suitable for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with no previous business studies. The degree is grounded in the traditions of the social sciences, enabling a critical encounter with the challenges affecting businesses and organisations, including questions concerning corporate social responsibility, ethics and environmental sustainability. The MSc Management is designed to develop key communication skills, team working and presentation, as well as competence in critical analysis, creative thinking and project management across a range of management activities (operations, strategy, marketing, human resources, organisational behaviour and ethics, and financial management). Successful completion of this one-year degree can significantly enhance employment and career prospects.

Course Structure

Term 1
-Contemporary Issues in Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (20 credits)
-International Political Economy and Business (20 credits)
-Managing People (10 credits)
-Financial Management (10 credits)

Term 2
- Research Methods for International Business and Management Studies (20 credits)
Example Option Modules - Choice of 2 from:
-Case Studies in Strategic Management (20 credits)
-Continuity and Change in Organisations (20 credits)
-Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations (20 credits)
-International Marketing Communications and Ethics (20 credits)
-Social and Environmental Accounting (20 credits)
-Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship (20 credits)
-International Sales Management (20 credits)
-International Business Management and Emerging Markets (20 credits)
-International Public Management (20 credits)


Term 3 and Summer
-Dissertation (60 credits)

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer.

Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:
-Computing
-Education (Further and Higher)
-Engineering - Electrical
-Environment, natural resources, recycling
-Finance and Banking
-Legal Services
-Management Consultancy
-Manufacturing - Industrial
-Not for Profit - Charity
-Research
-Retail
-Telecommunications
-Translation

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

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

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