This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century.
•Masters degree available to study full time (one year) •Choice of September and January start dates •Strong emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required for entry into a successful career in international business management •Innovative learning and teaching approaches applying theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations •Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade, placing you and your studies within a truly global commercial setting •Research and internship opportunities in Merseyside and surrounding areas
MSc Management is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical perspectives on business and management issues, and to equip you to prosper within today’s dynamic business environment.
We use business simulations, at both operational and strategic levels, to provide immediate feedback on decisions you have applied and provide scope for detailed discussions on effective problem solving within different realistic and practical contexts.
The programme consists of a blend of core and option modules. Our approach is interdisciplinary, where the synergies and interdependencies between areas of business and management can be activity explored.
The programme is structured to allow you to study different aspects of business and management in parallel. For example, in Semester 1 modules will engage you in learning about management theory and practice and the management of finance in the overall economic context and the journey from establishing a strategic vision to implementing policies to achieve those goals.
As you progress into Semester 2, learning and associated competencies progress to a more strategic level. You will also have the opportunity to select areas for deeper study through option modules and preparation for research.
The final stage of your programme is the research project or dissertation, where you will work with the guidance of a supervisor to prepare, execute and complete a significant research project in a field of business/management of your choice.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Management Theory and Leadership
Provides you with a grounding in essential business management functions, from a cross-functional and integrated perspective, creating a foundation in management theory and practice
Economics and Finance
Features the critical appraisal of financial information in the context of the economic environment
Introduces you to the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts and provides practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues
Managing Business Research 1 /2
Provides the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management related topic at Masters level
Develops your proficiency in core, associate-level management competencies and your awareness of the interrelated functional dependencies in a business environment which enable informed management decision making
Requires you to produce a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant organisational issue or problem
The following options are typically offered:
Supply Chain Management
Enables you to adopt a professional approach to supply chain and logistics decisions-making to develop and implement business solutions
Investigates the role and function of marketing within the context of changing consumer demands, globalisation, multi-media communication and social marketing
Managing Human Resource Strategy
Provides a conceptual framework for effective employee resourcing in an international context and demonstrates the contribution of employee resourcing to effective and ethical business practice
Experience Through Internship
Enables you to participate in experiential learning (up to 60 hours during a semester) with a local employer
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.