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The Course

The University of Lincoln MSc Management Programme is designed prepare students for a career in business and management. Students can study topics from accounting and finance to organisational psychology and behaviour in order to develop their understanding of how organisations operate.

Modules in Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations aim to develop students' understanding of evolving managerial practices in contemporary organisations whilst prioritising the needs of employers seeking candidates with strong communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

In addition to completing a combination of core and optional modules, students are expected to undertake an in-depth independent study.

Graduates from all disciplines, with no previous experience in business and management studies are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

How You Study

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and you will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to examine, research, discuss and debate topics. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, which relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will also have the chance to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role plays where students from the University’s School of Drama take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

You will have the chance to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of management theory, corporate strategy, leadership and negotiation. A variety of optional modules enables you to tailor your learning to your background and career ambitions.

MSc Management incorporates six core modules which every student must study. Students will then choose two optional modules before progressing to the final dissertation stage.


Core Modules:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Strategy Making

The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.

Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

This programme is available for a February start. Students who enrol on a February start for this programme will be offered the core modules, but electives will be restricted. Availability of electives will be subject to student numbers, timetabling and staffing constraints. Please note that February admission is only available for full time study.

MSc Management students will chose two from:

  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • International Entrepreneurship

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career. Essays involve written assignments where you will be expected to structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.

Examinations aim to test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

Oral presentations provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide you with the chance to see the results of decisions you make about allocating financial, human and other resources.

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




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