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MSc Management

Course Description

This exciting one year programme is open to all students and suitable for graduates who have not previously studied business and management. The programme is a conversion course, suitable for graduates wishing to take up careers in management.

The programme equips you with both the foundations of business management and the most advanced tools and theories of management. Based on an MBA style curriculum, the MSc Management is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied practical aspects of management education.

Whether your desire is to manage your own business or contribute to solving some of the world's problems, the course will provide knowledge and skills in key areas of management enabling you to take up a variety of positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Core Units

Typically, you will study the following units:

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The unit will explore innovation management, organisational strategy and the drivers of successful entrepreneurship in a competitive context shaped by globalisation and distributed innovation and business processes.

Management Practice
This unit will help you to build the foundations of effective management. You will explore management theory and emerging and contemporary issues in management, as the context of what needs to be managed is changing along with the way in which we manage. Managers need to appreciate and integrate with key disciplines in an organisation so in this unit you will explore how managers impact marketing and business growth. Other themes covered in the unit include how to understand the finances of the business in order to effectively manage budgets and assess the impact of your role as manager on the business bottom line and the top-line.

This unit will help you to:

- Apply management ideas to your practice
- Investigate emerging ideas of management
- Develop marketing and growth strategies
- Understand finance and accounting to inform decision making

Investigating Business Practice
In this unit, you will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. The unit allows you to bring together the key elements from the programme so far, to tackle a leadership issue in context.

Research Methods
This unit provides you with the analytical and investigative knowledge and skills to conduct an in-depth leadership research project for your dissertation.

You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.

Option Unit*

You will have the opportunity to choose one option unit from a range of topics and specialise in a specific subject area that is of interest to you. Indicative option units include:

■Business Psychology in Action
■Employee Resources, Relations and Law
■International Comparative Human Resource Management
■Creative Advertising
■Project Concepts and Practices
■Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts
■Corporate Finance and Strategy

Assessment Details

You will be assessed by a combination of written essays, written examinations, presentations (face-to-face or digital), and multimedia assignments (such as posters and pod casts).

Special Features

- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters in central Manchester. The University’s library is adjacent to the Business School.
- Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
- You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with renowned speakers.
- You will have the opportunity to visit local companies and learn more about how they are managed, as part of the postgraduate business visits programme.
- You can choose to undertake short internships with local companies to apply the theory you are learning about into practice.
- Units on this programme have links with the Chartered Management Institute.

Visit the MSc Management page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. This course is particularly appropriate for graduates who have not previously studied a business-related subject. We will also consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have substantial management experience.Applicants whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency: TEFL minimum score 575 (minimum 4.0 in written test), or IELTS minimum score 6.5. Applicants who have an score of 5.5 may be considered provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English language course.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee information.

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