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Management MSc

Course Description

This is an intensive, one-year, Master's-level programme for graduates with a wide range of subject backgrounds. You will not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management.

We aim to guide, teach and develop innovative, creative and entrepreneurial people who can apply management techniques from a range of disciplines. You will gain insight into the nature of management, the complexity of organisations and how to manage change ethically.

The programme is designed to give students a good grounding in management theory across a range of core subjects, as well as allowing the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest as the programme progresses.

Programme structure

Core units
-Finance and Accounting for Management
-Organisational Behaviour
-Strategic Management
-Studying Management

Optional units - Four optional units are chosen. Optional units can vary from year to year but may include:
-Business Ethics
-Electronic Commerce
-Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
-International Business
-Managerial Economics
-Marketing Management
-Operations Management
-Organisational Creativity
-Project Management
-Strategic Human Resources Management
-Strategic Management Accounting

Please note: The number of available places on some units may be capped.

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills for a range of electronic and traditional sources.


The programme may assist career development generally or can be used as a vehicle to develop skills in particular subject areas, so can provide access to a wide range of careers. Previous graduates of the MSc in Management have gone on to work at a variety of companies all over the world. These include Lloyds TSB, L'Oreal, Prominvest SA, Moscow, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Hangzhou, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Marks & Spencer.

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

Entry Requirements

A good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

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