About the Course
• Specialist pathways reflect the distinctive strengths of Brunel Business School: marketing and branding, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and research
• Optional 14 week work placement
• UK commercial visits and the option of a week-long overseas study tour;
• Emphasis on developing employability and career development skills
Brunel’s MSc in Management programme possesses considerable strengths including the existence of a diverse and international mix of faculty and students. Students benefit from research-informed teaching, as well as practical and professional support to their academic and vocational development.
MSc Management is offered in four specialisations:
• MSc Management (General Management)
• MSc Management (Branding and Marketing)
• MSc Management (Technology and Innovation Management)
• MSc Management (Creative Industries)
UK Industrial and Commercial Visits
A programme of campus events and visits linked to core modules and pathway awards to give candidates first-hand experience of UK business and management in practice.
MSc Management with 14 weeks Work Placement (Optional)
The MSc Management (with Professional Practice) incorporates a work placement component of 14 weeks which allows students to take their learning outside the classroom and pairs them with companies in the UK.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: Associates can use ‘ACMI’, Members ‘MCMI’ and Fellows ‘FCMI’
Previous students of MSc Management have achieved graduate positions at:
• British Airways
• Santander Bank
• HSBC Bank
• Pharmanel Pharmaceuticals S.A.
• Surrey County Council
• Allegis Group
Employability Events, Visits and Training
The School’s Business Life Employability Programme is designed to help students to acquire a range of employability and networking skills, enabling them to gain a distinct edge in the labour market and to manage their career search and development more effectively. Typical events have included:
• Business Life Capstone Event
As part of their Business Planning module, postgraduate business students were invited to collaborate with Brunel’s annual Made in Brunel exhibition to provide a route to market for real creative and entrepreneurial products conceived by Brunel’s engineering and design students. Students from MSc Management and MSc Marketing not only created commercialisation plans for the products, but were invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry professionals and academic judges.
• BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) with Bloomberg
The BAT is offered as a three-hour online test taken on campus within an invigilated environment with a Bloomberg representative. BAT was designed in conjunction with leading financial institutions and academics to uncover an individual’s knowledge and skills relevant for a financial career. Students can choose to submit their names along with test scores or anonymously during job recruitment drives.
• Meet the Professionals Showcase
A professional association is an organisation formed to unite and inform people who work in the same occupation. There are many advantages to joining professional bodies: typically they offer training and access to research, as well as networking opportunities like conferences and forums. Brunel Business School regularly invites key professional bodies to showcase these benefits to Business School students on campus. Professional bodies who regularly take part in the Showcase include: ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CIMA, BCS, OR, CMI, CILT, CIPD, CII, CBI, CFA, CIM and CIPR.
UK Industrial and Commercial Visits
A programme of campus events and external visits linked help to demonstrate theory in practice by leading UK organisations. Typical events have included:
• Tour of the Mini Car Plant, Oxford
MSc in Management students joined MSc Supply Chain Management students on a visit to BMW’s Mini car plant in Oxford. The visit involved a guided tour around the Mini production line which was in full operation during the visit. Students witnessed in practice many of management topics covered in their degree including international business strategy, new product development, customer focused marketing, operations and supply chain management, and financial resources management.
For more information please visit the programme website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/management-msc
A good honours degree in management; business studies; or other related social science subject. Those with a 2.2 may be considered providing they can demonstrate significant relevant experience.Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent. IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)