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Management (Advanced Standing) (MA)

Course Description

The MA Management Advanced Standing is for students who have already achieved a Diploma in Management a target award and wish to obtain a Masters in Management qualification.

This Programme reflects the shift from an operational perspective to the strategic and applied perspectives on management. It consists of three modules: Business Research Methods, Strategic Management and the MAM Project; which are studied part-time over one year.

Course content

- Modules
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

- Business Research Methods
The module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process and the application of research methods in the area of business and management. It covers qualitative and quantitative research methods, and considers the contexts within which different methods are useful and how they should be applied in practice. It focuses on research design, data collection and analysis and the presentation of findings.

- Strategic Management
This module will introduce you to the principles and practices of strategic management.

- Project
The Project module involves extensive research in a chosen topic. It will enable you to demonstrate your ability to work autonomously, and to apply the theory learned during the course to a substantial real-life problem.

Associated Careers

Our graduates occupy a variety of roles in both multinational organisations and small and medium-size enterprises. When you graduate you will be equipped to pursue a career in specialist areas of business, including financial services, operations, human resources, sales and marketing. Some of our graduates are employed in companies such as Accenture, Procter & Gamble and Unilever as well as the NHS and local councils.


At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses.

Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies.

We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students.

Visit the Management (Advanced Standing) (MA) page on the University of Westminster website for more details!

Entry Requirements

University of Westminster students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Management or the Diploma in Managing Health and Social Care will be eligible for entry. Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) at another recognised institution will be considered for entry onto this programme according to the University’s Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) arrangements. A good standard of English (IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for all elements) is also a requirement where English is not your first language.

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