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Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Postgraduate study

Management student profile

Management student profile

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MSc Management

2016 entry - 1 year full-time

  • About the programme
  • Modules
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Our Management programme is an outstanding opportunity for graduates who wish to develop practical, functional business knowledge and skills to improve their employment prospects.

The programme aims to develop understanding of the core aspects of business management and to build on the skills and competencies relevant to middle management and to senior roles. It is especially suitable for students who have taken non-business degrees or who wish to reinforce their business knowledge.

Our experiences of working with a wide range of industrial partners and managerial teams have fed directly into the design of our Management programme, which includes core modules designed to equip you with key business skills sought by modern organisations. In addition, the wide range of optional modules gives you the flexibility to tailor the programme to suit your individual career aspirations.

All of our modules use contemporary case studies and skills-based coursework, ensuring that as a graduate you will be equipped to apply the very latest management best-practice and contribute quickly and purposefully to the running of any business.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Management programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks.

The School reserves the right to vary the list of all modules.

Semester 1

October to January introduces our core management modules. Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module.

Compulsory modules*

  • Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits) – developing technical and analytical skills in accounting and financial management, this module introduces the financial practices of business and how these influence other functional areas.
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits) – the theory and practice of managing people including everything from recruitment and training to motivation and job design.
  • Operations Management (15 credits) – learn how organisations develop and distribute products and services effectively and efficiently.
  • Marketing in the Organisation
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two semester)

*Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module.

Semester 2

February to June builds on the core modules to develop a deeper understanding of problem solving in management.

Compulsory modules

  • Information Systems and Management (15 credits) – a valuable chance to study the critical role of information gathering and how its analysis guides decision making. This module also familiarises students with basic software packages used widely in business.
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two semester)

Optional modules (choose three)

Semester Two gives you the freedom to explore three areas in which you are particularly interested. Options include:

Summer period

July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of business strategy.

Compulsory modules

  • Management Analysis (30 credits) – building on Business Analysis, this module considers the strategic activities, future options and likely strategic choices facing an industry and a designated company within it. After completing both these modules, students should have a critical ability to assess the strategic direction of an industry and its constituent companies.
  • Global Strategic Management

Career opportunities

Having studied at one of the UK’s Top-10 business schools, our Management graduates have gone on to follow careers with a range of major companies.

Example destinations include:

  • BRUSH – Contracts Manager
  • HSBC – Banker Development Programme Trainee
  • Jaguar Land Rover – Technical Analyst/Engineer, Buyer
  • Guided e-Learning – Software Engineer
  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – General Management Trainee
  • Pattonair – Inventory Analyst
  • Proludic (Switzerland) – International Sales Manager
  • Reed – Core Services Business Adviser
  • Ski Optical Works Ltd – Sales/Marketing Manager
  • Smith & Williamson – Auditor

Entry criteria

A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either:

  • achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university
  • OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Management MSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Admissions information

To enquire about our Management programme please contact:

Laura Whittle
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Tel: +44 (0)1509 228322
Email: sbe.pgt@lboro.ac.uk 


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