Management MSc

Entry requirements:
2:2 +
Full-time:
1 year
Part-time:
not available
Start date:
October 2018
UK/EU fees:
£12,850
International fees:
£21,000
Location:
Loughborough

Achievements

6th

for Business Studies

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Top 10

UK Business School in national league tables

Accredited

Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold Triple-Accreditation

AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

75%

of our Business and Management research is rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'

REF 2014

Overview

Our MSc Management programme will equip you with key business and management skills and knowledge sought by modern organisations.

Successful modern organisations depend upon managers with a broad business acumen who can make effective and timely decisions and who are capable of handling and analysing large volumes of information. 
 
As a student of our Management MSc programme, you will learn the fundamentals of managing people and organisations and you will gain a good understanding of the primary factors shaping the contemporary business environment. You will further acquire significant practical skills and experience that will prepare you for the challenges of the fast-paced business environment. You will be taught by leading experts, who bring the latest research developments into the classroom.
 
Our experience of working with a wide range of industrial partners and managerial teams have fed directly into the design of this programme. The wide range of optional modules in our Management MSc programme also gives you the flexibility to tailor the course to suit your individual career aspirations.
 
The objective of our Management MSc programme is to create the next generation of outstanding managers and leaders that will make an impact in the contemporary business world.
 
The programme aims to:
 
  • Develop in you an integrated and critically aware understanding of management
  • Equip you with the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice
  • Prepare you for a significant career in a wide range of roles in management, consultancy and entrepreneurship
  • Enhance your lifelong learning skills, personal development and employability to enable you to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to and take effective roles within business and society
  • Provide a relevant, practical and constantly updated programme through close links with many large business and commercial organisations and with taught content which allow you to see ways in which theory can be applied in practice

What makes this programme different?

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Management programme designed to create the next generation of outstanding business managers and leaders. It’s ideally suited for those of you who have taken a non-business undergraduate degree, though those with a business background will be considered.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (high 2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification, 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 Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.
 
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component
 
The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.
 
TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22
 
See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each.

What you'll study

Our Management MSc is designed to provide you with a relevant, practical and constantly updated programme through close links with many large business and commercial organisations and with taught content which will allow you to see ways in which theory can be applied in practice.

Modules

Management MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Semester 1

Human Resource Management - 15 credits

Semester 1

This module describes the philosophy and principles of Human Resource Management and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of some key techniques for managing people. Students would benefit from gaining knowledge on some key contemporary issues in relation to HRM. Students would also have the opportunity to conduct research using a range of data sources to analyse people management activities in work organisations.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Accounting and Finance - 15 credits

Semester 1

This module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the basic concepts in accounting and financial management with an emphasis on decision making. It also aims to develop students' technical and analytical skills in aspects of accounting and financial management and equip them with the financial awareness necessary for further study in all aspects of business and management.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Marketing in the Organisation - 15 credits

Semester 1

This module examines the principles of marketing, from theoretical and practical perspectives, which enables students to develop understanding of applied marketing and build a solid foundation for tackling future marketing modules.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Operations Management - 15 credits

Semester 1

This module aims to introduce students to fundamental concepts and techniques of operations management and illustrate their application in both the manufacturing and service industries.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Personal Development for Study and Employability - 15 Credits

Two semesters

This module aims to develop students’ study skills at the postgraduate level to enhance their learning in their current programme and enhance their personal skills and attributes to prepare them for employment in the current global business environment.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Semester 2

Information Systems and Management - 15 credits

Semester 2

Provides students with an understanding of the role and importance of information systems in organisations, and the ability to critically evaluate different approaches to information system design and development.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Personal Development for Study and Employability - (two semesters)

Two semesters

This module aims to develop students’ study skills at the postgraduate level to enhance their learning in their current programme and enhance their personal skills and attributes to prepare them for employment in the current global business environment.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Optional modules (choose two)

Business Environment Analysis - 15 credits

 
This module introduces students to structured approaches for analysing industries and organisations. Students will learn how to use a range of frameworks for analysing and assessing the effects of the industry environment on firms.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

International Marketing - 15 credits

 
This module aims to provide an understanding of the key concepts and core issues in international marketing and to develop decision-making skills for the successful formulation, implementation and control of international marketing programmes.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship - 15 credits

 
This module introduces students to a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises. Students would benefit from developing skills to analyse the competitive position and critical success factors of a business, including the effects of government policy and availability of fundings.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Business Forecasting - 15 credits

 
This module introduces to students various approaches to Business Forecasting and explores their use in practice with standard packages and tools. Students would benefit from developing skills essential for applying to forecasting methods and in different business situations.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Work Psychology - 15 credits

 
Develops students’ understanding of prominent theories of human behaviour at work, enabling them to discuss individual characteristics that influence behaviour at work and explain key issues concerning leadership, performance, well-being, development and the psychological context of work.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Enterprise Resource Planning - 15 credits

Introduces and develops the key principles of enterprise resource planning (ERP), fundamental concepts of supply chain management (SCM) in the context of ERP, and an understanding of the role of ERP systems in the effective management of organisational processes.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - 15 credits

 
This module aims to develop a broad understanding of the role of logistics and supply chain within various business contexts. Students will be able to identify and analyse the complexities and uncertainties affecting global supply chains, critically appreciate emerging trends and concepts in logistics and supply chain management, and develop relevant transferable skills.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Brand Management - 15 credits

 
This module aims to introduce students to branding strategies, and discuss how they might be applied. Students will also learn how to employ branding principles, theories and strategies to real and/or simulated marketing contexts.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Marketing Communications - 15 credits

 
This module aims to illustrate the role of communications in marketing activity, define and interpret the meaning of integrated marketing communications and assess the effectiveness of IMC campaigns.
 
Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Summer period

Management Analysis - 30 credits

This module aims to develop students’ skills to assess the strategic direction of competing companies’ skills in obtaining, as well as to analyse and apply information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Global Strategic Management - 15 credits

This module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors. It focuses on developing students’ skills in the area of strategic analysis, evaluation of strategic options, and implementation of strategy.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Optional modules

Management Analysis - 30 credits

This module aims to develop students’ skills to assess the strategic direction of competing companies’ skills in obtaining, as well as to analyse and apply information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Global Strategic Management - 15 credits

This module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors. It focuses on developing students’ skills in the area of strategic analysis, evaluation of strategic options, and implementation of strategy.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

How you'll be assessed

The modules in Management MSc are assessed using a mix of different methods. The assessment of each module is either exam only, coursework only or a combination of the two. For the modules assessed by exam and coursework, the typical weight for exam is 50% or 75%.

How you'll study

Seminars
Lectures
Tutorials
Independent study
Group work
Practical sessions
Supervision
Workshops

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Management MSc will prepare you for employment in a very wide range of careers including consultancy, as a functional specialist, or general management in the private or public sector. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record and find jobs in a wide range of industries.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:
  • Proludic (Switzerland) – International Sales Manager
  • Samsung Opentide (China) – Consultant
  • Jaguar Land Rover – Technical Analyst/ Engineer / Buyer
  • Citibank (China) – Human Relations
  • Reed – Core Services Business Adviser
  • Nielsen – Market Researcher
  • HSBC – Banker Development Programme Trainee
  • BRUSH – Contracts Manager
  • Ski Optical Works Ltd – Sales/Marketing Manager
  • Smith & Williamson – Auditor
  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – General Management Trainee

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.
 
Furthermore, on successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:
  • Display effective interpersonal skills including effective communication, listening, influencing and conflict resolution
  • Be open to new ideas and be aware that in many situations there is a range of possible interpretations and/or solutions
  • Apply critical thinking and creativity to resolve practical problems
  • Solve problems using relevant decision making processes and techniques
  • Scan and organise data, abstract meaning from information and share knowledge
  • Make effective use of Communication and Information Technology (CIT)
  • Recognise and utilise individuals’ contributions in group processes
  • Recognise ethical situations, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices
  • Use effective personal organisation including time management, self-direction, self-motivation, tenacity and pro-activeness
  • Learn through reflection on practice and experience

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
£12,850
International:
£21,000

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Our students and academics

Tom Butler

Management MSc student

The MSc Management course appealed to me because it gave me the opportunity to transfer my skills into a business framework.

Nora Akrofi

Management MSc student

My programme has links with relevant skills and career development. I also enjoyed studying with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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