MSc Management degree

Entry requirements
2:2 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Not available
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£13,800
International fee
£23,200
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

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 master's in management, 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. Students enrolled in this programmes acquire significant practical skills and experience that prepare them for the challenges of the fast-paced business environment. Leading experts teach on the module, bringing their 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 master's in Management also gives you the flexibility to tailor the course to suit your individual career aspirations.
 
The objective of our MSc Management 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.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Management programme is 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.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

What you'll study

Our MSc Management will give you a relevant, practical and constantly updated programme through our close links with many large businesses and commercial organisations, whilst our taught content allows you to see how theory can be applied in practice.

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in the area of literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment, including the methods of recruitment used by global organisations
  4. give you the skills to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment
  • evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career they wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Human Resource Management (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to the range of alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work and will develop your expertise in evaluating the different techniques and strategies in varied circumstances.

Module content

Topics covered will focus on the key areas of human resource management (HRM), such as:

  • the nature of HRM
  • performance and reward
  • recruitment and selection
  • training and development
  • organisational culture
  • international perspectives
  • ethical perspectives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the philosophy and principles of HRM
  • assess some key techniques for managing people and their strengths and weaknesses
  • analyse key contemporary issues in relation to HRM
  • conduct research, using various data sources in order to integrate theory and practice regarding people management activities in work organisations
  • analyse organisational practices in order to identify the assumptions which underpin them
  • work effectively in a small team to conduct research into HRM issues
  • critically evaluate international and comparative perspectives of HRM
  • analyse the ethical implications of HRM practice in an organisational context.

Teaching and learning

  • seminars: 3 hours
  • lectures: 33 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you a broad understanding of the basic concepts in accounting and financial management with an emphasis on decision making
  2. develop your technical and analytical skills in aspects of accounting and financial management
  3. equip you with the financial awareness needed for further study in business and management.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the nature of accounting and financial management
  • an introduction to published financial statements
  • analysing the financial strengths and weaknesses of an organisation within its competitive environment
  • an introduction to management accounting, planning and decision making
  • financial management, longer term decision making and investment appraisal.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the business context of accounting and financial management (AFM)
  • identify and explain the linkages and distinctions between financial accounting, management accounting and financial management and their roles in the management process
  • define basic accounting terminology and explain straightforward financial statements and other accounting information
  • define and illustrate basic accounting concepts
  • compile, analyse and interpret financial information
  • analyse accounting and financial management problems and select appropriate solutions
  • discuss some of the advantages and shortcomings of financial information used in decision making
  • discuss the part that self-interest and moral hazard play in financial reporting
  • apply basic accounting concepts, principles and techniques
  • compute and use basic accounting ratios
  • analyse and structure problems in management accounting.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 33 hours
  • guided independent study: 117 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits)

This module examines the principles of marketing, from theoretical and practical perspectives. It will enable you to develop an understanding of applied marketing and build a solid foundation in the subject.

Marketing content

Topics studied may include:

  • marketing environment
  • marketing planning process
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • marketing orientation, organisational and consumer buyer behaviour
  • the marketing information system
  • the marketing mix.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • explain the critical issues relating to each marketing mix element
  • comprehend the new media and its effect on marketing
  • construct a framework marketing plan for an organisation
  • analyse the marketing environment of an organisation
  • debate marketing issues in a group setting
  • analyse marketing problems using appropriate marketing tools
  • work effectively in a small team on analysing and solving marketing problems
  • make oral presentations to a management audience
  • select appropriate tools and techniques to support creative ideas
  • demonstrate effective communication and report writing skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours (includes 12 hours of blended learning)

Assessment

  • individual coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Operations Management (15 credits)

This module will introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations management and illustrate its application in organisations in both the manufacturing and service industries.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • an introduction to operations management
  • processes, layout and location
  • quality management and improvement
  • materials management
  • capacity
  • scheduling and loading
  • operations strategy
  • supply chain management
  • control and management systems (eg Lean and ERP)
  • performance measurement
  • international and ethical aspects of operations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the methodologies used by operations managers to decide how, where and when a product or service should be manufactured or delivered
  • discuss how these methodologies can be used to achieve the requisite timeliness, quality, delivery and cost
  • explain how operations management strategies and practices may need to change in the face of competition and modern technology
  • describe and analyse manufacturing and service operations
  • propose and assess options for the improvement of manufacturing and service operations
  • explore and discuss the global and ethical implications of operations decisions
  • link theory and practice in operations management
  • analyse case studies
  • apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning from available information
  • achieve effective self-management.

Teaching and learning

  • seminars: 12 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 2,500-word individual coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in the area of literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment, including the methods of recruitment used by global organisations
  4. give you the skills to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment
  • evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career they wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Information Systems and Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of information systems in organisations
  2. develop your ability to work independently
  3. integrate the various core components of your master's programme and reinforce the concept of management as an integrated multi-disciplinary activity
  4. develop relevant transferable skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • general introduction to information systems in organisations
  • critical evaluation of possible applications of new and emerging technologies within a variety of organisational and economic contexts
  • exploration of the strategic role of information systems in organisations, organisation and leadership, the trend towards systems integration, and the outsourcing of systems activities
  • elaboration on the activity of designing information systems in the context of dynamic change
  • specification of requirements and the involvement of stakeholders in this activity
  • exploration of the management and benefits of information systems.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • assess the likely impacts of introducing new technologies into an organisation
  • discuss the nature of and reasons for information systems success and failure
  • critically evaluate the different development approaches available to facilitate successful information system design and development
  • discuss the issues involved in designing for change
  • develop skills for designing information systems
  • participate in debates on issues concerning the development and management of information systems
  • research information systems topics in the business press and academic literature
  • develop persuasive arguments and conclusions on information systems and issues.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Optional modules (choose three)

Business Environment Analysis (15 credits)

This module will consolidate your learning from semesters one and two by enabling you to develop the skills you need to analyse a given industry.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • generic approaches to industry and external environment analysis
  • theoretical concepts and tools of analysis of the remote and operating environment (eg PESTEL analysis, DEEPLIST, Porter's five forces and market segment analysis), identifying its impact on an industry or sector
  • use of secondary sources of data and publicly available material.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • develop an appropriate structure for analysing an industry and the organisations therein
  • use appropriate tools to analyse a given industry and assess the industry environment
  • critically debate the application and use of these tools
  • systematically assess the industry environment of a business and appraise its effect on a specific industry
  • evaluate the competitive nature of a specific industry
  • act autonomously in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources including publicly available material
  • deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively
  • communicate complex ideas orally to an audience of a specialist and several non-specialists
  • critically discuss the relevance of environmental forces on a given industry/sector.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 1 hour
  • tutorials: 2 hours
  • lectures: 6 hours
  • guided independent study: 141 hours

Assessment

  • presentation: 10%
  • 5,000-word individual essay: 90%

International Marketing (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. provide an understanding of the key concepts and core issues in international marketing
  2. build on your knowledge of basic marketing
  3. develop decision-making skills for the successful formulation, implementation and control of international marketing programmes
  4. enhance communication and team-working skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the nature of international marketing decision-making
  • globalisation
  • the international marketing environment:
    • international marketing research
  • market selection and entry strategies
  • standardisation/adaptation of marketing mix
  • organisation and control of international marketing operations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • analyse the international marketing environment of an organisation
  • describe the core issues associated with the development of international marketing strategies
  • explain the key decisions and problems associated with developing a marketing mix in an international setting
  • evaluate the impact of contextual influences on international marketing decision making
  • debate international marketing issues in a group setting
  • use web-based information on international marketing
  • develop cultural awareness/sensitivity.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 130 hours

Assessment

  • group-based international marketing report: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Small Business and Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

This module will present a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the small business sector and start-ups
  • entrepreneurs and owner-managers
  • elements of business plans for SMEs
  • strategy and growth in SMEs
  • growth models for SMEs
  • the financing and financial management of SMEs
  • management strategies in small firms
  • UK government policy towards SMEs
  • contemporary issues in the small firm sector
  • idea generation and evaluation
  • SMEs and innovation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • assess the economic contribution of the SME sector
  • describe the growth patterns of SMEs and identify the characteristics of entrepreneurs
  • explain growth models for SMEs
  • analyse the development of government policy towards SMEs
  • evaluate the funding of SMEs and appraise the relationship between SMEs and their principal financiers
  • assess the components of a business plan
  • clearly describe a business and its people
  • analyse the competitive position and critical success factors of a business
  • link objectives, strategy, risk and financial implications of an operational plan
  • gather relevant data and evidence from various sources and apply them appropriately under time-constrained conditions
  • integrate theoretical concepts from a variety of subject areas and apply these to practical case study-situations.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Business Forecasting (15 credits)

This module will:

  • give you an understanding of the various approaches to business forecasting and explore their use in practice with standard packages
  • develop your ability to interpret numerical information
  • give you skills in analysis and modelling of management situations and a sophisticated approach to the evaluation of alternatives in complex scenarios.

Module content

The module concentrates on time series analysis and begins with decomposition and regression-based forecasting methods before extending the approaches into ARIMA methods. The factors affecting the choice of method are also explored.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • compare and contrast various standard approaches to business forecasting
  • select appropriate forecasting methods in various business situations
  • use numerical reasoning and interpret numerical information in complex scenarios
  • use standard forecasting packages on business type data.

Teaching and learning

  • tutorials: 3 hours
  • computer labs: 5 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 118 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Work Psychology (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to a range of behavioural and organisational concepts which provide the basis for the management of human resources. You will also develop an awareness and clear understanding of how people work individually, in groups and within organisations.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • an introduction and history of work psychology
  • individual differences (eg personality and intelligence)
  • attitudes at work
  • stress and well-being
  • leadership
  • positive psychology
  • new forms of working
  • creativity and innovation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe prominent theories of human behaviour at work
  • discuss the main individual characteristics that influence behaviour at work and the appropriate use of intelligence and personality testing
  • explain key issues concerning leadership, performance, well-being, development and the psychological context of work
  • use theory to explain work behaviour and how it can be modified
  • discuss strengths and limitations of theories in terms of conceptual integrity and practical use
  • conduct desk research and reviews of organisational behaviour issues
  • integrate theoretical concepts from a variety of subject areas and apply these to practical situations
  • gather relevant data and evidence from various sources and integrate them appropriately.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 8 hours
  • lectures: 22 hours
  • guided independent study: 120 hours

Assessment

  • 3,000-word individual coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Enterprise Resource Planning (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. introduce and develop the key principles of enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  2. introduce the fundamental concepts of supply chain management (SCM) in the context of ERP
  3. provide an understanding of the role of ERP systems in the effective management of organisational processes
  4. provide hands-on experience of SAP, an industry standard ERP software.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • ERP-enabled supply chain management and materials requirements planning
  • international supply chain issues
  • inventory management, logistics strategy including ethical issues
  • enterprise integration
  • ERP concepts, tools and techniques
  • ERP-enabled accounting, control and marketing
  • the role and use of SAP software in support of business processes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you be able to:

  • explain the key ERP-enabled supply chain management practices that are applied within business organisations
  • critically assess the benefits, limitations and implications for organisations of applying ERP systems
  • explain the process by which an ERP-enabled strategy is formulated and implemented
  • use SAP software to model a case organisation's production planning, management accounting and logistics processes
  • use SAP software to analyse the performance and potential strategic pathways for a case study organisation
  • work, in groups, to develop a computer based proposal
  • prepare and deliver an effective technical management presentation.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 12 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 118 hours

Assessment

  • in-class test: 25%
  • individual coursework assignment: 75%

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you an understanding of the role of global logistics and supply chain management within various business contexts
  2. identify and analyse the complexities and uncertainties affecting global supply chains
  3. give you a critical appreciation of the emerging trends and concepts in logistics and supply chain management
  4. develop relevant transferable skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • basic concepts of logistics and supply chain management
  • supply chain strategies, and lean and agile supply chains
  • procurement and outsourcing
  • managing the global supply chain
  • supply chain relationships
  • the role of logistics in supply chain management
  • transportation and distribution management
  • the role of technology in supply chain management
  • performance measurement and evaluation
  • supply chain vulnerability, risk and resilience
  • sustainable logistics and supply chain systems
  • emerging trends:
    • new supply chain designs
    • ethical issues.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • evaluate the principles, methods and practices of logistics and supply chain management
  • develop a critical appreciation of the emerging issues including ethics and sustainability with regards to logistics and supply chain management
  • critically assess risks associated with global supply chains and the effect on business operations
  • identify and analyse the problems and issues related to logistics and supply chain management
  • apply logistics and supply chain theory for designing supply chains
  • critically evaluate risks and vulnerabilities affecting global supply chains
  • communicate effectively in writing, orally and via case discussions
  • obtain, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 36 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3,000-word coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Brand Management (15 credits)

This module builds on the foundation provided by the Marketing in the Organisation module in semester one and develops the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a brand manager.

Module content

The module presents the key principles, theories and practices of brand management through experiential learning. The topics covered will build and strengthen your understanding of brand management with the creation of a portfolio of theory and practical examples.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • define and discuss the principles of branding
  • apply key branding theories, such as customer based brand equity theory
  • explain branding strategies and discuss how they might be applied
  • employ branding principles, theories and strategies to real and/or simulated marketing contexts
  • identify the characteristics of strong brands and successful brand management strategies
  • criticise examples of real brand management strategies
  • formulate and define brand management strategies
  • work effectively to produce a case study report, applying theory to practice.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word individual coursework assignment: 100%

Marketing Communications (15 credits)

This module builds on your understanding of marketing and develops a critical appreciation of the role of marketing communications (as both a concept and process) in the success of marketing strategies.

Module content

This module has a particular emphasis on theory, which underlines marketing communications, to provide you with the essential background to understand consumers, the communications planning process, and the communications mix.

Topics covered may include:

  • an introduction to marketing communications
  • integrating marketing communications
  • advertising
  • sponsorship
  • public relations, sales promotion and social media marketing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • understand the role of communications in marketing activity
  • define and interpret the meaning of integrated marketing communications
  • analyse, assess and evaluate specific integrated marketing communications strategies by presenting solutions to class exercises
  • evaluate, compare and contrast selected individual components of the communications mix in formative (class exercises) and summative assessment (group project involving a marketing communications campaign).

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Management Analysis (30 credits)

This module will allow you to develop skills in:

  1. assessing the strategic direction of competing companies
  2. learning and managing your own learning
  3. working independently with self-confidence
  4. evaluating the strategic pathway of a selected company.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • strategic fit
  • analysis of basis of competitive advantage
  • resource-based view (RBV)
  • knowledge-based view (KBV)
  • dynamic strategic capability
  • network theory
  • strategic choices
  • strategic methods (make, buy and ally)
  • internationalisation strategies and evaluation in the context of host countries
  • evaluation criteria
  • international diversification and firm performance
  • SWOT analysis.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe, analyse and evaluate the strategies of a selected company
  • apply appropriate theoretical concepts, models and practical techniques
  • identify appropriate methodologies for competitive strategy analysis and evaluation
  • undertake a critical evaluation of at least one organisation within its contextual setting
  • evaluate the appropriateness of alternative strategies
  • synthesise environmental analysis with internal analysis
  • construct an analytical report assessing the relationship between strategy, structure, culture and working environment of an organisation
  • obtain, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources including publicly available material.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 6 hours
  • tutorials: 6 hours
  • guided independent study: 288 hours

Assessment

  • 10,000-word individual report: 100%

Global Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you a critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors
  2. develop your skills in strategic analysis, the development of strategic options and the implementation of strategy.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the concepts of global strategy and strategic management
  • environmental analysis and strategic positioning
  • strategic capability
  • corporate governance
  • business and corporate level strategy
  • strategic evaluation
  • strategy implementation
  • global strategic leadership
  • organisational structure and design
  • the cultural context
  • business ethics and corporate responsibility
  • managing strategic change.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of global strategic management as applied to a variety of different organisations in the global context
  • develop mission statements and meaningful corporate objectives in a global context
  • identify the elements of an organisation's strategic position
  • conduct a detailed environmental analysis
  • explain the relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of an organisation
  • distinguish between strategic options
  • recognise the problems and implications of implementing the strategies
  • evaluate the relationship between strategy, resources, culture, structure, design and working environment of an organisation
  • distinguish between the core areas of corporate and business level strategy and how they link together in an organisation
  • evaluate an organisation's strategies
  • analyse the multiplicity of factors and inter-relationships that make up a complex scenario
  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in analysing problems.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 23 hours
  • guided independent study: 127 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word individual coursework assignment: 100%


Intended Learning Outcomes:

 

On completion of this module, students should be able to: 
Knowledge and Understanding: 
- explain the concept of global strategic management as applied to a variety of different organisations in the global context; 
- develop mission statements and meaningful corporate objectives in a global context; 
- identify the elements of an organisation's strategic position; 
- conduct a detailed environmental analysis; 
- explain the relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of an organisation; 
- distinguish between strategic options; 
- recognise the problems and implications of implementing the strategies. 
Subject-specific Skills: 
- evaluate the relationship between strategy, resources, culture, structure, design and working environment of an organisation; 
- distinguish between the core areas of corporate and business level strategy and how they link together in an organisation; 
- evaluate an organisation's strategies. 
Transferable Skills: 
- analyse the multiplicity of factors and inter-relationships that make up a complex scenario. 
- demonstrate self-direction and originality in analysing problems.



Content:

 

The concepts of global strategy and strategic management. Environmental analysis and strategic positioning. Strategic capability. Corporate governance. Business and corporate level strategy. Strategic evaluation. Strategy implementation. Global strategic leadership. Organisational structure and design. The cultural context. Business ethics and corporate responsibility. Managing strategic change.



Teaching and Learning:

 

Activity Type Hours   Comments
Lecture 23    
Guided independent study 127    
 
Total: 150

 

Student effort made up of: 
a) Contact time: see above 
b) Private study comprising guided reading and preparation associated with block mode attendance; student self-directed reading in the subject area of the module.



Assessment:

 

The information above is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. For full details, please see the module information above.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Practical sessions

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

This masters in Management degree 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

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent international qualification in a non-business discipline, although those with a business degree will be considered.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£13,800

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£23,200

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.

Find out more about master's degree funding

Our students and academics

Tom Butler

Management MSc

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

Navdeep Soodan

Management MSc

The full range of management modules included provides a solid foundation for your career. The teaching includes lots of relevant case studies too.