The MSc Management and Strategy degree adopts an interdisciplinary perspective on management issues. It offers an alternative approach to MBA or MBA style courses. There is an intellectual rather than a vocational focus with an emphasis on the rigorous analysis of management problems. Those who enter these programmes are typically pre- rather than post-work experience students. Seminars for the core courses are organised on the basis of study groups. In addition students work on an 8,000 word dissertation on a relevant topic and take part in a case study. In the case study students work together in small groups to produce a report, and give a presentation, on a major company (companies recently studied include ICI, BMW, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, British Airways and Tesco).
You need to have a basic knowledge of statistics, mathematical analysis and economics for the core course. Two one week pre-sessional courses in Mathematics and Statistics for Management, and in Economics for Management are run every September prior to the start of the MSc. Students whose knowledge of mathematics and economics is considered to be below the standard required to enter the MSc may be offered a place conditional on their attendance at one or both of these courses.