The purpose of the two-year MSc in Management is to provide students with the academic background, the analytical tools and the intellectual frameworks to study the questions raised in academic literature on management across the range of relevant academic fields, as well as an understanding of the broader political, social and economic environment in which contemporary firms operate. The study of underlying disciplines introduces students to knowledge about, and relevant to, management from a social science perspective. The programme has been designed with potential employers in mind, offering graduates good employment opportunities in business and consultancy.
Methods and finance courses will provide rigorous training in analytical skills that are relevant to practice across many organisational settings in business. Students will also take courses that develop their understanding of economic and political institutions, and therefore of the environment in which contemporary managers must operate.
The degree is intended for students coming directly or recently from undergraduate programmes but not ones in management because it presumes no prior knowledge in the field. The two years are therefore required to get students to a master’s level in Management. It is designed to be highly flexible, allowing students either to specialise in one or two management functions such as accounting and finance, operational research or human resource management, taking their specialism to a fairly high research level, or to learn about contemporary research across a variety of management fields. If you wish to specialise in a single area or function of management, or if you have previous work or educational experience in management, the specialist degrees offered by individual Groups within the Department would be more appropriate to your needs than this programme.