The MSc Management course offers an advanced qualification combined with practical experience, which will be extremely useful for graduates wishing to pursue managerial and entrepreneurial careers in industry and commerce.
The course builds on graduates' existing knowledge and skills by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and lead within a range of industries, and to be able to add significant value through an integrated and critical understanding of business and management.
The course has a strong practical focus on skills development. We believe that students who can demonstrate the ability to add value within a 'live' organisational context will always be a more attractive employment proposition than students who cannot. We provide ample opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate managerial level knowledge and skills within the course itself.
A 12 week 'Internship and Management Project' in semester 3 of year 2 enables students to apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to an organisational issue or problem. For those who are already in employment the project can be carried out within their organisation, adding value to their existing role.
In addition to lectures, seminars, directed reading and IT based resources, knowledge and understanding of the subject are acquired and further developed through case studies, extra-curricular project activity and student work/internship and employability experiences. Visiting speakers and practitioners' master classes will be used to further develop a sound theoretical understanding of contemporary issues within business and management.
Teaching and learning assessment
All modules are taught by subject specialists. Lectures are interactive and involve active participation of students.
Assessment is coursework based with students completing innovative and practical assignments. For example students will think of a business idea, create a company and start trading for one particular module.
Work placement / study abroad
A unique feature of this course is tthe inclusion of a 12 week internship built into semester 3 of year two during which students undertake a Management Project. This gives them the opportunity to put theory into practice through an applied project.
Students have completed internships with a range of organisations from large multinationals to SMEs, some have even used the opportunity to develop their own business. If you are already in work you can base your Management Project on your existing organisation, providing an opportunity to create value within your own workplace.