Alliance Manchester Business School

Management MSc

You know where you want to be but you don’t have the right skills to get there yet. The MSc Management can help you make the jump from successful graduate to creative manager.

Whether you want to run your own company, change the business environment from within or contribute to solving the world’s problems, we can give you the skills you need. That’s why the MSc Management is different.

Most management courses will give you a strong foundation in the basics of business. Very few also guide you through understanding issues such as sustainability, social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, enabling you to reflect on the way businesses think and impact on society.

We believe that people learn best when they can understand the theory driving an issue and can see the practical applications of what they’re studying. Our MSc Management isn’t just about lectures and assignments, we also give you challenging group projects to test your thinking, your team-working skills and help you apply your knowledge to contemporary business issues.

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Recent recruiters include: ABS Consulting, Balfour Beatty, HSBC, JD Williams, Kavan Healthcare, KPMG, Mike Collings & Co, Manchester City FC, Magna Connections, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank

Course structure

(All taught course units are 15 credits)

Pre-course workshop

We get you started with an intensive one-week introduction to the course which brings you up to speed on exactly what management is.

We provide you with invaluable feedback which will help you with your studies for the year.

Semester 1

  • Business Performance and Strategy
  • Foundations of Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Marketing and Management

Semester 2

  • Comparative Employment Relations and International Human Resource Management
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Semester 3

  • Research Skills for Business and Management
  • Trends in Global Business and Management
  • Business Research Project [30 credits]

You work in groups and individually on a contemporary case study that allows you to reflect on everyday challenges faced by managers. The project builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and allows you to make the connection between academic study and genuine business practice. It also showcases your management and research skills and demonstrates how these can be applied in the real world.

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Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

UK/EU students - £12,000
Overseas students - £19,500

Begin21 September 2015
Length1 Year            
Application Deadline

Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.

Application Procedure

Entry requirements
Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of £60. We normally look for a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent in any subject. The MSc Management is a course for students with no previous experience of business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management is assumed, the course moves at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding. If your first language is not English, we require an English test.

Application details
We’re delighted that you are considering applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Please view the most up-to-date admission information on the MBS website and follow the How to Apply guide to submit an online application. Our guide is designed to make the application process as straightforward as possible for you, and to ensure that your application is correct and submitted in plenty of time. All courses start on 21 September 2015.

English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English language test to prove your level of proficiency.

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