Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

MSc Management

The MSc in Management provides future managers with a grounding in key functional areas of Business together with a clear understanding of how these functions are integrated in successful and globally orientated 21st century organisations. This learning is tightly connected with a practical application of your skills and knowledge, in particular through a live consultancy project. This degree has a dual award with the Chartered Institute of Management.

We offer a number of different routes in addition to the MSc Management course. These are listed below:

  • MSc Management and Human Resource Management (September only)
  • MSc Management and International Business (September and January)
  • MSc Management and Finance (September and January)
  • MSc Management and Marketing (September and January)

How do you profit from this MSc in Management?

  • The course will equip you with broad knowledge across a wide range of management subject areas and enable you to develop more specialist knowledge as it progresses.
  • The framework for all of our full-time MSc in Management courses, enables us to keep up to date with a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of global leaders.
  • Our partnership with the CMI means that on successful completion of the MSc Management you will receive the MSc Management and the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
  • The curriculum is reviewed and developed through consultation with our students, employers and alumni.
  • Central to the course's design is engagement with external businesses and organisations.
  • Students on these routes typically come from over 25 different countries, which means you will have a truly international learning experience.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Participants on the MSc in Management (and routes) will take two optional modules in addition to the set core modules . The optional modules build directly from the initial core modules and participants will make a choice depending on their interest and future career aspirations.

Choosing this route is particularly appropriate if you have little experience of management education, or have no clear idea at the outset of your studies which particular subject areas will be of most interest to you.

Course Content (for information on modules on the MSc Management routes please visit our website)

Core modules include:

  • Managing People, Information and Knowledge
  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Strategy in the International Environment
  • Marketing and Operations
  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
  • Applied / Consultancy Project.

Optional modules include:

  • Contemporary Management Studies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Value in Networked Environments
  • Human Resources in an International Environment
  • Managing Innovation, Creativity and Design
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Marketing Contexts.

This is an indicative list. Optional modules are regularly updated.

96% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2015 / 16).

Graduates from MSc Management have gone into senior management positions around the world. Graduates in 2012 secured jobs in a wide range of positions which included Managers (for example Department Managers, Brand Managers, Communications Managers and Sales Managers), Analysts, Auditors and Bankers. Over the last 13 years graduate destinations from this route have included:

  • marketing and operational managers
  • planning analysts
  • consultants
  • CEOs.

Some students join graduate management trainee programmes and some have been offered jobs with the SME company for whom they completed their consultancy project.

  • MSc Management and Global Supply Chain Management (September only)
  • MSc Management and Entrepreneurship (September only)
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
BeginSeptember or January (selected routes)
Length1 Year
Application Deadline

Application deadlines – 31 July for a September start, 30 November for a January start

Application Procedure

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.
  • English language requirements apply.