MSc Management

Make a positive impact on your future career. Develop your management skills and gain the confidence to lead teams and make important business decisions.

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Managing teams across a business requires specific skills. On this course, you’ll explore management styles and how to apply them. We’ll also help you identify your own style and hone the skills you need to relate to employees across organisations and cultures.

Whatever your background, we’ll help you develop the business acumen and confidence you need to apply for managerial roles or graduate schemes. 

Blending academic theory with applied management practices, our Masters in Management mirrors our MBA. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of business management and the most advanced tools and theories used by managers around the world.


Managing on a global stage

Most businesses now operate internationally. You’ll explore how to manage people from different cultures and look at the role of the manager in a global setting.

Discover the challenges and opportunities that come from globalisation and learn about the complexities of management in multinational organisations.


Industry experts

Learn from academics with practical experience in strategy, ethics, organisational behaviour and innovation.

Masterclasses by keynote speakers from industry and business visits support the teaching on the course. Drawing on the experience from such a wide range of sources will prepare you for management roles in any sector.

Features and Benefits

  • A city of opportunities – with global organisations, and innovative start-ups, Manchester offers a wealth of opportunities.Use our connections with employers to enhance your studies and professional network.
  • Postgraduate internships – develop business relationships and hone your management skills on a short-term internship, as part of your course or as an addition to your studies.
  • Exclusive access – visit some of the region’s top businesses, such as Manchester United, Robinson’s Brewery, Jaguar Land Rover and BBC at MediaCityUK to learn about their structure and operations.
  • MBA-style curriculum – what you learn is based on an MBA curriculum. Through executive-style learning, you’ll boost your professional development and high-level management skills. 
  • Industry insight – we arrange lectures from industry experts and organise live projects for you to work on. Learn what it takes to get ahead in the business world.
  • Desirable skills – management is one of the fastest growing courses in the world. Prepare for management roles in any sector, even if you haven’t got a business or management background.
  • Taught by experts – learn from academics with experience working in industry and undertaking cutting-edge research into their field.
"I feel lucky to have gained so much from my tutors, their knowledge, skills and all round management experience, and their understanding is reflected in the learning." Lewis Madden, MSc Management.

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

"Our academics have their feet firmly in industry. They are consulting with major companies regularly and doing research as part of their role in the department, so the flow of research comes back into the classroom and informs our teaching."

Dr Clare Hannibal, Head of Department.

Career Prospects

Every organisation needs skilled and effective managers. This course will give you the confidence to lead teams and make business decisions for start-ups and multinational organisations in any sector.               

If you already have experience in the field, you can use this course as a springboard to managerial roles. Or it can put you in a strong position to set up your own business or go into management consultancy.

Our graduates have taken management roles at a range of organisations. These include General Manager at Aspen Healthcare, Production Manager at HJ Heinz, and Business Improvement Officer at Warwickshire Police Authority.

With the opportunity to pick option units in areas such as HR and marketing, you can tailor your own career path in a direction that interests you. 

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of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.

DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent in any subject.

The course is also particularly appropriate for graduates who have not previously studied a business-related subject. We will also consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have substantial management experience.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.


“At the heart of our teaching is a real commitment that our students are ready for the world of work when they graduate. So, from day one students are exposed to contemporary challenges that affect business…”
Listen to what Claire Hannibal, Head of Department, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…

Course details

Units on the programme are designed to develop your critical thinking on key areas whilst allowing you to apply your learning into practice, before embarking on a consultancy based dissertation.

Core units

  • Global Management
  • Marketing in Practice
  • Operations Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • International Strategic Management
  • Masters-level Learning
  • Dissertation

Option units

Choose one 30 credit or two 15 credit units from a list including:

  • Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship 
  • Global Strategic Innovation 
  • Performance and Reward (30 credit)
  • Business Psychology in Practice (30 credit) 
  • International Brand Strategy
  • Strategy for Digital 
  • Business Analytics
  • Live Client Brief 
  • Language
  • Internship Project

All option units are subject to student numbers and timetabling. 

Assessment weightings and contact hours

10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:


Placement options

While this course doesn’t include any placement opportunities, you can gain useful work experience through the Business School’s Postgraduate Internship Programme. With a short-term internship, you’ll not only show potential employers that you’re ready to get to work, you’ll also gain some vital experience and make some valuable connections for your professional network.

While an internship involves at least 100 hours of work – starting any time between November and early August – how you do those hours is flexible. You could work full time during a break in your studies, or you might do a day or two a week throughout term time, fitting it around your studies.

Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability

Our Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability Department delivers innovative programmes rooted in industry, driven by the global environment and reflective of evolving business trends.

The department develops courses in close collaboration with industry practitioners, focusing on entrepreneurship and employability skills, and using dynamic teaching practices that include live projects run in conjunction with industry and innovative classroom techniques.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

Specialist Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

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Advanced Standing

If your qualifications are relevant, you may be eligible for ‘entry with advanced standing'. This entry route gives academic credit for your current qualifications. 

Please note, advanced standing applications cannot be made using the apply online feature. If this applies to you, please instead complete the Postgraduate Application Form.

If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for postgraduate taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form. There are exceptions for some professional courses – the course information on our on-line prospectus will give you more information in these cases.

Please note: to apply for this course, you only need to provide one reference.

You can review our current Terms and Conditions before you make your application. If you are successful with your application, we will send you up to date information alongside your offer letter.


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