Entry requirements

1st or good upper 2nd class bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in social science

Months of entry


Course content

This challenging and highly distinctive one year programme offers a rigorous interdisciplinary social science perspective on the practice of management. It is aimed at exceptional individuals aspiring to the highest levels of management seniority, whether in strategic or operational management in the corporate, governmental or not-for-profit sectors.

The programme is an advanced degree based around the issues, approaches and tools for the management and the governance of organisations. It presents a balance between the management, conceptual and analytical approaches which impact both practice and theory. Students may come from a variety of backgrounds but should have a basic knowledge of the social sciences.

Key features of the programme are:

*An introduction to key design issues in the governance of organisations and of markets, and the analysis and design of effective global business strategies and organisational practices in a wide range of economic, technical, and societal contexts.
*The opportunity to follow the development of an enterprise or other organisation from founder and idea generation through growth and change through a compulsory course in enterprise development.
*Exposure to issues of operational and strategic significance and their managerial consequences within modern organisations.
*Analysis of the particular problems confronting organisations which adopt hybrid structures and seek to build inter-organisational alliances across markets and economies.
*Consideration of the mechanisms organisations use to seek to shape their environments in pursuit of their goals by individual and collective action in different arenas.

The core curriculum focuses on organisations within the economy and society, management practice, entrepreneurship and innovation. The available options allow students to specialise in policy, economic or technological aspects of management, human resource management, accounting and finance, operations management, strategy, and many other fields.

The programme is, through the range of options available, particularly suited to candidates seeking to deliver solutions to issues of organisational behaviour and change management, corporate strategy, accounting and management control, business and public policy, global and cross-cultural management and the management of extended organisations.

Employment prospects for our graduates are excellent and we have alumni in major consulting companies, such as the Boston Consulting Group, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte, as well as a wide range of other organisations throughout the world.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613