Taught course


Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. This course is 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Management is based on an MBA-style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of management education. This exciting one year programme is open to all students but also suitable for graduates who have not previously studied business and management.

The programme equips you with both the foundations of business management and the most advanced tools and theories. You will have the opportunity to attend master classes given by keynote speakers from industry and have the opportunity to visit companies to see how management is practiced in industry

Course in Depth

Typically, you will study the following units:
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship - this unit will explore innovation management, organisational strategy and the drivers of successful entrepreneurship in a competitive context shaped by globalisation and distributed innovation and business processes.
Management Practice - this unit will help you to build the foundations of effective management. You will explore management theory and emerging and contemporary issues in management, as the context of what needs to be managed is changing, along with the way in which we manage.
Investigating Business Practice – In this unit, you will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. The unit allows you to bring together the key elements from the programme so far, to tackle a leadership issue in context.
Research Methods - this unit provides you with the analytical and investigative knowledge and skills to conduct an in-depth leadership research project for your dissertation.
Dissertation – a 15,000 word research project based on a management subject of your choice.
Option Unit*
You will have the opportunity to choose one option unit and specialise in a specific subject area of your choice. *The following list is indicative of possible options units, however, this is subject to timetabling arrangements.
  • Business Psychology in Action
  • Employee Resources, Relations and Law
  • International Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Creative Advertising
  • Project Concepts and Practices
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts
  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
*The number of units you study will depend on which award you choose – these are flexible around your own commitments and you may continue onto the next level upon completion.
  • PgCert (60 credits)
  • PgDip (120 credits)
  • MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

Special Features

  • You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
  • Extensive use of the University virtual learning portal (Moodle) via the internet to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.

This programme is taught at the Business School by experienced tutors drawing on their real world management experience. This course also makes extensive use of online resources to provide additional learning materials and to support course discussions. You may also visit local companies and be invited to attend guest lectures. You will be assessed by essays, examinations, presentations and multimedia assignments.

Career Prospects
This programme aims to equip graduates with the skills needed to enter their chosen management field. Graduates from this programme are expected to use the qualification in combination with their first degree to provide a personal profile that makes them stand out from other applicants.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to Manchester Met’s website for the latest fee information.
International students
Please refer to Manchester Met’s website for the latest fee information.

For information about available funding for postgraduate study, please visit our postgraduate page: www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
8 months


full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations34
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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