Entry requirements

We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. 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. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See Alliance MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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

Summer period

  • 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.

Examples of recent project topic areas include:

  • Football
  • Fast fashion
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Virtual currency

Career opportunities

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

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Alliance MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the Alliance MBS website for further details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Masters Admissions
+44 (0)161 306 1339