Taught course

Management Studies

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Entry requirements

For entry onto the DMS, one of the following is required:

  • A recognised UK first degree or its equivalent
  • A BTEC, HND or HNC
  • NVQ Level 4
  • An equivalent professional qualification
  • Business, managerial, professional or technical experience deemed to be appropriate for this programme of study

Months of entry


Course content

Management Studies is a postgraduate course specifically designed for those who have started their careers and may be working in a wide variety of managerial, technical and professional roles and in an equally wide variety of industries, sectors and professions.

The DMS aims to provide you with a rigorous and stimulating postgraduate business and management education, one that will involve you in developing alongside other experienced managers, professionals and technical specialists.

This demanding two year programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a business management context:

  • Apply the latest thinking on business management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of management, marketing, accounting and finance, human resource management, strategic management, management environment, change management and business and management ethics.
  • Develop the research skills necessary to tackle management problems, issues and learning.
  • Undertake your own postgraduate study of a topic within the field of business management that has interest and relevance to your development.

A distinctive feature of the programme at the University of Central Lancashire is that you will participate in the two day Year 1 residential programme at the start of your time with us. Located in a nearby hotel, the programme will aid your induction into the DMS and will kick start the essential bonding between you and your fellow students. Developing an open and supportive culture is vital to the success of the DMS and will really ensure you get the most from the experience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DMS
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

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