Taught course


University of Northampton · Northampton Business School

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally hold a first or second class honours degree or equivalent. No work experience is required for admission onto the course. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabilities at a level approved by the University of Northampton (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate or equivalent).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MSc Management programme will equip graduates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in management.

MSc Management has specialist pathways in International, Human Resources, Marketing and Financial Analysis. All students enrolled on the programme complete common core subjects in general management during Semester one, with modules in Semester two which allow you to specialise in your chosen pathway.

Experience or qualifications in management are neither expected nor required. If you have experience as a manager, you may wish to consider our MBA programme. If you are uncertain about the pathway on which to enrol, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to give you advice.

his programme is specifically designed to provide pre-experience career preparation and post-experience career progression opportunities to those from any disciplinary background at first degree level with the aspiration to enter or progress more rapidly in their business or management careers.

The programme will build on your existing capabilities from your first discipline and develop your conceptual and theoretical understanding of business and management issues, problems and opportunities.

As well as developing your research and reflection skills at postgraduate level, you will be able to link theory and practice throughout each module which include a variety of study methods such as case studies, business simulations, the completion of an applied research project related to real 'live' business issues and in some cases by means of a work based learning component.

MSc Management aims to increase your employability and give graduates a competitive advantage in the graduate management and trainee management jobs market.

For this programme taught study would be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and usually 12 hours per week, we recommend students spend approximately 20 hours per week in self-directed study time.

Semester 1

All students will study the following general management Core Modules in Semester one;

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing: Principles and Management
  • Managing Finance and Information
  • Dissertation and Research Methods
Semester 2

MSc Management has five pathways: International Business, International Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Marketing and Financial Analysis. The modules you will study in Semester two vary according your chosen specialist pathway;

International Business

  • Strategic Management
  • Developing Cross Cultural Capability
  • Managing Operations in the Supply Chain Context

International Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship: Principals and Practices
  • Global Innovation Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

Human Resources

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • International HRM


  • Strategic Management
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Cross-cultural Marketing

Financial Analysis

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Global Financial Strategy
  • Investment Analysis

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01604 735500
01604 713029