About the course

Course description

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The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. 

Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs.  Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers.  Managers have impact on their environment.

The MSc Management will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations.

Starting with a pre-course workshop in September to give you an intensive induction, then through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work during the core modules, you'll be challenging established models of thinking, critically reflecting on contemporary management and looking at alternative ways of organising.  Sustainability, innovation and social responsibility will be key themes during the course alongside skill-building in key areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management. During the third semester alongside the business project, you'll meet speakers from industry and academia, who'll provide thought-provoking and inspirational perspectives from their own experience, facing and critiquing current business and management challenges. 

Throughout your time in Manchester you will have access to ongoing research by academics regarded as experts in their field.  Course staff are involved in a various research centres across the School and you will be encouraged to attend seminars that might be of interest. Within this forum of intellectual exchange, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher, critic and independent thinker. 

Whether your desire is to manage your own business or contribute to solving some of the world's problems, the course will provide knowledge and skills in key areas of management enabling you to take up a variety of positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Course units details

The course consists of the following taught units:

  • Foundations of Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Marketing and Management
  • Business Performance and Strategy
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Comparative Employment Relations and International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Trends in Global Business and Management
  • Research Skills for Business and Management

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, report and group project assessment and presentations.

During the third semester students undertake a business project as part of their final assessment.

What our students say

Read what Venkata Sai SriHarsha has to say about his MSc Management experience >>

Open days

Our next open day for postgraduate taught study will take place on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. It's a great opportunity to come and see us and experience what it is like to study at Alliance MBS.

At our event, we'll have an alumni panel who'll be describing their experiences and how their course helped them in their careers, a taster lecture and the chance to meet academic and admissions staff and current students.

Further details about registration and the schedule for the open day will be posted here soon.

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester, you are also welcome to organise a personal visit .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:

2015 course profile These figures are for 2015 entry and can vary each year.

Male Female
Age range: 21-30
Nationalities: 17

Career prospects

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