This course is primarily designed for those holding a good first degree, but with little direct experience in business. It is a conversion masters and is therefore not restricted to those with a business or management related first degree.
Why study this course?
- The course will equip you with broad knowledge across a wide range of management subject areas and enable you to develop more specialist knowledge as it progresses.
- The framework for all of our full-time MSc in Management courses, enables us to keep up to date with a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of global leaders.
- Our partnership with the CMI means that on successful completion of the MSc Management you will receive the MSc Management and the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Download more information .
- The curriculum is reviewed and developed through consultation with our students, employers and alumni.
- Central to the course's design is engagement with external businesses and organisations.
- Students on these routes typically come from over 25 different countries, which means you will have a truly international learning experience.
- There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
- You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course usually held in the Peak District.
- You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
- You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.
We offer a number of different routes in addition to the MSc Management course. These are listed below:
Please note, not all routes are available for January starters.
Scholarships and funding
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
Find out more information about MSc Management by requesting a course brochure. If you would like to speak with a member of the team, you can contact us using the details below.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4460
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Participants on the MSc in Management award will take two optional modules in addition to the set core modules . The optional modules build directly from the initial core modules and participants will make a choice depending on their interest and future career aspirations.
Choosing this route is particularly appropriate if you have little experience of management education, or have no clear idea at the outset of your studies which particular subject areas will be of most interest to you.
Core modules include:
- Managing People, Information and Knowledge
- Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Strategy in the International Environment
- Marketing and Operations
- Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
- Applied / Consultancy Project.
Optional modules include:
- Contemporary Management Studies
- Corporate Finance
- Creating Entrepreneurial Value in Networked Environments
- Human Resources in an International Environment
- Managing Innovation, Creativity and Design
- Managing Sustainability
- Marketing Contexts.
This is an indicative list. Optional modules are regularly updated.
Download more information on these modules
Our partnership with the CMI means that on successful completion of the MSc Management you will receive the MSc Management and the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Download more information.
Study and support
Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules.
We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment.
A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects.
The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.
All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District.
Browse through a selection of photos from our residential weekends.
You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services.
In-sessional English language support
In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
The School is based in the impressive Newton Building on NTU's City site. In 2009 the building was involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. Whilst maintaining its historic beauty, the Grade II listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex.
- You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
- Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Employability Team.
- You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
- We provide students with a variety of social spaces.
- Your studies will benefit from the £13 million Boots Library.
- You can take advantage of our 24-hour IT facilities.
- Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venue
Opportunities for progression
91% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (latest DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2011 / 12).
Graduates from MSc Management have gone into senior management positions around the world. Graduates in 2012 secured jobs in a wide range of positions which included Managers (for example Department Managers, Brand Managers, Communications Managers and Sales Managers), Analysts, Auditors and Bankers. Over the last 13 years graduate destinations from this route have included:
- marketing and operational managers
- planning analysts
Some students join graduate management trainee programmes and some have been offered jobs with the SME company for whom they completed their consultancy project.
As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.
Did you know? Nottingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK for job creation (RICS Foundation 2011)
Helping you find your feet after university
Following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.
Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.
Services they provide include:
- finding placements, internships and part-time work
- pursuing self-employment
- taking gap years and time out
- getting into volunteering
- providing advice on further study.
Visit the Employability team website for further information.
Instead of a placement of the traditional type, this course features a final module which enables you to engage with fellow MSc students on a consultancy project, which an employer will commission in partnership with Nottingham Business School. Each group will work on a real brief, and deliver a project that is of real value to the organisation.
The module aims to develop your capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty. Completing the project will enable you to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and skills in a valuable practical application.
Consultancy project examples
The briefs we receive deal with a wide range of business areas, including market position and communications, publicity and marketing, sustainable business development, human resources and recruitment strategy, and website and sales development.
Companies that consultancy groups have previously worked for include:
- Nottingham Evening Post
- Gallant Marketing
- Futures Housing
- Nottinghamshire Police
- Age Concern
- Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
- Paragon Law
- You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
- One academic or vocational reference is required.
- English language requirements apply.
Please see the English language requirements for international and EU students.
How to apply
Applications should be made online using the 'Apply online' button at the top of the page.
As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.
We are able to offer a number of competitive scholarships to both home / EU and international students through our Full-time Masters Scholarship Scheme. Our scholarships can cover up to half your tuition fees, and apply to all our full-time Masters course starting in September and January.
Please note that these scholarships are only available to students who have been offered a place to study on their chosen Masters course within the School.
The International Development Office at NTU also offer a number of scholarships.
It is important for you to visit the campus at an open event so you can explore the facilities, meet the academics you will work with and have the opportunity to ask any questions about postgraduate study. It also gives you a great opportunity to find out what the campus is like and take a look at student life outside the classroom.
Book your place on an open event now.
Meet us overseas
For international students, you can also come see us at a fair near you. Representatives from the School travel worldwide throughout the year to meet prospective students. Keep an eye on our events page to see where we will be and when.
You can also catch up with our International team at various events throughout the year. For full details of where they will be and when visit their website.
Can’t make it to campus? Find us online
If you are unable to travel to the campus then please visit our Virtual Open Day.
Pre-sessional English courses - PEAP Courses
We offer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) courses from six to 30 weeks for students who need help achieving the English language requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4460
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