MSc

Management / Management (2yr)

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City site
  • Starting: September 2016 / January 2017
  • Course duration: 1 / 2 year(s)
  • Entry requirements: More information

The MSc in Management award develops you to be an effective 21st-century manager, able to operate in dynamic and complex organisational environments. 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 the programme progresses. You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course.

Our MSc Management degrees are aimed at students with either no background in business and management who want to develop a career in this field, or students who have a qualification in business and management but want to become more competitive and progress their careers.

Our pure Management route develops a deeper understanding of the central principles of management. It's particularly suitable if this is your first management qualification, or you haven't yet decided on a specialist area.

It sees you spending your second semester engaging with relevant and emerging management concerns, including managing across cultures. You'll also explore organisational innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as refining your critical understanding of management theory.

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.
  • You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course.
  • You'll complete a hands-on project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you've gained to produce a meaningful piece of work. Projects include Consultancy Experience Project, Internship, Business Research Project and Global Experience Project.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Study routes

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.

Work Placement Opportunity

You may be able to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two year course*. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

*Please note that the two year with a work placement option is only available for September starters.

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What you'll study

  • Semester One modules

    Principles of Management
    This module will help you understand contemporary issues, theories and conceptual frameworks used to explain and guide conventional management activities within organisations. More specifically, you will demonstrate an understanding of a range of strategic management concepts that can be utilised to explore and guide effective action in dynamic organisational environments.
    Managing in Organisations
    This module aims to develop an understanding of the human aspects of managing and organising work. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to develop a critical perspective which encompasses views from both those managing and those managed. You will also consider the wider impact of choices taken in regards to managing and organising work activities. Whilst exploring classic studies in managing in organisation, these ideas will also be examined in the context of the contemporary changing international workplace.

    Managing in Context
    This module is designed to give a more integrated view of theory and practice in management. It looks at the role of traditional management accounting techniques and evaluates the use of strategic management in global organisations. You will explore the behavioural and strategic contexts in which the management has to operate; and examine the role of management in analysing and advising on performance, particularly in the context of competitor analysis and to provide insights into the management of change.
  • Semester Two modules

    International Human Resource Management
    This module will provide you with opportunities to consider how Human Resource issues arising from cross cultural settings can be understood with reference to emerging theory and frameworks. It also offers a chance to put those theories into practice and engage in management problem solving through the role play assessment.

    Managing Innovation through Creativity, Ingenuity and Entrepreneurial Learning
    This module develops aspiring managers by introducing ideas central to organisational innovation and entrepreneurial learning. These are areas of study and practice which are becoming increasingly recognised as crucial to a responsive and outward looking enterprise and are of particular interest to a new generation of managers keen to learn about innovation and then become entrepreneurs either in existing corporation or by setting up their own enterprises.

    Contemporary Issues in Management
    The first two modules in your second semester introduce you to organisational innovation and cross cultural HRM. These are key features in the jobs landscape that you will face on completion of the MSc and take the first steps towards your career. What this module is designed to do is to help you better understand that landscape by enabling you to focus your study of management theory in a specific area chosen by you as important to your future career intentions.
  • Semester Three - Major Project Options

    In your final semester you'll take on a major project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you've gained to produce a challenging, meaningful piece of work. Projects include:

    Consultancy Experience Project

    Working as part of a team, you'll undertake focused research, developing your professional skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You'll present your findings to the client and learn valuable project management tools and concepts.

    Internship Experience Project

    On an internship of 12 weeks or more, you'll apply the theories you've learnt to a substantial, live project. This will involve focused research, developing skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You'll also learn project management tools and concepts.

    Business Research Project

    This project is a more traditional piece of independent research, creating an academic research paper, presentation and methodological reflection. Because we believe experiential learning is so important, this project is only available to students with significant prior work experience or a desire to progress to a PhD.

    Global Experience Project

    This exciting project gives you the opportunity of travelling overseas to attend a summer school at one of our partner institutions. You'll produce a piece of academic work drawing on either a concept from the summer school or a case study based on a company local to the host institution.

  • All year

    Academic, Professional and Career Development (APCD)

    As well as your core, specialist and project-based modules, your master's included an Academic, Professional and Career Development  (APCD) module. Running throughout the year, it boosts your employability by focusing on academic development, research and data skills, professional and career development.

How you’re taught

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.

Assessment methods

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.

Induction

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.

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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.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

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Careers and employability

Placement year opportunities

If you are starting your course in September, you can choose to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can help you find something perfect. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three.

If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Career prospects

Graduates from this course have gone into senior management positions around the world, as marketing and operational managers, planning analysts, consultants and CEOs.

Many of our students join graduate management trainee programmes and some are offered jobs with companies they worked for during their major project.

Career development

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.

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
  • help to pursue self-employment
  • advice on taking gap years and time out
  • information on getting into volunteering
  • advice on further study.

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis

Getting in touch If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.
If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Click the Apply online button at the top of the page to complete your application. You can apply for this course throughout the year. Most of our postgraduate courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can.

As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September 2016 so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July 2016. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.

Writing your application
Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date
After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder. You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Good luck with your application!

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal.

Apply for your course as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Keeping up to date
After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

If you have any questions on applying, funding, or your course of interest, please get in touch with our Student Recruitment Team.

James Stephenson (james.stephenson@ntu.ac.uk) is responsible for MSc Management.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there's no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding page will answer your questions.

You may be able to get a competitive scholarship to help fund your studies, we award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduate funding page for information about postgraduate funding opportunities.

Please visit our postgraduate fees page for further information on course fees.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study on eligible courses at the University.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

Prestigious postgraduate scholarships are available. Find out more on our postgraduate scholarships webpage.

Still need help?

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