MSc Management has five unique pathways for you to explore and to tailor your Master's in Management to suit your ambitions: Management, International Management, Marketing Management, Leadership Management and Advertising and Corporate Communications Management.
Choose your pathway.
Be business ready in one year with MSc Management from Essex Business School.
MSc Management is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, or relevant work experience in management. The MSc Management courses from Essex Business School will allow you to develop core management skills and enable you to align your Masters with your career aspirations.
As one of Essex Business School’s unique Master of management pathways, you will study a core spine of management and organisational issues throughout term one and two. In addition to this core management spine, you may choose to specialise in one of the following pathways: International, Marketing, Leadership or Advertising and Corporate Communications.
Each MSc Management pathway focuses on core management principles and challenges in the first term and, depending on your specialism, you can choose optional modules so that you graduate with a perfectly tailored Masters degree in management.
If you wish to develop your practical management skills in business strategy, people management and organisational planning then MSc Management is for you.
We ensure that your education in management is both theoretical and practical, allowing you to develop expertise in a chosen area of management. In your last term you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a case study of the performance of an organisation during a short term placement.
Essex Business School champions responsible management and sustainable business. We want to change business for the better and empower our students to do this too.
You can chose to study MSc Management full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 24 months.
You may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,609, for students from the UK and EU.
Our team of academics lead research in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisation studies, leadership and strategy, and international management.
Our expert staff have world-class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations.
Dr Louise Nash has extensive management and marketing industry experience which has influenced her research into the lived experience of work, including the role of gender in the workplace and the culture of organisations.
Dr Ceri Watkins’s research interests include organisation hierarchies and organisational performance with a particular focus on the arts.
This experience is incorporated into our teaching on our MSc Management course to address the issues currently facing organisations across the globe.
Essex Business School is also home to the Centre of Work, Organisation and Society, which organises research seminars that our Masters students may attend.
Essex Business School is housed in the first zero carbon business school building in the UK, with a stunning winter garden, sun terrace and Eden Project-inspired dome contributing to the building’s own micro-climate.
The building reflects our commitment to championing sustainable business.
93% of our Essex Business School students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).
With a degree from Essex Business School, you will be an attractive candidate to high-profile employers and can target roles including global CSR consultant, public administrator and management accountant. Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
We encourage you to be creative, innovative and consider the ethical implications of business, so you also have an excellent foundation to start your own business, should you wish.
We’re also proud of our student entrepreneurs, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
We support you to obtain your dream job by providing advice on work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. Our dedicated employability team works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre.
"I chose MSc Management because I wanted to improve my business acumen; I’m now confident I can responsibly manage any team or project after I graduate. I’ve enjoyed learning about the theories and practices involved in managing organisations and how the actions of poor-quality managers can negatively impact society. I’ve learned from experienced researchers and approachable lecturers in the company of students from all over the world. Particular highlights were receiving the Big Essex Award and becoming Vice-President of the Yoga and Meditation Society."
Troy Norbert, MSc Management 2016
A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline.
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Most of our courses combine compulsory and optional modules, giving you freedom to pursue your own interests. All of the modules listed below provide an example of what is on offer from the current academic year. Our Programme Specification provides further details of the course structure for the current academic year.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.
The example structure below is representative of this course if taken full-time. If you choose to study part-time, the modules will be split across 2 years.
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
£19,380EU students commencing their course in the 2021-22 academic year will be liable for the International fee.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
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