Become a better manager by studying people and behaviour with MSc Management (Leadership) from Essex Business School.
MSc Management (Leadership) is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, or relevant work experience in management.
As one of Essex Business School’s unique Masters of management pathways, you will study a core spine of management and organisational issues in term one. You will then specialise in leadership in your second term where you will explore issues like psychoanalysis, leadership development, well-being and power structures.
The optional modules that allow you to specialise in leadership will be delivered by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and will allow you to align your course with your career aspirations so that you graduate with a perfectly tailored Masters degree in leadership and management.
If you are interested in issues such as: managing people, work-based behaviour, well-being in the workplace and how to be an effective leader then MSc Management (Leadership) 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 leadership and 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.
MSc Management (Leadership) is one of five Masters of management pathways at Essex Business School: Management, International, Marketing, Leadership or Advertising and Corporate Communications. All Masters of management pathways follow the same core management modules in term one allowing students the option of selecting their preferred management specialism up to the end of term one.
Essex Business School are champions of responsible management and sustainable business. PPS are internationally-recognised experts from a range of disciplines in depth psychology. This combination of practical management skills and detailed psychoanalysis will equip you with powerful tools to take on a leadership role of your choice.
You can chose to study MSc Management (Leadership) 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 (Leadership) 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.
In 2017, 80% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2017).
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.”
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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.
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