Masters in Management

A Masters in Management is a postgraduate business degree which focuses on all of the key aspects of business. It is ideal for those students with no prior knowledge of business and its related fields, and can be completed in twelve months of full time study.

About Management

It is an intense course which demands motivation and commitment from students to be able to successfully complete the degree. Students are usually able to choose their own pathway when taking a master in management, by picking a specialisation. The specialisation could be in HR, operations, marketing or finance.

Topics Covered

Throughout a masters in management degree students will study a range of core and elective modules. Both core and elective modules will differ depending on the university chosen.

Core modules could include:

  • Strategic management
  • Principles of marketing
  • Managing human resources
  • Finance and accounting
  • Operations management
  • Information systems
  • Skills for personal development

Elective modules that can be chosen could include but are not limited to:

  • Brand management
  • International marketing
  • Business environment analysis
  • Business forecasting
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Risk management

Entry Requirements

To gain entry to a master in management degree, students should have already gained a 2:1 bachelors degree, but not in a business related subject. Students that have already gained an undergraduate degree in business should opt for a more advanced or specialist masters degree in business.

Some postgraduate degrees in Management may require students to attend an entrance interview. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.

Entry requirements will differ depending on the university you are applying to, and you are advised to contact the institution for a full breakdown of entry requirements.

Career Prospects

Due to the vast amount of business topics covered throughout masters in management degree, students can opt to work within a range of industries and job roles using their management skills.

Some popular areas that students choose to work in are:

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Business consulting
  • Market research
  • Sales
  • Business manager
  • Retail management