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This Masters in Management offers you the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership and management within corporate structures. You will gain a thorough academic understanding of management theories and methodologies and you will also apply your learning to authentic case studies drawn from the world of business. You will develop a strong understanding of individual and organisational behaviour and the effective management of them.
The Aberystwyth Business School has its MBM courses accredited by the prestigious AMBA (the Association of MBAs). By studying on this course, you will benefit from our staff's cutting-edge expertise and world-class tutelage which has won this prestigious accreditation.
On completion of this course you will have a robust and flexible understanding of management that can be applied in a range of work contexts such as business, marketing or finance, as well as in any management role within private or public corporate structures.
One year full-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.
Assessment takes the form of; research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete an integrative managerial report worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester.
Entry Requirements: A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) in any discipline plus satisfactory references from your University. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.
English Language Requirements:
If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.
Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page.
If your English does not meet the requirements you can always take a pre-masters English language course.
Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.
Funding opportunities may be available, please check our funding calculator for details.
The main objective of this Masters is to equip you with a fundamental understanding of strategies for managing and leading individuals, teams, departments and companies. You will study subjects including decision-making, implementation delivery, management of people and organisations, contemporary leadership and much more. You will gain a masterful understanding of management which will thoroughly prepare you for the challenges of management in the modern workplace, and you will achieve all of this with a critical awareness of today's most pervasive issues including globalisation, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, diversity and knowledge management.
Your MSc programme will culminate in writing this course's equivalent to the final dissertation – the integrative managerial report. This report will bring together the knowledge gained during the programme and allow you to apply your learning to a specific issue or problem within a real-life corporate body. You will also be required to focus on your own personal skills development and the importance of productive leadership in today’s corporate environment.
By the time you graduate from this MSc Management, you will have gained an invaluable insight into the best practices and productive techniques used by the most effective managers. Your training will balance the theory with the practice: you will develop a critical understanding of the underlying rationale behind management techniques, and you will have the opportunity to apply the methodology as you interrogate real-life case studies and engage with your final managerial report.
In addition to this first-rate management training, you will also nurture a skill set perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate workplace. You will be confident in leading people and projects, planning, budgeting and decision-making; and in marketing, economics and business management. This will make you a desirable employee for a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses.
Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.
Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
This degree will suit you:
- If you want to master a fascinating area of study which can be applied directly to almost every workplace
- If you wish to develop a critical appreciation of management theories and techniques
- If you wish to nurture a management career within corporate structures, government and non-governmental workplaces
- If you desire skills highly sought-after by any postgraduate employer
Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. You will be pushed to improve your approaches to business, finance, marketing and much more so that you can tackle complex projects thoroughly and with professional independence. Your MSc will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained and effective leader of people and organisations equipped with key skills required by almost every postgraduate workplace, and your AMBA-accredited MSc will impress employers in every industry.
You will learn to interpret both human and statistical information to build a clear picture of management structures and situations. You will learn to critically appraise this data and develop productive strategies for problem-solving and effective leadership. You will also widen your professional experience by interrogating a range of real-world case studies and by engaging in robust debate to justify your managerial decision-making.
Self-Motivation and discipline
Studying at Masters level requires discipline and self-motivation from every candidate. You will have access to the expertise and helpful guidance of departmental staff, but you are ultimately responsible for devising and completing a sustained programme of scholarly research in pursuit of your Master’s degree. This process of independent study at an extremely high level will encourage you to work quickly, thoroughly and with initiative and clarity of thought, all of which are leadership traits prized by most employers.
The MSc programme is designed to give you a range of transferable skills that you can apply in a variety of employment contexts. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, evaluating and organizing information, working effectively with others and within time frames and to specific deadlines.Whether you pursue a career in corporate leadership, further research or unrelated employment, the prestige of an AMBA-accredited MSc will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.