MA in Management


This Masters programme is designed to provide graduates from many disciplines with a broad introduction to all aspects of management, including: finance, human resources, operational management, strategy and information management. The subject is studied in an international context, reflecting the reality of the global economy in which organisations operate. You will be able to specialise in particular areas of interest in the second term.

The programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake a range of management roles in private and public sector organisations and we hope will complement knowledge and skills gained in previous studies.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Term 1

Term 2

Example Option Modules

Choice of 2 from: 

Term 3



Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject, or, alternatively, a good 2:2 (or equivalent) with at least two years relevant work experience. Please note that preference may be given to students with some prior study of business management.

For students whose first language is not English, we normally require evidence of English language ability.  

Please contact the postgraduate administrator if you would like clarification of your eligibility for any of the Masters programmes.

Typical offers for students from other countries

China: offers range from 80 to 85 in the four year bachelor’s degree. Diplomas are not accepted.

Greece: GPA of at least 6.5 in undergraduate degree

India: First-class undergraduate degree

Malaysia: GPA of at least 3 in undergraduate degree

Pakistan: First-class undergraduate degree

Turkey: GPA of at least 2.7 in undergraduate degree.

English Language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language should provide evidence of English language competence.

Acceptable qualifications for Management Master programmes are listed on the University English Language pages. Please refer to these pages for accepted tests.

For the Master programmes, The York Management School requires:

IELTS: with overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in other components.

Applicants with an IELTS overall result of 6.0 and a 6.0 in the writing part of the test can take the University’s Pre-Masters English Language programme. This programme provides spoken and written skills development in specific subject areas, as well as preparation for Postgraduate level study in a UK environment.

Information on the CELT programmes can be found here: CELT


For the current rates please refer to the Fees and Funding page on the Graduate website. This site also has information which relates to studentships and scholarships


How to apply

You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

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Advice for Home / EU applicants:

Applications from UK / EU candidates will be accepted throughout the admission's cycle, and will not be subject to multiple recruitment rounds.

Advice for Overseas applicants:

Applications for Round 1 will be received from 28 September 2015 to 6 November 2015.

Applications for Round 2 will be received from 4 January 2016 to 15 July 2016.