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MSc Management

Gain critical insights and international perspectives at the sharp end of business and management

Year of entry: 2020

Length

1 year full-time

Start date

September 2020 (term dates)

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The MSc in Management offers an intensive introduction to management theory.

Approaching business and management as a social science will allow you to critically address the challenges affecting organisations, while considering corporate social responsibility, ethics and environmental sustainability.

Our emphasis on international context reflects the realities of the global economy in which organisations operate. Our staff and students are drawn from all over the world, and bring with them a panoply of perspectives which will inform and enrich your learning.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for management roles in private and public sector organisations. It can complement your existing knowledge and skills, even if you have no prior experience of business studies, and will significantly enhance your prospects for employment and career development.

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Masterclasses

Alongside your formal classes, we arrange an extensive programme of guest speakers. Visitors from large multinational companies, small businesses and public sector organisations lead discussions on issues linked to their own businesses or past experiences.

Course content

This course will give you a broad introduction to all aspects of management, including finance, human resources, operational management, strategy and information management. In the Spring Term you'll choose option modules to concentrate your studies on areas which interest you. From the Summer Term you'll focus your efforts on a final 8,000-word dissertation.

Modules

Core modules

Option modules

Choose two of the following modules:

Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.

Dissertation

In the Summer Term you'll initiate, design, and implement a substantial research project. You'll have three to four months to complete a 8,000-word dissertation based on your original research.

You can choose to focus your research on a topic that interests you. It could be a chance to explore a previous topic in greater depth, or investigate an organisational challenge in an industry close to your heart. Recent titles include:

  • Is Culture Managed? A Comparative Study of SMEs and Professional Sports Teams Through the Lens of Organisational Culture
  • Through the 'Gender' Looking Glass: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Female Consultants in the United Kingdom
  • What factors may influence customers' measurement of corporate reputation: a case study of The Body Shop
  • Effect of product design on consumer purchasing behavior in China: the large shoulder bag

You'll work under the guidance of a personal supervisor with expertise in the subject you're studying. They'll help you develop research questions and identify methods and theories to investigate and analyse your topic.

The York approach

Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Implement ethical, socially responsible, and internationally aware modes of management by utilising knowledge of contemporary issues in management theory and practice.
  • Solve complex problems in a range of managerial settings by applying their understanding of international business, management, and the global economic and political environment.
  • Critically evaluate complex business and management information by judging the quality of evidence, overcoming ambiguity by identifying gaps and inadequacies, and using rigorous and ethical methods to collect, collate and analyze relevant data.
  • Communicate complex information persuasively by preparing structured arguments, drawing on relevant and appropriate evidence, in oral or written forms suitable for professional presentation in business and management contexts.
  • Evaluate the opportunities and challenges involved in contemporary international management, across cultures.
  • Independently investigate a significant problem in business or management, deploying appropriate research methods to present a sophisticated, substantial, in-depth critical analysis in written form.
  • Engage in continuing professional development, drawing on up-to-date knowledge of ethical, socially responsible, and internationally aware management theories and practices in order to reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses and to identify areas for growth in their own knowledge and practice.
I chose to do the Masters in Management because I wanted to build on my academic skills while pursuing a vocational qualification to improve my employability. I gained practical skills that I ultimately hope to combine with my undergraduate degree in History of Art to pursue opportunities in the Arts and Cultural sector.
Management student

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees for 2020/21

Study modeUK/EUInternational
Full-time (1 year) £10,440£21,890

Students on a Tier 4 Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.

Fees information

UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK/EU or international student.

Funding information

Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.

If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

Home/EU students

International students

We offer a number of departmental scholarships for home and overseas students.

Living costs

You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Teaching format

We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical workshops

We'll help you develop skills of research and investigation to support your independent learning.

Teaching location

You'll be based in the York Management School on Campus East. Most of your teaching will take place in the Law and Management Building or nearby on Campus East, with some classes on Campus West.

About our campus

Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.

Assessment and feedback

Your modules are assessed with a mixture of exams, essays and presentations. You'll also complete formative assignments including presentations and literature reviews. You'll receive feedback on all the work you submit, helping you to understand your strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Your final assessment is a 8,000-word dissertation, which makes up a third of your overall grade.

Careers and skills

Skilled managers are needed in industries of all shapes and sizes. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for management roles in private and public sector organisations around the world.

Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Each year, some continue their studies, joining the York Management School doctoral programme.

Career opportunities

  • Finance and banking
  • Legal services
  • Management consultancy
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit orgnisations and charities
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Translation

Transferable skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Presentation
  • Critical analysis
  • Creative thinking
  • Project management

Entry requirements

Qualification Typical offer
Undergraduate degree 2:1 or equivalent. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by professional qualifications or at least one year of relevant work experience.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Qualification Minimum requirement
IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
PTE Academic 61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components
C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency 176, minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in all other components
TOEFL 87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
Trinity ISE III Merit in all components

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

If you've not met our English language requirements

You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.

The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.

After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.

Applying

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