The MSc Management is an investment in your future. A way to accelerate your career. So you want to be sure that you leave the programme with the kind of skills, knowledge and capabilities that will set you apart from other graduates in the eyes of employers.

The design of this popular Masters programme recognises that – and incorporates elements that help you maximise your personal and professional development during your year at Lancaster.

Pathway options - flexibility to devise your own route

You acquire a firm foundation in key business and management areas but Programme Pathways within the programme allow you to focus on what interests you most. You don’t have to decide at the start: you only choose your pathway during the first term, once you’ve already begun to form your own preferences.

The Management Pathway gives you the broadest spread of subjects, but alternatives include:

  • Strategic Management Pathway - develops your understanding of the components of strategic analysis and evaluation, focusing particularly on the area of corporate and international strategy, strategic implementation and the strategy process and on value creation and strategic innovation

  • Project Management Pathway – teaches you the principles of effective project management, equipping you with practical tools and techniques for managing team-based projects within organisations and giving you experience of applying them

Engaging with industry – a practice-based approach

Our MSc programme offers more than one chance to apply your skills for real.

In addition to the option of doing a client-based project in the summer (depending which Pathway you choose), all MSc Management students undertake a two-week consultancy project in March, as part of the Management in Practice module.

It’s your chance to learn more about what being a consultant is all about – and en route you’ll acquire some important skills you’ll need for future consultancy work.

What other skills will you acquire?

This programme is focused around developing yourself, as a person and as an effective professional manager, and that is reflected in the teaching style.

With so much project and group work embedded within the programme, you’ll learn a lot about working in teams. You’ll gain practical skills like running meetings, prioritising, scheduling and meeting deadlines, as well as softer skills such as negotiating, persuading and influencing people – all key to effective interpersonal communication.

The careers-related activities that complement the MSc’s academic and practical modules provide another important way of learning more about yourself. They’ll help you discover where your strengths lie, what kind of role you’ll be likely to thrive in, and how to promote yourself to the right employers. Together this provides a great foundation for achieving your career ambitions.

The programme is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).