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Explore the opportunity to obtain a triple perspective on management, and gain international management experience.
The MSc Management (2-year) is a collaborative programme co-designed and delivered by Lancaster University Management School, emlyon business school, and Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (LMU). During the programme, you can study in multiple locations, you will complete at least one in-company internship, and gain a unique multicultural European experience. This provides you with the tools you will need to adapt to the challenges of global management and excel in your chosen career.
The programme is open to students from any disciplinary background, so whether your undergraduate degree is within or outside of the business and management area, you can still apply. On graduation, you will receive a degree from each of the three partners.
For a list of modules you will study, please take a look at our course content section.
Lisa-Caren Fischer shares her experiences on the course including her placement at BMW in Munich and learning about corporate strategy at Lancaster.
Gain three degrees from a trio of prestigious international partners
Study for 2 years, blending breadth of insight with specialist knowledge
Integrated careers coaching and industry placements enhance employability
Flexible specialisms to tailor the course to your career aspirations
International study opportunities in France, Germany and China.
Study with researchers at the forefront of their disciplines
The MSc Management (2-year) introduces you to the full breadth of the management discipline, providing you with knowledge in all key areas of business and management.
The first year of study takes place at emlyon Business School, and includes the modules below.
Accounting & Reporting for Managers is designed as an introductory course to the areas of accounting andreporting. It has four main objectives:
Assessment - 80% exam, 20% groupwork
The main objectives of the course are:
Assessment - 100% exam
This module explores the main debates in the flield of Human Resource Management and the HR profession. This includes:
The module is designed to convey fundamental principles of economic valuation and to learn how these affectfinancial management decisions.
The course starts with some initial sessions on financial valuation, making students familiar with companystructures and basic information available through annual reports. Then, capital markets are introduced as thebenchmark for all valuation purposes, and as a useful tool to infer essential information needed for financial valuation and decision making.
Theoretical concepts like the net present value, decision making under uncertainty, portfolioselection and the capital asset pricing model are introduced. These concepts serve as prerequisites for discussing investment and financing decisions, which are exemplified by an analysis of firms' capital structure decisions and payout policy.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the discipline of Operations Management; to a range ofapproaches that can be used to plan, control and improve operations; and develop understanding of how Operations Management contributes to business competitiveness.
Material covered will include:
This module emphasizes the use of accounting information to facilitate effective management decisions. It isintended to enable you to develop a thorough understanding of the most important methods used in thepractice of Management Accounting.
The course comprises a wide variety of different instruments designed to get the suitable information for making proper management decisions.
The primary focus of this course is to prepare you to think and act as members of the middle and senior management team and to develop critical skills to make rational and sound business decisions.
The module aims to raise awareness of the centrality of organisational behaviour to the understanding of organisational functioning and effectiveness. It demonstrates the core value of an understanding of organisational behaviour to a manager's ability to achieve organisational goals and well being at work.
Concepts and theories to which the students are exposed during the module include:
Assessment - 50% exam, 50% groupwork
The main objective of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to apply basic business strategy, marketing, finance and accounting concepts using a comprehensive business simulation game. The module utilises a business simulation where you will start up and run your own company during five simulated years by developing strategies in each of the functional areas of your business entity.
Assessment - 30% presentation, 30% group work, 40% participation
The module aims to enhance your understanding of realworld business practices by using economicreasoning. You will learn the definition of key concepts in modern microeconomictheory, how they interact in models and can be applied in practice, including for the analysis and design of firms’ strategies in various market structures.
In this module, the practical applications of market research and the associated research methodologies underlying each application are emphasized. Special attention is given to developing an understanding of computer based tools in the market research process.
The module has two main objectives:
The ultimate goal of the course is to develop your’ skills in analyzing strategic situations and formulatingstrategy. After the module you should be able to analyze the competitive situation facing a firm, identify potential sources of competitive advantage and disadvantage and gain an appreciation of international business environments. In these analyses, you will apply analytical techniques from strategy, finance, accounting, organizational theory, organizational behavior, marketing, economics and operations management.
You will be able to recognize the problems the organization faces and develop and evaluatealternative courses of action available to the firm to solve those problems. Further, you will be able topersuasively communicate your analytical conclusions, both verbally and in writing. You will develop the ability to view the corporation as a whole and to appreciate the responsibilities and margins of freedom of top executives.
Assessment - 40% exam, 60% groupwork
In completing this module you will gain awareness of the centrality of psychology, social psychology and organizational behavior in order to understanding effective (and ineffective) leadership in organizations. You will be able to understand human behavior in organizations via the disciplinary bases of psychology, sociology and anthropology in order to deepen the analysis of leadership processes and outcomes. You will also understand the core value of an understanding of psychological and social psychological principles of humanbehavior to a manager's ability and skills to achieve organizational goals via leading others. You will also develop cognitive, analytical and practical skills necessary to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical, empirical, popular and experience based approaches to leadership.
Assessment - 50% coursework, 50% groupwork
The main objective of the module is to understand how to apply and leverage information systems in the way we work. Topics include:
The purpose of this module is to examine entrepreneurship in different economic and cultural contexts. The main questions are how does entrepreneurship develop in different economies and cultures and how can we understand this process.
Topics covered include:
Assessment - 100% coursework
This module examines corporate governance: its sources and development in history and in law, as well as its importance to the functioning of a modern economy. Presented in four parts, the module begins by first looking at the foundations of corporate governance: the capitalist system in which modern firms operate, and how ideas concerning property, ownership, and contracts have contributed to the evolution of corporate governance. The second part of the course deals with the main actors and structures of corporate governance. The third part of the course deals with the relationship between the modern corporation and society at large. The final part of the course looks at the objective and consequences of the contemporary corporate governance reform movement, and what these developments mean for the firm and its owners, and for society.
Assessment - 70% exam, 30% participation
The aim of the internship is to put into practice what has been learnt during the core fundamentals of Year 1.Completing the internship itself should help students achieve the following aims:
During the second year, you can choose from a series of specialisms taking place at one of the partner institutions. The Corporate Development specialism takes place at Lancaster, and includes the below modules.
This module helps you understand the challenges involved in managing the innovation process, especially in the small business context. You will explore the role of innovation in enabling firms to generate competitive advantage and the problems faced by firms in performing innovation activities.
The module will advance your critical thinking, trigger your curiosity but at the same time develop a solid foundation for making innovative decision and approach to real business problem.
Companies increasingly realize that a creating and sustaining a competitive edge requires them to think and act like entrepreneurs. Many companies therefore equip selected employees with the space and resources to become intrapreneurs. Other companies see the spawning of corporate spin-offs as an integral part of their strategy.
This module is a theory-led and practice-oriented primer on corporate entrepreneurship.
It provides you with knowledge useful for anyone aiming at working (or researching) in the field of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship or at pursuing an entrepreneurial career.
To boost company growth - may it be start-ups or established corporations, companies have to engage in 'new' activities, including entering markets overseas and/or exploiting new technologies. In this module, you will learn more about how and why companies decide to internationalise as well as successfully identify and exploit business ideas based on new technologies and effectively integrate new technologies into their value chains.
The course will blend state-of-the-art research insights with practice-oriented elements, such as field trips and guest lectures.
In this module you will interact with a real problem faced by small firms, allowing you to draw on your growing skills in innovation strategy and learn more about how to exploit and evaluate innovation in practice.
You will work closely with small business owners in solving their innovation problem. Through this experience, you will develop a solid understanding of how to trigger innovative ideas and learn why certain organisations are more creative than others.
The module will encourage you to gain practical skills in critically examining the impact of innovation on firm's internal processes and particularly why links need to be made between innovative ideas and other business activities.
Family enterprises are the most prevalent form of business organization in the world, ranging from start-ups to large multinational family business groups.
In this module, you will learn how to work entrepreneurially and professionally in family firms in order to achieve long-term growth and performance. The module combines formal lectures, talks from international guests, and a biweekly Case Study Lab where you will interact with family business leaders and consultants to address real family business cases.
Topics covered include governance, strategy, innovation, leadership succession, family dynamics, professionalization and stakeholder management.
Year 2 students on the MSc Management (2 Year) programme must complete an academic dissertation at one of the three partner institutions – Lancaster, EM Lyon or LMU Munich. This is supervised by an academic member of staff in the chosen institution.
The main objectives of the dissertation are to allow you to demonstrate that you:
Students studying their 2nd year at emlyon can follow one of the three pathways:
If you choose to spend your 2nd year at LMU Munich, you will follow the Strategy and Change specialism with the modules below:
Applications for the Management (2-year) MSc can be made at any point in the year. However, competition is intense, so please apply early. Please note that you can only apply to start in one location, and the application process is the same whether you are an UK/EU student or an international student.
To apply, you need to go through emlyon business school and there are no application fees.
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The system will tell you which documents you need to supply for the programme you are applying for. These might include:
If you do not yet have all the documentation, you should indicate when you will be able to supply it. Remember to include contact details for your two referees. At least one of these should be able to comment on your academic suitability for the programme.
After the deadline your application will be reviewed by all of our partner institutions to determine your suitability. You will be asked to take part in a video-based exercise and may be asked to take part in a Skype interview with one of the programme partners.
You will receive an email informing you of our decision and if you are offered a place, you can log on to the system to view your offer and reply. An offer may contain certain conditions – for example, that you successfully complete your upcoming exams, English language or GMAT tests. You have four weeks to accept the offer and pay your deposit to guarantee a place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register at the university.
Prior to starting your programme, you will receive information on accommodation, travel, induction programmes and other pre-arrival information.
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Today's globalised economy requires leaders who understand the complexity of working in international business environments and who are ready to challenge social and cultural boundaries to bring innovative solutions to current political, ethical and economic agendas. This is why three of Europe’s leading institutions in management education, Lancaster University Management School (United Kingdom), emlyon business school (France) and LMU Munich School of Management (Germany), joined forces to create the MSc Management (2 Year European Triple Degree), an integral part of Lancaster University Management School’s suite of MSc Management programmes.
The world of business is becoming more global, so international experience is increasingly important for managers. Our study abroad schemes provide a valuable opportunity to develop cultural awareness and broaden your skills. We have established partnerships with a number of world-class institutions, with a range of summer schools, double degrees and postgraduate study abroad opportunities after your studies. Find out more below.
Students and alumni of this course have access to specialist careers information, advice and guidance. Our dedicated Career Advancement and Internship Officer, Martine Dawber, offers you professional support with securing an internship during the programme and gaining employment after you graduate. She will also be able to provide guidance after you have completed the course. Our support covers:
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