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Kick-start your business career on our popular Masters in Management. Designed for graduates of all backgrounds, you will develop key management techniques to prepare you for a wide range of management careers.
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Employers need managers who can navigate the complexities of business and show global awareness. Our MSc in Management will equip you with these key skills and a range of management techniques to prepare you for a successful career. This programme is for graduates of all backgrounds who want to kick-start their management career and achieve an industry-standard level in management studies.
It has been developed by Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) through a co-design approach - reviewed each year by students, alumni and business representatives to ensure continuous improvement and absolute relevance. A key part of the MSc Management is nurturing your professional and career development. A dedicated careers adviser will help you to create a personalised career plan and you will be invited to attend employer events and access our global network of LUMS alumni.
For a list of modules you will study, please take a look at our course content section.
The MSc Management is ranked 6th in the UK by the Financial Times Masters in Management programmes 2018, and 62nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019. The course is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
12-month course, starts in October to accelerate your career development.
Designed for recent graduates of any degree discipline.
Integrated careers support and international experience.
The MSc Management introduces you to the full range of management and business disciplines. In addition to your Masters degree, you will also benefit from the opportunity to graduate with an additional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a host of other benefits to enhance your studies.
The programme begins with an induction week during which you learn more about the various elements of the programme and the facilities available within the School and University. You also take part in teamwork exercises and other academic and social activities, designed to help you get to know one another before the formal part of the programme.
In the first term, from October to December, you will take the following introductory modules.
This module is designed to support your core study of the management discipline. It will assist in building advanced study skills and enhancing your professional development, equipping you with information that will help you make the most of your time on the MSc Management.
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.
The main objectives of the course are:
Accounting & Reporting for Managers is designed as an introductory course to the areas of accounting andreporting. It has four main objectives:
This module explores the main debates in the flield of Human Resource Management and the HR profession. This includes:
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.
The main objective of the module is to understand how to apply and leverage information systems in the way we work. Topics include:
During your second term, which runs from January to March, you will take further core modules.
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:
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:
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.
During this part of the programme, you complete the Research Methods module and a Research Project – either library-based or company-based. You will also choose two optional modules from those listed on the next tab.
The Company Project is a key part of your studies, where you will help an organisation address a genuine problem or challenge they are facing. Through regular company visits, you will gain first-hand experience of various business functions, roles and operations and the opportunity to make a real difference. With the support of your academic supervisor, you will put theoretical knowledge into practice, develop your skills and connections, and enhance your employability.
Designed as a bridge between the more formal taught parts of the programme, this module will provide you with insights into the philosophical and practical issues involved in conducting research.
The initial lectures and seminars introduce you to the role of philosophy in the design of any research project. The remainder of the first half of the module is then concerned with the wide variety of qualitative methods that are available to those involved in social science research. Finally, through a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials, you are shown the basics of conducting a quantitative study which includes the use of an appropriate software package.
You will choose two optional modules from those below, to tailor your studies to your interests.
This module introduces contributions from the social sciences to the field, introduces you to ongoing issues and dilemmas, and encourages you to develop a mature and informed appreciation of issues that you will undoubtedly encounter throughout your managerial career. This is whether you become some kind of line manager, technical specialist (broadly defined, to include, for example finance or HRM), or even some kind of consultant. We will also introduce you to some contemporary examples of change management through initiatives such as business process reengineering, enterprise wide systems, global software outsourcing, collaborative work and learning.
The objective of this course is to attempt to develop moral sensibility and practical reasoning in the context of managerial everyday action in organisations. The course will be concerned with morality in action, as it happens, rather than a removed reflection on codes and principles of ethics. The course will aim to show that ethics in action is diffused and difficult. Nevertheless, managers and employees have a responsibility to `work it out' for themselves. It is this `how to work it out' that the course will keep as its focus. The course will use a number of case studies as a basis to develop this moral sensibility so that managers will be able to act in a morally appropriate manner as part of their ongoing organisational action.
In today’s fast-moving and turbulent business environment, organisations need to be nimble whilst at the same time, true to their core values. To do so requires their people to face up to issues and problems of some complexity.
There is no magic solution to any complex problem, but there are approaches that have been found useful in many different circumstances. This course introduces you to some tried and tested methods for understanding, analysing and improving complex systems within organisations. The latter part of the course highlights how the modelling language of one of these methods, Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), can link to the design of information systems.
By the end of this module you will have:
The MSc Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), enabling you to graduate with two qualifications; The MSc Management degree and the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership
During your studies at LUMS, you will also receive a number of additional benefits from CMI including those below.
Female students in our 2017/18 class
Different academic backgrounds represented in our 2017/18 class
Of our 2016 graduates were employed within 3 months
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 and postgraduate study abroad opportunities after your studies. Find out more below.
For many students, the desire to boost their career prospects and move more quickly into senior roles is a key reason for acquiring a Masters degree. That's why we integrate careers support into our MSc programmes, and offer a range of facilities to help you in your career development and job search process.
Like all of the School’s Masters students, you will have access to guidance and support from the LUMS careers team. But to give you extra industry-specific job-hunting skills, we have a dedicated MSc Management Career Advancement and Internships Officer, Martine Dawber, who provides dedicated careers support to all students on our FT ranked programmes. This includes a comprehensive range of support, from workshops and employer presentations to CV advice, interview techniques, application support and help with job searches. Martine also tracks and support growth and development of our MSc Management graduates, building links with employers to ensure past graduate successes continue to inspire future students.
You will also be able to take part in the many workshops and other employer events provided throughout the year by the careers team at LUMS. Many of the workshops are run by major companies, allowing you to find out what companies look for when recruiting at this level, and to improve skills which employers regard as essential in good candidates.
Each year the mix of final destinations will vary, reflecting the different interests and aspirations of the students within the class. Companies who recruited our graduates recently include Dow Chemicals, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, BAE Systems, Marks and Spencer, Nissan, Philips, Nielsen and Bank of China. A small number of students go on to further study, some taking up the opportunities offered within our study abroad programme, and others choose to set up their own business, based on ideas developed during their studies.
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