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“I knew I wanted to gain further knowledge in my area of study however there weren’t many courses in the UK which offer a direct MSc route if you have studied Business at Undergraduate level, so this course is exactly what I was after.”
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Which path do you want to follow? The one that leads to further academic research, or would you rather step straight into the world of work? If you’re still undecided, this course offers you the opportunity to focus on both, acquiring subject-specific knowledge, which you can apply in a work context, or an academic setting.
Regardless of your previous background, or future plans, the MSc Management will provide you with advanced knowledge of finance, corporate governance, marketing, innovation, and organisational behaviour. Helping you learn about the science of management from an evidence-based perspective, and giving you the opportunity to choose between two possible career directions.
- As the course includes a dissertation, you can use it as a bridge to your PhD
- You will understand the latest theories on business management
- You will have one year to discover your preferred business management-related topics
- Doing your thesis on completion of this course can fill any gaps you identify in a specific research field.
Should you decide to look for a job, you will have acquired advanced, highly desirable skills and be able to:
- Analyse the work context from an evidence-based perspective
- Identify problems and needs
- Plan organisational interventions to improve processes and results.
In the words of our students
"I studied a BSc in Business at UEA and then worked in industry for two years before returning to UEA to join the Management course. I knew I wanted to gain further knowledge in my area of study however there wasn't many courses in the UK which offer a direct MSc route if you have studied Business at undergraduate level, so this course was exactly what I was after. The course gave me the extra in-depth knowledge of business which has helped me secure a role on a highly competitive graduate scheme. The knowledge and confidence I gained on this course set me apart from others.
Harry Fish, MSc Management Graduate
"I really enjoyed studying on the MSc Management course. I learnt how to work with different people, from different countries, pushing me to develop my skills in team work. The course was taught in small groups which allowed me to build good relationships with other students and with the approachable academics. There are a variety of modules allowing me to gain skills in different areas of business, and man of the modules were interactive. The course really pushed me and I believe it will open many doors for me and help support my dream of opening my own business and being my own manager."
Charis Kyriacou, MSc Management Graduate
Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
The module examines the business research process from start to finish, offers an understanding of how the boundaries of business management knowledge are advanced through research and aims to provide students the necessary training to pursue their MSc Dissertation. Dealing with business research questions, research design and data interpretation, both systematically and creatively, is the module's core aim. The module is presented in the form of lectures and workshops based on student-led group presentations. Lectures will provide students with a variety of approaches and tools for developing their own research, whilst workshops will reinforce learning through critical evaluation of key management studies and a 'live demonstration' of originality and self-direction in tackling research questions. Further, the module affords the opportunity for MSc students to understand how established techniques of research are used to create knowledge in the discipline. Students will engage in basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis during classes to enhance their understanding of the research process. The module intends to support students in their summer dissertation work with their research active supervisors towards conducting an independent research project.
DELIVERING HIGH PERFORMANCE
This module provides the knowledge and practical activities required to equip students with a robust understanding of the interplay between national, organisational and individual level factors that impact on performance of employees in the work environment. The module uses a multidisciplinary lens drawing from the fields of personnel economics, comparative HRM and occupational psychology to understand how high performance practices are identified and measured; the processes underpinning high performance; barriers and conflict that may impact upon high performance.
This module aims to develop a critical understanding and appreciation of key finance theories as they apply to financial management decisions and to understand the implications for practical problem solving. The topics covered will include Agency theory, Corporate Investment Policy, Financing of Corporations, Financial Intermediation, Payout Policy, Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure, Behavioural Finance, Anomalies and Market Efficiency.
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
This module provides the knowledge required to understand the organisational importance of creating and delivering new products and services, and the supporting innovation and technology infrastructure, which are aligned to strategic business objectives. In this connection, competence in collaborating across complex inter-organisational networks is of vital importance. This module thus provides strategies and knowledge to manage the innovative transformation of business operations and processes and to use state-of-the-art technology, including digital business tools and techniques. Apposite and effective innovation and technology management practice is a critical strategic tool in businesses gaining sustainable competitive advantage. The module affords the opportunity for students to develop the skills needed for innovation and technology management practice.
MARKETING THEORY AND PRACTICE
This module will provide the opportunity to develop appreciation and understanding of the theoretical assumptions, debates and practices that constitute the body of knowledge we recognise as marketing within the profit as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors. Current developments in the marketing discipline will be discussed alongside methodological advances, as well as social and technical changes which may impact the future development of marketing theory and practice. Discrepancies in the theory and practice of marketing will be identified and their interplay appreciated.
The dissertation will allow the student to explore in-depth a research question related to their studies. It will draw upon relevant concepts and techniques introduced during the taught part of the course, and will seek to combine the theory and practice of management through the completion of a substantial and relevant in-depth piece of work.
This module provides the knowledge required to understand issues in the business environment. Understanding the concept and framework of regulatory policy, both within each region and country, and as applied to individual sectors and industries, is crucial to gain maximum benefit for companies and other organisations (including those in the public and voluntary sector) and their stakeholders, and to avoid inadvertently violating legal requirements (which might involve criminal sanctions, including imprisonment). Exploring corporate governance developments in different countries will enable students to understand the importance of different institutional settings, the influence of legal, regulatory and political environments, and why differences in ownership structure have arisen and how this impacts on companies and organisations. Corporate governance in a variety of different countries is then examined in detail together with topical issues including directors' remuneration, board diversity, and succession planning.
DisclaimerWhilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
- Degree Subject A first degree, including business degrees. NB: There is numerical content in a range of modules on the course, students need a competent level of numeracy to complete the course.
- Degree Classification Good 2.1 or equivalent
- Special Entry Requirements Exceptional applicants who do not meet the standard admission criteria of a 2.1 honours degree will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to provide further materials in support of their application.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
- IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study one of the International Graduate Diploma programmes offered by our partner INTO UEA. These programmes guarantee progression to selected master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details please click here:
INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact email@example.com
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for 2017/8
- UK/EU Students: £9,400
- International Students: £15,600
International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.
Approximately £9,600 living expenses will be needed to adequately support yourself.
Scholarships and Funding
A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
Funding for postgraduate study is also available both from the university and from a number of external schemes.
Find out more about scholarships, funding and bursaries.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University. You can apply online.
To request further information and to be kept up to date with news and events please use our online enquiry form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
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International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
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