MSc Management


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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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Harry Fish, Norwich Business School Graduate


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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.

Research Path

  • 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.

Professional Path

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

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:

Name Code Credits


You'll examine the business research process from start to finish and gain an understanding of how to undertake research to investigate for instance organisational working context, markets, products and services. Dealing with business research questions, research design and data interpretation, both systematically and creatively, is the module's core aim. You'll be provided with the necessary training to pursue your MSc Dissertation. Further, you'll have the opportunity to understand how established techniques of research are used to create knowledge in the discipline. You'll engage in basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis during classes to enhance your understanding of the research process. The module intends to support you in your summer dissertation work with your research active supervisors towards conducting an independent research project.




You'll be provided with the knowledge and practical activities that will equip you with a robust understanding of the interplay between organisational and individual level factors that impact on the performance of employees in the work environment. This 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; and barriers and conflict that may impact upon high performance.




This module aims to develop your 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 you'll cover include Corporate Investment Policy, Financing of Corporations, Payout Policy, and MandAs. This module is taken in conjunction with a module called Responsible Business.




Research indicates that innovative firms, those that are able to exploit and use innovation to improve their processes or to differentiate their products and services, outperform their competitors, measured in terms of market share, profitability, growth and market capitalisation. However, the management of innovation is inherently complex and risky. In many cases, new technologies fail to be converted into products and services. In fact, most new products and services are not commercial successes. In sum, innovation can enhance competitiveness, but it also requires a different set of management skills from those doing the everyday business administration within the firms. The first half of the module will cover both economic and managerial aspects of innovation. Students. You will develop an in-depth understanding of key aspects of innovation processes and their institutional and strategic implications. Learning that innovation is a cross-functional task involving all corporate functions like RandD, marketing, production and finance is a central objective of the module. Using exemplary innovation case studies students will first acquire knowledge of key terms and definitions of innovation research. The emergence of systematic innovation in the corporate environment will be discussed by studying the history of certain industries. At the organizational level, ways to leverage innovation internally and with external partners will be analysed. You will learn about different sources of innovation as well as roles and functions in the innovation process. Key concepts like open innovation and user innovation will be discussed thoroughly. Their practical applications and implications will be pointed out. The module will also discuss the issue of how to appropriate the returns from innovation, with special focus on patents and markets for technology. This second half of the module will examine how to introduce technology into organisations, and the associated opportunities and problems. You will be introduced to Information Systems and their socio-technical nature and the process of developing and commissioning information systems and the essential inherent human and managerial issues. You will also be introduced to critical contemporary issues such as Big Data, e-commerce, Knowledge Management, Control and Productivity.




This module will provide you with the opportunity to develop an 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 you to explore in-depth a research question related to your studies. You'll 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 you with the knowledge required to understand issues in corporate governance. Exploring corporate governance developments in different countries will enable you 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. Corporate governance is examined in detail together with topical issues including directors' remuneration, board diversity, and succession planning. You will also examine topical issues such as corporate restructuring, corporate social responsibility, and competition policy.




Whilst 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • 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:

International Graduate Diploma in Business

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

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for 2018/19

Tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £9,750
  • International Students: £16,500

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Living Expenses

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.

Further Information

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:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

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