MSc Management 2016

This Masters provides you with broad-ranging management knowledge and skills

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Key facts

Start date:
September 2016
12 months full time
Entry requirements:
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject. Full entry requirements.
Language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component Full language requirements.
UK/EU fees:
International fees:

Our AMBA accredited Masters in Management provides you with broad-ranging management knowledge and skills alongside critical insight into how organisations operate. Designed to give a comprehensive introduction to all the major management disciplines, you’ll develop essential skills including critical thinking, problem-solving and collaborative working.

You’ll gain the hands-on practical experience that employers are looking for through real-world business projects and case studies. We create opportunities for you to build applied skills and insight, and offer enriching experiences such as organisation visits, talks from industry speakers and workshops on topics such as leadership.

The course attracts students from a range of cultural and academic backgrounds, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. This provides an important multicultural experience for a career where business is global.

Academic excellence

Teaching on the course is informed by our research knowledge in a range of management areas, giving you access to the latest business trends and real-world challenges as they unfold.

You’ll benefit from the cutting-edge research being conducted in research centres such as the Centre for Decision Research, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change, Leeds University Centre for Interdisciplinary Leadership and the internationally renowned Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL).


This programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, which represents the global standard for the world’s best business programmes. Find out more about AMBA accreditation.

Course content

Taken over both semesters, the Management in Practice module forms the core of the programme. It’s designed to equip you with the professional skills you need to function effectively as a manager in a contemporary business setting. You’ll cover team working, report writing, leadership, presentation skills, self-development and employability – and you’ll be able to draw on input from a variety of sources including the Business School’s corporate partners.

You’ll study a range of core modules around this, which build the business knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed as a manager. You’ll be introduced to entrepreneurship and the process of starting a new business, effective decision making and operations and supply chain management. Then you’ll examine approaches to strategic management and gain a broad understanding of accounting, marketing principles and organisational behaviour.

There will also be opportunities to gain specialist knowledge in areas that suit your career plans and interests. You’ll choose one optional module, allowing you to focus on a topic such as human resource management or managing change. In addition, a Semester 1 module which improves your knowledge of research methods will prepare you to complete a dissertation – an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Compulsory modules
Optional modules
- Accounting for Managers
- Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation
- Marketing for Management
- Effective Decision Making
- Behaviour in Organisations
- Strategic Management
- Management in Practice
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Research Design and Analysis
- Dissertation
- Human Resource Management: An International Perspective
- Creative Industries Management
- Information Tools for Organisations
- Understanding and Managing Effective Groups and Teams

For more information on typical modules, read Management MSc in programme catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of different teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and workshops. Optional modules may use an even wider range including group learning or computer classes. Independent study is also vital to this programme, allowing you to develop your skills and prepare for taught sessions and assessments.


You’ll also be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, group and individual presentations and reports.

Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons).

International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

How to apply

Application deadlines

UK/EU: 31 August 2016

International: Closed for 2016 entry


This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you’ll need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

Leeds University Business School Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy


UK/EU: £9,500

International: £18,000

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students read Masters fees.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills. Find out more about scholarships.

Career opportunities

This AMBA-accredited programme is valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. With their broad-based knowledge and skills graduates offer wider, more informed contributions to roles ranging from entrepreneurs to corporate managers, consultants to public servants.

This Masters also provides a sound basis for postgraduate research.

Links with industry

The Leaders in Residence programme gives management students the opportunity to explore and develop leadership skills, by engaging with senior figures from the world of business.

You’ll be able to connect with leaders from major manufacturers, retailers, charity chief executives, entrepreneurs and directors of companies large and small, through structured meetings and events. This typically includes things like mentoring sessions, workshops, social events, guest lectures and professional skills development embedded in the curriculum.

This is a rare opportunity, where successful and established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.

Careers support

We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing professional development support as part of the Masters programme. You benefit from our dedicated Professional Development Tutor, who will work with you to develop the important professional skills that employers value.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

I am very happy with the support I have received. Leeds University Business School is a place where academic proficiency meets social excellence, individualised support and unlimited opportunities!

Alkan Dogan, Germany
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The best part of my studies has been getting to hear from different guest speakers... Coming to the University of Leeds has broadened my perspective, [I've gained] a global overview on business.

Sylvia Kwamboka Ong’ondi, Kenya
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It is well structured and well taught... including the important topics for future managers. The world needs managers who think unconventionally and enable positive change...this impacted me a lot.

Sebastian Meyer, Germany
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The course allows students from diverse [subject] backgrounds to study a business Masters. It covers vital elements of managerial life... with links to ‘real-life’ business and practical case studies.

Emily Pike, United Kingdom
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The course has inspired me so much, especially the seminars. We had the opportunity to debate with students from different countries... this will play a crucial role in my life.

Chu Cheng Wu, Taiwan
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