Overview

Who is it for?

Your interests span a wide range of management topics and disciplines, from hard skills like problem analysis, critical thinking, finance and strategy to soft skills including teamwork influencing, leadership, negotiating and managing people. You are looking to make that crucial first step into management or may already be working as a manager or entrepreneur.

Either way, this course will develop both your skills-base and your confidence as a manager able to take on any challenge in today’s fast-moving global business environment.

Objectives

The course is based on an MBA style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of your management education. Academic rigour is balanced with practical relevance.

The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for individualised course of learning and personal development as from term two you are encouraged to choose the subjects which you wish to study depending on your interests and professional goals to build your confidence and leadership qualities.

You’ll study the foundations of business management and be able to create a more individualised course of study by tailoring your learning and take advantage of our diverse portfolio of optional modules, studying at Cass and in our sister institutions around the world. We hope to empower you to make conscious choices about business issues and your own future.

Our challenging electives from the portfolio of Masters programme are either London based or held in international locations and invite our students to deepen their knowledge of current management practices and to sharpen their skills required of future global leaders. Some electives will take you beyond the classroom experience and act as capstones to your educational and practical experiences.

Structure

What will you learn

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of management
  • Develop your range of hard and soft skills as a manager and entrepreneur
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of management issues that affect all industry sectors as well as different type of organisations from big multinationals, SMEs, family businesses and small start ups
  • Network with your peers and senior managers from industry
  • Gain a highly valuable international, perspective on the challenges of management in every size of business
  • Acquire a flexibility suitable for a wide range of roles in global management, from operations to strategy.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (15 credits each)
  • a Business Research Project (30 credit)
  • three electives (10 credits each).

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2018/19

In-Person ID-Checks (all students must attend): Commences 17 September 2018

Compulsory Induction: 18 - 29 September 2018

Term I
1 October 2018 - 7 December 2018
Term I exams
7 January 2019 - 18 January 2019

Term II
21 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Term II exams
22 April 2019 - 3 May 2019

Term III
6 May 2019 - 28 June 2019
Term III exams
1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test  will do so in the period:
12 - 30 August 2019

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
1 September 2019

Official Course End Date
30 September 2019

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Joanna Zaleska

Senior Teaching Fellow

The teaching staff on the MSc in Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Management.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)

Documents also required (may follow at later date)

  • IELTS/GMAT result
  • Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course, applicants with in excess of three years of experience should consider the MBA programme
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

Please note the GMAT is not compulsory for MSc Management, but it is highly recommended and may be requested as a condition of your offer if you are accepted.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.

Previous study of business, management or finance is not required

GMAT

Highly recommended, especially for students without a quantitative background

A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test

If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

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Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Fees

UK/EU/International £23,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Graduates from the MSc in Management move into a diverse range of careers: consulting, marketing, advertising, luxury goods, wealth management, working for a family business or even setting up their own business.

MSc in Management Employability

Our Graduate Destination Survey of the MSc in Management class of 2014 shows that 70.3% of graduates are now either in work (66.7%) or not job seeking as they are in further study (3.6%)

Examples of where graduates from the MSc in Management are working are:

  • Amazon - Investigation Specialist
  • Applied Value - Analyst
  • CI Radar - Research Analyst

MSc Management alumni have also achieved

  • 2nd highest percentage increase in salary within three years globally
  • 2nd highest salary after three years in the UK
  • Highest career progress in London from first post-graduation job to three years later

You can also view data from our Graduate Destination Survey (pdf) from 2015.

Course information and statistics

Diploma/ certificate
3rd
in the UK (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2017)
Diploma/ certificate
18th
globally (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2017)
Man
23
average age of student body
Chart
2nd
highest salary increase globally (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2017)

Accreditation

The MSc Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) under their Masters in Business Management (MBM) accreditation scheme.