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MSc Management

Start date
September
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees

For 2023/24:
£14,490 (Home)
£26,640 (International)

MSc Management at Birmingham

Kickstart a rewarding career and take the lead towards a responsible future. Be part of the next generation of leaders and managers.

In an ever-changing, diverse and digitalised world, it is important that those leading from the front can be inclusive and effective managers in organisations across a variety of organisational and geographical contexts. Our MSc Management programme will give you the key theoretical, practical knowledge, and skills to manage and lead organisations, whilst also providing you with the opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest to you through our wide range of optional modules. 

With responsible and ethical business practices embedded at its core, this programme will enable you to become part of a new generation of responsible leaders and managers who can make positive and sustainable changes to the industry and society across a wide range of organisations. 

Digital technologies have taken the business world by storm, dramatically revolutionising the business environment and the way in which firms use technology to get ahead of the competition. During this programme you will develop your technological skills, such as digital analytics and blockchain, which are highly sought after by employers. 

Who is this course for? 

The MSc Management programme is for students from a wide variety of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds who want to gain a broad understanding of the management of businesses and organisations in the context of an ever-changing and diverse world. Whether you are a recent graduate or an early career professional, this programme is for those who want to take their career to the next level. 

Why study this course at Birmingham?

  • Birmingham Business School is part of an elite group of global business schools that holds the Triple-Crown accreditation from leading bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. 
  • Our MSc Management programme will support you to develop your management consultancy skills and responsible business values, preparing you to work with a range of organisations from social enterprises to charities, to global companies.
  • This programme has been informed by research, cutting-edge, innovative teaching, and industry practice to ensure you are ready to tackle real-world business challenges.
  • This programme will support you to develop a wide range of transferrable skills which are essential for a management career in the dynamic digital era.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for students to work with a range of organisations, such as social enterprises and charity organisations, giving you real-life experience.  

Accreditations

The MSc Management programme at Birmingham Business School is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), allowing you to achieve a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice in addition to your Masters.

This accreditation means that all students who complete this programme will also receive an industry recognised CMI qualification which provides you with access to exclusive networking events and will instantly increase your employability. 

The Management programme at Birmingham Business School allowed us to think critically in-depth and to collide with fellow students from different cultural backgrounds. The vibrant city culture, academic enthusiasm of the campus, and strong alumni network allow for a more inclusive view of the world.

Meijie Li, Alumni

Modules

Unless indicated otherwise the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2023.

Core Modules

Optional modules

Mini Skills Passport

As part of our MSc Management programme, you will have the opportunity to partake in extracurricular training activities that will allow you to develop specific skills and competencies. Examples of these activities include project management, cryptocurrency analysis, and fundraising skills. These training activities are not credit bearing.

 


Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

For programme fees and information on further costs please visit our Fees and Financing page.

Find out more about fees and funding.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships in Birmingham Business School

We have a number of scholarships available for students joining us in September 2023 on our 12-month MSc programmes. Full details regarding eligibility and application can be found on our Business School scholarships page.

Other sources of funding may be available. Explore our Scholarship and funding database.

Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

UK and EU students (with settled or pre-settled status) looking to pursue a Masters programme in the UK can apply for a non-means-tested loan from the British government via the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Detailed criteria and information regarding the application can be found on our  postgraduate funding page

  • Questions about funding? Use our Student Help knowledge base to find the answer.

How To Apply

1 July 2023 is the application deadline for international students applying through the student route who wish to study in the United Kingdom. We are not able to consider applications for 2023 made after this date. The deadline for Home students is 31 August 2023.

Our staged admissions process

A staged admissions process is in place for this programme. This means that when you apply, your application will be considered with all others that have been submitted before the deadline. Therefore you might not hear from us with a decision on your application until a few weeks after the deadline has been reached. This enables us to ensure that all applications are considered fairly and equally. When you apply please ensure that you submit all of your supporting documents including an English language proficiency certificate (if English is not your first language) if you have one.

Further information and application deadlines

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

Apply online

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

Apply now

Our Standard Requirements

In order to be considered, applicants will have or should be expecting to achieve an Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.

Applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

Learn more about entry requirements

International Requirements



International Students

Standard English language requirements apply 7.0 IELTS (no less than 6.5 in any band)


  • IELTS 7.0 with no less that 6.5 in any band
  • TOEFL: 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 76 with no less than 67 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced or Proficiency – minimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component

If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

English Presessional Programmes 

If you’re looking to improve your knowledge of spoken and written English in preparation for studying at Birmingham, our pre-sessional English courses are for you. If you have a conditional offer, you can take one of these courses as an alternative to retaking IELTS or other similar qualifications. Find out more 

This MSc Management programme reflects real-world business and organisational challenges through innovative teaching methods that enable a diversity of thinking when it comes to addressing modern business and management challenges. The programme also offers networking opportunities with industry guest speakers. 

A high-class learning environment

Students outside the Alan Walters BuildingAs a postgraduate student, you will have access to our award-winning £10 million postgraduate teaching space, the Alan Walters Building. This will provide you with access to facilities of the highest quality, including a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, dedicated computer clusters and seminar rooms as well as communal areas for studying and group work, which look out over the University's ambitious Green Heart development, which was completed in 2019.

Our MSc Management programme is informed by both research and industry practice, placing employability at the forefront by supporting you to develop transferrable skills and gain hands-on experience.  

Previous graduates have gone on to have successful international careers in both generalist and specialist management roles including HR, consultancy, marketing, project management, auditing, manufacturing, and business strategy.  

Our graduates have gone on to work at world-leading organisations such as Deloitte, PWc, GmbH, Rieke, Amazon, Protiviti, and GLG, while others have taken up further study. 

Birmingham Business School Future Ready Graduate Framework 

Each taught module is supported by academics, careers development, and our student experience team to help develop the transferrable skills that are highly valued by top employers. Through activities embedded within modules, you will have the opportunity to attend industry workshops, career support, and related study skills. 

We pride ourselves on our graduates’ high levels of employability. We will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it is time to start job hunting. The University of Birmingham has ranked in the top 5 Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in the UK for the past 5 years, according to the Highfliers.co.uk Graduate Market reports (2017-2022).

Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as IBM, HSBC, and Deloitte are just a few of the organisations who see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for internship programmes and graduate training schemes.

BBS Careers and Careers Network

As a Birmingham Business School student, you will benefit from two award-winning Careers teams.  

Careers Network is the University of Birmingham careers and employability team offering: career fairs, employer events with top firms across the UK, start-up and entrepreneurial activities, and support. Internships and bursaries are also available exclusively to University of Birmingham students.   

BBS Careers is a dedicated service for Birmingham Business School students. The team provides guidance, support, and work experience opportunities, tailored to business school students, to help you succeed during and after university. We offer workshops, alumni and employer events, and 1-to-1 consultations. These will help you to develop your skills and learn how to submit high-quality internship and graduate applications.  

BBS Careers is one of a few, if not the only business school career service to offer life-long support.  

We are here to support you! Whether you are applying for postgraduate end-of-study internship, a graduate job, or applying for a management role five years after graduation.  

Visit the BBS website for more details

Future Leaders Certificate

The postgraduate Future Leaders Certificate, run by the Birmingham Business School Careers team, is an extra-curricular programme which is designed to prepare our MSc students for the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is intended to equip students with the skills they need to stand out and succeed within this increasingly competitive market. As part of this, students will be encouraged to increase their awareness of responsible business and ethical considerations.

Students selected for the Future Leaders Certificate will receive expert coaching, mentoring and industry insight, and work on a group project set by multi-national companies which place high importance on their social and corporate responsibility. 

 

 

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