Aims and philosophy
The central aim of the MSc in Management is to familiarise students with principles and techniques from the main management areas, so that you are able to develop the knowledge, flexibility and skills-base needed for a wide range of management careers. The key focus is on HRM, accounting and financial management, economics, marketing, operations management and strategy.
By the end of the programme, we expect that the knowledge you will have gained will enable you to:
- understand the nature of management and the issues it presents
- have an integrated understanding of the important functions of management and the interactions between them
- appreciate the complexity of organisations
- select and use appropriate management techniques drawn from specialist disciplines
“The responsibility we were given throughout the client project to organise, conduct and write up the research has provided me with transferable skills which helped increase my employability.”
MSc Management, 2002
- defining and solving complex problems
- planning and executing research projects
- writing clear and succinct reports
- using commercial awareness to inform decision-making
- time management, planning and scheduling
- working effectively in teams
- communicating and negotiating with others, and working successfully with people from other cultures
- critical thinking
The focus on personal development throughout the year is also designed to aid students in becoming effective employees and managers.
MSc in Management graduation
In this video students graduating from Lancaster's MSc in Management describe their experience on the programme and how it's helping them in their careers.
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