Why choose the MSc in Management?
A year spent on the MSc in Management at Lancaster is undoubtedly taxing, making real demands on your physical and intellectual stamina. Getting to grips quickly with many different and unfamiliar subjects requires excellent self-management, discipline and determination. Yet it's also an energising and rewarding experience – bringing new friends, new ideas, and many avenues to explore.
Designed for both business and non-business graduates, the MSc programme assumes no prior knowledge of the areas covered in the modules. It draws on the teaching strengths of departments across the entire top-rated Management School, and your tutors will be specialists active in both teaching and research. They will give you a sense of how business thinking and practice has evolved, but will also introduce you to the latest concepts and ideas – and challenge you to reflect on those concepts in a detached and critical way, to assess their likely value to organisations and businesses.
Students talk about how the programme has developed their skills and their career planning.
Demonstrate your flexibility to employers
Adding this Masters qualification to your first degree not only gives you important subject knowledge, equipping you ideally for entry into a wide range of graduate management positions.
It also allows you to demonstrate to employers your versatility, your ability to absorb and make sense of new areas quickly and effectively – likely to be vital skills looked for by employers in the context of ever-shifting management demands.
Identify your managerial strengths
"I loved working on a project which had a tangible impact on a business and that was used to drive change."
MSc Management, 2010
The extensive groupwork within the programme will also enable you to learn important things about yourself – for example, your preferred style as a manager, how you approach and manage tasks, and how you operate most effectively in cross-cultural teams.
To help you in your career planning, there is a programme of careers support to help you devise effective job-hunting strategies and techniques.
Gain practical experience
Within the programme, the Management in Practice module and Research Project offer the chance for students to work, like external consultants, on client-based projects, tackling a real issue identified by a company. You gain organisational experience to add to your CV – and the company gains from your thinking. It is an ideal way to see how the ideas and concepts you have gathered throughout the MSc translate into day-to-day management.
“The exchange programme really enriched both my academic and social background.”
WU Vienna exchange, 2004
Study in Europe
For those who would like to venture abroad, there are opportunities to take part in a period a period of study abroad at one of our European partner institutions. You can extend your networks even further, and perhaps hone your foreign language skills in preparation for an international management career.
International friendships and networks
Working with students from so many different nationalities brings a stimulating variety of perspectives and experience into the classroom. It is also a great way to extend your personal and professional networks – experience shows that many of our MSc Management alumni keep in touch with one another, and you’ll also make friends within the Management School's wider postgraduate community.