Effective management is central to business success. It proposes cohesion, teamwork, and a sense of direction. This programme is designed to provide an insight into the theories and practical skills needed for successful management and, through that, a successful business. The FT has recently ranked this programme in the top 10 in the UK and 62nd in the world (Financial Times Rankings 2015).

Programme overview

Our MSc in Management is geared to provide an integrative understanding and a flexible approach to important management tasks. This will enable students to acquire expertise and skills related to their intended career path. Blending classic management techniques with the very latest in management thinking, the programme encompasses international issues and diverse national business characteristics and settings.

Programme structure

An emphasis on practical skills within our programme takes students beyond the theory and into the heart of real-life management challenges. In their first term (Sept-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations.

Industry links

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. Our most recent speakers have represented businesses including Accenture, Glenmorangie, Lloyds TSB, Roche Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Siemens, Tesco and VisitScotland.

Career opportunities

Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential management positions. The programme is highly regarded by leading employers who are regularly seeking to recruit graduates. Our students have secured positions with firms including PPMG, E&Y and Deloitte. Typical roles may include auditing/accounting, management consultancy, project manager, businesses development manager, operations analyst and marketing officer.