Whether or not you have a management and business background, the MSc Management will develop your broad knowledge of contemporary management through a detailed exploration of the theory and practice of key areas. This postgraduate course will help you deliver best practice in the workplace, whether that is private, public or third sector, and enable you to motivate, inspire and manage effectively.
The MSc Management course offers you the opportunity to study across a broad range of business disciplines and functions. Through a tailored programme of study, you will learn to think critically about how businesses run, while also gaining an insight into why organisations are structured and function in a particular way. You will also examine changing trends in strategic thinking to develop a holistic understanding of how organisations interact with their environments in the face of rapid and discontinuous change.
Please note, due to the high volumes of applications received, we are no longer accepting new applications from international students who wish to start this course in January or February 2023. Applications from students in the UK or EU are still being accepted. For more information, please visit our International website. Any new international applications received for the January/February 2023 intakes will be withdrawn.
However, International students can apply to study this course from September 2023. Whilst there is no set deadline to apply, we would recommend making an application as soon as possible.
This course is subject to validation.
The variety of modules available will not only help deepen your understanding of the nature of business, but will also give you an opportunity to learn more about your strengths and the areas of business that interest you most. You can focus on your study needs and goals by selecting modules from a range of specialist management and business areas.
You will explore broad management disciplines and the relationship between organisations and their environments, studying a total of 180 credits.
Modules of study include:
- Leadership and Management Theories
- Issues in International Management
- Managing Digital Transformation
- Strategic Operations Management and Operational Research
- Research Methods
- Dissertation Project
You will also choose one module from the following options:
- Performance Management (HRM Context)
- The Entrepreneur in a Global Environment
- Economies, Markets and Strategic Decision Making
Subject to revalidation from 2021
This course is subject to revalidation, this means it is under review as part of the University’s standard quality assurance and enhancement processes. Course and module content is indicative and may change through the revalidation process. As soon as the course is revalidated, the details will be confirmed and published on the University website.
In the unlikely event the course does not go ahead as planned, or is significantly amended, we will write to inform you. If this happens, we’ll help you to find a suitable alternative course either at USW or at another provider.
The emphasis of the course is developing your professional skills in order to equip you as an attractive manager to companies. This is achieved via a varied lecture and seminar programme with extensive group work, case studies and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds. Key skills are embedded within modules and related to relevant assessments as appropriate. Examples of this would typically include written coursework such as essays, case studies and posters, as well as oral presentations and examinations.
Assessment is through coursework-based assignments, as well as oral presentations and examinations. The final assessment is a management project, in which you will examine an area of management that is of interest to you or a company-based project.
Management Development Centre (MDC)
If you have significant managerial experience or qualifications from a professional institute you may be eligible to study the fast-track MSc Management at our collaborative partner, Management Development Centre Ltd. The course runs twice a year in the Spring and the Autumn.
For more information and to apply, visit www.managementmasters.co.uk
To be admitted for the MSc Management course, candidates will normally be required to have a minimum UK 2nd class honours degree or recognised international equivalent qualification. Relevant work experience can also be taken into account and all applicants would be considered on an individual basis.
In all cases, the University will satisfy itself that a candidate is of the required academic standard to complete the programme of study proposed and is able to meet University’s English Language requirements.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
August 2023 - July 2024 Fees
Full-time UK: £9500
Full-time International: £14950
At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.
Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.
Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.
As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.
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No compulsory textbooks to purchase.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
USW Postgraduate 20% Alumni Discount 2023/24
The University of South Wales is offering a 20% reduction in tuition fees for all University of South Wales* graduates starting a taught/online*** MA,MSc, LLM,MBA or DBA course from September 2023 (this includes students starting a course in January/February 2024). T's and Cs apply. Click here for more details and eligibility criteria: USW Postgraduate Alumni Discount 2023/24
Gaining a Masters qualification in management can accelerate your career prospects. As a management graduate you will possess an advanced knowledge and understanding of management theory and, due to the very nature of business, will be able to apply this to complex issues in many sectors of industry and commerce.
Whether you are starting out, or already in an established management position, the knowledge and skills gained throughout the MSc Management course will enable you to become an attractive candidate to employers. Graduates may also progress on to a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD or research degree.