This programme is designed for non-business graduates who may not have any prior knowledge of management or business but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a management career.
The MSc in Management is designed to deliver a broad management education. It is suitable for students without a business or management background but who are looking to do a Masters in Management to enhance their practical and theoretical skills in relation to management problems and issues in the workplace. It is also relevant for students seeking to improve their employability in middle and senior management positions.
The degree is composed of a set of compulsory modules from Finance and Accounting, Marketing in an International Environment, Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour. A distinctive element of the programme is the scope of management education which will integrate rigorous academic theory with practical skills.
Another unique element of this course is the Continued Professional Development (CPD) module which is non-assessed but runs through the programme to provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. The CPD module is designed to enhance communication, negotiation, decision-making skills along with analytical and creative thinking and will emphasise continued professional development which will enhance employability in the market place.
The compulsory modules in the programme will focus on the issues and challenges which managers and organisations face in an increasingly connected global economy ranging from managing change in a volatile environment to corporate social responsibility.
Why study your Masters in Management at Queen Mary?
The School of Business and Management has built a strong reputation for our distinctive approach, in particular our focus on the interdisciplinary nature of business and management. We concentrate on developing your communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to offer insightful analysis and creative thinking.
Our PGT students will have swipe card access to the Innovation Pod, Think Pod, and the QUBE Mac Suite; all located on the Third floor of the Bancroft Building. The Think Pod is an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities. The Innovation Pod provides workspaces for individual learning. The QUBE Mac Suite is a workspace for student entrepreneurs providing 27-inch iMac computers with state-of- the art media creation and editing software.
Students will have full access to the Schools’ resources including datasets and accounting resources relevant to this programme. Students will use QMplus (our online learning environment) to access their reading lists, lecture slides, discussion forums and assessments. On arrival students will have a bespoke induction programme of activities.
You will have access to The Learning Resource centre which has 200 networked PCs and is open round the clock with dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.
You will also have access to Queen Mary's comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
Students can also have access to the media lab in the third floor of the Bancroft building to improve their presentation skills in various media formats.
There are eight taught modules spread over two semesters, and a core 60 credit dissertation.
Before the teaching week in Semester A, the school has a comprehensive induction week for the Postgraduate students where students will be able to familiarise themselves with the programme as well as the different services available in the school and the college including Security and Safety; Library Resources; IT Resources and Careers Advice.
Most of the compulsory modules are taken in Semester A while electives are delivered in Semester B. The compulsory and elective modules are worth 15 credits each. The programme also offers a Continued Professional Development (CPD) module which will be non-assessed. These will be delivered in both Semester A and B. All the modules are delivered in Semester A and B except for the dissertation module. Students will continue to work on their dissertation over summer and will hand their dissertations in towards the end of August or the first week of September.
Please note that your pattern of study will vary depending on your module choices.
- Organisational Behaviour (BUSM069)
- Financial Analysis and Management Accounting (BUSM107)
- Introduction to Marketing Management (BUSM137)
- Strategic Management (BUSM086)
- Research Methods for Management (BUSM145)
(A core module must be taken and passed. A compulsory module must be taken.)
Three elective modules:
- Multinationals and Global Business (BUSM028)
- Global Supply Chain Management (BUSM091)
- Social and Political Marketing (BUSM095)
- Global Governance and International Organisations (BUSM068)
- Human Resource Management in the Public Services (BUSM077)
- Multinationals and Global Business (BUSM028)
- Leadership and Strategy in the Public Sector (BUSM097)
- Management Consulting (BUSM111)
- Risk and Crisis Management (BUSM117)
- Knowledge Innovation Learning and Organisations (BUSM138)
- Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors (BUSM149)
- Managing Under Regulation (BUSM140)
- Social and Sustainable Innovation (BUSM146)
- Technologies, Work and Organisations (BUSM148)
* The range of optional modules may vary from year to year. The School reserves the right to withdraw one or more of the optional modules if there is insufficient student interest.
A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of accounting would be an advantage. IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required.
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details on our English language entry requirements
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
Learning and teaching
Students will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops delivered by academic staff within the school as well as professionals with an expertise and experience in business and management. The lectures will enable students to interact with peers from other MSc programmes while the seminars with smaller class sizes allow students to have more in-depth discussion and interaction with the academics delivering the programme.
With the QM+ environment which is a virtual learning environment and other initiatives such as lecture capture, students will have both real time delivery and information on curriculum which can be accessed online. Training sessions will be provided in the induction week for students to familiarise themselves with the virtual environment and to also access e-resources.
The delivery and assessment modes will be varied. These will include collaborative learning as well as a mix of assessments including coursework, presentations, independent research, group projects and examinations. All students will be assigned an academic advisor who will be able to advise students on academic-related matters.
For every hour spent in formal study you will be expected to complete a further five to six hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill for people who envisage going on to a research career in academia or elsewhere.
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and interaction with the Virtual Learning Environment. A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework examinations and a dissertation. Coursework may take the form of an individual and/or group assignment, individual and/or group presentations or invigilated tests. Examinations take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.
You will also be assessed on a supervised 10,000 - word dissertation.
Fees are charged at a Home/EU rate for UK and EU nationals, and an overseas rate for International students - find out more about how your tuition fee status is assessed.
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.
Alternative sources of funding
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.
Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717
Student experience - Ingrid Elle
Studied: MSc Management
"I decided to study MSc Management at Queen Mary because I’d heard lots of great things about the university as a whole, both academically and socially. It recently had a boost in its rankings and was also invited to be part of the Russell Group, which is a huge achievement and a great attraction for me. The high employment rate and graduate salaries for graduates was also a big draw.
"The campus facilities are quite rare for such a central London university, which I found very appealing. You have everything you need in one location, the library, all of your lectures and seminars, coffee shops, a grocery shop, fitness centre and even restaurants, bars and a club. If you don't want to, you never even need to leave the campus! Although I would highly recommend that you do as you will be living in the middle of one of the best cities in the world!
"The MSc Management is quite a broad degree which covers many areas needed to become a successful manager. The first term provides a general foundation of business and management topics, but if you have a particular area of interest there is the opportunity to specialize in the second semester. I was surprised by how much I have enjoyed the modules on my course. Apart from the heavy workload, which can be expected on any postgraduate study, there is not one module I have found will not assist me in my future work and personal life. Every module is based in contemporary business issues, so even if you don't go on to become a manager, this course will have been immensely useful in preparing you for the world of work. You will not only receive a degree from one of London's best universities but also a wealth of business knowledge you can take into any industry or organization you choose to work for.
"As a course representative I have been able to sign up for life skills classes, which have been very useful! Last term I have attended one on communication skills and another on leadership skills, which have been useful for my post as a course representative, but are also skills I can take into my future work place. Queen Mary also offers a selection of in-sessional classes available to everyone, for supporting and getting the most out of your studies.
"I really enjoy being part of the postgraduate environment here at Queen Mary. One of the major features is the Lock Keeper's Cottage – the postgraduate study centre – which I've found really useful. Postgraduates have their own space to study and do group work away from the main library and busier areas of campus, which has been really helpful in the run up to assignment submission deadlines. It also has the best location right on Regent's Canal, overlooking Mile End Park - quiet and serene. I don’t think you could find a better study environment in central London.
"Since coming here I have learned that Queen Mary truly has the best of both worlds, a dynamic academic environment with great teaching facilities and staff, yet also a thriving social scene on campus, with many activities to offer students in their free time. I signed up with the university fitness centre, Qmotion. I love to work out and keep fit so this was an important factor in my decision to study here. They have great facilities, a variety of fitness classes and trainers at hand to help you and the student membership is a very good price. I also decided to join QMTV, which is the student TV channel, as I have a great interest in broadcast media.
"There are numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities here at Queen Mary, you'll be able to find something to suit your interest. If not, you have the opportunity to create your own society. It's a great way to connect with people across the university and make new friends.The Student Union and the School of Business and Management have organised a number of social events which have been a great opportunity to get to know more people on the course and across the business school in more informal settings.
"My experience at Queen Mary University so far has been great! I have made new friends from around the world and learned so much. Studying here requires a lot of personal study so you should be prepared and motivated to work hard, but what you'll learn and experience here will prove invaluable to your future work life."