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Contact details

Dr Marco Aponte-Moreno

Email: msi-management@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3489

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£14,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,500 (FT)

The Department of Management Science & Innovation offers scholarships of £10,000 for students on the Management MSc. All candidates holding an offer of admission will be considered for funding. For further details of funding opportunities visit www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/msc-management/scholarships

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

Interdisciplinary: not an assessed unit
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Management MSc

The Management MSc at UCL is a highly competitive international programme. It provides students with a solid understanding of practical managerial issues coupled with a strong foundation of current theoretical debates. It consists of two routes: one for students with a business education and one for those from other disciplines.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

If you have already studied business, you will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following three pathways: Finance, Leadership, or Technology. If you are coming from another discipline, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. Both routes allow students to become leaders in their fields.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our international faculty are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.

Our MSc is one of the most selective in the world. Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London.

Our programme incorporates innovative learning activities and industrial experience that will help develop commercial competences, internal organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject; Route B for graduates of business and management (e.g. accounting and finance). The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Global Research Project (60 credits).

Core Modules: Route A

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Strategy
  • Markets and Customers
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • PLUS one optional course (see www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/msc-management/programme-content)

Core Modules: Route B

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Markets and Customers
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • One from: Business Economics, Business Sustainability, or Organisational Behaviour
  • PLUS depending on the pathway taken – Finance, Leadership, or Technology –
  • three optional courses (see www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/msc-management/programme-content)

Global Research Project

All students investigate a business issue in a global context. They work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a business report.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, course work, essays, class participation, and examinations.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in any subject.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process. The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. However students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The Management MSc is designed to equip ambitious students with the knowledge and skills to work for leading organisations in the world. It provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the drivers of today's organisations. The programme is suitable for students who wish to develop the knowledge, skills and contacts to pursue a career in management.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have clear career ambitions and give evidence of having taken steps to pursue them. You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the programme will contribute to your career goals including the industry or function you are interested in. Additionally, we look for evidence of excellent communication skills and a high level of activity and success in extra-curricular activities.


The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer.

This programme is not suitable for those who wish to continue their studies at doctoral level. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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