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Management MSc

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

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

£25,890 (FT) £12,950 (PT)
£25,890 (FT) £12,950 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 12 April 2017
Applications to this programme for September 2016 entry are no longer being accepted.

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Location: London, Canary Wharf

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. Taking a GMAT or GRE test is not compulsory but if you have already taken a GMAT or GRE test then please include this in your application.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Degree information

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.

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 (including accounting and finance).

The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Business Research project (60 credits).

Route A

  • Accounting, Business Economics, Business Strategy, Decision and Risk Analysis, Managing Finance, Markets and Customers, Organisational Behaviour
  • PLUS one optional module:
  • see www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Route B

  • Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Decision and Risk Analysis, Markets and Customers
  • Depending on the pathway taken – Finance, Leadership, or Technology – three pathway modules PLUS one optional module:
  • see www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Business Research Project

All students investigate a business issue in a global context. Some students choose to 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, coursework, essays, group projects, class participation, and examinations.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Management MSc


UCL School of Management offers scholarships of £12,000 for students on the MSc Management. All candidates holding an offer of admission will be considered for funding. For further details of funding opportunities visit www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Fulbright – UCL Technology Entrepreneurship Award

Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
Overseas students
Based on academic merit

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


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. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Consultant, KPMG
  • Global Technology Analyst, Barclays
  • Business Consultant, Sapient
  • Real Estate Analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Management Consultant, PwC


Students benefit from career training from their arrival at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, allows them to find jobs in top international companies and banks around the world. Our current employability rate is among the highest in the UK.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why 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's business district.

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

Department: UCL School of Management

Student / staff numbers › 69 staff including 6 postdocs › 216 taught students › 5 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management
70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


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?

We encourage applications from ambitious and talented students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

Application deadlines

All applicants
12 April 2017

For more information see our Applications page.

Apply now

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have clear career plans 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 written and oral communication skills and a high level of activity and success in extra-curricular activities, including international exposure and foreign languages.

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