Management MSc

London, Canary Wharf

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 pathways: Finance (for students with relevant background in finance and accounting) and Corporate.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£35,100
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£35,100
Duration
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 01 Dec 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

As a student on this programme, you will develop knowledge and understanding of diverse organisations and their management in the context of complexity and change. You will be able to demonstrate a critical appreciation of relevant theory and how it can be applied in practice to manage people, organisations and their external environments. You will learn about the use of analytical methods and techniques for scanning, selecting and analysing business and management information in a systematic way. 

The programme aims to encourage personal and professional development for lifelong learning through a learn-how-to-learn approach to the taught modules and research training.

The MSc Management programme is designed to equip ambitious students with the knowledge and skills to work for leading organisations around the world.

UCL School of Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education and placing it in the top 2% of Business Schools globally.

Who this course is for

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

We look for individuals with a ‘can-do’ attitude who aim high and are encouraged by challenges, not daunted by them.

What this course will give you

Students will benefit from a strong international focus. The programme has been designed to develop international management and leadership skills.

We invest in the selection and development of our faculty to provide the best possible education.

Our international cohorts and close relations with alumni allowing students to develop their global professional network.

The foundation of your career

Students benefit from career training as soon as they arrive at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies - from job application and CV preparation to techniques for interview and presentations. This, together with rigorous academic training, better prepares you to find jobs in top international companies, consultancies and banks around the world. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including: Accenture, Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.

Employability

The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and management topics in organisations. It aims to educate graduates to make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer in broad areas, from management of operations and finance, to marketing and strategy.

You are prepared to assume key managerial and leadership roles in your field, being able to apply independent and critical analysis to a variety of management disciplines and developing your own research in the domains of business and management studies. 

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, and class discussions based on case studies and other activities. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.

For a full overview of the programme structure please visit the UCL School of Management website.

Modules

Full-time

We offer two pathways: Corporate or Finance. We expect all applicants to state their preferred pathway in their personal statement.

Finance Pathway
For graduates of business and management or other disciplines (with a strong background in accounting and finance) who want to pursue a career in finance.

Corporate Pathway
For graduates who have or have not previously studied business and management, who want to pursue a career in general management in any sector.

For each pathway, students study 135 credits of compulsory taught modules, 15 credits of optional modules and a 30-credit Business Research module.

Business Research project
All students have an opportunity to investigate a business issue through original research or design of a business plan. The Business Research module has lectures and in-class activities on research design and methodology and on business plans. Students are then expected to develop an independent business research or business plan as their final project. Students also have an introduction to consultancy projects and can write their original research based on a consultancy project.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits which includes ten 15-credit taught modules (9 core and one optional), one careers module, and a substantive 30-credit Business Research project. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Management.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: UCL School of Management

We understand that you may have questions about your programme of interest as it’s important to get all the information you need when making your decision. Register for a virtual information session to learn more about our postgraduate taught and research degree programmes. Hear from the current students and programme directors to learn more about the programme and what it's like studying with us. We will finish with a Q&A session, to have the questions that matter to you answered.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £35,100
Tuition fees (2022/23) £35,100

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

All full-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £2,000 for this programme. All part-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £1,000.

There are optional summer schools offered in Term 3 which may incur additional costs. These costs are variable by location and some costs are subsidised by the School of Management. Further details will be provided by the Programme Director after enrolment.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

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

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £160 for both online and paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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 high analytical skills.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021