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

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 7 May 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£30,400 (FT)
Overseas:
£30,400 (FT)


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 Students website.

Fee deposit: 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.

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:

About this degree

To Note: Prior to this academic year, there were three pathways but there is a proposal to change to two pathways from 2020/21 academic year onwards. This summary assumes that the proposed changes will be approved.

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 practise to manage people, organisations and their external environments. You will learn about the use of analytical methods and techniques for scanning, selecting and anlysing 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 on the taught modules and research training.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits which includes ten 15-credit taught modules (9 core and one optional) and a substantive Business Research project.

We offer two pathways: the Corporate pathway for graduates who have or have not previously studied business and management, but want to pursue a career in general management in any sector; and Finance pathway for graduates of business and management or other disciplines (with strong background in accounting and finance) who want to pursue a career in finance.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Management.

Corporate pathway

Please note that you are viewing information approved for 2019/20. Changes to this programme have been proposed for 2020/21 and full details will be available on our department pages.

  • Financial Frameworks
  • Managing Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Innovation Practices
  • Markets and Customers
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Technology Management
  • Statistics for Business Research
  • Career and Professional Development

Plus one optional module. An additional optional module may be offered based on your module choices. Check on the link below for the full description of alternative programme diets and optional modules. See www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Finance pathway

 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Markets and Customers
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Frameworks
  • Investment Management
  • International Capital Markets
  • Statistics for Business Research
  • Career and Professional Development

Plus one optional module. An additional optional module may be offered based on your module choices. Check on the link below for the full description of alternative programme diets and optional modules. See www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

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.

Research project/report

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.

Teaching and learning

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

Additional costs

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

Accessibility

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

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Note:
Deadline: 14 May 2020
Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

Fulbright – UCL Entrepreneurship Award

Note:
Now closed for 2020/21
Value:
Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas
Criteria:
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.

Careers

The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and management topics. 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. 

Employability

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 the 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 Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our academics come from a wide range of international backgrounds and are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.

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, organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.

Department: UCL School of Management

Application and next steps

Applications

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 £150 for both online and paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

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

Application deadlines

All applicants
7 May 2020

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 high analytical skills.

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