Management MSc

Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)


January, September

Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Course duration: 12 months full-time (September starts), 15 months full-time or 33 months part-time (January starts).


Step up to a senior managerial role with our Masters degree. We focus on issues that are relevant to managers in organisations of all sizes across the world, boosting your managerial capabilities and career potential.

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Full description


Our course has a track record of producing postgraduate students who have been highly successful in a wide range of business, management and professional careers. While you’re studying here, you’ll have the opportunity to build networks and engage with practitioners and specialists from the fields of business and management.

Modules & assessment

Core modules, PG Certificate stage

Core modules, PG Diploma stage

Core modules, MSc stage

Optional modules

  • The Entrepreneurial Proposition
    This module will critically review the key developments and current thinking around the relationship between the entrepreneurial position of an organisation and its external environment - particularly in terms of attitude to risk and innovation. It will give you an understanding of issues such as management and leadership, resource acquisition, allocation and distribution, raising entrepreneurial finance, people skills and relationship building.


We’ll assess you in a number of ways and you’ll have the option to carry out both group and individual projects. Written assignments, portfolios, reports, presentations, workshop activities and business simulations will all be part of the mix.

If you start our course in January, you'll take the PG Diploma modules in your first semester and the PG Certificate modules in your second semester.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations. 

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students (per year)


UK & EU students (per year part-time)


UK & EU students (2014-15) per year part-time


International students, 2015/16 (per year)


Important fee notes

The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

There's no statutory funding for postgraduate study. However, we offer a number of scholarships and we've put together guidance on where to start researching funding options.

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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements


Entry requirements are not currently available, please try again later.

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

Entry requirements are for September 2015 and January 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

Get more information

UK & EU applicants

01245 68 68 68

Enquire online

International applicants

+44 1245 68 68 68

Enquire online