You’re a natural leader. You always have been. With your determination and our MSc Management course, you can progress your senior role quicker than you think. When it comes to management, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and our multidisciplinary modules offer a depth and breadth of knowledge to ensure you graduate with the skills you need to become a brilliant, contemporary manager. Through a combination of human resources, marketing, brand management, finance, entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation modules, you will get the relevant scope and gain what it takes to be a manager in the progressive business world.
You understand that Management is a diverse and ever-evolving discipline. You need a holistic knowledge of all its elements, while learning how to think both independently and in consideration of others. And that’s why our course takes a multidisciplinary approach. With ARU, you’ll explore the economical, socio-cultural and technological influences on businesses and the way they run. You’ll understand the key drivers behind successful management, and subsequently – a successful company. You’ll uncover both the domestic and international approach, which will prepare you for a senior managerial role on a global scale.
Our MSc Management has been designed to equip you with the skills to not just step straight into a high-level management role, but to step into a role that’s right for you. With elective modules from the MBA course (and integrated learning with our MBA students), this course is the perfect option if you’re looking for a route into a management role.
You will translate learned theory into practice through the active learning technique, which will help you develop your critical thinking and problem solving. The team-based approach we practice will develop your interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills, because we know that being a successful manager depends highly on how well you work with other people.
Whether you’ve spent a few years working in junior-mid roles or you’re determined to start in a senior position, doing MSc Management with us will give you the credentials you need to leverage your career. And you will get that qualification while studying and living alongside a dynamic group of people from different backgrounds, nationalities and cultures.
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.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
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.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
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.
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
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
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
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 email@example.com for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
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.
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