- Programme director
- Laura A. Costanzo
- Programme length
- Full-time: 12 months
- Programme start date
Providing you with a high-quality education that is intellectually stimulating, up-to-date and relevant to the needs of future managers.
In a world of hyper-competition, the forces of globalisation have spread their tentacles across the globe. Arguably this is most evident in business which, in the current era, is not just international but truly global. This requires contemporary business managers to possess an ever-widening variety of skills to be a prospective candidate for recruitment and, subsequently, an effective manager. Surrey Business School’s Masters programme in Management is designed with this in mind.
The programme provides a high-quality education that is intellectually stimulating, up-to-date and relevant to the needs of future managers working in both the private and public sectors. It provides the theoretical frameworks and practical skills that managers at any organisational level need to successfully cope with the challenges of an increasingly complex and global environment. The programme content is highly international, reflecting the research and teaching activities of our academics. A balanced mixture of compulsory and optional modules allows you to tailor the programme according to your needs.
You will join a cohort of international students, further adding to your international experience. Both the programme and your fellow participants will make your year with us highly beneficial in becoming a valuable manager in today’s competitive business arena.
Applicants should usually hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.2 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British/overseas university. However, every applicant is assessed individually on their own merit. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Relevant work experience could be an additional benefit where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements, although it is not an admissions requirement for this particular degree programme.
English language requirements
IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
IELTS minimum by component:
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
Fees and funding
All fees are subject to increase or review for subsequent academic years. Please note that not all visa routes permit part-time study and overseas students entering the UK on a Tier 4 visa will not be permitted to study on a part-time basis.
|Programme name||Study mode||Start date||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|MSc Management||Full-time||Sept 2013||£9,650||£16,315|
- Financial Management
- Management of Human Resources
- Operations Management
- Research Methods
- Innovation Management
- Project Appraisal
- Project Management
- International Human Resource Management
This programme consists of six compulsory modules, two optional modules from a range of five, and a dissertation.
This module provides you with the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information, and enables you to apply accounting principles and financial theory to decision-making across management disciplines and modern business organisations.
Management of Human Resources
This module is intended to provide a firm basic grounding in the ‘people management’ aspects of managerial roles. The module draws on literature and theory from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics and political science.
This module provides you with a comprehensive framework for understanding marketing. Theory and case studies are used to analyse environmental conditions, marketplace trends, market characteristics, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy, marketing planning, tactics and operations, and the growing influence of technology.
Operations management relates to the scoping, planning, direction and control of the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services. The principles of operations management are used in every industry and every environment.
Introducing the process of research project formulation and the key elements of research design, this module should prepare you to design and execute your research study for your dissertation in a systematic and scientific manner.
This module is intended to provide you with a holistic understanding of the most relevant theoretical approaches to strategy formulation, implementation and control, in the context of either a single-business or a multi-business organisation.
This module identifies contextual influences and industry developments in e-business, as well as mapping various business models and analysing how the electronic platform can transform businesses, exploring current status, recent transformations and predicted developments through the study of both theory and application.
This module is intended to provide you with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational and strategic levels within the context of the firm’s internal and external business environments.
Cost–benefit analysis (CBA) is a multidisciplinary subject linked with both economics and finance. CBA is a valuable tool in decision-making and has experienced rapid development since the 1970s, especially in its wide implications for trade and investment, agriculture, environmental and health programmes.
This module helps develop a practical understanding and ability to plan and manage a small to medium-sized project to its successful conclusion. It encourages the ability to think across management disciplines and to appreciate the significance or impact of their application on the success of a project.
International Human Resource Management
This module helps to provide participants with an understanding of the management of human resources in an international context, to examine the political and economic factors which influence the decision-making processes of multinational organisations and the way these affect HR strategies and policies.
|Management of Human Resources||15|
|International Human Resource Management||15|
The Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning in the Faculty is a partnership between our students, our academic staff, our support staff and all our other stakeholders. Through this partnership, our intention is to create graduates who are professional, employable and effective members of society whose education provides them with options and choices about how they develop themselves further, both professionally and personally.
We trust that – through engagement with your studies – you will be inspired and motivated to become an effective and independent learner, able to realise your potential. Through our partnership, you will be given opportunities to show initiative and take responsibility for your own learning and self-development. In taking advantage of these opportunities, you will become an articulate critical thinker who is adaptive and flexible.
The Surrey Business School prides itself on its high teaching standards, research excellence, employment record, international reputation and flexible teaching methods.
Throughout your time at Surrey you will have access to a range of services and support. The School is committed to developing your study skills through a variety of different teaching methods and tutorials. In addition, it boasts learning resources which are second to none.
The School is housed within the new state-of-the-art School of Management building which is wireless-networked and benefits from well-equipped computer laboratories, dedicated high-quality seminar rooms and a 400-seat auditorium.
When students wish to relax and meet friends, the School offers a purpose-built student common room, its own coffee shop and the Lakeside Restaurant which, as well as operating as a professional fully functioning business, is utilised as a fundamental part of the School’s Hospitality Management programmes.
The Surrey Business School is a leading centre for research into business. The Centre for Management Learning and Development (CMLD) conducts research which is academically rigorous and relevant to management practice.
Activities in the Centre are concerned with understanding the processes which facilitate the learning, development, growth and transformation of individuals and the organisations of which they are a part.
Our research includes:
- Action learning – including critical reflection and enquiry, coaching and mentoring
- Evidence-based practice in management – the role of research as a means of individual and organisational enquiry
- Meta-cognition – how managers may understand their own thought processes and how these impact upon behaviour in the workplace
- Transformative learning – including the application of neuro-linguistic programming as a means of personal learning and transformation in social contexts
Coping with change – a constant challenge for today’s managers
The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that management means ‘to organise, to regulate, to be in control’. Our own experience tells us that the challenge of management has never been more intense. Managers now operate in a world that is changing faster and more dynamically than ever before and where that change is rarely predictable.
The watchword for the twenty-first-century manager is flexibility – understanding change, being open to change, being able to change. If you want to be a manager in the twenty-first century, you need more knowledge and better skills than ever before.
This programme will help you to develop that knowledge. You will learn about management and also about organisations and the environments in which they operate. You will learn theories and concepts which allow you to make sense of complex and dynamic conditions in order to identify the issues that really matter.
You will also have the opportunity to develop the essential management skills of teamwork, leadership, decision-making, time management and communication. If you want to rise to the challenge of twenty-first-century management, this programme is a great place to start.