This programme provides an advanced grounding in core management principles, benefiting from Surrey Business School’s emphasis on enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.
At Surrey Business School, we offer a diverse range of business and management programmes that are fuelled by a common approach: encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and innovative, providing opportunities for you to engage with real-world business problems throughout your programme.
The modern business environment is truly international, requiring business managers to possess an ever-widening variety of skills. Our MSc in Management is designed to equip you with those skills, giving you the tools to succeed in the graduate employment market and go on to be an effective manager in your career.
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 cope successfully with the challenges of an increasingly complex global business environment.
The programme content is highly international in nature, reflecting the research and teaching activities of academics within Surrey Business School. Furthermore, the balanced blend of compulsory and optional modules allows you to tailor the programme according to your own particular interests or career aspirations.
By studying this programme, you will join a cohort of international students from around the world, 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.
This programme consists of six compulsory modules, two elective modules and a dissertation.
This module provides the conceptual foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting accounting and cost management information. Students learn how to apply accounting principles and financial theory to decision-making in modern business organisations. Module content includes the financial environment, corporate governance and analysis of the prime financial statements.
This module provides 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 provides 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 provides 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.
This module provides 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.
Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science).
If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.
IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
IELTS minimum by component: 6.0
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.
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Professor Alan Brown, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School, recently talked invention, engineering and education with the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, at the IBM Innovate2013 conference in Orlando, Florida.
“Everyone was very kind and my lecturers and the other staff were so friendly, it was just like a family.”
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Maciej Kokot is CEO at Fellow Foods. He has started three businesses since graduating from the University of Surrey.
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