Why choose this course
This is a masters course that will excite your competitive nature and feed your ambition.
Designed with a close eye on the domestic and international graduate job market, our Management MSc allows you to convert to this subject area from another field and start an exciting career.
You’ll be exposed to the world of business practice and learn from real examples – and our excellent teaching and industry links will give you an edge with employers. Sourced from prominent organisations, practitioners and scholars, our academic content reflects the latest internationally renowned research conducted at Surrey Business School.
The programme has been designed flexibly to give you optionality as shown below. The programme options are:
- Management MSc – Full-time – 12 months
- Management MSc – Full-time with placement – 24 months
- Management MSc – Full-time with study abroad – 15 months
- Management MSc – Full-time with dual degree from the School of Knowledge Economy and Management (SKEMA).
We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
What you will study
This MSc is defined by its focus on developing you as a forward-looking, creative and business-savvy professional.
The first half of the course will give you a thorough knowledge of management practice and theory. You’ll cover a variety of fascinating areas such as organisational theory, behaviour and practice, marketing, and accounting and finance.
The second half will equip you with practical business knowledge that will appeal to prospective employers. You’ll learn about cutting-edge developments and trends in business and management. You’ll take part in projects designed to enable you to demonstrate your academic and professional potential.
Please be aware: the course content and modules listed for this course are subject to change for the 2023/24 academic year, whilst we undertake a curriculum design review. Please contact the programme leader if you have any queries about the course.
Our 24-month MSc Management course enables you to actively seek and secure a placement opportunity within the business sector. Successful applicants will spend time working in the industry.
You’ll be responsible for securing your own job offers; however, you will be supported in your search with a series of employability workshops and benefit from individual coaching.
The University works closely with a number of potential employers to help facilitate successful placement applications and there are a number of resources set up by the Employability and Careers Centre to assist you.
If you choose and secure a place at one of our partner organisations, you’ll complete 12 months of study at Surrey and spend up to 12 months gaining professional work experience at your placement company. This means you’ll complete your course in two years studying full-time.
If you decide not to complete a placement or do not secure a place, you’ll complete your teaching requirements and your final project. This means you will complete your course in 12 months studying full-time.
Study and work abroad
Our 15-month MSc Management course enables you to spend time studying abroad.
If you choose and secure a place at a partner university, you’ll complete two semesters (nine months) of study at Surrey and spend a semester studying abroad. This means you will complete your course in 15 months studying full-time. You will complete a study aboard report.
MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
Students on our course have gone on to secure placements at the following companies:
- Church and Dwight
- Prem Financial
- Oryx Energies (Geneva)
- RF (Rugby Football Union)
- Tavistock PLC
- Karot Power Pvt (Pakistan)
- Wild at Heat (Hong Kong).
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday - Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).
Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
We may be able to take relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet these requirements. If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.
International entry requirements by country
Do I meet the requirements for this course?
We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in each category.
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If your experience exceeds the typical requirements for entry to the programme, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience. If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for specific modules through your previous learning, it may be possible to exempt you from those modules, and for you to be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
In some cases, prior knowledge and skills may allow applicants to join the start of a course without meeting the formal entry requirements.
Please see our code transfer and recognition of prior learning guide (PDF) and recognition of prior learning and prior credit web page for further information. Please email Admissions (email@example.com) with any queries.
Start date: October 2023
Full-time - 1 year
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Full-time (with study abroad) - 15 months
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Full-time (with placement) - 2 years
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The two-year full-time programme which includes a 12-month placement costs an additional £1,850 on top of the base course fee listed above.
- These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2023-24 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually
- If you are on a two-year full-time MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme
- Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.
There are associated costs with this course:
Commuting (local travel expenses): Students are required to pay upfront cost of travel and accommodation expenses incurred when on placement when not covered by the placement provider. These may vary depending on the location.
You may be able to borrow money to help pay your tuition fees and support you with your living costs. Find out more about postgraduate student finance.
Scholarships and bursaries
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Terms and conditions
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