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MSc Management

About this course

Solent University’s MSc Management programme takes a thematic approach to learning - this is to best reflect the reality of business management. As a result, the curriculum focuses on three main themes across seven core units: personal management development, contemporary international management theory and management research.

Students begin the course by outlining their plan for continued professional development, working with the course team to ensure that learning takes place throughout their entire career. The personal management development unit also looks at the manager’s role in supporting the development of the people around them.

Academic management theory is also explored in depth. Students cover behavioural science as it relates to business leadership and examine some of the most important issues currently facing managers around the world.  

The course concludes with a final master’s project, where students will carry out in-depth academic research into an area of management that interests them. This is a good opportunity to specialise knowledge towards individual career ambitions. 

Students benefit from our relationship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and are able to hold a student membership throughout their studies. Graduates will be in a good position to pursue further study and achieve Chartered Manager (CMgr) status. Students also graduate with a range of transferable skills. These include communication, presentation, research and analysis, teamwork, training, networking, coaching and mentoring.

Course units

The course focuses on three main themes across seven core units.

Personal Management Development
  • Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPD)
    This unit will support students in articulating their individual CPD.
  • Business Skills for Leadership
    A unit to provide skills support for the leader in the contemporary organisation.
Applied Contemporary Management Theory
  • Management in Context
    This unit will provide the student with the theory and practice required to succeed as a manager.
  • Organisational Development
    This unit is based on the application and transfer of behavioural science knowledge and practice.
  • Business Issues and Practice
    This unit examines some of the most important contemporary business issues and practice faced by organisations, preparing students for the challenges which may be faced in a decision-making role in their career.
Management Research
  • Management Research Methods
    This unit will develop the skills of inquiry and management research required primarily for the project but also for all of the MSc programme units.
  • Management/Work-Based/Consultancy Project
    Students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement resulting in a work-based project, or to progress with a management or ‘live’ consultancy report.

Further information and application details

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the Solent University website.

Course information

Career opportunities

On completing this course, you’ll be well placed to take your management career to the next level within your current organisation or elsewhere.

Previous graduates who have studied management at masters level have taken a variety of posts after graduating which include:

  • HR Manager 
  • Financial Consultant 
  • Purchasing Coordinator 
  • Project Developer 
  • Account Manager

Entry level

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher; alternatively, an equivalent professional qualification and/or evidence of managerial experience will be considered.

If you do not have these qualifications or are unsure of your eligibility please contact the University.

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