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Management (MSc) (2024 Entry)

Management students at the University of Warwick

Learn more about our Management taught Master's degree.

Our recently updated one-year MSc Management course shows the path an ambitious graduate can take to become a successful manager in the world of business.

Course overview

Ranked 3rd in the UK by the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2022, our MSc Management is an intensive course that brings together the different disciplines within business and management. It will help you accelerate your development to leadership roles in large companies, as an entrepreneur, or in making an impact in mid-size firms and family enterprises.

We immerse you in what it means to lead and manage a business as a whole, helping you to discover how to bring together the teams and skills that are needed to make great decisions and successfully implement them in today’s highly competitive global markets.

Our wide range of elective modules allow you to develop a focus that accelerates your career. For example, you can choose one of our new elective specialisms in Consulting or Entrepreneurship, which offer the chance to delve deeper and gain an in-depth knowledge of these areas. We also offer the opportunity for a self-organised internship to be recognised as part of the programme, enabling you to immediately put your learning into practice.

Becoming a leader in today’s dynamic world of business needs more than a firm grasp of theories and concepts. We focus on developing you as an individual, enhancing your soft-skills and the impact you can have early in your career. Our emphasis is on how your personal skills are successfully combined with the integrated view of the management concepts that will support you as your career progresses.

Our five-day international elective modules with our partner schools are now an integrated part of your curriculum, offering you the opportunity to include a first-hand international experience to enrich your MSc Management learning.

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

At least a 2:1 degree at Undergraduate level or equivalent. We consider applicants from all undergraduate backgrounds for this MSc.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

  • Strategies for the Global Economy
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Performance Management of the Firm
  • Customer Value Management
  • Purpose, Impacts and Profit
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Dissertation.

Optional modules

Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:

Our wide range of elective modules allows you to tailor your course of study to reflect the focus you want to follow. Alongside the core content of our MSc Management course, you can choose to specialise in either consulting or entrepreneurship by selecting two specialist electives and basing your dissertation within the chosen area. On completion, you will gain a letter of acknowledgement from the Dean of Warwick Business School to confirm your success in this specialised study area. Modules for these specialisms will include:


  • Introduction to Consulting
  • Developing Consulting Expertise
  • Current Issues in Leadership.


  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance.

Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:

  • Digital Business Services
  • International Business
  • Business Analytics for Managers
  • Case Studies in Data Science & Economics
  • People & Organisations
  • Management Internship
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Governance and Corporate Responsibility
  • Digital Working & Organisational Transformation
  • Project Management
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Digital Marketing Technology & Management
  • Forecasting for Decision Makers
  • Corporate Finance
  • Design in Business.

Read the module descriptions for this course on the Warwick Business School website.Link opens in a new window


Over three terms you will complete six core modules, alongside four optional modules designed to help you focus on your own areas of interest. One of these optional modules must be selected from our International Management suite, and students will be given a selection of topics and locations from which to choose. Assessment of these modules will vary, and you could be assessed by group presentation, peer assessment, individual assignment, or examination. Your studies will be completed by your dissertation.

You’ll also be offered optional free foreign language study in the evenings across all three terms. This is an opportunity to develop the basics of a new language. There is a choice of six different languages, all at beginner-level (please note we are not able to offer classes at intermediate/advanced level).

Class sizes

The typical class size for this course is around 100 students.

Typical contact hours

Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.


Assessment for modules varies to fit the subject being studied. You will have some individual assignments where we present the business challenge we want you to address, and others where we ask you to choose. In addition, group assignments will give you the chance to work together with your fellow students, and some will have an element of peer assessment to help you develop your skills in teams. Some modules conclude with an exam and the course will conclude with the completion of your individual dissertation.

Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, core and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your core modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.

There may be events taking place in the evenings. Classes may run up to 7pm and other events, such as careers presentations may take place later or on weekends. Occasionally, classes and exams may be held on weekends. We will notify you in advance if this is the case.

This is a full-time course, so there are no holidays as such. However, the two weeks covering Christmas and New Year are guaranteed to be free from lectures. There may also be weeks free over the Easter period (check with your programme team). Resit exams may take place outside of standard teaching periods.

Students will be required to take an International Management module, and most of these involve international travel. Flights accommodation will be provided for these, but you may incur some extra costs.

Additional course cost

You will be offered the option of an international study trip via a competitive application process that may incur some extra costs.

Your career

We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.

Personalised support

The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.

You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.

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Warwick Business School

If you’re interested in the bigger picture, comfortable challenging assumptions and want a degree that will open doors, then WBS is the place for you. We will give you the foundation for change and prepare you for your future career. Are you ready to make your mark in the world of business?

Find out more about us on our website.

The vision of WBS is to be Europe’s leading University-based Business School, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. We recognise that rankings are one way to profile our progress towards fulfilling this vision, and are proud to participate in the major global business education rankings.

  • Masters in Marketing & Strategy - 2nd in the UK and 11th in the world
  • Masters in Business Analytics - 3rd in the UK and 17th in the world
  • Masters in Management - 4th in the UK and 22nd in the world
  • Masters in Finance - 6th in the UK and 21st in the world

 Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2022

  • 27th in the world, 3rd in the UK

Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2022

  • 12th in the world, 3rd in the UK

Financial Times’ Online MBA ranking 2023

  • 2nd in the world for our Distance Learning MBA

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Additional course costs

Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

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  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

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