Learn more about our Management taught Master's degree.
Our newly updated one-year MSc Management course shows the path an ambitious graduate can take to become a successful manager in the world of business.
Inspired by our highly ranked MBA programmes, 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 choice of elective modules allows you to develop a focus that accelerates your career. For example, you can choose one of our new elective specialisms in Consulting or Entrepreneurship that offer the chance to delve deeper and leave with 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
2.1 achieved at Undergraduate level
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score, this will not be considered as part of your application or affect your outcome.
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.
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.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
- Data Driven Decision Making
- Performance Management of the Firm
- Customer Value Management
- Purpose, Impact and Profits
- Strategies for the Global Economy
- Leading & Managing Change
You will be required to undertake an introductory course in a foreign language as part of your degree.
Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Digital Business Services
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
- International Business
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Business Analytics for Managers
- Developing Consulting Expertise
- Case Studies in Data Science & Economics
- Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Marketing and Strategy
- Customer Analytics
- Introduction to Consulting
- People & Organisations
- Management Internship
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- International Management
- Marketing through Social Media
- Managing Human Resources in Contemporary Organisations
- Governance and Corporate Responsibility
- Digital Working & Organisational Transformation
- Leading for Innovation
- Project Management
- Behavioural Economics
- Digital Marketing Technology & Management
- Forecasting for Decision Makers
- Corporate Finance
- Design in Business
Our unique online learning platform my.wbs will act as the hub for your learning experience, hosting all of your teaching materials, key information from your CareersPlus and Programme Teams, and our online classroom: wbsLive.
Teaching and assessment will vary to fit the subject being studied. Our faculty have designed your learning experience to fit the subject being studied, with a variety of teaching and assessment styles.
Your teaching will take the form of lectures and webinars, supported, where relevant, by guest speakers from industry to balance theory and practice.
The typical class size for this course is around 200 students.
Typical contact hours
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.
Your learning will be assessed by a mix of exams, individual assessments, group work, project work, and tests. Group and project work will enable you to collaborate and gain new perspectives from your international cohort, preparing you for working in teams within a global work environment.
You can also apply to join one of the international study weeks to gain an awareness of international business culture through first-hand experience. In recent years, we have offered study weeks at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementLink opens in a new window, Madrid, Rome, and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of BusinessLink opens in a new window. Places on these study weeks are optional and limited, and students will be able to partake in an application and selection process to take part once they have begun on the course.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web pageLink opens in a new window.
Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory 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.
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.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including:
- BAE Systems
- Morgan Stanley
They have pursued roles such as:
- Client Solution Manager
- Data Analyst
- Data Insight Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Platform Strategy
- Risk Advisor.
Helping you find the right 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.
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.
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?
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.
QS Business Masters Rankings 2022
- Master's in Business Analytics – 12th in the world, 3rd in the UK
- Masters's in Marketing – 7th in the world, 2nd in the UK
- Master's in Management – 19th in the world, 4th in the UK
- Master's in Finance – 20th in the world, 6th in the UK .
Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2021
- 15th 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 2022
- 1st in the world for our Distance Learning MBA.
Economist/Which? MBA 2022
- 1st in the UK for our Full-time MBA.
Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Accounting and Finance (MSc)
- Business Analytics (MSc)
- Business and Finance (MSc)
- Business with Marketing (MSc)
- Business with Operations Management (MSc)
- Finance (MSc)
- Finance and Economics (MSc)
- Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation (MSc)
- International Business (MSc)
- Management (MSc)
- Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MSc)
- Marketing and Strategy (MSc)
- Mathematical Finance (MSc)
- Business Administration (Global Online) (MBA)
- Business Administration (Executive) (MBA)
- Business Administration (Full-time) (MBA)
- Behavioural Science (PGDip)
- Digital Leadership (PGDip)
- Marketing Leadership (PGDip)
- Organisational Change (PGDip)
- Strategic Leadership (PGDip)
- Strategy and Innovation (PGDip)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
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:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.
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