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Subject area: Business School
Mode of study

September: 1-year full-time or 16-months full-time with placement. January: 15 months full-time or 19 months full-time with placement

PG code

N200PMANMGT

Start date

January, September

Location of study

Brunel University London campus

Placement Offered This course has a Professional Practice option

Overview

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The Brunel Management MSc offers students a critically aware understanding of management and organisations relevant to their career path. This is achieved through the study of organisations, their management and the changing contexts in which they operate.

You will gain an advanced and applied understanding of contextual forces on organisations – be they legal, ethical, economic, environmental, social and technological; together with business strategy, markets and customers, financial management, and the management and development of people.

Career progression and finding suitable jobs are key for our students, so employment experience is part of the degree course with a six to twelve week work placement. From your placement you identify a project, linked to the dissertation, and produce an internal consultancy report for the company. We were one of the first business schools to offer postgraduate degrees with placement and the feedback has been that this is incredibly useful as you can put your learning into practice immediately. It’s also a great way to make business contacts with the possibility of a job offer from your placement employer once you’ve graduated. Find out more on our work placements page.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and a number of associate memberships are open to graduates of master’s courses from Brunel Business School. This offers you discounted full membership rates and as a member, you may use the following letters after your name as appropriate: Associate 'ACMI', Member 'MCMI' and Fellow 'FCMI'. Find out more on our accreditations and exemptions page.

The Brunel Management MSc allows you to study general business management or to select a specialist pathway which reflects your strengths and interests.

The four pathways for the Management MSc are:

Management (General Management) MSc
Develop a generalised knowledge of theory and its practical applications to business, public sector and third sector organisations.

Management (Branding and Marketing) MSc
A mix of general management study with specialism in marketing and branding issues followed by a related dissertation topic.

Management (Technology and Innovation Management) MSc
Combine a study of general management with technology and innovation issues followed by a related dissertation topic.

Management (Creative Industries) MSc
Gain knowledge of general management while studying issues related to the media industry and media management followed by a related dissertation topic.

You will be given the opportunity to choose your specialist Management MSc degree pathway in induction week, and to choose elective modules during the first two weeks of your course. You can attend different pathway-related and elective classes, in order to help you make your choice by the end of the two-week period.

If you are late to enrol, you will be given information on arrival relating to your pathway and elective options. However, you will be expected to make your final choices within 48 hours of enrolment.

Enquiries

Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)


Course content

The Management MSc consists of compulsory core modules which cover management fundamentals, followed by pathway-specific compulsory and optional modules.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

Compulsory modules

All pathways:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Resources Management
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Understanding Business and Management Research
  • Dissertation

Management (Marketing and Brand Management) MSc:

  • Contemporary Brand Management
  • International Marketing

Management (Technology and Innovation Management) MSc:

  • Knowledge Management, Social Networks and Innovation
  • Technology Management

Management (Creative Industries) MSc:

  • Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Digital Creativity and New Media Management

Optional modules

Management (General Management) MSc:

Term one (choose two):

  • Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Technology Management

Term two (choose one):

  • Digital Creativity and New Media Management
  • International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Knowledge Management, Social Networks and Innovation
  • Contemporary Brand Management

Management (Marketing and Branding Management) MSc:

Term one (choose one):

  • Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Technology Management

Management (Technology and Innovation Management) MSc:

Term one (choose one):

  • Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour

Management (Creative Industries) MSc:

Term one (choose one):

  • International Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Technology Management

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

Entry criteria 2019/20

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in or a related or non-related subject. Work experience is not required.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU entry requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.

We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.

Pre-master's course

The pre-master's course has been designed to prepare international students who have not qualified for direct entry to Brunel University London's Master's degrees. Undertaking a pre-master's course will give you time to adjust to the rigorous research and independent study requirements of a postgraduate degree. This will ensure you get the most out of your master's studies at Brunel University London and go on to achieve graduation in your chosen field. See details.

Teaching and learning

Teaching includes lectures, informal small study groups, and individual or group presentations using a laptop and digital projector.

International-level research findings by Brunel Business School tutors are regularly used in lectures. Tutors on this programme are leaders in the field of management and active researchers.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Assessment and feedback

Modules are usually assessed by individual assessment or by examination in May.

Coursework and examinations give you a chance to demonstrate critical and constructive thinking and reasoning. Your dissertation is a 12,000 word document that will show your ability to conceive, design and execute a major project, which confidently substantiates your chosen line of enquiry.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019/20 entry

UK/EU students: £10,140 full-time

International students: £16,850 full-time

Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.

January 2019 fee

UK/EU students: £9,750 full-time

International students: £16,200 full-time

Brunel University is offering Academic Excellence Scholarships to postgraduate students (15%) and scholarships for Brunel Alumni (15%).

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).