For some employers a leader and senior managers require a recognised masters in management degree where they have received advanced grounding in management theory. Managers with years of experience and in the possession of a masters in management could be a valuable asset for an organisation or indeed working for themselves.
There are 3 general masters in management degrees:
Management Studies (MA)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
An MBA and MA in management studies can be followed for the first two stages of certificate and diploma stages and students can then choose to continue to MA Management Studies or an MBA (For a good number of university courses).
Msc in Management is distinctively different and usually is more financial and mathematical based, although the MA and MBA or more general management focused with a choice to specialise in a certain field.
What you will Learn
General management courses (MA, MBA) are not the same from each provider although many offer similar courses are offered including:
• Human recourse management
• Financial management
• Operations management
• Strategic management
• Corporate strategy
• Information management
• Marketing management
Choice of options that could include: International management, management consultancy, international economics, others.
Research methods modules for all students cover qualitative and quantitative methods that help with the completion of your dissertation.
Assessment for a Masters in Management
Students attend lecturers, tutorials and work individually and take part in group work. Assessments from assignments, and formal examinations in the first two parts of a masters in management and a dissertation to complete the masters degree.
Designed for a post undergraduate degree and for adults in the work place a choice of study from: full time, part time, open and distance learning and flexible learning.
Certificate in management
Diploma in management
Many course providers offer credit for prior learning for the certificate or diploma stages from another provider.
At least 21years old. Depending on the university or college you may require management experience and a good honours degree. You can gain entry to a masters in management without a degree or management experience through completing the certificate and diploma stages.
Masters in Management Providers
Universities around the UK in all 4 nations and some specialist management schools specialising in management training courses.
Funding and Fees
Masters in management do not attract any government funding. Fees range greatly in price depending on the perceived grandeur of the course and provider.
Written by: RCB Education Tay