Exit Menu

Management MSc | Brunel Business School

Course code

N200PMANMGT

Start date

January

September

Placement available

Mode of study

1 year full-time

16 months full-time with placement

2 years full-time with placement

15 months full-time

19 months full-time with placement

27 months full-time with placement

Fees

2020/21

UK / EU £10,440

International £17,355

Entry requirements

2:2

Back to top

Overview

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 the option of a six to twelve week or yearlong work placement. From your placement you identify a project, linked to the dissertation, and produce an internal consultancy report for the company. 

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.

If you start your course in September you can study one year full-time,16 months full-time (with a 6-12 weeks placement), or two years full-time (with one year's placement). If you start your course in January, you can study 15 months full-time, 19 months full-time (with 6-12 weeks placement), or 27 months (with one year's placement).

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 (Marketing and Brand Management) 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 (Digital Entrepreneurship and Creativity Management) 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.

AACSB logoBusiness-Life-logo-course-pages

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

Back to top

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.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 16 months full-time with placement or 2 years full-time with placement, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, 19 months full-time with placement or 27 months full-time with placement, starting in January.

Year 1

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Back to top

Careers and your future

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.

Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities. As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including: Business analyst; Business development manager; Data analyst; Insurance underwriter; Management consultant; Project manager; Risk manager; Sales executive; Stockbroker; Supply chain manager

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

Back to top

UK entry requirements

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.

Back to top

EU and International entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)

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

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 through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

Back to top

Fees and funding

2020/21

UK / EU

£10,440 full-time

International

£17,355 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Back to top

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.

Back to top

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.