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 (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.