Management, M.Sc.

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Lancaster University ,
The Management MSc is intended for both business and non-business graduates. Our students have undergraduate degrees in a wide range of subjects, including English, Media, Geography, Engineering, Politics, History, Psychology, Languages, Sciences, Law.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Learning environment

On the Management MSc you'll encounter a wide mix of teaching and learning styles. Formal lecture input is often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice.

Study skills and support courses

To help students optimise their performance in the academic modules, several support courses are offered within the programme.

The courses are voluntary but are recommended as an excellent way of refining your technical and study skills.

  • IT support course

This is a series of lab-based workshops, focusing on Microsoft Project and Qualtrics.

  • Academic Study Skills

This programme of workshops and individual tutorials has been devised primarily for international students, to help them to communicate more confidently in groups, to produce competent, well-written coursework assignments in English, and to develop good exam techniques. As it includes sessions on effective argumentation and on organising and structuring essays, it may also be highly valuable for those whose first degrees have required different styles of assessment.

  • Languages

For those wanting to improve their foreign language skills, courses are available at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels in several languages (currently French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese).


Our MSc Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), enabling you to graduate with two qualifications; the Masters degree and a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

During your studies at LUMS, you will receive a number of benefits from CMI:

Affiliate Membership of CMI

Giving you access to a wide range of benefits to support your learning and development

Access to ManagementDirect

ManagementDirect is CMI’s online leadership and management resource portal, providing access to thousands of resources including practical and cutting edge research, videos, checklists, e-learning and publications.

Full access to the portal is available to CMI members.


Skills development webinars will enable you to build the key skills employers are looking for.

CMI Achieve Mentoring Scheme

You can benefit from guidance and support through CMI Achieve, the CMI’s mentoring programme designed to provide practical support to managers and leaders at all levels of their career, including students. The scheme is unique in that its focus is on improving management and leadership skills and offering advice on career planning and interview techniques.

Guest lectures

CMI members will be delivering guest lectures, providing an insight into the practical application of management and leadership topics. Speakers range from industry leaders to recently graduated managers, bringing different perspectives on the challenges faced by the modern day manager.


Frequent CMI events around the UK will enable you to make valuable business contacts. In addition, interacting with Regional Boards will enable you to access a wealth of managerial experience, links to employers, networking opportunities, workshops and events that will enhance your development. There will also be the opportunity to host events on campus with assistance from the Regional Board where members will be encourage to attend and develop further networking opportunities.

Show your development

The CMI’s online system allows you to update and access your record of continuing professional development. This is a great resource for job interviews.

Find a job

The online ‘Jobs Board’ has many UK management jobs registered and should be viewed regularly as it is updated on a frequent basis. A new CV service is being launched in 2016 which will assist you in developing and enhancing your curriculum vitae.


You will have the chance to win an annual award through the CMI’s Regional Board, which recognise excellence in academic and personal development.

Programme Structure

  • Accounting and Reporting for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Strategy Game
  • Entrepreneurs for the World
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Market Research
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Digital Transformation of Business
  • Corporate Governance
  • Research Project (Library Based Project)
  • Research Project (Company Based Project)
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The MSc in Management is designed for new or recent graduates who have no more than two years' experience, post degree, of any kind.

Applicants to the MSc will normally need to have:

  • a good honours degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university

  • demonstrable English language competence where their first language is not English (see below for further details)

Academic qualifications

We look for a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent (a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4-point scale). The degree can be in any discipline.

English language requirements

Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.

Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:

  • IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element

  • Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C

  • ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17500 International
  • GBP 13000 EU/EEA


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