Postgraduate Programmes: Management
A Postgraduate Programme in Management will concentrate on leadership roles within the business, be it a small entrepreneurship, a large organisation or even hospital/health care management.
Master’s programme in Management is a useful qualification to have if you want to work at various organisations, in particular ones associated with the world of business. An effective manager will need to organise people to achieve a joint goal in the most efficient and effective way possible. A Master’s degree in Management is a great way of acquiring the knowledge and skills successfully manage people, budgets, relationships, and projects.
Postgraduate Management courses will have various different modules of study, but will usually have a core selection that will include: staff; small business and entrepreneurship; marketing; small and medium-sized enterprises; public and private organisations; IT management; and human resource management.
There is a great selection of Master’s programmes in Management available in the UK, and these are often run by business schools that are attached to universities. Some institutions offer specific Management programmes, like the University of Aberdeen’s Management Studies course, others will offer Management as part of a dual programme usually with business or finance. It is also worth noting that some Master’s in Management programmes are designed to produce generalist management graduates, whereas others offer the students the chance to become a specialist in a particular field of interest or in a particular industry.
Master’s degrees in Management are similar to MBA degrees in the respect that they are offer an overview of management. However the big difference is that most MBA programmes require several years of relevant experience, whereas the master’s in management is a pre-experience degree – so the perfect choice to make after completing your undergraduate studies.
Most postgraduate programmes are offered as full-time, one-year courses, however there is sometimes the option to study part time over two years, which is a good idea if you wish or need to work while continuing your studies. Universities are also increasingly offering the opportunity to study postgraduate programmes via distance learning.
IELTS scores of 6.5–7.0 or TOEFL scores of 100-107 are usually needed. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
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How much will it cost?
A one-year taught master’s programme can cost anything between a few thousand pounds to well over £10,000, although there are different rates according to whether you are a European Union (EU) or non-EU student. Applications for funding or scholarships must be made well over a year in advance (information on the various institutional scholarships is available from the British Council website) and funding should always be arranged before you leave your home country.
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