Study at the School of Management at Swansea University and you’ll receive an outstanding learning experience from a top UK provider of business management, accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management and tourism. We offer an extensive and flexible programme portfolio and exemplary student support set in a stunning and accessible location.
Why study at Swansea University’s School of Management?
The School of Management at Swansea is an integral part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Providing a wide range of postgraduate degrees, our strong links with industry and professional accrediting bodies are reflected in our innovative teaching and pioneering research, ensuring a great start to your future career.
Our Faculty is home to a welcoming and inclusive community that pursues scholarship, research and innovation that benefits society, and which promotes a student experience that enables our students to become highly skilled, socially aware global citizens. We make a significant contribution to the University’s cultural and civic mission work and are committed to promoting our Welsh language and culture.
As a postgraduate student you will have access to:
Dedicated postgraduate study areas
Dynamic academic staff with a wealth of direct, industry experience
Specialist world-class researchers
Sitting within the impressive Bay Campus, just a stone’s throw away from its neighbouring beach and half a mile from the M4 corridor; the School of Management is home to over 150 staff and over 2000 students. Boasting world-class facilities with an impressive communal Atrium, teaching rooms, meeting rooms and PC Labs that ensure you will have access to an outstanding learning environment.
Get a head start. Our professionally accredited degrees will exempt you from specific early-stage professional exams/qualifications meaning you get a kick-start in your career. It highlights a close link between industry and your course, bringing cutting-edge real-world practice into your studies.
Counting towards professional qualifications and registrations, accredited courses can help fast-track you in your chosen career path.
A number of our postgraduate degree courses areaccredited which means that in addition to your qualification you will also be exempt from a number of professional exams (depending on your module choice), all of which is extremely attractive to future employers.
Professional accreditation bodies we are aligned to include:
ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
CIM - Chartered Institute of Marketing
CMI - Chartered Management Institute
FMLM – Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
Alongside full and part-time postgraduate programmes specifically designed to enhance your career prospects; we give you numerous opportunities to work and network with industry experts during your time with us. Specialised in supporting your job or placement search as well as providing careers advice, our students who have used the service said it adds value to their university experience.
Postgraduate taught courses at the School of Management:
Accounting and Finance
Become a highly skilled, career-ready graduate when you study any of our multi-accredited programmes.
We invest in our students' future with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and study areas, as well as specialist accounting and finance software to give you a competitive edge when you graduate from Swansea University.
Alongside dedicated teams who provide employability, academic and personal support right through your degree, our courses are structured to allow flexibility so that you get to tailor your modules, and ultimately your degree, to suit your developing career aspirations.
One year programmes (with enhanced taught elements) for students from any undergraduate background:
Students will typically have a background in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science. We would also be willing to consider those with other backgrounds and work experience in the sector:
If you are looking to become the next global business leader, our diverse range of degrees are for you.
Whether it is the general business management degree or one of our specialised pathways, all our courses are structured to allow flexibility so that you get to tailor your modules, and ultimately your degree, to suit your developing career aspirations.
Programmes for students from any undergraduate background:
Master of Business Administration, MBA
The MBA addresses the gap between practice and theory; you will implement your existing knowledge in a global context to overcome challenging scenarios and learn to navigate innovation and change, whilst ensuring human values are at the heart of decision making.
Designed for students who already typically have three years’ relevant industrial experience and an undergraduate degree or equivalent:
Human Resource Management
Designed to facilitate you to become an extraordinary, sought-after HR professional, our programmes will give you a competitive edge when entering the world of people management.
The department's strong links with industry enables the support to help build your skills and experience to enhance your career development as a 'people' professional.
Programme for students from any undergraduate background:
For students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent with at least a 2:1 in a related discipline (e.g. business management, business studies, human resource management, marketing, entrepreneurship, economics):
If you want a successful career in the digital marketing age, whether on the consultancy, third sector or client side, our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are for you.
You will also benefit from our links with leading professional marketing body, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), as our courses are accredited by the CIM Accredited Degree programme and have been designed in line with the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing and Diploma in Professional Marketing. Upon successful completion of relevant modules, you’ll be a step closer on the road to becoming a chartered marketer.
Programme for students from any undergraduate background:
As one of the largest and most rapidly growing industries in the world, both the business and the human aspects of tourism have become well-established fields of study.
Delve into theory and practical application and develop skills that prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities in the private, public and voluntary sectors of tourism and related industries - within the UK and internationally.
The department's strong links with industry locally and internationally, gives you the opportunity to experience tourist destinations of all sizes within the private, public and voluntary sectors across the world. And with dedicated teams providing employability, academic and personal support throughout your degree, we aim to provide you with an excellent educational experience.
Open to applicants with backgrounds in tourism, business or social science-related subjects:
The benefits of completing a postgraduate research degree are numerous, including programme flexibility, intellectual reward, being a leader in your specialist area, and improving your employability. To help you develop and grow your research, world-class academics within the School of Management will be at hand to provide you with feedback; ensuring you produce the best possible research within your capabilities.
Don’t just take our word for it: “The MSc Management (Operations and Supply Management) provided me with the required knowledge for a career in operations management. Its way of blending theory with practical application meant that I graduated with the required skills for walking straight into a career as an operations and supply manager. My masters from Swansea was the reason I secured my role as the chief operating officer at Heavy Force.”
Abdulla Irufan former postgraduate student, now Chief Operating Officer of Heavy Force Pvt Ltd
A city by the sea
Swansea is a city that has it all: whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures. Discover why we are a top UK research university based in one of the UK’s most naturally beautiful regions.
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