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Aton Buense studied on the MSc in Management at Bayes Business School. In this video he tells us about his passion for the Japanese culture and his dream to start a business in Japan. The MSc in Management has provided opportunities to help him realise his ambitions.


Who is it for?

Your interests span a wide range of management topics and disciplines, from hard skills like problem analysis, critical thinking, finance and strategy to soft skills including teamwork influencing, leadership, negotiating and managing people.

You are looking to make that crucial first step into management or may already be working as a manager or entrepreneur.

Either way, this course will develop both your skills-base and your confidence as a manager able to take on any challenge in today’s fast-moving global business environment.


The Management master's course is based on an MBA style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of your management education. Academic rigour is balanced with practical relevance.

The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for individualised course of learning and personal development as from term two you are encouraged to choose the subjects which you wish to study depending on your interests and professional goals to build your confidence and leadership qualities.

You’ll study the foundations of business management and be able to create a more individualised course of study by tailoring your learning and take advantage of our diverse portfolio of optional modules, studying at Bayes and in our sister institutions around the world.

We hope to empower you to make conscious choices about business issues and your own future.

Our challenging electives from the portfolio of master's programme are either London based or held in international locations and invite our students to deepen their knowledge of current management practices and to sharpen their skills required of future global leaders. Some electives will take you beyond the classroom experience and act as capstones to your educational and practical experiences.

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What will you learn

On the Management master’s course, you will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of management
  • Develop your range of hard and soft skills as a manager and entrepreneur
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of management issues that affect all industry sectors as well as different type of organisations from big multinationals, SMEs, family businesses and small start ups
  • Network with your peers and senior managers from industry
  • Gain a highly valuable international, perspective on the challenges of management in every size of business
  • Acquire a flexibility suitable for a wide range of roles in global management, from operations to strategy.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods


We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (15 credits each)
  • a Business Research Project (30 credit)
  • three electives (10 credits each).

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2021/22

  • Induction: 20th September 2021 - 1st October 2021
  • Term one: 4th October 2021 - 17th December
  • Term one exams: 10th January 2022 - 21st January 2022
  • Term two: 24th January 2022 - 8th April 2022
  • Term two exams: 25th April 2022 - 6th May 2022
  • Term three - international: 9th May 2022 - 20th May 2022
  • Term three: 23rd May 2022 - 8th July 2022
  • Term three assessments: 11th July 2022 - 22nd July 2022
  • Resits: 15th August 2022 - 26th August 2022
  • Additional resit week – tests only: 29th August 2022 - 2nd September 2022
  • Research Project Submissions: Thursday 1st September 2022

Note: term one resit tests for the Energy / Shipping Trade and Finance degrees will normally take place in the week immediately prior to the August resit period.


Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Daniel Beunza

Dr Daniel Beunza Ibanez

Associate Professor of Management

The teaching staff on the MSc in Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Management.

Module Leaders include:


How to apply

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Applications for 2022 entry will open in November 2021.

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be 500-600 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents also required (may follow at later date)

  • English language test result if applicable
  • GMAT result if applicable
  • Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be uploaded to the application form or e-mailed to the relevant Admissions Officer upon request

Please note the GMAT is not compulsory for MSc Management, but it is highly recommended and may be requested as a condition of your offer if you are accepted.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

Unfortunately, as a result of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we can only offer online appointments to discuss your application.  To book one, please get in touch with the relevant Admission Officer

Please note; these are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Previous study of business, management or finance is not required

Please note that this programme is designed for recent graduates with limited work experience. If you have in excess of three years of full-time experience, you should consider the MBA programme.


  • Applicants selected by the Admissions Panel may be invited to an online interview. We will contact all selected applicants with full instructions after the Admissions Panel has made an initial assessment of your application.
  • We strongly advise you to provide us with your own personal email address when applying to avoid missing interview deadlines and any important information sent from the Admissions Team


  • Highly recommended, especially for students without a quantitative background
  • A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test

If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.


  • The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Some other English Language tests might be accepted


UK/EU/International £27,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of induction period)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Class of 2018 profile

Graduates from the MSc in Management programme secure postistions in companies including:

  • Consultant – Management Consulting – Accenture
  • Research Analyst – McKinsey Global Institute – McKinsey
  • Analyst - Deal Strategy and Restructuring – KPMG
  • Relationship Manager Assistant – Entrepreneurs and Executives – Credit Suisse
  • Investment Banking Analyst – Global Advisory – Rothschild & Co
  • Account Manager – Branding – Katana
  • Business Partner – Finance – Unilever
  • Business Development Representative – Sales – Oracle NetSuite
  • Management Trainee – Retail – Louis Vuitton
  • Project Manager – Development Services - JLL

Where they are working now

  • UK: 43%
  • EU/ EEA: 19%
  • Other European: 1%
  • Africa and Middle East: 1%
  • Asia: 36%

Industry post-master's

15% Consulting - Management
8% Financial Services - Other
8% Consulting - Other
5% Business Services

Data provided from alumni who completed the annual destination data survey 2017/18.

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Course information and statistics

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globally (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2019)
average age of student body (2020/21 cohort)
nationalities represented (2020/21 cohort)


The MSc Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) under their Masters in Business Management (MBM) accreditation scheme.