Who is it for?
Choose this programme if you’re looking to take your first step into management or are in the early stages of your career as a manager or entrepreneur. Our MSc in Management prepares you for all the challenges of fast-moving global business.
You’ll already be curious about the broad spread of management topics and have some of the skills you’ll need to succeed, and you’ll have the equivalent of a UK upper second degree. And you’re ready to connect with the senior managers and business leaders from global firms based close by and fellow students from around the world, to create lasting professional networks.
Step into our classroom and discover the style of teaching on our management master's degree with Professor Daniel Beunza.
I studied my MSc in Management at Bayes and lived my dream life amidst beautiful monuments, in the dream city of London! Studying at Bayes is a great way to experience the City, learn from leading experts and enjoy the benefits of a global international student community. You will extend your network worldwide and gain new friends living on the other side of the globe (thanks to the core groups for course works), learning a lot from them in the process.
- Deepsheka Ganesan
In our Master’s in Management, with its MBA-style curriculum, you’ll learn how to analyse complex strategic and operational management issues within an international context and develop the flexibility required by roles from operations to strategy.
Improve your strategic thinking, decision-making, team-leadership, and the other hard and soft skills that managers and entrepreneurs need to succeed. Build a deep understanding of the challenges and prospects for all industry sectors, types and sizes of organisations around the world, including large multinationals, SMEs, family businesses and start-ups.
With opportunities to take electives from across our master’s programmes, including at Bayes sister institutions around the world, and in out-of-classroom live business settings, you can design a course to meet your particular interests and professional goals.
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What will you learn
On the Management MSc 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.
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.
This term encompasses a wide range of fundamental knowledge and key skill areas in management discipline.
Accounting and Finance
The aim of the module is to equip you with an understanding of the most common financial and accounting techniques and practices. Seeking a career in professional services, and more generally in the management and business arena, you need to have a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles in finance.
The accounting and finance module is designed to teach you key areas of accounting and finance that every modern and successful manager should be aware of.
Principles of Marketing and Strategy
This module will assist you in developing a strong foundation in strategy and marketing relevant to your future career in management. The module will make it possible for you to appreciate the complexity of strategic decision making and apreciate the role of strategy in achieving superior firm performance.
You'll also develop strategy analysis skills which can be applied across management disciplines (environment, industry and organisation) and comment on the strategy of an organisation and its competitive process.
Strategy is taught first in order to enable you to apply the acquired skillset to the subsequent marketing content.
This module hones digital strategic skills and digital leadership skills focusing on survival through digital innovation – how the best leaders are managing change and adapting to shifting circumstances.
Quantitative Methods for Business
This module introduces some principal quantitative methods for analysing data related to various aspects of running a business.
In many instances, the application of quantitative methods may improve the quality of business decisions, by grounding those decisions in analyses of available data rather than the gut feelings or preferences of decision makers.
In this term we transfer significant curriculum content choice to students which will increase not only your satisfaction with the course but also develop your potential, as course content can be tailored to your personal interests and career aims.
Business & Managerial Economics
This module provides you with an understanding and practical knowledge of economics. The course assumes no background in economics, covers basic microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, and concentrates on the application of that theory and on the making and analysis of economic policy.
Managerial economics is a branch of economics that applies microeconomic analysis to decision methods of businesses or other management units. As such, it bridges economic theory and economics in practice. It draws heavily from quantitative techniques such as regression analysis, correlation and calculus.
The module integrates many concepts from financial economics, game theory, business forecasting and industrial economics.
Research Methods for Business
This module provides a set of analytical and methodological tools that will be fundamental for carrying out research projects based on empirical data.
Managers, consultants, analysts, bankers, entrepreneurs, all face the issue of how to draw reliable conclusions from empirical data e.g. data on customers, competitors, geographical areas, etc.
Any business needs research and, to be successful, any business needs methodologically sound and rigorous research.
Plus two electives from the following:
Advanced Strategy Analysis
This course asks why some firms are more successful than others and explores what corporate executives can do to enable superior results.
This course revolves around two advanced topics in strategic management: a) knowledge and innovation and b) corporate strategy.
The main aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the basic and essential issues in entrepreneurship and to provide some of the skills you will need to become an entrepreneur or to act entrepreneurially within existing organisational settings.
This is an integrative module addressing both the theoretical and practical issues of entrepreneurship.
The module will start with a general view over the latest theoretical approach to entrepreneurship. It will then move on to the more practical issues in entrepreneurship: identifying the opportunity, gathering the resources and the team.
In this respect, we will be developing a business idea using the business model canvas and we will practice on how to pitch to investors.
Business executives cannot ignore the international dimension in finance.
A proper understanding of the fundamental issues behind international trade, international capital flows, the rise to prominence of the multinational corporation, and international debt (including balance of payments debt) has important bearings on business decisions.
This module aims to allow you to get a solid grasp of the following topics:
- International trade and the multinational corporation
- The global FX and derivatives markets
- FX risk and currency exposure
- Use of derivatives and cash market hedges to mitigate FX exposure
- International loans and bond issues
- Swap-driven financing
- Natural and real hedges and other strategies to mitigate long-term operating risks.
Supply Chain Management
This module is a combined version of operations management (OM) and supply chain management (SCM) modules with more emphasis on analytical skills.
In any industry, managing process, operations and supply chain is one of the most important tasks of a modern enterprise.
Therefore, having a thorough understanding of these two areas is critical to your success in your MSc in Management.
The aim of this module is to provide you with a postgraduate level understanding of the key topics of OM and SCM
Leading Organisations in the Digital Age
The module offers an overview of key topics in organizational behaviour including leadership, change management, organizational culture, organizational design, and work and employment, including virtual and remote work, with an eye towards preparing future leaders for the digital age.
Business Research Project
Any business needs research and, to be successful, any business needs methodologically sound and rigorous research.
This module allows you to demonstrate, on an individual basis, your ability to integrate and apply concepts and techniques you have learned in an in-depth study of a topic of your choice, and to organise your findings in a report.
All conducted within a given time limit.
The aim of the project is to enable you to demonstrate the results of your learning; there is no single prescribed method and any reasonable proposal is acceptable providing that it is agreed with the project supervisor and the course director.
Students choose 3 electives out of all available electives plus dissertation
Business and Society
This module explores the role of the firm in the 21st Century. It goes beyond corporate social responsibility and the economic concept of the firm and explores the concept of the licence to operate. It attempts to answer the question What is the contract between businesses and society in the early 21st century?
A business cannot operate in a vacuum without understanding and managing its impact on the communities (or society) where it operates.
In this module you will utilise use skills and knowledge gained during the first two terms in order to carry out a consulting project for a company selected by Bayes.
At the start of the term groups of 5/6 students are each assigned to a particular company, which becomes your client. An executive from your client will brief you about the real-life business issue or opportunity that you should be addressing. If requested by the client you will also sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Each group is also followed by a faculty coach.
You will negotiate terms of engagement with the client executive and create and agree a project plan. In this plan you will research the assigned business issue or opportunity over a period of about six weeks, meeting up with your client at agreed times. You will recommend a solution and create a pragmatic implementation plan. You will then be asked to present your findings in a final workshop to your client and your peers.
Read about student successes from participating in the Consulting Project module.
Download the brochure (for organisations interested in being clients for one of the Consulting Projects)
The purpose of this course is to expand your global mindset and provide you with theories, knowledge and practical tools that you can use to achieve success in the global business environment.
To this end the course touches upon important topics such as global strategy execution, cross-cultural communication and learning, the challenges of managing projects across the varied customs and practices of the world, and the development of internationally sophisticated employees, teams and managers.
Special focus is placed on how employees with a global mindset can effectively execute the international strategies of the firm, guided by an awareness of cross- cultural differences.
The last part of the course focuses particularly on the challenge of managing culturally diverse teams, introducing you to the nuances of various cultures but also presenting you with tools to explore and leverage culture.
Practicing Management in the Digital Age
This module builds heavily on the preceding core modules and explicitly complements them. It is organised around seminar presentations by eminent practitioners.
The themes chosen will vary from year to year given the nature of the course, but the aim is to select areas that are both topical and problematic, with some preference for emerging themes rather than ones that are the recent "hot topics".
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Organisational Behaviour & HRM
Electives offered in 2022
- Practicing Management in the Digital Age
- Global Strategy
- Business and Society
- Global Real Estate Markets
- Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
- Family Business
- Driving Supply Chain Innovation through Technology
- New Market Creation
- Country & Geopolitical Risk Management
- Retail Supply Chain Management
- Strategy Consulting Skills
- Storytelling for Business
- Managing Financial Institutions
- Organisational Behaviour & HRM
- Corporate Open Innovation (taught in Milan, Italy)
- Monetary Policy (taught in Singapore)
- Procurement (taught in Mannheim, Germany).
Please note that electives are subject to change and availability.
In summary as our curriculum combines great measure of flexibility in its course structure allowing you to have a significant choice and control over your studies.
The Course Director will partner with students to provide the support which allows you to form a learning program as unique and individualised as you are, even if this is general management degree.
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 2023/24
- Induction: 11th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
- Term one: 25th September 2023 - 8th December 2023
- Term one exams: 8th January 2024 - 19th January 2024
- Term two: 22nd January 2024 - 5th April 2024
- Term two exams: 22nd April 2024 - 3rd May 2024
- Term three - international electives: 6th May 2024 - 17th May 2024
- Term three: 20th May 2024 - 5th July 2024
- Term three exams: 8th July 2024 - 19th July 2024
- Resits: 12th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
- Additional resit week - tests only: 26th August 2024 - 30th August 2024.
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.
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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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
Documents required for decision-making
- Transcript/interim transcript
- Grading system used by your university
- Current module list if still studying
- 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 award documents must be verified, and should be provided to the relevant Admissions Officer via one of the methods stated in your offer.
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.
If you would like to arrange an individual appointment to discuss the application process and be given a tour of the facilities, please complete this form.
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.
- 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.
- GMAT is not required for application, but may be requested as a condition of offer at the discretion of the Admissions Panel.
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 an English language test.
If you have studied in the UK at degree level for less than three years (e.g. 3+1, 2+1, 2+2, etc.) you will be required to provide the results of an approved English language test and possibly resit the test to meet our academic entry requirements.
Full list of approved English language tests/qualifications and minimum requirements.
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)
Your master’s in management is your next step to becoming a successful business leader. Our alumni are now working as managers and project managers in private enterprise and the public sector, and as management consultants and business analysts for accountancy firms and financial and professional services companies.
You’ll be supported on your way by our careers team and benefit from the connections we offer with business and industry.
Graduates from the MSc in Management programme secure postistions in companies including:
- Associate Consultant – Technology – Accenture
- Schedule Analyst - Strategy - Easyjet
- Associate Consultant - Transaction Strategy & Execution - EY Parthenon
- Trainee Manager - Commercial - Frasers Group
- Analyst - Management Consulting - KPMG
- Trainee Investment Manager - Front Office - LGT Vestra
- Digital Audit Graduate – Assurance – PwC
- Off-Cycle Analyst – Global Capital Markets – Morgan Stanley
- Assistant Statistician (Fast Stream) - Government Statistical Service – Civil Service
- Customer Success Manager – Commercial – Adyen
Previous graduates have gone on to work in financial services, consulting, business services and information technology across the UK, the EU, Asia and America.
(Data provided from alumni who completed the annual destination data survey for 2020/21 and 2019/20).
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