Coventry University London

Management MSc

Gain a broad, analytical and integrated understanding of business and international management, giving you the chance to learn the solid academic and practical foundations needed to thrive in your management career.

This course has been designed to meet the needs of business and industry, offering unique insights into contemporary issues in the global economy through varied modules that cover the most relevant and current issues relating to management.

  • Develop a holistic understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment and apply the knowledge to real-life management situations.
  • Gain analytical and practical tools to analyse complex strategic and operational management issues within a global context.
  • Experience action-based practical activities including providing consultancy services to clients, SMEs and social ventures in live projects across different modules.
  • Apply to study our Management MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. (See Modules section for further information)

Entry Requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a business-related subject, or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Applications from candidates with demonstrable and appropriate work experience in business or the public sector together and relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria and those applying to the MSc Management with Extended Professional Practice. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Formulate a systematic understanding and application of relevant knowledge about organisations and the complexities of the external environments that affect organisations at different levels in terms of their strategies, behaviours, management, and sustainability.
  • Critically assess organisational strategies and practices in relation to the development of diverse global markets and the expectations of key stakeholders and make judgements about service and orientations from the perspective of a manager.
  • Critically appraise the financing of the business enterprise or other forms of organisations by examining the sources, uses and the management of financial information for managerial and financial reporting, and their applications for the efficient management of the organisation.
  • Foster a critical awareness of current trends and issues in business and management and a critical appreciation of relevant theoretical, methodological and technical source material from various business disciplines.
  • Apply relevant knowledge systematically and creatively to a range of complex situations, synthesise data and information in innovative ways and undertake substantial research on a topic relevant to the context and content of international business management.
  • Critically evaluate the perspectives on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in relation to work practice, managing the implication of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
  • Appraise and articulate the development, management and exploitation of relevant information systems and technologies and their impact on communication and operation in organisations within an international knowledge-based economy.
  • Develop advanced skills and competencies in self-awareness, independent learning, resilience and personal effectiveness in a variety of team roles and take leadership roles through personal learning and continuous professional development.
  • Critically evaluate the principles of developing and proposing strategy for leading strategic change.

Course Details

The course equips students with the necessary tools, techniques, and concepts to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from an operational and strategic perspective. This course focuses on leadership skills and personal development and helps students develop great interpersonal skills, be a quick problem solver and learn how to apply managerial theory to the real world of business. It enables students to develop the necessary skills to view, understand and think about organisations in different ways, giving insights into how organisations operate in a globalised world.

The course adopts innovative teaching methods and advanced learning technologies to support your learning. You’ll have the opportunity to learn traditional and innovative management tools and techniques and how to apply them to real-life projects. 

  • Alongside timetabled learning, you will be able to benefit from access to a range of other career-building activities which could include live projects, employer workshops, trips to meet major brand-name companies, guest lectures, and other networking opportunities2.
  • Take part in extra-curricular activities such as our Student Enterprise Business society, student mentoring programmes and volunteering opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills2.

Year One

Strategy and International Business
Strategic Marketing Practice
Financial Decision Making
Leading and Managing People
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Research Methods
CMI Professional Development: Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation
Final semester options (without Extended Professional Practice)
Management MSc with Extended Professional Practice (LONT074) – Overview
Management MSc with Extended Professional Practice (LONT074) Course Modules

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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