Spotlight on our MSc Management online course

A Management MSc will provide the skills you need to become a successful and innovative professional manager. Successful modern businesses have managers that can adapt quickly to change, motivate employees, make strategic decisions, and establish effective business relationships at an international level.  

In this blog post, we will look at the online master’s in management course with the University of Liverpool and explore the many ways it can benefit your career progression.

Who is a master’s in management for?

Our master’s in management is a fully online and part-time postgraduate programme designed with you in mind. Whether you are an aspiring manager or seeking a management position, this Management MSc course will fully equip you with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills to experience a successful management career.

Management training can be an inspirational path to support you in your journey to becoming the future leader of tomorrow, starting today. To offer you a hand in your management journey, we are open to developing the next budding entrepreneur looking to set up a business, the best candidate for that new job with a top company or anyone seeking promotion in their current role. So, if you tick all the boxes, this course would be idea for you.

In terms of the application process, students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants are required to hold a minimum 2.1 degree (equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree) in any subject. Alternatively, we will consider any evidence of professional work experience or qualifications in a related field.

What are the educational aims of this MSc course?

The master’s degree in management at the University of Liverpool aims to provide the theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills needed to succeed in a management career. These aims are embodied within the learning, teaching, and assessment strategy for the programme, which is within the scope of the professional accreditation of the Management School by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), with who we share the common goal to ‘create the next generation of great leaders.’

Students can develop in-demand skills within a supportive and collaborative online learning environment with a global classroom of learners. To ensure a progressive approach to online learning and to build a learning community, this programme is designed to ensure that all students take modules in a specific order.

Our research-connected teaching will ensure that current debate and research findings are reflected in the syllabus, build your critical awareness and understanding of research and human enquiry, and develop your practical research skills. 

The University of Liverpool curriculum framework offers a teaching and learning design model that is flexible, structured, and supported. As a student, you can benefit from an active learning approach and be a co-producer of the management programme by determining the direction of the content and assessment according to your professional context. This will be achieved through sharing experiences and ideas through online blogs, discussion boards, and collective analysis of work-based issues. Additionally, students will be encouraged to share workplace issues they may face to enable collaborative sense-making and problem-solving. 

By the end of the course, students will have the fundamental knowledge needed to succeed in a fast-paced business environment, including how to lead, organise and structure teams on a global scale. In addition, students will learn how to overcome the potential challenges when working at an international level, such as the implications of cross-cultural management and working within various legislative frameworks. 

Using evidence-based theory and comprehensive research methods, students can critically analyse financial information and business data to strategically improve business output, streamline processes, and pursue new business opportunities to increase profitability.

What does the MSc Management programme entail?

Learning at the University of Liverpool online will be combined with study and written assignments. You will be able to engage in virtual classroom discussions with fellow students from across the world, so you can learn from a diverse range of experiences to help inform your practice in management.

The course content of this MSc in Management covers the core skills needed to become a professional manager, including decision-making skills, strategy and development tools, people management, leadership, entrepreneurship and change resilience.

As a student, you will be nurtured and matured to meet the dynamic demands of employers. The applied aspects of this programme will provide access to a range of career development resources and skills. You will learn how to establish and grow professional relationships with employees, partners, and stakeholders internationally to help businesses expand and develop. Students will also understand the importance of ethical responsibility and sustainability in the world of business and how they can apply these principles in the workplace. Our authentic assessment will ensure assignments are meaningful and enable the development of employability attributes relevant to management development.

Graduates of the MSc Management programme will have developed an understanding of the career opportunities within management and will be able to articulate their career aims. Furthermore, you will be able to reflect on the key skills and attributes developed both within and outside of the programme and be able to construct a personal development plan.

Your practical learning experience will be enhanced by access to guest speakers embedded within modules, which will be a medium of either a video podcast or webinar where you can ask the speaker questions and develop a network of contacts. Furthermore, you will have access to publishing opportunities outside module requirements.

At the end of the course, you will complete a research dissertation on a management topic of your choice, utilising the theories and frameworks learned during this course.

The programme contains the following modules:

  • Management Perspectives & Practices
  • Becoming a Leader 
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business Practice 
  • Finance and Data Analysis for Managers 
  • Strategic Management and Contemporary Organization
  • Identity, Learning and The Global Professional 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

All course content, including eBooks and journals, will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so students can choose to study when it is convenient.

What are the benefits of studying for a Management MSc?

Having the specialist tools and knowledge you will gain from studying for a Management MSc will significantly increase your employability. A valuable asset in the evolving and fast-paced nature of business is the ability to adapt to changes on an international level, and the skills to establish and maintain global relationships.

The leadership, communication, and management skills you will learn are transferable to a range of sectors, such as healthcare, government departments, risk management, marketing, manufacturing, retail, and finance, giving you more flexibility and choice when seeking new career opportunities. Alternatively, you could work as a consultant for several organisations or start your own company. 

Studying an MSc through the University of Liverpool’s online learning platform gives you the flexibility to study at a time and place convenient for you, which means you do not have to disrupt your work and home life to advance in your career.

If you would like to learn more about the University of Liverpool Management MSc course, head to our programme page for further information on course content, fees and structure.

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