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Management MSc Honours

Learn the fundamentals of management, boost your employment prospects and gain industry expertise from guest speakers close to the heart of London's business world
September 2024
1 year full-time
Usually 2 years part-time
September 2024: £12,600 (UK)*
£17,600 (INT)*
Course leader
Quang Nguyen

Today's businesses, spanning all sectors — private, public, or voluntary — rely heavily on effective managers who understand processes, logistics, efficiency, and human resources. In dynamic sectors ranging from retail to healthcare, leadership, communication, and organisational skills are in high demand.

Why choose Management MSc at Middlesex?

Our MSc Management course offers a comprehensive approach to developing these skills. By integrating theoretical understanding of management techniques with hands-on engagement with practical concepts, we prepare you for real-world management challenges.

Our focus on quantitative and systematic management analysis ensures the curriculum stays aligned with contemporary business practices, making it relevant and beneficial for aspiring managers. Experience this enriching academic journey with us at Middlesex.

Middlesex university undergraduate alumni can benefit from a 20% discount to start their Management MSc in January.

What you will gain

You'll explore the emerging issues and developments in contemporary management practice and learn how to apply decision-making and problem-solving techniques to challenges in business management.

The course is designed to give you a holistic understanding of management through topics such as finance, strategy, operations, supply chains and consultancy.

You'll learn from academics who are experts in their fields, from managing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and supply chain management to strategic marketing and innovation. You'll also benefit from talks by guest lecturers and receive training on industry-standard software such as SPSS and Microsoft Project.

3 great reasons to pick this course

  • One of  the top 20 UK universities
    For business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money, 2023
  • A top 10 university
    For producing CEOs  – Novuana, 2023
  • One of the world's most international universities
    Ranked 5th in the UK and 14th globally as "most International University" – Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, 2023.  50% of our students are international

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Our MSc Management course comprises six compulsory modules that delve into essential areas including finance, strategy, decision making, entrepreneurship, and operations. This robust foundation facilitates a deep comprehension of management fundamentals.

As you progress, you'll have the opportunity to tailor your learning journey via a selection of optional modules, aligning your studies with your personal interests and career aspirations.

The final part of the course is a project, where you'll apply the skills and knowledge acquired to tackle a specific management issue or problem. This project will underscore your ability to address issues, critique relevant literature, collect and analyse data, manage change processes, and substantiate your recommendations and conclusions.


  • Modules

    • Management Decision Making (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module equips future managers with the quantitative tools to help them make rational decisions under uncertain conditions. The module develops students ability to apply statistical techniques to a wide range of business and management problems in a structured way. Students will gain an appreciation of the appropriateness of different techniques in a given situation. The module develops the students understanding of the tools and their application with use of software packages and SPSS.

    • Operations Management (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and methodologies of operations management. Students will develop critical and analytical insights into current operations management practices, explore the priorities and techniques of operations management and employ these to the design, operation and control of business processes.

    • Global Supply Chain Management (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to present the international nature of business supply chains and how companies work in a global marketplace. Students develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices of how companies grow and manage their global supply chains. The module enhances students understanding of business competitiveness in global marketplaces. Students will be taught the underlying theories that will enable them to evaluate the choices given by organizations and how these are linked to the management of these international networks.

    • Managing Projects (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students from a variety of backgrounds and with different career ambitions to the project management techniques and how they are used across a range of sectors to realise strategic corporate objectives. In particular, the module aims to: - offer a comprehensive account of project management, programme management and project portfolios, based on a combination of scholarly work and professional practice - develop students understanding of strategic project management and systems design processes - outline and develop skills in professional techniques used in project closure and evaluation - introduce and evaluate critical success factors for projects

    • MSc Management Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on MSc Management, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the design of a business enhancement project, application of appropriate methods of investigation, management of the change process, and maintenance of vision in the face of the vicissitudes of business realities.

    • Strategic Leadership (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module will inform students of the key developments in, and thinking from, the study of strategy and leadership. The module aims to explore the models, tools and theories used in strategy and leadership and critically appraise where and when such models, tools and theories are effective. The central aim of the module is to achieve a balance between theory and practice and to use strategy and leadership tools to address the complexity and uncertainty facing organisations.

    • Emerging Trends in Enterprise Application (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This Module will equip students with an overview of emerging technological trends and how organizations can exploit technologies for competitive advantage. The complexities of technologies, the systems and how these have changed the way organization function will be analysed to elicit the value added.

    • Applied Corporate Finance (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the major issues in corporate finance. In particular it develops the student’s ability to analyse corporate finance issues; apply finance theories to deal with practical issues in corporate finance; and investigate emerging issues and contemporary trends in the field.

    • Management Analytics (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module explores the major concepts, models, tools, and metrics used in management analytics for overseeing management related projects. Specifically, in the first part of the module students will be equipped with building blocks of management analytics. In the second part, the module will provide students with fundamental machine learning concepts and techniques, which are most applicable to management research.

    • Organisational Management Consultancy (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module is designed to equip students with consultancy skills within organisations. The module will focus on developing strategic consultancy skills, diagnostic techniques, group dynamics, communicating strategies, managing interventions and change management. It will enable students to apply the key skills required in varying contexts to ensure that the clients are offered effective and practical advice.

To find out more about this course, please download the Management MSc specification (PDF).

How we'll teach you

You'll attend lectures, including talks by guest speakers, as well as seminars and workshops, some of which will focus on research methods.

These sessions will involve peer group interaction and aim to sharpen both your critical and analytical skills. You will also work on case studies to enhance your understanding of practice situations and undertake directed reading and study, including online activity.

The course is delivered by our academics and industry partners in person and via digital platforms. Our learning activities include lectures, presentations, webinars, one-to-one tutorials and group projects.

You'll be taught by an experienced teaching team with a wide range of expertise and professional experience. Your personal tutor will support you with help and advice throughout your studies.

Where will I study?

Our Hendon campus, north London.

Teaching and independent learning

In a typical year, you’ll spend about 1200 hours on your course.

Outside of teaching hours, you’ll learn independently through reading articles and books, working on projects, undertaking research, and preparing for assessments including coursework and presentations.

Typical weekly breakdown

A typical week looks like this:


Contact hours per week





Independent study


For placement, there may be additional hours.

Learning terms

On-campus: This includes tutor-led sessions such as seminars, lab sessions and demonstrations as well as student-led sessions for work in small groups.

Online learning: This is teaching that is delivered online using tools like Skype or Zoom, as well as work that you do yourself using online teaching resources.

Independent study: This is the work you do in your own time including reading and research.

Part-time study

You can also study this course part-time.

Academic support

We have a strong support network online and on campus to help you develop your academic skills. Our Sheppard Library is open 24 hours a day during term time and always available online. We offer one-to-one and group sessions to develop your learning skills together with academic support from our library, IT teams and learning experts.

Coursework and assessments

You'll be assessed through a combination of exams plus individual and group coursework. One of the key elements of coursework will be your dissertation project.


You'll evaluate your work, skills and knowledge and identify areas for improvement. Sometimes you'll work in groups and assess each other's progress.

Each term, you'll get regular feedback on your learning.

The Sheppard Library

Our library is open 24 hours a day during the term and includes:

  • Over 1,000 study areas with rooms for group study and over 600 computer spaces
  • 350,000 books and e-books and more than 24,000 online journals
  • Free laptop loans, Wi-Fi and printing.

Student support

We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health and disability support.

Additional needs

We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.


Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.

Work while you study

Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Visit the Middlesex Unitemps page.

Financial support

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

How can the MSc Management support your career?

Perfect for those aiming to refine their abilities and ascend into leadership roles across various sectors, this course provides a stepping stone toward fulfilling your career aspirations.

Our university's postgraduate courses have been recognised for their ability to support your career.

95% of our postgraduate students go on to work or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022).

Career paths

Our alumni have successfully navigated diverse career paths, including finance, project management, marketing, risk management, sales, quantitative trading, arbitrage, and information technology.

With a wealth of knowledge and a set of versatile skills gained from the course, many of our graduates have initiated their own businesses, advanced to managerial roles such as head of marketing or sales manager within their current organisations, or stepped into project management roles in dynamic, innovative firms.

More recently, some of our graduates have found exciting careers with national radio providers in Brazil and become managers in family-owned sugar companies.


Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has been recognised with the following awards:

The top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money, 2023

A top 10 university for producing CEOs – Novuana, 2023.

MDXcelerator Student Start-Up Support

Want to be your own boss? You'll have the chance to pitch your business to gain mentoring and grants of up to £15,000.

Global network

You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.

  1. UK entry
  2. International entry
  3. How to apply

The fees below refer to the 2023/24 academic year – January 2024 start.

UK students1

Full-time students: £11,500
Part-time students per taught credit: £76
Part-time students per dissertation credit: £38

International students2

Full-time students: £16,800
Part-time students per taught credit: £112
Part-time students per dissertation credit: £56

The fees below refer to the 2024/25 academic year – September 2024 and January 2025 start.

UK students1

Full-time students: £12,600
Part-time students per taught credit: £84
Part-time students per dissertation credit: £42

International students2

Full-time students: £17,600
Part-time students per taught credit: £117
Part-time students per dissertation credit: £59

Additional costs

The following study tools are included in your fees:

  • Free access to resources, learning materials and software you need to succeed on your course
  • Free laptop loans for up to 24 hours
  • Free specialist software for your course
  • Free printing for academic paperwork
  • Free online training with LinkedIn Learning.

Financial support

We offer lots of support to help you with fees and living costs. Check out our guide to student life on a budget and find out more about postgraduate funding.

Postgraduate scholarships

You may be eligible for one of our scholarships including:

  • The Alumni Postgraduate Award – as an undergraduate alumnus continuing postgraduate studies at Middlesex, you are eligible for an alumni award worth 20% off your fees
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship – full course fees, airfares and a living allowance
  • The Chevening Scholarship – full course fees
  • The European Academic Awards – £1000 to £7000 for students showing academic excellence
  • Regional or International Merit Award –up to £2,000 towards course fees.

For international students, we also have a limited number of other awards specific to certain regions, and work in partnership with funding providers in your country to help support you financially with your study.

Find out more about our postgraduate scholarships.

Help from your employer

Your employer can contribute towards the cost of your postgraduate study as part of their staff development programme.

Fees disclaimers

1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase postgraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.

  • Middlesex staff profile

    John Bier

    Owner and Director of Wynne Bier Consultancy Ltd

    My masters degree gave me personal confidence and increased my knowledge. It has also given me a certain amount of credibility in my industry area. My business definitely grew and there was a step change in the sort of work myself and my business partner did following completion of our masters degrees. My fondest memory [of my time at Middlesex] was engaging intellectually with a group of like-minded students and also with some specific members of staff who were really good. I also really enjoyed being able to stretch my mind again after years in the work place.

  • Bilal Jamil

    MSc Project Management

    I studied the MSc Project Management programme part time whilst working for Transport for London. Coming from a professional working background, I was surprised by how relevant this course was to my Job. My programme offered me industry leading knowledge which has supported me in getting a career boost and a chance to now work on some of the most unique and technologically advanced projects. The facilities at the university were excellent and the atmosphere created helped me to focus on getting the most of this programme. My programme also offered an amazing opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds. I especially enjoyed the team tasks and projects which helped me refine my skills. My programme has helped me to take my career to the next level and given me the confidence to keep progressing.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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