Are you fascinated by business? Could you help to lead growth within an organisation? Solent’s MSc Management programme can help you to improve both your management acumen and your employment prospects, furthering your understanding of employee development, management theory and strategic decision-making.
Solent’s MSc Management programme takes a thematic approach to learning – this is to best reflect the reality of business management. As a result, the curriculum focuses on three main themes across seven core units: personal management development, contemporary international management theory and management research.
Students begin the course by outlining their plan for continued professional development, working with the course team to ensure that learning takes place throughout their entire career. The personal management development unit also looks at the manager’s role in supporting the development of the people around them.
Academic management theory is also explored in depth. Students cover behavioural science as it relates to business leadership and examine some of the most important issues currently facing managers around the world.
The course concludes with a final master’s project, where students will carry out in-depth academic research into an area of management that interests them. This is a good opportunity to specialise knowledge towards individual career ambitions.
Students benefit from our relationship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and are able to hold a student membership throughout their studies. Graduates will be in a good position to pursue further study and achieve Chartered Manager (CMgr) status. Students also graduate with a range of transferable skills. These include communication, presentation, research and analysis, teamwork, training, networking, coaching and mentoring.
Students work alongside experienced academics, researchers and business specialists, benefiting from their first-hand industry insights.
What does this course lead to?
On completing this course, you’ll be well placed to take your management career to the next level within your current organisation or elsewhere. Recent graduates have pursued a variety of careers in roles such as:
Who is this course for?
The CMI-recognised master’s degree in management is suited to professionals who are looking to progress their management career within their current organisation or elsewhere.
The flexible delivery of the course makes it ideal for those who wish to study around their work commitments. A lot of our students work within the military or the NHS, as well as the private sector including retail.
Postgraduate business management courses at Solent are recognised by the Chartered Management Institute and you have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership.
Suitable roles for graduates include:
Employment in government agencies
Consultancies and international corporations
PhD level study.
Where appropriate, you will have opportunities to apply course learning to your own, or other, organisations. This may involve using case studies and live briefs.
You will have the option to complete a work placement, which may form the basis of your final project report. You can also choose to write about an organisation with which you are familiar or your own workplace.