Dr Alex Alterskye and Dr Kudrat Khuda - Programme Leaders
Dr Alex Alterskye is programme leader and lecturer on the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship at the Unversity. He achieved his PhD in 2020 at Lincoln, entitled: ‘Examining the fields of entrepreneurship in Hull and Liverpool: an investigation into the context of entrepreneurship using the field construct, utilising a Bourdieusian theoretical lens and the institutional logics perspective’. Dr Kudrat Khuda is programme leader and lecturer in Management at Lincoln International Business School. He also sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Sociology and Sociotherapy. Dr Khuda has published research articles in international journals and is particularly interested in the contextual differences that can potentially explain the variant nature of contemporary employee relations.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Management
MSc Management at the University of Lincoln is designed to prepare students for a career in business and management. The programme covers the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business successfully. Incorporating a range of innovative learning activities to develop leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, the course has been developed to meet the needs of employers.
The programme aims to prepare students for careers in middle and senior management across various sectors of employment. Lincoln International Business School has a dedicated team of employability specialists to support students in career planning and development.
A focus on the international dimensions of business and management reflects the global environment in which organisations are increasingly operating. This global mindset is realised in our international academic community, which is home to staff and students from more than 100 countries. This brings together a range of experiences and perspectives which can enrich students' learning.
The MSc Management is a one-year, full-time, international programme open to applicants from all educational backgrounds, but designed primarily for students with no previous experience of business and management studies. The programme is also suitable for those who have proven managerial experience, which they may wish to consolidate with academic qualifications.
This programme can be studied full-time or part-time to meet the needs of students who are seeking to develop their career by combining academic study with their existing employment. Part-time students would usually be expected to complete the programme within two years. The programme is available for either a September or February start.
The course is offered with two separate pathways. Students can either complete one year of study or undertake a two-year course where one year is spent in Professional Practice to gain hands-on experience through a paid placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by dedicated employability specialists. Please note: students need to choose the Professional Practice pathway from the outset when applying for the course, and it is only available for a September start.
In addition to MSc Management, the University offers two other pathways: MSc Management with Human Resources - https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/mgthrmms/ and MSc Management with Project Management - https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/mgtapmms/.
The University also offers a number of online Master's degrees in Management, specifically designed for busy working professionals. No previous business or management experience is required, and the courses can be studied anytime, anywhere, and on any mobile or desktop device. Find out more at https://online.lincoln.ac.uk/
How You Study
The MSc Management brings together relevant contemporary academic theories and research with practical understanding of activities within organisations. Teaching is informed by real-world examples and students will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to share knowledge, relate this to theories developed from relevant research, and learn through practical application.
All students will study the following taught modules:
- Organisational Psychology
- Leadership Development
- International Marketing Planning
- Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision-Making
- Project Planning and Management
- Developing Entrepreneurial Capacity and Mindset
- Managerial Decision-Making
- Sustainability Reporting and Business Ethics
- Strategy in Context
Students can then progress to complete the compulsory final project. This can be related to any business and management discipline, given the broad content of the MSc Management programme. It may take a variety of potential formats, including an independent research project, design of a new enterprise, a work-based project, or a consultancy project.
Contact Hours and Independent Study
Each module typically consists of three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term. Students will normally study four modules per term and therefore 12 hours per week. Please note, irrespective of whether students are full-time or part-time, their hours of study may vary from term to term and can be spread throughout the week.
Students planning to study the degree on a part-time basis, will be studying two modules per term with six hours of contact time on a weekly basis.
Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class, students are expected to spend at least three to four hours in independent study.
Although a proportion of the contact time will be spent in teaching, emphasis will also be placed upon the use of the student group as a resource for learning. The style of teaching will vary to reflect individual module objectives. The modules utilise methods of teaching and learning which are appropriate to postgraduate level study and effective collaborative learning such as debates, presentations, and report writing. There will also be group discussions of practical situations and problems, making an extensive use of case studies in national and international contexts, simulation materials and, where relevant, students' own experiences.
For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations, and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.
Essays involve written assignments where you will be expected to structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.
Examinations aim to test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.
Oral presentations provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.
Finally, simulation games can provide you with the chance to see the results of decisions you make about allocating financial, human, and other resources.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly - usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.
Please note that this programme is now closed for international applications for September 2023 entry.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Honours degree or equivalent.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
In order to further enhance their employability skills, students also have the option to complete a Professional Practice Year as part of their course. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by dedicated employability specialists. The placement will start after the student has completed the taught segment of the course and, at the end of the placement, the student will return to the University to complete their final project. The Professional Practice variant of the course is only available for an October start.
Students who are accepted onto the Professional Practice programme will attend a consultation with a Programme Leader and Placement Coordinator early in their first term to discuss timelines, processes, and requirements.
The Professional Practice year is not assessed. However, students will be required to present a placement project linked to their experience. Students who successfully complete their degree with a year in Professional Practice will receive the award title MSc Management with Professional Practice. Those who do not will receive the MSc Management award, or equivalent exit award.
There are no tuition fees for the Professional Practice year but students will need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
Students must enrol for one of these options:
- the one-year option without placement, or
- the two-year option which includes a placement.
Students will not be able to change from the one-year option to the two-year option after enrolment. For the two-year option, students must choose the course title that states 'With Professional Practice' when they enrol.
The programme provides a diverse range of learning and assessment situations that develop appropriate knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and promote opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate transferable, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills within the broad context of management and in a multi-cultural setting.
A highlight of the programme is an activity-based team challenge event as part of the module Leadership Development, which will allow students to practice and receive feedback on their leadership skills. Please note: our ability to undertake the team challenge event is dependent on government guidance at the time with regard to travel and social-distancing. An appropriate alternative experience will be provided in the event that the team challenge cannot take place.
Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and experts with wide research interests.
The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year, enabling students to hear and learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, Siemens, Lincoln City Council, and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, or becoming a Student Ambassador.
Broaden Your Horizons
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.
Find out more about our funded field trip places for students.
"I already knew that the teaching standard at Lincoln was great from doing my undergraduate degree here. I also knew that the Business School had built strong international relationships so I’d get to meet people from all over the world. They’re really not lying when they call it a life-changing education."Alex Bentley, MSc Management graduate
Career and Personal Development
The MSc Management is designed to prepare you for a career in business and management. Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and exciting SMEs, including: Sky, Amazon, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DXC Technology, British Sugar, FDM Group, Sodexo, Prestige Venues & Events, and MISA JSC- one of Vietnam’s leading software companies.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.
This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Meet the Graduate
Kamila Zolotar, MSc Management
Kamila started her journey in Poland where she was born and raised, before moving to the UK, learning English, and enrolling at the University of Lincoln. Kamila balanced study, work, and life with a young family and graduated from the BA (Hons) Business and Marketing degree with first-class honours in 2014 before completing her MSc in Management in 2018. She went on to secure a graduate internship at a local tech company where she was promoted to General Manager.
You can read more about the success of our graduates on our Alumni Community pages.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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