MSc Management

This programme aims to equip students with the in-depth understanding and skills required for a successful management career in an increasingly global environment.

The Course

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 mind-set 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.

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level and enhance your employability.

This programme is available for both a September and February start. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk.

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and students will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars, and workshops to examine, research, discuss, and debate topics. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, which relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. Students also have the opportunity to enhance communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role-plays where drama students take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

MSc Management incorporates six core modules and a selection of optional modules from which students can select two to satisfy specific interests and career ambitions.

Optional modules will run as long as at least ten students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time.

Students can then progress to the final dissertation which can relate to any business and management discipline given the broad content of the MSc Management programme. The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. The dissertation is an extended piece of work that may take a variety of potential formats, including independent research project, design of a new enterprise, work-based project, and a consultancy project.

This programme is available for both a September and February start. Optional modules may be restricted for those choosing to enrol in February due to student numbers, timetabling, and staffing constraints. Please note that February admission is only available for full-time study.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term. Four modules are usually studied per term, equating to 12 hours per week. Part-time students usually study two modules per term, equating to six hours of contact time per week. Hours of study can vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the week.

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 spent in class, students are expected to spend at least three to four hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

Although a proportion of the contact time will be spent in teaching, there is also a focus on 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 extensive use of real-world case studies in national and international contexts, simulation materials, and, where relevant, students’ own experiences.

For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

Brand Management (Option)
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Brand Management (Option)

Brands are ubiquitous in our current world and influence our consumption behaviour in both indirect and direct ways. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the different elements of branding including brand value, identity, and associations. The lectures focus on branding theory while the seminars involve case analysis with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development (Option)
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Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to a range of non-traditional business models and to challenge established expectations and norms about business ethics, motivations, value-systems and practices. The module presents the notion that enterprises can operate due to motives other than profit-maximisation and that Social Purpose Organisations can exist to fulfil social functions using business models to create an alternative basis for sustainability and development. Students are challenged to think critically about these forms of organisation and their impact on societies (positive and negative). Students are also challenged to consider how issues such as performance management can translate into the operations of community enterprises.

Comparative Human Resource Management (Option)
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Comparative Human Resource Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to the principal issues underlying international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) in a global context. Such issues have risen in prominence due to increasing trade liberalisation, ‘globalisation’, spread of multinational corporations (MNCs), outsourcing to Asia, developmental focus on Africa and economic integration within the European Union.

As firms increasingly internationalise, suitable strategies for managing human resources have become critical to competition between the MNCs. Students can develop an insight into managing human resources in different national contexts and examine those global and national factors that impact approaches taken to international human resource management. More specifically, the module aims to discuss and analyse those factors which result in variations in HRM practices and policies across national business systems.

Destination Management and Marketing (Option)
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Destination Management and Marketing (Option)

The module is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the international destination management and marketing. Destinations continue the growth and face the fierce competition in a global tourism market. Through this module, students can learn conventional and contemporary management and marketing trends and issues in light of the global tourism situation.

International case studies aim to enhance the understanding of destination management and marketing on a global scale, and a field trip to a popular tourism destination provides a first-hand experience of examining attributes of the destination and suggesting the management and marketing strategy to the destination.

Disaster Management (Option)
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Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery, and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Dissertation (Core)
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Dissertation (Core)

The dissertation provides an opportunity for students with a range of experience and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to dissertation is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work; in effect the dissertation is an extended research project. The dissertation topic should be aligned to students' subject of study.

Finance and accounting (Core)
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Finance and accounting (Core)

This module is designed to introduce concepts and techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint in the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later, the module aims to cover the topics of financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and the sources of finance.

Gender, Power and Business (Option)
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Gender, Power and Business (Option)

This module will explore the way in which gender intersects with the world of business, marketing and event and festival spaces. Concepts of masculine and feminine identity can be critically explored in relation to organisational management, consumers and consumption. This module will draw upon research frameworks from the social sciences in order to understand the way in which supposed gender differences manifest themselves in and around the workplace.

Global Relationship Marketing (Option)
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Global Relationship Marketing (Option)

Relationship marketing can be seen as the process of creating added value for organisations by managing their connections with internal and external stakeholders. This can include customers, employees, suppliers and distributors. Central to the module is the development of a perspective that sees an increasing role for co-creation with consumers in relationships and the effective implementation of appropriate customer experiences.

Global Supply Strategies (Core)
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Global Supply Strategies (Core)

This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have been less successful. Students can examine contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and sustainability using a variety of theoretical frameworks. Students can develop not only a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but also of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies. Given the strategic importance of global supply chains, an understanding of how to manage them strategically may be invaluable for students entering the job market.

Group Consultancy Project (Option)
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Group Consultancy Project (Option)

This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.

International Entrepreneurship (Option)
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International Entrepreneurship (Option)

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises, and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development, and problem-solving with expression, communication, and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities.

This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

International Marketing and Customers (Core)
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International Marketing and Customers (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of marketing concepts applied in an international context. The module is designed to provide students with a clear comprehension of marketing tools available and their use within an international environment, understanding the cultural diversity of their customers.

Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations (Core)
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Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations (Core)

Employers increasingly look for graduates who have exceptional communication and influencing skills. This module consists of a series of workshops that aim to enhance students' verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both one-to-one meetings and group situations. Techniques of theatre and military leadership are utilised throughout this module.

Marketing of Luxury (Option)
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Marketing of Luxury (Option)

The notion of luxury and exclusivity has evolved over time. This module reviews the concept in its historical and current context. Students can travel to London as part of the module to experience and research luxury brands.

Organisational Psychology (Core)
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Organisational Psychology (Core)

The ability to manage people towards organisational goals depends on the manager's insight on individual and group psychology including motivation, decision-making, power, conflict, leadership and culture. This module covers related theory through lectures and practical class exercises.

Research Methods and Design (Core)
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Research Methods and Design (Core)

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their Masters dissertation or project, and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of research design, the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

Strategy Making (Core)
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Strategy Making (Core)

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

The Multinational Enterprise in Context (Option)
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The Multinational Enterprise in Context (Option)

Students explore the historical development of foreign direct investment activity. This gives them an opportunity to understand the main advantages to be gained from firms engaging further in international business activities as well as understand the workings of a global enterprise in a dynamic world economy.

† 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.

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 students' careers.

Essays involve written assignments where students 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 students' ability to think on their feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

Oral presentations provide the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide the chance to see the results of decisions students 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 promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

  • A highlight for many students is a trip to an Escape Room as part of the module Organisational Psychology. This activity challenges students to analyse available information to make critical decisions while managing team dynamics. Travel costs are covered by the School, but students will be expected to pay for their own meals. Additional social and networking events are organised throughout the year.
  • Students on this programme can benefit from working alongside an experienced team of staff consisting of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and wide-ranging 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, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
 2020/21 Entry*
Home/EU £8,800
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** reduction)
£7,040
International £15,900
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£13,900
   
Part-time Home/EU £49 per credit point
Part-time International £88 per credit point

 

 2019/20 Entry*
Home/EU £8,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** reduction)
£6,880
International £15,600
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£13,600
   
Part-time Home/EU £48 per credit point
Part-time International £87 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

Postgraduate Master's Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study. Individuals** will be able to borrow up to £10,906 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification. The amount available will depend on the start date of your course.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £49, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2,940.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. Transport and entry costs relating to the trip to an Escape Room are covered by the School. Students will however be expected to cover the costs of their meals.

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.

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.

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

Dr Charlotte Smith

Programme Leader

Dr Charlotte Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour & Management and the Programme Leader for the MSc Management. She joined the University of Lincoln in 2015, having previously taught at the University of York where she completed her PhD. Charlotte's research interests include employee reward (particularly non-cash forms), dysfunctional consequences of HR practices, and workplace stress.

Contact: ChaSmith@lincoln.ac.uk


Your Future Career

Career and Personal Development

Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and 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.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

The MSc Management prepared me for my future career. I found the wide range of topics and practical aspects of the course highly valuable and directly transferable to the modern workplace

Jack Maddock, MSc Management graduate 2015-16 and Product Owner at Sky.

Facilities

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure you have access to the specialist equipment and resources you need to develop the skills you may need in their future career.

This course is taught in the award-winning David Chiddick Building, which is situated in the centre of the city of Lincoln on the Brayford campus. It provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories and a café. Software including SAGE is available for you to use, as well as SPSS, Datastream (the source of financial and economic data), and FT.com.

Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.