MSc Management

About this course

This course provides a route to academic and professional recognition for the future manager. Real-world learning opportunities, work-based applied learning and employer links will allow you to develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

The course follows a thematic design to reflect the real world practice of management. The research based approach uses models and case studies for understanding and the application of systematic analytical and creative decision making in the real work of today’s organisations.

The course reflects the real-world practice of management and has flexible delivery options to suit you. The course is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you can gain CMI student membership during your studies.

Course content

Three themes are covered within seven core units:

1) Personal Management Development:

  • Continuing Professional & Personal Development
  • Business Skills For Leadership  

2) Applied Contemporary Management Theory

  • International Management in Context
  • Organisational Development
  • International Business Issues & Practice  

3) Management Research

  • Management Research Methods
  • International Management/Work Based/Consultancy Project.

(Our courses are regularly reviewed so the final module list may be slightly different from the one shown here.)

Why study at Solent?

Our tutors have a range of expertise in management in business across a variety of industries which provide a rich breadth of knowledge to understand the practice of management. Use of Blended Learning enables you to study part-time while in full-time employment and unlike most distance learning schemes, you will have regular class sessions, and frequent tutor contact.

Formative assessment (the opportunity for feedback on assessment/progress which is not formally marked) is built into the design of each subject to provide every opportunity for academic success into each unit studied.

Teaching, learning and assessment

The course is taught through a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual supervision.

There is a placement opportunity embedded within this course from which students may write up their final project report. You may also choose to apply assessments to an organisation you are familiar with or your own workplace.

The course is assessed through individual coursework comprising of portfolios, written work, presentations and the final project.

The specification for the current academic year can be found here.

Web-based learning

The University’s virtual learning environment is an integral part of the learning and teaching of the MSc course for content, case studies and peer/tutor interaction. 

How to apply

Download the postgraduate application form

Applications for postgraduate courses can be made at any time prior to the start of the course.   If you require more information, please telephone or email the admissions team, details are listed below;

Tel: +44 (0)23 8031 5066

Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Course information


Recognised by the Chartered  Management  Institute.

Career opportunities

This course will help students wishing to advance in their present organisation or in applying to other organisations.

You will be given many opportunities to apply your learning to your own organisation or organisations provided as case studies and live briefs (where appropriate).

Students will develop a range of transferrable skills from group working, presentation skills, research and analytical abilities, working to deadlines and application of knowledge to real world scenarios. 

Previous graduates who have studied management at masters level have taken a variety of posts after graduating which include:

HR Manager
Financial Consultant
Purchasing Coordinator
Project Developer
Account Manager


See entry level

Entry level

An honours degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional qualification and/or evidenced managerial experience. 

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

IELTS minimum 6.5 (6.0 in writing)
TOEFL IBT 92 (22 in writing)
 PTE Academic 61 (56 in writing)
 or equivalent.

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