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200 place StudyQA ranking:6353 Duration:1 year

Why is this subject for you?

  • You want to understand how organisations operate in today’s global marketplace and how the different functions of management (such as strategy and operations) link together
  • You have little or no prior experience in business or management but want a successful management career (this is a good conversion course for those students from other academic disciplines who want to widen their employment opportunities after graduating)
  • You want taught and supervised by leading academics who use innovative teaching methods including a mini-consultancy project on a real-life issue

Management is about working with and through others in an efficient and effective manner to achieve organisational goals.

The MSc in Management is aimed at students from a non-business or management background who want to either enhance their first degree or transition towards a successful management career. This programme educates students on the many facets of management while also developing important management skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.


Innovative teaching

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials, Harvard Business School case studies, industry speakers, organisation visits and computer simulations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will also have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communicating and leadership skills.

Employer engagement

The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage with local organizations, through the module, Winning Markets, which is taken in semester one. This mini-consultancy project runs over the course of the module and students, working in groups, are afforded the chance to present their actionable recommendations based on primary research, to the client company, at the module end. These are real-life problems and not simulated for the purpose of assessment. Not for Profit and charitable organizations have greatly benefitted from the programme engagement.


The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme; especially within group work. 

Students must complete 60 CATS per semester. The award of MSc is based on the accumulation of 180 CATS.

Semester 1

  • Accounting for Managers (10 CATS)
  • Finance for Managers (10 CATS)
  • Operations Management in the New Economy (20 CATS)
  • Winning Markets (20 CATS)

Semester 2

  • People and the 21st-Century Organisation (20 CATS)
  • Research Methods for Business (20 CATS)
  • Strategy-making for Tomorrow's Managers (20 CATS)

Semester 3

  • Dissertation (60 CATS)

Modules are subject to change.


Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline (except Business or Management).

We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgraounds so may also consider previous work experience alongside lower academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in business, management or marketing, in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL Policy A formal interview, the submission of written work, exam or GMAT test may form a part of this proceedure.


International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see:

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
  • See also the INTO Graduate Diploma in Management programme which combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree
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