UCL School of Management

MSc Management


We offer two routes through our MSc Management programme:

  • Route A is designed for students who have not previously studied business and management. 
  • Route B is for candidates who already have an undergraduate degree in business and management, or for those who have studied Accounting and Finance at undergraduate level.

Please note that admissions are now closed for the 2016/17 academic year. We will be accepting applications for September 2017 entry from October 2016 and would welcome your application then.

Route B is flexible in order to enable students to focus on the disciplines they did not study at undergraduate level.

Candidates are automatically directed down route A or B based on the details they give in their application and their prior studies.

Route A:
Term 1 Term 2

MSING015 Business Strategy

MSING018 Accounting

MSING022 Organisational Behaviour

MSING046 Managing Finance

MSING014B Decision and Risk Analysis

MSING019 Business Economics

MSING020 Markets and Customers


One of the following:

MSING024B Influence and Negotiations

MSING032 Business and Human Rights

MSING039 International Political Economy

MSINGM99 Business Research Project - Running throughout the academic year

MSINGCA0 Career and Professional Development - Running throughout the academic year

Route B:

Term 1 Term 2

MSING025 Corporate Strategy

MSING027 Corporate Finance

MSING014B Decision and Risk Analysis

MSING020 Markets and Customers

One of the following:

MSING022B Organisational Behaviour

MSING032B Business and Human Rights

MSING033 International Financial Reporting


Choose one pathway:

Pathway 1 - Finance  
MSING028 Investment Management

MSING035 Mergers and IPOs

MSING034 International Capital Markets

Pathway 2 - Leadership  
MSING042 Leading High Performance Teams

MSING021 Leadership and Communication

MSING024B Influence and Negotiations

Pathway 3 - Technology Management  
MSING713 Innovation Practices

MSING009 Managing High-Technology Organisations

MSING031 Project Management


MSINGM99 Business Research Project - Running throughout the year

MSINGCA0 Career and Professional Development - Running throughout the academic year

Consultancy Project

MSc Management students carry out a consultancy project in a small team. Many students have enjoyed the consulting project more than any other part of their MSc Management degree.

The project involves a period of consultancy work carried out by a team of students for a client company. For example, students may be asked to design a new fund for an investment firm or help an entrepreneur to bring a new product to the market.

Most clients are small enterprises, allowing students direct access to company owners and letting them gain a holistic understanding of how businesses are run. Consultancy teams may include students from London Business School via the HELO project.

International Summer Schools

Students will have the opportunity to apply to spend two weeks attending workshops and seminars in a university abroad. Partner schools include HEC Paris, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, University of Chile in Santiago, and Externado University in Bogotá. This option depends upon approval from the Programme Director, taking into consideration the experience and career objectives of the student, as well as the number of available places.

Semester in Paris

Students in Route A have the opportunity to apply to spend their second semester at the University of Paris (Dauphine), one of the most reputable business universities in France. This option depends upon approval from the Programme Director, taking into consideration the experience and career objectives of the student, as well as the number of available places.

Language Classes

All our students are allowed and encouraged to take language classes in the evening, either at the UCL Language Centre or at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. We offer 35 different languages at all levels.


In addition to academic subjects, students have the opportunity to attend a series of innovative and interactive workshops aimed at improving their management and leadership skills. Some of the classes include:

Effective Presentation Skills

Developing Leadership Skills through Theatre Techniques

Essay Writing Skills for Non-Native Speakers of English

Developing Dynamic Public Speaking Skills

Student Activities

During their year at UCL, students have the opportunity to participate in various student activities on campus inclding clubs, societies, cultural events, sports, etc. Moreover, the MSc Management students organise their own activities including a football team, a China network society, a Women in Management society, final-term parties and celebrations, etc.

Course Dates

Full-time (one year):

26th September 2016 to 25th September 2017

Part-time (two years):

Part-time students are expected to attend lectures two or three times a week. Lectures usually take place either in the morning (10:00-13:00) or afternoon (14:00-17:00). There are no evening or weekend lectures.


All lectures take place at the Bloomsbury campus located in the heart of central London.

Please note that starting September 2016, our students will attend their classes in our new location, Floor 38, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London’s global business district. All facilities at the Bloomsbury campus will also be open to students.


Student profile

Who this course is designed for?

Are you ambitious? Do you have a ‘can-do’ attitude? Employers tell us that they look for people who aim high and are encouraged by challenges, not daunted by them.

Are you keen to know more about business and management?

The MSc Management programme is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge and contacts to pursue a career in management.

Do you want support in developing your career?

Regular career workshops and one-to-one advice ensures that every graduating student is able to advance their career plans.

Why choose an MSc in Management?

  • Organisations need people who can motivate others and develop strategies in a dynamic and competitive environment.
  • The MSc Management programme is designed to equip ambitious students with the knowledge and skills to work for leading organisations around the world.
  • Because of its managerial focus, the course is not suitable for those wishing to continue their studies at doctoral level.
  • Our students come from different academic backgrounds including business, international studies, engineering, sciences, economics, social sciences and the arts.

Applying for Masters in Management

Applications for September 2016 entry will be considered from mid-October 2015 onwards. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 (possibly earlier if places are filled). Students are therefore advised to apply early due to competition for places. Applications are made using an online application form.

Entry Requirements

We look for students with drive, talent, intelligence and vigour.

  • Academic profile. A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in any subject. Applicants who have not received their final undergraduate degree must be able to prove their current grade average is a 2:1 or equivalent. We cannot consider applicants with a degree result lower than an upper second-class degree.
  • Career Aspirations. A personal statement outlining (1) their motivation for studying management and (2) future career aspirations. Applicants should also show that they have actively taken steps to meet their career goals though activities such as work experience, internships, and/or volunteering. Details should be included on the application form and a CV should also be attached.
  • International profile. Applicants should highlight any international experience they have had, including international exchanges, trips, internships, fluency in other languages and/or interest in other cultures.
  • English Language skills. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to provide evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate. UCL’s preferred English language qualification is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A ‘Good Level’ is required for MSc in Management: i.e. an overall grade of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. More information about the English language criteria can be found here.
  • Application process. Qualifications are assessed only once an application has been submitted. The equivalency of overseas qualifications cannot be assessed unless a full application with all supporting documentation such as degree transcripts, references, etc. has already been submitted to UCL. We do not require GMAT/GRE scores, but students are encouraged to include them if they feel their score will strengthen their application.


The 2016-17 fees are detailed here

Equivalency Requirements for Chinese Applicants

International students are required to have the equivalent of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree to apply for the MSc in Management.  For applicants from China, this is usually a minimum of a Bachelors degree with a final overall grade of B+, 85%, or a CGPA or 3.45/4.0.

Further Information

If you have any other questions regarding the programme that are not addressed on our web pages please check the Frequently Asked Questions or email us.

Email: mgmt-mm@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7679 3489


UCL School of Mangement Scholarship

The UCL School of Management offers scholarships of £10,000 for students on the MSc in Management. The scholarships are offered to support our postgraduate students and demonstrate our commitment to teaching.


All candidates holding an offer of admission will be considered for funding. Applicants without an offer of admission to UCL may be excluded from the selection process. We strongly recommend that applications for admission are submitted no later than four weeks before the scholarship deadline to ensure an offer of a place has been made when the scholarship is allocated.


There is no formal application procedure for this scholarship. All prospective students who have been offered a place on the programme by 1st May 2016 will be considered for a scholarship. Decisions about awards will be made by a selection committee consisting of academic staff from the UCL School of Management.

Selection criteria

The scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Academic excellence
  • Personal, career or social achievement

Successful applicants will have outstanding results in the qualifications they have already obtained, or will have major achievements in other areas of life.

Notification of results

The scholarship recipients will be informed of their success by 1st July 2016. We do not accept additional material from candidates unless specifically requested.

Pattihis Family Scholarship

UCL is pleased to announce a Scholarship, generously funded by Remedica Ltd, for the MSc Management degree in the UCL School of Management. Remedica Ltd is a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Cyprus and exporting to more than 100 countries.

One full fee scholarship of £15,140 per year is available for the 2016/17 academic year.  As well as covering fees, the Scholarship includes an offer of employment with Remedica (subject to successful completion of degree) and the successful candidate will be expected to develop and progress in their career in management with Remedica, but this is not a binding obligation.


All eligible candidates holding an offer of admission and have submitted a statement of interest and CV as an additional document to their application will be considered for funding. Applicants without an offer of admission to UCL will be excluded from the selection process.


Candidates who would like to be considered for the scholarship must upload a one page statement as an additional document to the UCL MSc Management application outlining why they should be considered. This should also cover motivations for employment with Remedica. They should also upload a CV. The UCL MSc Management Admissions panel, in accordance with procedures used by the UCL Scholarships Office, will be exclusively responsible for selecting the best and most deserving student candidates. Remedica will then interview the shortlisted applicants and make the final selection.

We strongly recommend that applications for admission are submitted no later than four weeks before the scholarship deadline of 1st April 2016 to ensure an offer of a place has been made when the scholarship is allocated.

Selection Criteria
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Cyprus in order to be considered eligible for this Scholarship
  • Preference will be given to students who are able to speak Greek – but this is not essential.
  • Academic excellence, personal, career or social achievement
Notification of results

The scholarship recipients will be informed of their success in Summer 2016.

If there are no qualified students in any given year, the Scholarship will be rolled over to the following year.

UCL Scholarships

For central additional funding opportunities, please see scholarships and funding.

Marco Aponte-Moreno, MSc Management Programme Director, lecturing

Why choose us

Our Strengths:

World class reputation: UCL consistently ranks among the top universities in the world.

International focus: Our MSc Management has been carefully designed to develop your international management and leadership skills.

High quality teaching: We invest in the selection and developing of our faculty to provide you with the best possible education during your studies at UCL.

Tailored careers support: A series of workshops and employer-led activities are offered throughout the year to develop your global career management skills.

Global professional network: Our international cohorts and close relations with alumni allow you to develop your global professional network.

What Our Students Say….

…on studying and living in London

“London is so multicultural, and that’s even reflected in what you can have for lunch – we’re spoilt for choice!”

“There’s not only the activities laid on by UCL, but by a whole city of 11 million people – so you can always find something to do and someone to do it with.”

“Transport in the UK and London is so good. You can be in Scotland in four hours and Paris in three. Its like a gateway for European travel.”

“I thought the shopping was good at home – but London is brilliant!”

“London has so much history – you won’t be able to see it all.”

…on UCL

“It’s the worlds 4th best university and its based in the world’s best city – a winning combination.”

“There are so many clubs and societies, the list is endless. If you are really into a certain type of activity, no matter how specialist – I guarantee there is a society for you!”

“Great facilities.”

…on the teaching staff

“The teaching staff are really approachable, knowledgeable and the lectures are always well planned and thought out.”

“Down to earth and friendly – and very good at their job!”

“21st Century teaching.”

…on the cost of living

“Don’t let preconceived ideas fool you, yes London can be expensive but there are plenty of ways to see all that the city has to offer at student prices. I went to the V&A with the UCL Arts Society for £2 last month.”

“Now the credit crunch is upon us, all Londoners are looking for cheap treats – not just students – so a lot of cinemas, clubs, pubs and theatres all have amazing discounts. You just need to know where to look.”

“Don’t be put off by rumours, you don’t need to be rich to live like a king or queen in London.”


Career Opportunities

As London’s Global University, we at UCL are better qualified than most to realise that any organisation is only as strong as the individuals who work for it. This, allied to the innovation and flexibility needed in today’s organisations, means that recruiting the right person has never been more important.

The MSc Management course enables you to make an early and substantial contribution to your future employer. Each of our students are prepared for their future through career workshops, one-to-one advice, exclusive employer events and access to our alumni community. Whatever your nationality, experience or background, you will leave UCL equipped with the tools to become a high achiever in your chosen field.

As a MSc Management student, you will benefit from a bespoke Careers and Employer Engagement programme and a dedicated careers team who will help you present yourself to leading graduate employers with confidence.

Our portfolio of careers support for MSc Management students includes:

  • Individual career coaching sessions with Careers Consultants dedicated to the School of Management
  • Weekly careers and professional development workshops on topics including marketing yourself as a candidate, interviews, assessment centres and planning your next steps
  • Exclusive industry insight sessions and employer-led events accessible only by School of Management students to inform your career choices
  • Access to UCL School of Management alumni keen to support you with your career

For further information on the Careers provision for UCL School of Management, please see our Careers page.

In addition to the bespoke activities within the School of Management, you also have access to the central UCL Careers provision. Every year over 1000 employers/organisations attend events arranged by UCL Careers, including careers fairs, employer presentations and sector ‘themed weeks’, which may include employer forums, networking events, talks on how to get into the sector and one-to-one advice sessions.

Our students go onto careers in a range of sectors; the most common destinations for our students are consulting, banking and finance, management trainee programmes, marketing and technology. Graduates from the MSc Management programme have secured jobs in a variety of high-profile companies including:

  • Amazon
  • Barclays
  • Bayer
  • BCG
  • Bloomberg
  • Capco
  • CharityWorks
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • GSK
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • Kantar World Panel
  • KPMG
  • Lego
  • L’Oreal
  • LVMH
  • Nomura
  • Oliver Wyman
  • PA Consulting
  • PwC
  • Rothschild
  • Sotheby’s
  • TK Maxx
  • Unilever
  • United Nations
  • … as well as a range of small-medium sized companies and start-ups


Frequently Asked Questions about the MSc in Management

How can I apply?

You may apply online on the admissions website.

What is the GMAT or GRE recommended score for the MSc Management?

GMAT: A score of around 600
GRE: A score of around 310

We do not require GMAT/GRE scores, but students are encouraged to include them if they feel their score will strengthen their application.

What is the GMAT designated institution code for MSc in Management, UCL?

The GMAT designated institution code is 7497

What is the GRE designated institution code for MSc Management, UCL?

The GRE designated institution code is 7499

How can I submit my GMAT/GRE score?

You can upload your score report as an additional document to your application, or you send your GMAT or GRE score through the GMAT or GRE website.

Can I find out if I am a suitable candidate for the course before applying?

Unfortunately we are not able to comment on a candidate’s suitability for the course before we receive a completed application form. Our minimum entry requirements can be found above.

Will it improve my chances of being accepted if I apply for more than one MSc course?

No, in fact if your apply for more than one MSc it will indicate that you are unfocused regarding your career ambitions and is more likely to lead to you being rejected for both courses. We currently offer another MSc - in Technology Entrepreneurship - and the career outcome for this course is very different from MSc Management.

I am an international student, how can I find out what the degree equivalency is for my home institution?

International Students may ascertain qualification equivalents from the UCL international students website. UCL Admissions check qualification equivalencies before forwarding application forms to our School. We are unable to comment on international qualifications.

I am currently studying and do not yet have my final results, should I wait to receive my transcript before applying?

If your predicted final results meet our minimum entry requirements, you can apply before receiving your final degree results. You should include details of your predicted results on your application form, and an official transcript of your results so far. If we are able to make you an offer of study, it will be conditional and you will need to prove that you meet the condition before the beginning of the course.

My degree results are just under a 2.1, can I be considered anyway? 

No, unfortunately we are not able to consider any candidates below the minimum entry requirements. This includes applicants with a current average grade below a 2:1 or equivalent.

What documents are required for the application?

You will need to include a degree transcript, two references, personal statement and optional GMAT or GRE score. Overseas applicants should also supply evidence of their English language ability usually via an IELTS test.

I have studied in English; do I need to take a language test?

Candidates may be exempt if they can show evidence of substantial education (minimum of twelve months) or work experience (minimum eighteen months) conducted in English and undertaken no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. More information on our English language requirements can be found on the prospective students pages

I am going to take an English test later in the year, can I still apply now?

You may apply now for a place on a programme without a current English test as long as you send your qualification as soon as your receive it. If you are offered a place, it will be conditional on your providing evidence of English before the start of the course.

My referees are not able to provide references electronically; can I provide hard copy reference letters? 

Yes, you can post hard copies to the Admissions Office to be uploaded to your application form.

What are the fees for the programme?

Information regarding fees and costs can be found on the UCL Graduate Taught website.

I want to start the course in January, is this possible? 

No, we only have one intake a year in September.

How long is the course and what are the term dates?

The course lasts for a full calendar year from September to September. Teaching finishes at the end of Term Two, allowing students to prepare for exams and work on their final project. Term dates are available each year on the UCL website.

Can I obtain a scholarship or funding?

Information about the School’s scholarships is available above. Information about financial assistance is available here.

What careers support is available to students studying on this course?

Please visit the careers website for information regarding our dedicated careers support.

May I schedule an appointment with the Programme Administrator or Course Director to discuss my qualifications and interest in the programme?

Due to the extremely high volume of applications received, it is not possible for staff to meet personally with applicants before they have been given an offer of study.

My application has been unsuccessful. Can I find out why and request to be reconsidered?

Unfortunately we are not able to give details on why a particular application has been unsuccessful, and cannot reconsider the decision.

Further Information

If you have any other questions regarding the programme that are not addressed on our web pages please email us.

Email: mgmt-mm@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 020 3108 1513

Last updated Wednesday, 25 May 2016