• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Business
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Allows graduates from both business and non-business backgrounds to gain the tools and skills to pursue a career in the management of business, finance, marketing and human resources.

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Building on your graduate capabilities, you’ll gain the management and leadership skills needed to manage:

  • the business or even your own business
  • people and their performance
  • crises and change
  • projects and the associated risks

You will develop strategies to deal with global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it be a business you work or your own business that you are looking to establish. You can combine your management studies with a wide range of specialisms, depending on your preferred career path.

There is also extensive opportunity to choose a specialism to go alongside your Management degree (MSc Management). This gives you the opportunity to study an area that suits you and your career preferences. These specialisms, often referred to as “pathways” are as follows: 

  • MSc Management and Finance
  • MSc Management and International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Management and Marketing
  • MSc Management, Strategy and Leadership
  • MSc Management and Entrepreneurship

The pathway specific modules allow you to tailor your programme of studies to suit your needs for future professional or academic development.

Learn from case studies and real-life projects how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice. Hear from industry professionals as part of our guest lectures and engage with fellow students and business minded individuals through our Centre for Entrepreneurship, and set up your own business.

Management (MSc) is dual accredited by CMI. This means you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your degree.‌


Internships in China, Mexico, Vietnam and Manchester (UK)

Enhance your employability with graduate internship opportunities.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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There are two start dates – September and January.

The September intake will do all their taught modules before undertaking their project. January entrants undertake half their taught modules, then they undertake their project, then the remaining taught modules.

How you will be taught

All staff are research active and whenever relevant, eg their advisory role in public policy, use their expertise to inform teaching at the relevant level.

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, group-work and student presentations. Directed reading is an integral part of all modules with credit given for evidence of wide reading in assessments. All modules provide opportunities for you to acquire and practice applicable skills (e.g. problem solving, case study analysis, group working).

How you will be assessed

All modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final assessment held at the end of each Semester with a re-sit opportunity shortly thereafter. Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree.

Course content

The programme begins with a two week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces you to the university’s learning resources (e.g. the library and study skills support) and encourages you to work in ‘teams’ exchanging your intellectual assets for mutual benefit. 

You’ll then study five compulsory modules covering operation and change management, strategic management and organizational analysis, performance measurement and reporting, marketing management strategy, and managing people and organisations.  A summer project in your specialist area completes the core modules.

You’ll also take three modules in your specialist pathway (which you will choose after the two-week Foundation module).

Pathways include:

  • Management
  • Management and Finance
  • Management and International Human Resource Management
  • Management and Marketing
  • Management, Strategy and Leadership
  • Management and Entrepreneurship

These specialisms allow you to strengthen your knowledge in a particular area - in addition to the core management modules, you can focus your optional modules on the area in which you wish to specialise. 


Induction week

  • Challenging yourself and others, interactive induction week. Individual and team based activities, supported by local businesses.


  • Operations Management and Change (September) (BU51008)
  • Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis (September) (BU52031)
  • Marketing Management and Strategy (January) (BU52008)
  • Managing People and Organisations (January) (BU51024)
  • Management Project Report (Summer) (BU53003)

Optional Business English Module
You can choose the following specialist English module on a 'not for degree' basis: 

  • Specialist Management English for Business 1 (September) (BU11006)
  • Specialist Management English for Business 2  (January) (BU12007)

MSc Management 


  • Corporate Governance (September) (BU51001)
  • Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics (January) (BU52034)

You can choose two options from:

  • Cross-cultural Management  (September) (BU51027)
  • Leadership and Decision Making (September) (BU52033)
  • Project Management Processes (January) (BU52032)
  • Managing Multinational Enterprises (January) (BU52045)

MSc Management and International Human Resource Management


  • Human Resources Management Strategies  (September) (BU51018)
  • International Human Resource Management  (January) (BU52021)

You can choose two options from:

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship in a Global Context (September) (BU52041)
  • Corporate Governance (September) (BU51001)
  • Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics (January) (BU52034)
  • Behavioural Insights for Managers (January) (BU52024)

Management and Marketing 


  • Customer Experience Design (September) (BU51017)
  • Digital Marketing (January) (BU52025)

You can choose two options from:

  • Search Marketing (September) (BU51025)
  • Marketing as a Creative Practice (September) (BU51015 )
  • Applied Marketing Research and Insight (January) (BU52038)
  • Brand Management and Strategy (January) (BU52039)

Management, Strategy and Leadership 


  • Leadership and Decision Making (September) (BU52033)
  • International Business Strategy (January) (BU51016)

You can choose two options from: 

  • Cross-cultural Management (September) (BU51027)
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship in a Global Context (September) (BU52041)
  • Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics (January) (BU52034)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (January) (BU52013)

MSc Management and Finance 


  •  Corporate Finance (September) (BU51002)
  •  Global Risk Analysis (January) (BU52006)

You can choose two options from:

  • Emerging Financial Markets and Investments (September) (BU52012)
  • Global Financial Markets (September) (BU51013)
  • Quantitative Methods (January) (BU52016)
  • Investment Management (January) (BU52043)

MSc Management and Entrepreneurship


  • Understanding Entrepreneurship in a Global Context (September) (BU52041)
  • Practicing Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business (January) (BU52040)

You can choose two options from:

  • Customer Experience Design (September) (BU51017)
  • Cross-cultural Management (September) (BU51027)
  • International Business Strategy (January) (BU51016)
  • Digital Marketing  (January) (BU52025)





The highlight of the degree for many

This is your opportunity to undertake one of the following three as part of your degree:

  1. Internship in China, Mexico, Vietnam and Manchester (UK)
  2. Independent Project – possibly with an organisation
  3. Group Consultancy Project with an organisation
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At Dundee our Master’s courses prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world and in whatever sector you plan to work. Employers expect their postgraduate recruits to have advanced technical and communication skills, to be confident team-workers, independent researchers, good project-managers and to be at the leading edge of their specialism. We have designed our degrees courses to respond to these demands.

This qualification gives you the management and leadership skills to increase your employability. The course prepares you to work in small firms, in large multinational firms with global office networks, in the public sector or in international and charitable organisations. It also prepares you for launching and running your own business, or simply becoming entrepreneurial whether it is for a multinational or an SME. Roles generally include meeting a wide cross-section of people, the provision of advice, management and technical services.

At Dundee you’ll be working with other students from around the world – opening up global possibilities.

I really enjoyed being a student at Dundee, whether it was studying in the library or going to the campus bar to watch a football match. It was also a fun city to be in for a student, very walkable and with the train station downtown it was easy to take a trip down to Edinburgh or Glasgow for the day.

I enjoyed the atmosphere most of all, there is so much you can learn from your peers. I think the diverse student population was what I enjoyed the most, even just a simple conversation with a classmate exposed me to a different way of thinking than you might typically see in North America.

Currently I work for Cushman & Wakefield which is among the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms.

Marc Cheverie
Research & Sales Coordinator (Cushman & Wakefield)

A good first degree (at least lower second class Honours degree or equivalent) in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical, communication, problem-solving and team-working skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £6,950 per year of study
Rest of UK students £6,950 per year of study
International students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study
Fee statusFees for students starting 2020-21
Scottish and EU students £7,650 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £7,650 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
International students (non-EU) £18,150 per year of study
See our scholarships for International applicants

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

  Degree Course code
Apply nowManagement MScP052173
Apply nowManagement and Finance MScP052173
Apply nowManagement and International Human Resource Management MScP052173
Apply nowManagement and Marketing MScP052173
Apply nowManagement, Strategy and Leadership MScP052173
Apply nowManagement and Entrepreneurship MScP052173

Course Contact

Dr Norin Arshed
School of Business
+44 (0)1382 385838

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