MSc Management

Duration Full time 1 year
  • Business and Management
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September


  • Rated one of the world’s best in the 2019 Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings
  • Improve your practical skills by working on live business projects
  • Benefit from our Careers Camp and dedicated support from our Careers Coach
  • Tailor your programme to your aspirations with specialist options in term three

The future of work is being rapidly transformed by disruptive technology and change. The leaders of tomorrow need the skills to be resilient and the knowledge to navigate the complex global workplace. Launch your international career in Business with the Exeter Masters in Management (MIM) programme.

This programme is ideal if you do not have previous business and management subject experience as it will equip you with all the essential knowledge and skills to be able to thrive in a dynamic and ever changing business environment. It is also suitable if you are looking to grow your knowledge in areas such as: strategy, future trends, leadership, operational management, marketing and business analytics. With our research-led teaching, we will give you a fresh new approach to these, and other topics to prepare you to succeed in a variety of management roles across a range of sectors.

You will study with people from all around the world who come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, giving you the opportunity to expand your network and learn about working with, and doing business with other cultures. Throughout the programme we work with businesses to learn from their expertise and enable you to work on live projects, in order to improve your practical business and management skills. You can also choose between a dissertation, business project, summer school or work placement in term three to tailor your programme to your chosen career path.

I decided to study on this programme because I knew very little about business and wanted to expand my knowledge whilst also learning about multiple business areas. I have studied modules in strategy, future trends and accounting, which have given me a broad business understanding.

My favourite module so far has probably been Sustainability, as it has changed my perspective on how businesses should operate and given me an insight into how behaviours need to change.

Katharine - Management student.

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China

The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc EconomicsMSc Economics & Econometrics, MSc Money, Banking and Finance and MSc Financial Economics programmes. For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Programme structure

The 9 month variant of this programme is available for study nine months full-time over three terms from September to June and is University-based throughout this time.

During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Programme structure (12 month)

The programme is delivered over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term to complete either your dissertation, business project, summer school or work experience. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

The programme is divided into units of study called modules which are assigned a number of 'credits'. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.

Compulsory modules

This programme includes a compulsory 3 days ‘Career Camp’ linked to the BEMM170 Global Career Management module. The ‘Careers Camp’ will take place during the University Induction week please see the ‘Careers’ tab for more information.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching


An MSc in Management enables you to develop the professional and global management skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career and set you apart from other graduates.

Your career is the central focus of the programme, so we have designed a range of activities to support you in achieving the career you want:

  • The Careers Camp – unique to the programme and held during induction week with workshops and lectures specifically designed to help you think about your goals
  • The Global Career Management Module, designed exclusively for the programme, builds on the academic and applied knowledge you will gain throughout your studies, enabling you to apply that learning more successfully to your chosen career path.
  • Dedicated Careers Coach attached to the programme who you can meet with on a 1-2-1 basis to discuss CV design and mock interviews
  • We combine your learning with practical experience by getting you to tackle real industry challenges for current businesses
  • Network and learn from industry leaders at our guest speaker events
  • Gain two Masters programmes in two years with our Double Degree programme
  • Access to the Career Mentor Scheme to help develop your professional goals with a successful alumni in your chosen field
  • Weekly careers e-bulletins bringing you the latest career news and events

Your future career

After graduation, you will join our community of more than 26,000 Business School alumni in over 150 different countries who are actively shaping the world around us. Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide variety of organisations including:

  • BNP Paribas
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte (India)
  • Singapore Airlines
  • HSBC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM (China)
  • Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
  • Pinjin Asset Management
  • AXA Insurance (China)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Russia)
  • Apple (China)
  • Baker Tilly

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

Further information

Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.

My time at Exeter was a transformative experience, it gave me the skills and knowledge to make crucial business and investment decisions. A Masters is an investment in yourself, but an essential one to compete internationally. I have worked for Santander Bank, co-founded a footwear brand and led an investment strategy and geopolitical risk consultancy. I am now Director for EMEA at Export Action Global, advising clients on international strategy and trade.

Robert, Director (EMEA) Export Action Global (EAG)

Entry requirements

A 2:1 with honours or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Pre-Masters programme for international students

The Graduate Diploma in Management run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.


At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2020/21

  • UK/EU: £13,600 full-time
  • International: £22,000 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

£1 Million in Scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2020. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Contact us

Postgraduate Admissions queries

For any queries please complete our enquiry form

For questions about the programme:

Phone +44 (0) 1392 726679

For questions about your offer, CAS/Visa, supporting documents or application process:

Phone +44 (0) 1392 723044 (overseas) or 0300 555 6060 (UK)

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