About this course
LJMU's Management Masters is delivered by specialist academics with an in-depth grasp of how to deploy and manage global strategies in the 21st century.
- Develop the skills and knowledge required for entry into a successful career in international business management
- Apply theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations
- Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade and a truly global commercial setting
- Access research and internship opportunities in Merseyside and the surrounding areas
This programme is designed for the business leaders of tomorrow, and provides the opportunity for you to join a highly supportive scholarly community and a network of like-minded fellow professionals.
In a constantly changing national and international marketplace, it is important to gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful future. By completing this Masters degree, your commercial and strategic acumen will be taken to the next level of development, enabling you to make an impressive contribution to contemporary management practice.
The teaching approach on this course synthesises carefully balanced theoretical content, integrating classic research with contemporary analyses of international business topics.
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Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
On graduation you will be well positioned to undertake management roles in a range of sectors and countries, from financial services to manufacturing, marketing, supply chain management, transport and leisure industries.
Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Management Theory and Leadership
This module covers leadership and management. It provides a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the principal ideas and developments in this area.
Economics and Finance
This module provides a critical appraisal of financial information in terms of the economic environment. It examines the context within which organisations operate and prepare financial plans.
This module helps to identify the contextual differences which affect strategic decision making in particular organisations. Coursework is integrated into the business simulation.
Managing Business Research 1
This module is designed to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct Masters-level assignments. It enables you to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management-related topic at Masters level.
Managing Business Research 2
This module provides an overview of research approaches for business. It aims to equip you with the necessary foundations in qualitative and quantitative research approaches to prepare a research proposal for your dissertation and apply either or both of the research approaches studied.
This module provides a practical approach to develop an evidence-based portfolio of skills necessary in associate-level management. It aims to develop proficiency in core associate-level management competencies and awareness of the holistic, inter-related functional dependencies within a business environment which enable informed management decision making.
This module will help you to prepare a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant organisational issue or problem. It will help you to carry out an independent, in-depth research project.
Supply Chain Management
This module provides an overview of the supply chain and logistics environment including its role and function. It will enable you to adopt a professional approach to SC&L decision-making to develop and implement business solutions.
This module investigates the role and function of marketing within the context of changing consumer demands, globalisation, multi-media communication and social marketing. It also analyses the levers that create the marketing mix for organisations and their relationship to the management skills of analysis, planning and control.
Managing Human Resourcing Strategy
This module provides a conceptual framework for effective employee resourcing. Formative feedback is advanced through workshop participation and the analysis of case studies and scenarios.
Experience Through Internship
This module enables you to undertake work-based or placement activities which further enhance the connection between theory and practice. It enables you to:
- participate in experiential learning as part of your PGT programme
- promote the development and application of knowledge and skills relevant to the business environment
- enhance the further development of your personal and business competencies
- foster initiative and independence of thought by encouraging your contribution to and/or development within an organisation
- further enhance links between LJMU and the local business community
An insight into teaching on your course
Full-time students can expect contact hours for lectures, seminars and workshops of 12 hours per week in each of the two taught semesters, scheduled over two or three days maximum and between the hours of 9am and 6pm. In the third or ‘independent study semester’ you will be guided by a supervisor. The programme is completed in 12 months.
Part-time students study a reduced workload over a two year period agreed with the Programme Leader. They study during the daytime in classes with the full-time students.
The approach to teaching on this programme is interdisciplinary, enabling you to explore the synergies and interdependencies between different areas of business and management.
Active case studies, developed in collaboration with our commercial and industry partners, directly link theory with practice, whilst our optional modules enable you to participate in experiential learning with a local employer.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
Assessments on this course are designed to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your professional development. A variety of methods are used throughout the programme, including:
group and individual reports
reflective reviews class
Feedback is provided in all modules, and extensively in the supporting workshops. In most modules, more than one piece of formal assessment exists, which allows for further feedback to be given during the module.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
Sue has more than 30 years experience of working with universities, companies and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds across all continents. This experience has been at the heart of her 21 year career at LJMU. Sue is an experienced programme developer and specialises in the teaching of management across cultures and international business and trade at postgraduate level. In addition to these business areas, Sue holds specialist teacher-training qualifications from the University of Cambridge (UCLES) and is active in the development of learning and teaching at LJMU through the PGCert HE. She has taken part in EU-wide research projects and has contributed book chapters on the management of learning in the multicultural classroom (The TEMCU project). Sue is an Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute and mentor of Liverpool Vision’s 2015 ‘Head for Business’ winners. She also supervises student research at MSc and PhD levels.
Engaging students in the learning process is at the heart of what I do. Our young people are the future and as we develop their knowledge and skills to respond innovatively to the ever-changing business environment.
What you can expect from your School
The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Liverpool Business School also has a dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in the historic Georgian Quarter of Liverpool and a short walk from the Redmonds Building. The building has recently undergone £1.2 million investment to provide a professional learning space.
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You will need:
- a minimum second class honours degree
- an equivalent professional qualification
- an equivalent award
- significant work experience at a suitable level
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson 50-57
- RPL is accepted on this programme
- International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
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Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.
Please ensure that you take time over your application providing us with a clearly written form; statement of purpose; copies of qualifications and marks; English language certificates (where required); and a reference.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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