The programme is designed around four compulsory core courses, along with a 6,000-word dissertation.
Students also customise their programme according to their own interests by choosing three optional elective courses from a range of world-leading academic departments across the LSE.
Teaching consists of lectures and smaller seminars. Many seminars are also based on case studies, and much of the work for the seminars in the core courses and for the extended case study is based on teamwork in study groups.
Compulsory courses (total value 2.5 units)
MN404 Incentives and Governance in Organisations (0.5 unit) explains how information and incentives influence decisions in organisations, and, on this basis, draws conclusions about the way companies should be organised and governed.
MN426 Design and Management of Organisations (0.5 unit) investigates organisation and management decision making on the basis of general heuristics and biases exhibited by individuals and groups. This is used to analyse how organisations can manage individual and group decision making, and how this gives rise to informal structures in organisations, e.g. corporate culture.
MN415 The Analysis of Strategy (A) (0.5 unit) introduces the abstract study of strategy on the basis of game theory and business economics, and applies these concepts to questions of business strategy, e.g. questions of vertical integration, value creation and a firm’s resources and capabilities.
MN416 The Analysis of Strategy (B) (0.5 unit) develops a framework, on the basis of game theory and economics, to think systematically about the various dimensions of how firms compete in industries. This includes questions of market definition, pricing, advertising and research and development.
MN497 Dissertation: MSc Management and Strategy (0.5 unit) gives students the opportunity to work on a project of their choice and apply the concepts from the programme in addressing a research question and the analysis of empirical evidence.
Optional elective courses (combination of three courses to the total value of 1.5 units)
Two 0.5 unit courses from the following list:
Employment relations and organisational behaviour
Managerial economics and strategy
One 0.5 unit course from the following list:
Students may also take a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses.