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MSc Management, Organisations and Governance

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This challenging and highly distinctive one-year programme offers a rigorous interdisciplinary social science perspective on the analysis of management, in relation to three core themes: governance, innovation and entrepreneurship. Through this we provide an intensive and intellectually demanding approach to analysing the key issues facing modern organisations.

The core curriculum focuses on organisations within the context of the wider economy and society, providing an in-depth understanding of management practice, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will gain knowledge around issues of operational and strategic significance, and their managerial consequences within modern organisations. The programme provides a sound understanding of approaches and tools for the management and the governance of organisations. Optional elective courses also offer students access to broad curriculum from a range of LSE departments - from philosophy to digital innovation.

The programme produces reflective, analytically sharp managers who will be in demand in a rapidly changing world. It is aimed at exceptional individuals aspiring to the highest levels of management seniority, in strategic or operational management in the corporate, governmental or not-for-profit sectors. The analytical approach, knowledge and skills developed during the programme make Management, Organisation and Governance graduates attractive to top employers.

The teaching format combines lectures, case studies, teamwork, data analysis and presentations. As part of the core learning students have the unique opportunity to develop their own real-world entrepreneurial business, applying theoretical knowledge to a practical challenge and gaining invaluable experience from initial idea generation through to business growth and future change.

  • A one-year programme giving an interdisciplinary social science perspective on the analysis of management, focusing on governance, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • An introduction to important design issues in the governance of organisations and markets 
  • A focus on the analysis and design of effective global business strategies and organisational practices in a wide range of economic, technical, and societal contexts 
  • The opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills by working in a small team tasked with the creation and growth of a new organisation - examining topics such as leadership roles, idea generation, group development, market evaluation, organisational design, resource issues, performance evaluation and growth 
  • Exposure to a globally relevant curriculum and membership of an internationally diverse, close-knit cohort of students 
  • A range of optional elective courses allow students to customise the programme to their own interests, with courses available from a wide range of academic departments across the LSE

The programme is designed around three compulsory core courses, along with a 6,000-word research project/dissertation. 

Students also customise their programme according to their own interests, and benefit from a truly interdisciplinary learning experience, by choosing up to three optional elective courses from the wide range of world-leading academic departments across LSE. 

Programme structure:

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses

Optional elective courses (any combination to the value of 1.5 units)

Accounting
Employment relations and organisational behaviour
Information systems and innovation
Management
Managerial economics and strategy
Philosophy
Statistics

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

 

Class profiles

The MSc Management, Organisations and Governance attracts a diverse range of students each year, from a wide variety of backgrounds and international locations.

The programme is designed around the diversity of its students, bringing together a variety of real-world experience and international perspectives to form a close-knit academic community.

International diversity

Our students come from a wide range of locations around the world, with students of 32 different nationalities on the programme in 2015/16. 

Variety of experience and age

The programme is well-suited to applicants with around 2 years' work experience, and students with less experience (e.g. an internship) are also welcomed, to bring a diverse mix of experience to the classroom.

Student profiles

 

Alumni snapshot

Dr Christian Busch, Germany

MSc Management, Organisations & Governance class of 2007-08

Current occupation: Associate Director & LSE Research Fellow at LSE Innovation Co-Creation Lab

 

Programme director

Professor Lourdes Sosa

Dr Lourdes Sosa
Associate Professor of Management 

 

Teaching team

Dr Yally Avrahampour

Dr Yally Avrahampour
Assistant Professor in Management

 
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Rebecca Campbell
PhD student in Management

 
Dr Lind a Hickman

Dr Linda Hickman
Visiting Senior Fellow

 
Jonathan Liebenau

Dr Jonathan Liebenau
Associate Professor (Reader) of Technology Management

 
David Marsden

Professor David Marsden
Professor of Industrial Relations

 

 

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The MSc Management, Organisations and Governance programme will provide a route to transform your career, and move away from a specialised academic or employment background, toward a more general and senior management role - for example in consulting, social enterprise, NGOs, government and entrepreneurship.

The programme provides excellent career prospects for early-career graduates, seeking entry to graduate programmes at top global firms, as well as for experienced graduates looked to re-position themselves for more senior roles.

Large employers frequently express a preference for managers who have a solid education in the social sciences and are able to diagnose a large variety of problems and apply appropriate analytical techniques. Additionally, employers consistently say that the competency that most graduates fail to show is commercial awareness and "intrapreneurship"; this programme is designed to meet those expectations.

We have alumni in major consulting companies such as Accenture, the Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC, as well as in a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations throughout the world such as the BBC, the Department of Foreign Affairs (Canada) and the United Nations. As a result of the entrepreneurial focus of the programme we have also had a number of students go on to set up their own thriving businesses. 

Graduate destinations

  • 97% in work/further study 6 months after graduation
  • Mean salary of £37,400

Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for:

Company Names

LSE Careers Service

The LSE has a dedicated Careers Service which will work with you throughout your programme to help you fulfil your career goals:

  • One-to-one careers appointments with your programme’s dedicated Careers Consultant will provide you with individually tailored careers advice and support
  • Careers fairs, seminars and workshops    - you will have access to an extensive programme of careers fairs including Consultancy, Business and Management, Banking and Finance, NGOs and Public Sector employers, as well as employer led skills seminars and recruitment presentations throughout the year.
  • LSE Career Hub online job vacancy portaladvertising hundreds of vacancies each week, including full time graduate jobs, internships, volunteering opportunities and part time casual jobs.
  • Help with CVs/resumes and interviewswith one-to-one CV feedback sessions for advice on your own CV. When you have an interview coming up you can also book a half hour practice interview. A number of departmental careers workshops are available, covering topics including CVs and application forms, interviews, presentation skills and assessment centres.

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Entry requirements

  • First class or good upper second class bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in social science (see entry requirements)
  • Indication of professional experience (the programme is well-suited to students with 2 or more years' work experience, however applicants with less experience (e.g. an internship) are also welcomed)
  • Graduates of non-UK institutions are required to submit a GRE or GMAT score
  • English language requirements

Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.

How to apply

Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office:

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Applications are open from 19 October 2015 for entry to the programme in Autumn 2016.

We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so   we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements. 

Fees and financial support

The programme tuition fee is £24,936.

A range of financial support options are available for UK and international graduate students.

 

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