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MSc Management, Organisations and Governance

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Programme overview

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: governanceinnovation 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.


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 core courses (2.5 units)

Optional elective courses (1.5 units)

You will customise your programme according to your own interests with optional elective courses to the total value of 1.5 units from the range of options listed below.

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Employment relations and organisational behaviour
Information systems and innovation
Managerial economics and strategy

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


Student profiles

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Christina, USA

Eki, UK

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.

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.

Current class profile (2015-16)

32 nationalities: 


Programme Director

Professor Lourdes Sosa

Dr Lourdes Sosa
Associate Professor of Management 


Teaching team

Dr Yally Avrahampour

Dr Yally Avrahampour
Assistant Professor in Management


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



Career development with the MSc Management, Organisations & Governance

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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.

LSE Careers

LSE Careers will provide tailored individual support with your professional development and job search throughout the programme. They offer one-to-one Career Consultant sessions, access to employers with career fairs, seminars and workshops, a vast database of employment opportunities via the LSE Career Hub, and help with job hunting, CVs/resumes and interviews.

Graduate destinations

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. 

LSE Careers survey of 2013-14 graduates:

  • 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:

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