The programme provides a foundation of knowledge in three core areas:
How organisations work
How markets work
The global socio-economic environment in which business operates
The curriculum of compulsory core courses provides a variety of perspectives on markets and organisations, drawing on various disciplines including economics, economic sociology, business psychology (organisational behaviour), and using a variety of techniques, both quantitative and qualitative.
Students also have the opportunity to customise the programme and specialise in their own area of interest with a wide choice of optional elective courses available from leading academic departments across the LSE. While most business schools will offer courses only in the fields of business and management, our students benefit from an education which crosses over a wide range of inter-connected fields, giving a deeper understanding of the wider context in which business operates.
Courses are taught in a combination of larger lectures and small seminar classes of around 15 students. There will be both formative (practice) and summative (final assessed) coursework in the form of essays, papers, presentations and exams. Students will also carry out an individual dissertation of 6,000 words.
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Programme format: 8.5 units over 2 years
Year 1: an in-depth training in the core foundations of general management
Between years 1 and 2, students undertake a summer internship to gain practical experience
Year 2: students specialise in their own area of interest with a wide range of optional elective courses and an individual dissertation project. Students may also choose to undertake an exchange term abroad at a partner school with the CEMS Master’s in International Management dual degree programme, or the MiM Exchange term.
NOTE: The structure of the programme in year 2 will differ for students undertaking the CEMS Master’s in International Management programme, or the MiM Exchange term.