MPhil/PhD in Management

In addition to progressing with their research, students are expected to take the listed training and transferable skills courses.  Students may take courses in addition to those listed, and should discuss this with their supervisor.

Students registered for the MPhil/PhD Management (Managerial Economics and Strategy Group) should see the MPhil/PhD Management (MES Group) programme regulations 


Students will be registered for one of three tracks of this research programme and are required to take the courses as listed below.

Business Economics Track
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)
EC441 Microeconomics for MRes Students
MG411 Firms and Markets (students who have already taken MG411 should discuss alternatives with the programme director)
Full course unit Research Paper

Optional (examined)
1 of the below:
EC532 International Economics for Research Students
EC533 Labour Economics for Research Students
EC536 Economics of Industry for Research Students
EC537 Microeconomic Theory for Research Students
FM502 Theories of Finance
FM503 Empirical Finance

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Progression and upgrade requirements
Students will normally be required to pass their first year modules with merit or above in order to progress to the second year. Upgrade will occur subject to the submission of a quality research proposal 18 months into the programme.

Management Quantitative Track (Stream A, with prior statistics background)
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)
2.5 units from the following:
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
Full Unit Research Paper

Optional (examined)
1.5 units from the following:
MG414 Managing Change in the Public Sector: Theory and Challenge
MG415 Thinking Like a Policy Analyst
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Progression and upgrade requirements
Students will normally be required to pass their first year modules with merit or above in order to progress to the second year. Upgrade will occur subject to the submission of a quality research proposal 18 months into the programme.

Management Quantitative Track (Stream B with no prior statistics background)
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)
2.5 units from the following:
MY551 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H)
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
Or MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
Full Unit Research Paper

Optional (examined)
1.5 units from the following
MG414 Public Management and Governance
MG415 Thinking Like a Policy Analyst
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Progression and upgrade requirements
Students will normally be required to pass their first year modules with merit or above in order to progress to the second year. Upgrade will occur subject to the submission of a quality research proposal 18 months into the programme.

Management Qualitative track 
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)
2.5 units from the following:
MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H)
MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (H) or MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
MY551 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H) or MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)

Full unit Research Paper

Optional (examined)
1.5 units from the following:
MG414 Public Management and Governance
MG415 Thinking Like a Policy Analyst
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Progression and upgrade requirements

Students will normally be required to pass their first year modules with merit or above in order to progress to the second year. Upgrade will occur subject to the submission of a quality research proposal 18 months into the programme.