Master's in Management

  • Graduate taught
  • Department of Management
  • Application code N2UB
  • Starting 2020
  • UK/EU full-time: Closed
  • Overseas full-time: Closed
  • Location: Houghton Street, London


The Master’s in Management is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader over a lifetime career.

For students wishing to launch their career in management, this programme will give you a foundation in the fundamentals of managing people and organisations within the real-world context of business today. Core courses will develop your skills in business analysis, marketing, financial management, people management, leadership and strategy.

The curriculum will take an in-depth analytical approach throughout, enabling you to critically assess the latest trends and theories in management, and gain a true understanding of the social, economic and political forces which impact on organisations worldwide. A business project and international field trip will develop your practical skills as a talented and intelligent manager and enable you to use your insights from the programme to create real-world, practical managerial solutions.

You will graduate from the programme as an insightful, analytical and strategic manager, and stand out from other business school graduates with the ability to take on new and unknown challenges throughout your lifelong career in the fast-moving global business environment.

Read more about the LSE student experience on our student blog, The Student Lens >

Teaching and learning in Michaelmas Term 2020 
Information on how LSE will deliver teaching and learning in Michaelmas term can be found here.

Programme details

Key facts

Start date Introductory course begins in September 2020
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. However please note the funding deadlines
Duration 12 months full-time only
Number of applications per place 13.5
Tuition fee £32,184
Financial support Graduate support scheme (deadline 27 April 2020)
Minimum entry requirement 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline
GRE/GMAT requirement GMAT or GRE is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate or graduate degree
English language requirements Standard (see 'Assessing your application')
Location  Houghton Street, London

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Master's in Management

  • undergraduate degree with upper second class honours (2.1) or above, or international equivalent Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with quantitative topics such as statistics, accounting and finance.
  • work experience of 3 months or more is ideal, but not required. Please detail any relevant experience in your application.
  • GMAT or GRE is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate or graduate degree more information on GMAT/GRE
  • English language requirements

Please note successful applicants will receive an offer for the one-year Master’s in Management. Switching to the two-year Global Master’s in Management will not be possible once you begin this programme at LSE. Therefore, please ensure you choose the programme you apply for carefully, as there will not be any opportunity to transfer.

Assessing your application

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:

- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- statement of academic purpose
- two references
 - CV

See further information on supporting documents

When to apply

Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that to be considered for any LSE funding opportunity, you must have submitted your application and all supporting documents by the funding deadline. See the fees and funding section below on this page for more details.

Programme structure and courses

Curriculum overview

We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the Master's in Management curriculum upholds this tradition for academic excellence. 

A series of core courses will develop your intellectual and practical skills in the core pillars of management, providing an essential foundation for your career as a manager at the level of individual staff, teams and the business organisation as a whole. In addition to this core foundation, this unique Master's in Management programme has been developed with LSE's expertise in the global social, economic and political environment. The programme curriculum will provide you with a unique understanding of the real and complex challenges in global business today, to provide a real-world context to the management skills you develop. 

An international study trip incorporating company visits and team work, plus practical projects working with a cross-cultural team of classmates, will give you exposure to the real-world business environment and grow your practical managerial talent.

Introductory course (non-assessed)

Students are required to attend an introductory course starting early September 2020, before the beginning of the programme.

This course will provide the necessary basic pre-requisites to succeed on the programme and its core courses, and will provide additional professional and personal development opportunities to set you on your chosen career path.

Compulsory core courses (4.0 units)

Autumn term

(* denotes a half unit)

Managerial Economics for Master's in Management Students*
Exploring the fundamental foundations of management theory and practice, with a focus on managerial economics and its applicability to business decisions. 

Business Analysis*
Providing a fundamental foundation in data presentation, analysis and statistical thinking in the context of business problems.

Marketing Management*
Building knowledge in the key analytical frameworks, technical tools and concepts which are fundamental to effective marketing strategy.

Managerial Finance*
Developing an overview of financial decision making at a corporate level, and understanding strategic decisions from a financial perspective.

Spring term

Financial and Management Accounting for Managerial Decision Making*
Providing an introduction to financial accounting and management accounting, including reporting and regulation, information and cost management, and performance measurement.

Organisational Behaviour for Master's in Management*
Developing an understanding of human behaviour in the workplace, founded in psychological theory.

Summer term

Examinations for the courses above

Summer modules

The programme will continue after the Summer Term with the final teaching block (including the study trip). Students should plan to be in attendance full time in London until the end of July 2020, after which you will work on your final project. This teaching is mandatory and no alternate options are available.

Strategy and Innovation in a Global Context*
Building an in-depth understanding of the drivers of profitability for firms in the economy, in order to design managerial strategies to improve a firm and defend its competitive advantage in both the short- and long-term.

Business in the Global Environment*
Focusing on globalisation to develop an understanding of the external, economy-wide factors which affect the performance and management of firms in today's global economy.

Optional elective courses (1.0 unit)

In addition to the programme's core courses, you will also have the chance to select up to two optional elective courses during the Spring term of the programme in order to tailor the programme to your own interests and career goals.

Elective courses are available in a range of topics relevant for managers today:

(* denotes a half unit)

International Finance*

Entrepreneurial Finance*

Operations Management for Management Consultancy*

Auctions and Game Theory *

International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets*

Thinking Strategically*

Strategic Decision Making*

Handling Disruption: Humanitarian Emergencies Management and Development*

Supply Chain Management*

Strategy and Change in Public Sector Management*

Negotiation Analysis*

The Management of Human Resources in Global Companies*

Information Systems for the Public Sector: Digital Government and Service Innovation*

Social Computing, Data and Information Service*

Data Governance: Privacy, Openness and Transparency*

Design and Management of Organisations*

Organisational Change*

Information Technology and Service Innovation*

Cross Cultural Management*

Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice*

Marketing Analytics II: Analytics for Managing Innovations, Products and Brands*

Digital Marketing*

Contemporary Topics in Advanced Technology Management*

Designing Innovative Social Enterprises*

Principles of Pricing*

Brand Strategy*

 For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.  

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises. 

You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page. 

Teaching and assessment

The LSE learning experience

The curriculum is designed to challenge your view of the world, and of management as a discipline. You will be asked to read the latest research to understand the underlying reasons why today’s business world exists as it does, and the practical implications for your future career as a manager. You will critically assess trends, conflicts and patterns in management and business practice, and form your own opinions to defend and debate with your classmates in seminars. You will learn how to develop and communicate well-reasoned arguments, and to tackle complex decisions and problems in the context of the real socioeconomic and geo-political architecture in which businesses operate across the globe. 

Teaching and assessment

Courses are taught in lecture and class or seminar format. Lectures introduce the core theoretical and technical concepts whilst their associated classes allow students to discuss and apply these concepts through exercises and in-depth study. Seminars allow for the focused study of key concepts in a more informal style and often involve presentations by students on selected course materials. Many teachers adopt a variety of teaching methods to deliver their courses such as class exercises, team presentations, individual or group work, or case study discussions. 

Given the high level of academic performance expected from students, a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required to get the most out of the programme. Half-unit courses can be assessed by two hour unseen examinations, coursework assignments, class participation or group/individual project work.

You can view indicative details of hours and assessment for all courses listed in the online Programme Regulations.

Academic support

You will also be assigned an Academic Mentor who will be available for guidance and advice on academic or personal concerns.

There are many opportunities to extend your learning outside the classroom and complement your academic studies at LSE. LSE LIFE is the School’s centre for academic, personal and professional development. Some of the services on offer include: guidance and hands-on practice of the key skills you will need to do well at LSE: effective reading, academic writing and critical thinking; workshops related to how to adapt to new or difficult situations, including development of skills for leadership, study/work/life balance and preparing for the world of work; and advice and practice on working in study groups and on cross-cultural communication and teamwork.

LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students.


Programme Director

Professor Ricardo Alonso
Professor of Management

Teaching team

Lourdes Sosa
Dr Lourdes Sosa
Associate Professor of Management

Veronica Rappoport
Dr Veronica Rappoport
Associate Professor of Management

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza
Associate Professor of Management

Professor Noam Yuchtman
Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy

Dr Daniel Gottlieb
Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy


Dr Haider Ali
Guest Teacher

Kenneth Lee
Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Department of Accounting 

Dr Henry Eyring
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting 


Dr Angie Andrikogiannopoulou
Department of Finance 


Career development with the Master's in Management

LSE is ranked #5 in the world for our reputation with employers, and you will graduate from the Master's in Management with a well-rounded portfolio of managerial and leadership skills. You will also gain a unique in-depth understanding of real business challenges in today's rapidly-changing international environment, which is not a feature in the curriculum of many traditional graduate business degrees. We believe this unique approach to the discipline of management, grounded in a real-world business context, will set you apart in the job market upon graduation as a strategic, innovative and adaptable manager.

In addition to developing your intellectual strength as a manager, the programme will provide practical learning with team projects and opportunities to develop your communication and presentation skills.

Whether you have existing training and experience in business and management, and you're looking for the knowledge, skills and networks to accelerate your career, or whether you wish to transition into management and leadership from another background, this programme will give you the platform to transform your career.

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

Graduates from the LSE Department of Management have gone on to successful careers in a range of industries and leading organisations worldwide.

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

  • Accenture
  • Air France
  • Amazon
  • Barclays
  • BBC
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bank of China
  • Bloomberg
  • Chevron
  • Christian Dior
  • Coca Cola
  • Deliveroo
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • HSBC
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • KPMG
  • Nestle
  • PwC
  • Unilever
  • UBS

Student stories

Student profiles

Farah, Tunisia


Matei, Romania


Class profile

Top students from around the world join us to study in the LSE Department of Management each year, and the Master's in Management programme brings together a cohort of diverse academic backgrounds and perspectives. This variety amongst your classmates is designed to enhance your learning experience on the programme, bringing fresh perspectives to business issues, and developing your cross-cultural management skills by working with diverse international teams to compete assignments and projects.

We select students from any prior academic discipline, including both those with a previous background in business and management wishing to accelerate their career, as well as those wishing to make a transition into this area from another field. 

The programme is designed for recent graduates at the start of their career. Most students have around 3 months' experience (for example with an internship) as a minimum, but work experience is not required and we also welcome outstanding students with no prior work experience.

Read more about the LSE student experience on our student blog, The Student Lens >

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees 2020/21 for Master's in Management

UK/EU students: £32,184
Overseas students: £32,184

Fee status

The amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home (UK/EU) or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Fee reduction

Students who completed undergraduate study at LSE and are beginning taught graduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction of around 10 per cent of the fee.

Scholarships and other funding

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide over £11.5 million in scholarships each year to graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support SchemeMaster's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline. 
Funding deadline for needs-based awards from LSE: 27 April 2020.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. 

Government tuition fee loans and external funding

A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.

Find out more about tuition fee loans

Further information

Fees and funding opportunities

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