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Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange)

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Programme Code: TMGLMGMBA

Department: Management

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (eight units)
Exam sub-board local rules

A two-year programme. Students take courses to the value of 8.0 units.

The second year includes a dissertation. Students complete the course MG488 GMiM Capstone Course - Management in Action (H) over both years, Part A (unassessed) in Year 1 and Part B (assessed) in Year 2. Students also complete two units at a partner institution (MG410 Term Abroad).

All students are required to attend MG4A1 Introduction to Studying for GMiM.

Year 1

Introductory course

MG4A1 Introduction to Studying for GMiM (0.0)

Paper 1

MG431 Managerial Economics (0.5) and MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (0.5)  (withdrawn 2019/20)



Students may be exempted from MG431 and/or MG461 if they meet the conditions outlined in the footnote below. In this case they will be free to take an elective course from the following, subject to the approval of the Programme Director: A

Elective Courses

Paper 2

MG434 Organisational Behaviour (0.5) and MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (0.5)  (withdrawn 2019/20)

Paper 3

MG458 Foundations of Management I: Organisations and Management Theory (0.5) and MG459 Foundations of Management 2 (0.5)

Paper 4

MG4E2 Marketing Management (0.5)



Upon satisfactorily demonstrating that they have already taken marketing at university level, students may be exempted from this course and will be free to take an elective course, subject to the approval of the Programme Director. Elective courses can be chosen from the list below. Please click the 'Elective Courses' link to expand the list:

Elective Courses

Compulsory course

As part of Paper 4, students also take the compulsory unassessed part of MG488:


MG488A GMiM Capstone Course - Management in Action (0.0)

Paper 5

Students take courses up to the value of 0.5 unit from the Elective Courses listed below (it is not compulsory for students to take a half-unit of optional courses under Paper 5 in the first year. Instead, students can elect to take a half-unit of optional courses in Year 2, in addition to their second year core courses):

Elective Courses

Year 2

Further half-unit

Students who have not taken courses under Paper 5 in their first year, will also need to take a further 0.5 unit course in addition to core second year courses, chosen from the Elective Courses list below:

Elective Courses

Paper 6

MG420 Dissertation (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21) and MG430 Firms & Markets in Emerging Economies (0.5)

Paper 7

Students take MG488B GMiM Capstone Course - Management in Action and courses to the value of 0.5 units from the Elective Courses list below:


MG488B GMiM Capstone Course - Management in Action (0.5) #

Elective Courses

Paper 8

Courses to the value of two units to be taken at one of the partner institutions (


MG410 Term Abroad (2.0)

Elective Courses

The following elective courses are available to all GMiM students regardless of whether a specialism is taken or not, subject to pre-requisites and course availability:

AC411 Accounting, Strategy and Control (0.5)

AC412 Accountability, Organisations and Risk Management (0.5)

AC415 Management Accounting for Decision Making (0.5)

AC416 Topics in Financial Reporting (0.5) # 1

AC417 Corporate Financial Disclosure and Investor Relations (0.5)

AC444 Valuation and Security Analysis (0.5) #

AC470 Accounting in the Global Economy (0.5) #

AC490 Management Accounting, Decisions and Control (0.5)

AC491 Financial Accounting, Reporting and Disclosure (0.5)

DV423 Global Political Economy of Development (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)

FM472 International Finance (0.5) #

FM473L Financial Markets (0.5) #

FM473M Financial Markets (0.5) #

FM474L Managerial Finance (0.5)

FM474M Managerial Finance (0.5)

FM476 Entrepreneurial Finance (0.5) #

GI407 Globalisation, Gender and Development (1.0) 2

GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5)

GI420 Globalisation, Gender and Development: Theorising Policy and Practice (0.5)

MA423 Fundamentals of Operations Research (0.5) #

MA424 Modelling in Operations Research (0.5) #

MA427 Mathematical Optimisation (0.5) #

MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications (0.5)

MG401 Operations Management for Management Consultancy (0.5) #

MG403 Pricing Strategy (0.5)

MG404 Consumer Insights: Behavioural Fundamentals (0.5)

MG405 Behavioural Decision Science (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2018/19)

MG418 Open Innovation (0.5)

MG421 International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets (0.5) #

MG422 Thinking Strategically (0.5) #

MG423 Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)

MG436 Firms, Markets and Crises (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2018/19)

MG452 Behavioural Economics for Management (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

MG453 Managing Digital Business (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)

MG455 Decisions, Biases and Nudges (0.5) #

MG456 Strategic Decision Making (0.5) #

MG460 Emergencies Management: Humanitarian Intervention and Digital Innovation (0.5)

MG466 Supply Chain Management (0.5) #

MG467 Strategy and Change in Public Sector Management (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

MG472 Global Strategy, Management and Information Systems (0.5) #

MG473 Negotiation Analysis (0.5)

MG477 Strategic Reward: Key Models and Practices (0.5)

MG478 The Management of Human Resources in Global Companies (0.5)

MG479 Information Systems for the Public Sector: Digital Government and Service Innovation (0.5)

MG481 Innovating Organisational Information Technology (0.5) #

MG482 Innovation and Technology Management (0.5)

MG483 eHealth: Policy, Strategy and Systems (0.5) #

MG484 Global Sourcing and Management of Business and IT Services (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)

MG485 Management and Economics of E-Business (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

MG486 Social Computing, Data Analytics, and Information Services (0.5)

MG487 Innovation and Information Systems: Concepts and Perspectives (0.5)

MG492 Data Governance: Privacy, Openness and Transparency (0.5)

MG4A3 Incentives and Governance in Organisations (0.5) #

MG4A4 Empirical Research Strategy for Managerial Economics (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)

MG4A8 Strategy for the Information Economy (0.5) #

MG4B1 Corporate Strategy (0.5) #

MG4B6 Design and Management of Organisations (0.5)

MG4B7 Organisational Change (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

MG4B9 The World Trading System (0.5) #

MG4C3 Information Technology and Service Innovation (0.5)

MG4D2 International Employment Relations (0.5) #

MG4D3 The Dark Side of the Organisation (0.5) #

MG4D5 Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice (0.5)

MG4F2 Marketing Analytics II: Analytics for Managing Innovations, Products and Brands (0.5)

MG4F3 Digital Marketing (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

MG4G4 Topics in Management Research (0.5)

MY452 Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #

MY455 Multivariate Analysis and Measurement (0.5) #

PB418 Corporate Communications (0.5)

PB419 Creativity and Innovation (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

PB426 Knowledge Processes in Organisations (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

PP4E4 Analytic frameworks for policy evaluation (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

PP4E5 Innovations in the governance of public services delivery (0.5)

PP4G3 Designing and Managing Change in the Public Sector (0.5)

ST429 Statistical Methods for Risk Management (0.5) #


Or another MSc-level elective course which is offered in the School, subject to approval of the course leader and the Programme Director.

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

1 : Before taking AC416 you must take AC480

2 : GI407 can not be taken with GI409, GI420


A : MG431 - Upon satisfactorily demonstrating that they have a degree in economics and have passed, as part of that degree, a course in managerial economics, microeconomics or industrial organisation, students may be exempted from this course and will be free to take an elective course, subject to the approval of the Programme Director.
MG461 - Upon satisfactorily demonstrating that they have already taken statistics at university level, students may be exempted from this course and will be free to take an elective course, subject to the approval of the Programme Director.


The following rules set out what marks are required in order to be eligible to proceed into the second year. There is no distinction between core courses and optional courses for the purposes of progression. Students with the following mark profiles progress as follows:

Pass marks in all first year courses allows progression to year two.

A half unit Fail mark or a half unit Bad Fail mark but with at least Pass marks in all other courses will allow progression to year two.

One full unit (or two half units) of Fail marks (which could include no more than one half unit Bad Fail mark) but with at least Pass marks in all other courses including one half unit of Merit marks will allow progression to year two.

Two Bad Fail marks (full or half units) will not allow progression to year two.

Three or more (full or half units) Fails or Bad Fail marks cannot progress to year two.

The Repeat Teaching Panel may consider an application for repeat tuition in any failed courses from a student. Results obtained following a repeated attempt at assessment shall bear their normal value.

Note for prospective students:

For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.