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 peers, 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)
(* denotes a half unit)
Managerial Economics for Masters in Management Students*
Exploring the fundamental foundations of management theory and practice, with a focus on managerial economics and its applicability to business decisions.
Building knowledge in the key analytical frameworks, technical tools and concepts which are fundamental to effective marketing strategy.
Developing an overview of financial decision making at a corporate level, and understanding strategic decisions from a financial perspective.
Either Business Analysis*
Providing a fundamental foundation in data presentation, analysis and statistical thinking in the context of business problems.
Or (with permission) The Analysis of Strategy*
Introduces the abstract study of strategy on the basis of game theory and business economics, and applies these concepts to questions of business strategy, e.g. questions of vertical integration, value creation and a firm’s resources and capabilities.
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.
Examinations for the courses above
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, 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)
Operations Management for Management Consultancy*
Auctions and Game Theory *
International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets*
Strategic Decision Making*
Handling Disruption: Humanitarian Emergencies Management and Development*
Supply Chain Management*
Strategy and Change in Public Sector Management*
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*
Information Technology and Service Innovation*
Cross Cultural Management*
Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice*
Marketing Analytics II: Analytics for Managing Innovations, Products and Brands*
Designing Innovative Social Enterprises*
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.