Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Study level: Postgraduate
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Gain a broad, analytical and integrated understanding of business and international management, giving you the chance to learn the solid academic and practical foundations needed to thrive in your management career.

Year of entry



Coventry University London (City of London)

Study mode



1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Course code

LONT074 (with prof. practice)

Start date

September 2024
January 2025
May 2025

Course overview

This course has been designed to meet the needs of business and industry, offering unique insights into contemporary issues in the global economy through varied modules that cover the most relevant and current issues relating to management.

  • Develop a holistic understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment and apply the knowledge to real-life management situations.
  • Gain analytical and practical tools to analyse complex strategic and operational management issues within a global context.
  • Experience action-based practical activities including providing consultancy services to clients, SMEs and social ventures in live projects across different modules.
  • Work with partner universities to develop analytical skills.
  • Study the 18-month Extended Professional Practice route, to gain more practical insights and in-depth experience. See the module section for more details.
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Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • CMI accreditation1
    Gain a professionally recognised Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, subject to the successful completion of the CMI mapped module.
  • London location
    Where better to study management than in the City of London, one of the most important, fast-paced and exciting business centres in the world.
  • Industry insight2
    Career relevant teaching and learning maximises your exposure to the business world through live projects, guest lecturers and employer workshops (subject to availability). By gaining access to a number of well-established collaborations with a range of industries, consultancies and companies you may have the opportunity to apply for work experience2.
  • Real world experience
    For more in-depth experience, you can also choose to study this course over 18 months which includes a period of Extended Professional Practice. You will explore what you’ve learnt in more detail through professional experiences with a host organisation or in a campus-based professional experience2.
  • Contemporary course content
    We utilise innovative blended teaching methods and advanced learning technologies to support your learning. The course curriculum reflects the latest developments in management theory and practice and is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in management.

Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies:

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

As part of this course, you will undertake a professional development module currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute for the 2024-25 intake. Upon successful completion of this module (achieving a pass grade), you will be eligible for the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules and is regularly reviewed and monitored by the CMI through its quality systems.

The academics are extremely qualified, and each one assists us in learning, understanding, and growing. They assist us in teaching the topic by offering in-depth analysis of current management trends on a day-to-day basis. They are always available to answer questions and are glad to do so. Their enthusiasm in class is contagious, motivating students to plan and do well on assessments.

Sabari Sulochanan Nair Madhuri, MSc Management student, quoted in 2021
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What you'll study

The course is designed to equip you with the necessary tools, techniques, and concepts to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from an operational and strategic perspective. This course focuses on leadership skills and personal development and helps you develop great interpersonal skills, be a quick problem solver and learn how to apply managerial theory to the real world of business.


We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

How you'll learn

The course adopts innovative teaching methods and advanced learning technologies to support your learning. You’ll have the opportunity to learn traditional and innovative management tools and techniques and how to apply them to real-life projects.

  • Alongside timetabled learning, you will be able to benefit from access to a range of other career-building activities which could include live projects, employer workshops, trips to meet major brand-name companies, guest lectures, and other networking opportunities2.
  • Take part in extra-curricular activities such as our Student Enterprise Business society, student mentoring programmes and volunteering opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills2.
  • You could also take part in our High Flyers programme, to help you develop the personal and professional skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, through a suite of extra curricula, non-course specific workshops.

Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 20 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Essays
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Coursework
  • Individual Assignments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

International experience opportunities

This course takes a global perspective, so you will have the chance to consider projects and organisations from an internationalised viewpoint. Your lecturers and fellow students may be from other countries, offering the potential opportunity for diverse contributions to your understanding of global business issues.

Coventry University Group aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience2

I wanted to step up the career ladder and this course is helping me do so by enriching my knowledge of the subjects. As lecturers give examples from the real business world, I understand the concepts in a better way. Moreover, lecturers also guide students about their career choices and assist in learning and development.

Mehvish Rehman, MSc Management student, quoted in 2021
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

  • An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2)
  • Appropriate work experience in private, public and third sectors (a minimum of two years)
  • Relevant professional qualifications would be desirable.

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed, especially those who still need to meet standard admissions criteria. If it's appropriate, a written exercise may be administered to establish suitability.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with the International Pathways Programme. Upon successful completion our International Pre-Master's - Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this postgraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Typical entry requirements

  • An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2)
  • Appropriate work experience in private, public and third sectors (a minimum of two years)
  • Relevant professional qualifications would be desirable.

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed, especially those who still need to meet standard admissions criteria. If it's appropriate, a written exercise may be administered to establish suitability.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £15,400 | £21,250 (extended prof experience)   Not available
EU £15,400 | £21,250 (extended prof experience) per year with EU Support Bursary**
£20,050 | £21,250 (extended prof. practice) per year without EU Support Bursary**
Not available
International £20,050 | £21,250 (extended prof. practice)   Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Fees and Finance page.

We offer a range of international scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our international scholarships page.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Additional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.


Our Management MSc students have access to a wide range of facilities4 to help you prepare for a career in management or leadership.

Take a virtual tour of our campus to explore all of the facilities available to you.

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Mac suite

We have a fully equipped Mac suite for digital and creative work. Here you’ll learn how to use the latest industry-standard software such as Oribi, Mix Panel and Google Analytics, which will enable you to learn how to plan, design and analyse marketing campaigns.

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Enterprise Hub

Our Enterprise Hub supports student entrepreneurs by providing extensive industry knowledge and guidance to help develop ideas into viable ventures. It is a dedicated space for enterprising students and professionals to solve problems, network professionally and collaborate on projects.

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The Talent Team

Need employability support? Our dedicated Talent Team are on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate-level jobs and offer skills development workshops. They also aim to organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

Careers and opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Management MSc, students will have the practical and theoretical knowledge to begin leadership roles in large companies, as an entrepreneur, or in making an impact in mid-size firms and family enterprises.

This course will help you develop the skills and competencies that you need to progress successfully into international management and related positions. A practical focus on employability throughout the duration of the course means that you will emerge from this course with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, highly effective organisation and communication skills, leadership, project and people managing skills as well as research skills, all of which are in-demand by employers in private, public, and third sector organisations around the world.

Graduates can have a wide range of choices in their career aspects, including consultancy as a functional specialist, general management in the private and public sectors or business start-up owner. Examples of career routes may also include:

  • International Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager

Where our graduates work

The success of our course is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. The MSc Management provide the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and programmes that are underpinned by real world insights. Our recent graduates are working in 32 countries, including: Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, India and Brazil.

Our graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Amazon
  • Bank Of China
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Patch
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Octopus Energy

Further study

As part of the journey of professional and role development, students are encouraged to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees, including PhD and other taught doctorates.

Hear from our students

Our students are at the heart of everything we do here at Coventry University London. Hear about Hitanshu, Shaikh, Amrin, Hani and Philippine’s experiences of studying with us in the City of London.

How to apply

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