Management MSc - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Management
MSc Management with Study Abroad (Study abroad)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Management
PGCert Management
PGDip Management with Study Abroad
PGCert Management with Study Abroad

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61124 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Full-time with Study abroad PKA61135 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader


Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • To provide a programme of study that will enable students to fulfil their intellectual, professional, and human potential through a transformative educational experience that combines rigorous academic study with immersive exposure to contemporary practice in business and management.
  • To develop international professionals and leaders with the vision, knowledge, creativity, skills, and ethics necessary to take an integrated, critically aware, dynamic and strategic view of organisations and to make a valuable contribution to both organisations and society.
  • To instil a professional mindset characterised by a strong work ethic, desire to excel, creative thinking, social awareness, and global outlook.
  • To develop critical, analytical, and interpretative abilities, directed towards problem solving and innovation in organisational contexts.
  • To develop business acumen, personal and professional skills, and autonomous learning ability to enhance students' employability on graduation and their life-long career prospects.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply consistent in-depth knowledge (theory and practice-based skills) to complex extant business situations and to those that emerge in the future state in a robust and ethical manner. CT PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop a thoughtful and sustainable approach of the relationship between work organisations (industry) and society (cultural) on a global as well as local scale. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Reflect on the growth of interpersonal skills required to lead and inspire people, work in a collegiate manner as part of a team and have the cognitive composure and resilience to receive leadership from others in work environments. CPT PGDip, MSc
Contribute to organisations through new knowledge and experience, intellectual capability, professional ethical values, and where appropriate experiential (placement) based practice. PT PGDip, MSc
At the end of this programme, students will be able to show the skills (self-directed and leadership of others) to scope, organise, solve, and implement multi-disciplined and diverse projects as well as multi-cultural environment. KT MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Full-time with Study abroad

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over 15 months, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Other information

Employability: The programme is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required in Management-related roles. The programme includes activities and assessments specially designed to enhance students' employability in a competitive labour market.

Global and cultural capabilities: Students and staff on this programme come from diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. Most assessment elements, as well as the activities embedded in the delivery of the programme, require students to work together, solve problems, and creatively tackle people management challenges. As such students broaden their own world view, perspectives, and interpretations by interacting in a culturally varied environment. Our student body, guest speakers, and members of staff are global and diverse, currently representing more than 30 nationalities, which provides students with an internationally excellent educational experience.

Digital capabilities: During the programme, students acquire and develop a range of digital capabilities. The teaching and learning strategy is a hybrid between in-person and online teaching and learning activities. In addition to the person-computer interface embedded in the programme, some assessment components require students to engage with several digital platforms, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Resourcefulness and resilience: Our programme is an intensive learning journey designed to enhance students' continual professional development as Management students. Their performance and progress is facilitated and assessed by both formative and summative assessments. Interactive components of the programme contain coaching and mentoring elements aimed at helping students develop their individual and collective resourcefulness and resilience in the face of challenges and adversity. By the end of the programme, students have developed necessary attributes for a career in Management such as confidence, adaptability, self-regulation and the use of Management language.

Sustainability: The Programme aims to advance students' understanding and awareness of aspects of sustainability and ethical principles in management.

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.