Management

MA

Programme details

  • Next start date: 30 Sep 2019
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 12 - 16 months
  • Fee: September 2019: £18,500

A truly powerful leader needs more than just a loud voice.

To inspire others, you need to radiate confidence, motivate different types of employee, and offer a clear vision while adapting to change. Our MA Management programme will help you explore a wide range of leadership styles, and encourage you to make a difference in work and in your community.

This programme takes a holistic approach to management. You'll develop your personal as well as your professional characteristics, and build your people skills. You'll be challenged to assess your own strengths and weaknesses, and dig deep to improve your self-reliance and resilience.

By studying our MA, you will:

  • Learn to act with confidence
  • Think critically and decisively
  • Understand how successful leaders work
  • Discuss and assess different leadership styles
  • Explore the emotional and social aspects of leadership
  • Plan your own development

This is a practical programme, designed to prepare you for the hurdles and opportunities you'll face in global business. Our alumni have harnessed the skills they've learned to take control of corporate organisations, startups, and family businesses.

Every leader is different. As part of a diverse and dedicated group of students, you'll immerse yourself in the study of a variety of management practices. Your group will explore how certain managers get results, and thrive in challenging and changing environments. Through projects and collaboration, you'll also discover that being a leader isn't just about acting alone.

This MA will transform your attitudes toward management, and show how you to combine the latest thinking and theories with the values that set great leaders apart. You will also get the chance to probe deeper into areas that interest you, such as business analytics, international negotiation, coaching or running a family enterprise.

Our highly experienced tutors will guide you on the road to becoming a more rounded and dynamic manager. We offer individual guidance and support from staff who have excelled in academia, community organisations and thriving businesses. Our careers staff will also draw from a strong global network to help you plan and secure your next move.

Regent's is based in the heart of Central London, surrounded by some of the most prestigious businesses. We draw from these companies to secure guest lecturers who have extended the limits of what was considered possible, and will show how to apply your knowledge to real business situations.

In your final year, you can either:

  • Test your research and analysis skills by completing a dissertation
  • Carry out a business project, exploring solutions to a real business issue
  • Plan out the concept for a business start-up, spotting an opportunity and exploring the market

You will leave Regent's with a broad knowledge of what it takes to bring people together and push them further.

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Length

There are two entry points each year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months to complete the programme. If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Core modules

This is a full-time programme, comprising three terms of study. You will take the following core modules.

Module Title Overview
Leadership This module will enable you to have a greater understanding of leadership and people management in today’s turbulent business environment. Using evidence from current issues including in leadership and consultancy you will reflect on your own learning, skills and behaviour to understand the demands of leadership in the global business world. This module will review and build upon basic knowledge of leadership by expanding the scope and depth of your knowledge of leadership theories.
Managing Complexity This module will develop your knowledge in managing complexity of contemporary management challenges and allow you to build your own personal perspectives within business and life essential skills. You will also acquire the people skills to organise and deploy effective performance management strategies, manage strategic information and strengthen your communication skills to develop action-oriented solutions.
Organisational Dynamics This module examines the dynamic interplay within an organisation’s key functions, specifically strategy, marketing, human resources, accounting and production and considers how to maximise competitive advantage and minimise risk. This module aims to provide you with the skills to make informed organisational decisions and comprehend or anticipate the issues that may arise as a consequence of their proposed action. You will consider a range of dynamics that are typically encountered in management, including strategy implementation, marketing principles, planning and resourcing, performance management, financial management, supply chain and production. The module considers both how they are interdependent and yet have their own individual and pertinent dynamics that need to be managed.
Research Methods Managers in organisations often need to rely on research-based information to make decisions. In order to make proper use of such material and to ensure that any decisions made on the basis of research findings are soundly based, it is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques used to collect and analyse such information. This module will explore the wide range of possible approaches to conducting research or consultancy studies which vary in terms of the kinds of questions they seek to answer and the methods used.
Strategy and Decision-Making This module aims to provide you with an insight into a complex and often contradictory subject area where the perspectives are as diverse as there are writers on the subject. You will develop awareness on the significance of the dynamic and ever-changing international business environments and the strategic challenges confronting organisations. You will learn relevant frameworks for analysing the external macro and competitive dynamics as well as the internal organisational environments and the strategic decision-making techniques used to successfully formulate, evaluate, select (from options) and implement appropriate strategies.

Final project

You will complete one final project from the options below.

Module Title Overview
Dissertation The Dissertation is a major research-based activity. It should demonstrate your ability to identify an area or topic, or areas, suitable for research. The Masters level dissertation is distinguished from other forms of writing by its attempt to analyse situations in terms of the ‘bigger picture’. Instead it seeks answers, explanations, makes comparisons and arrives at generalisations which can be used to extend theory.
Business Project This module focuses on applying business and research skills and knowledge to a ‘live’ business project. This module requires you to learn and apply a wide range of skills to find, shape and implement a business project and effectively present it both orally and in writing. The Business Project module will involve elements of challenges that enable you to reflect on areas of management and business that they learn through the MA Management programme.
Business Start-Up This module aims to equip you with business and life skills that will enable you to think proactively and be able to tackle unforeseen problems creatively. The aim of this module is to understand the different steps needed to start businesses and gain access to financing. You will identify contemporary business issues, create a feasibility study to ascertain the projects viability and create a business plan to develop the structure of the business. To develop your presentation skills you will also pitch the business to a panel.

Elective modules

In addition to the core modules, you will choose two of the following electives.

Module Title Overview
Business Analytics Business analytics has become an imperative strategic tool for organisations of all sizes in identifying market trends and patterns, and optimising business processes and decision-making. This module is designed to develop your business-level understanding of the key technologies involved in managing business information needed for the decision-making process. This module will equip you with the ability to interpret, conceptualise and convert Big Data into useful information that improves an organisation’s performance.
Coaching This module has been designed to provide you with the basic tools and techniques to be able to “make a difference” to other people’s lives. If you gain personal and professional satisfaction from helping others reach their goals, then coaching is for you. You will be able to tackle diverse issues such as financial matters to even family, health or personal issues.
Creative Processes All organisations confront increasingly complex challenges. New businesses need to invent a myriad of elements, and established businesses need to be in a continual considered process of re-invention to remain current and competitive. This module will enable you to gain critical insights as to the role creative processes play within contemporary organisations.
Emerging Economies Enterprise This module is designed to enable you to develop conceptual understanding of the entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the emerging economies in the context of economic, political, legal, institutional and business issues where decision making is taking place in complex and unpredictable situations. You will be able to utilise knowledge gained from other modules to recognise the key global measuring indicators as essential tools of exploitation and management of opportunities.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation This module combines ideas and concepts from the fields of Entrepreneurship and Innovation to create a learning environment that allows you to deconstruct taken-for- granted tools, theories and practices by thinking out of the box, to create proactive solutions to contemporary business problems as well as develop the ability to stretch boundaries in an attempt to identify innovative entrepreneurial solutions.
Family Business The global economy is dominated by family businesses, which generate most of the world’s economic output and wealth. In some regions, family companies virtually control the economy. This module explores the leadership, succession planning, management, family, career and personal issues found in family-owned and managed companies. You will gain a thorough understanding of family issues and the associated management challenges, learning how family members can best work together and be successful business partners. Additionally in this module you are encouraged to examine how different values and cultures impact on the ways in which global family businesses are led and managed.
International Business and Economic Policy This module will define the international business framework within which MNEs are born and grow, as well as provide analytical tools for dissecting varying motivations for MNE behaviour. You will also learn to identify ways in which companies seek to gain international competitive advantage and apply current research to interpretations of international business strategies.
International Negotiation Although negotiation can be defined in different ways, from a simple process of bargaining over price to a more complex process of negotiating roles and positions in a merger or joint venture, it is clear that it is a skill that lies at the heart of international business. This module will show you that negotiation is not simply about a win-win or win-lose outcome. Through an intensive exploration of different attitudes and perspectives and a highly practical simulation activity, you will develop understanding and skills as future negotiators on the international stage.
Private Equity and Venture Capital Venture Capital and Private Equity (PE) seem opaque with complicated legal structures and a particularly alienating jargon. An understanding of the way things work, why they are structured in a particular way and how to talk about them properly is a goal of this module. This module focuses on the clarification and justification of the legal and business structure in Private Equity/Venture Capital. It also incorporates the additional layer of complexity and contextual factors arising from the ‘hands-on’ financial aspects.
Transnational Marketing Seminar This module aims at expanding your understanding of cutting edge knowledge and challenges businesses face in international markets while enhancing your application of theory and practice in international marketing. You will learn to evaluate and critically understand concepts such as transnationality, globalisation and cosmopolitanism, and understand their relevance for marketing practice and scholarship.

How to apply  

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business. Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Tuition fee

Starting September 2019: £18,500

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 for the year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Teaching and Assessment

Through group seminars and lectures, you will learn to compare different management perspectives and case studies, and put your learning into practice in business simulations.

Teaching will be carried out through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Case-study analysis
  • Individual and group tutorials

You will also be assessed on your competence in teamwork, and learn to take responsibility for making decisions.

Academic Calendar

Contact hours and expected workload

Each core module consists of 200 notional learning hours while optional modules will each have 100 notional learning hours. The Dissertation/Business Project/Business Start-up has approximately 600 notional learning hours.

Teaching staff

Our tutors have extensive experience in the business world, and have researched and experienced a range of different leadership styles. The programme also includes visits from a selection of guest speakers who are prominent in global business, with insights into many different approaches to change.

Methods of assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways, including:

  • Assignments
  • Business plans
  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Individual and group projects
  • Research proposals

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted. 

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected]. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

You'll graduate with strong leadership skills, and have the ability to confidently adapt to ensure you thrive in the global business arena. This will set you up for a successful career in:

  • Private and public sector management
  • Social enterprise
  • Management consulting
  • A family business
  • A start-up
  • Business development

Professional development

The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). If you choose to join as student members of the Institute (students have specific period to register) and upon completion of mapped modules within the MSc programme, you will receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Chartered Management Institute

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MA Management