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Study Management abroad

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  • About this subject
  • Is this the course for me?
  • Careers prospects
  • Studying Management
  • Where to study?

Management courses specialise in learning about the responsibilities for and control of a company or similar organisation and conventionally is a branch of business studies. Management modules are often taught as part of a business and economic courses, but at many universities across the globe it is taught as an academic discipline in its own right.

Is this the course for me?

Are you fascinated by business and the allocation of resources? Are you looking to pursue a career in the corporate sector working with people? If so, then a course in management may be the perfect course for you.

The content of a management course offers a diverse range of subjects from managing projects and finances to managing people and as such it is vital for potential candidates to have an interest in all aspects of management.

It is also important for successful students to be capable of independent study as many courses, particularly those at undergraduate level expect students to undertake a number of extra-curricular industry placements in order to gain experience within a working environment.

Careers prospects

There are many potential career paths available for those wishing to pursue a career in management, Many graduates with a qualification in this particular field of study pursue careers in project management or facilities management taking responsibility for securing investment, managing budgets, ensuring standards of welfare are met for employees and allocating finite resources to maximise output. The average salary for an entry level business or management graduate in the UK is £21,007, although this very much depends upon geographic location.

However, there are a number of other related career paths for management students. As part of the course, students gain an understanding of employment law as well as how to communicate efficiently with people makes a management graduate ideal for public relations roles and human resources roles.

Similarly, those with management qualifications also have strong organisational skills that will be beneficial in administrative roles, as well as events planning.

Studying Management

If you’re applying for a place on an undergraduate programme you will be expected to have a minimum of 3 A-levels or equivalent with subjects such as economics, business or maths to help strengthen your application. If you’re studying at post-graduate level then you will be expected to have a 2:1 degree prior to commencing the course alongside some relevant work experience as competition for places is tough.

Undergraduate courses will last a minimum of 3 years and on many courses and many students may be able to pursue industry placements between years 2 and 3 in order to increase your levels of employability. If this option is available to you, then it is definitely worth considering! There will also be a number of module options available to study which will specialise in different areas of management. Make sure you choose the modules that are most relevant to your future career.

The post-graduate programme will last for a minimum of a year, although this will depend upon the level of study and whether you decide to study part-time or full-time. If you’re looking to study e-commerce, but are a non-native English speaker, then you will be required to score a minimum of 6.0 – 6.5 on an IELTS test before starting on your course.

Where to study?

Irrespective of which course you decide to study, the location of the university itself should also be taken into consideration. You will be studying for at least a year, so choose somewhere you can thrive both socially and intellectually. Discovering new cultures and meeting new people is a huge part of student life and it is vital that you make the most of your university experience. While some students prefer to study in big cities with a more out-going social scene, others prefer smaller establishments.

It is important to ensure that you attend a University that is both prestigious and has strong links within the industry you are interested in. Many top firms cultivate relationships with certain academic establishments from which they will recruit the majority of their entry level staff. You should always look at the entry requirements and your own finances before submitting an application to your university of choice. Do you have the right grades for entry? If you’re still struggling to secure funding there are a number of options available to you including scholarships and bursaries.

There will be a number of module options available to study at each of the universities. Many of the core degree modules are similar between courses, but the optional modules offered may differ depending upon the institution. It is always worth investigating whether your university of choice offers you module choices that will benefit your career.

What Management courses are there?


Management (General)


Management Studies / Science


Project Management (Business / Industry)

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