A management environment
No undergraduate business degree by itself can teach someone how to be a competent manager: that comes with experience, and then further education. What Management Studies enables you to do is to study the subjects relevant to management and the environment in which the manager operates, whilst still a full-time student.
You develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of management and various aspects of management practice, as well as gain practical experience in a real-life context.
You acquire the skills that a good manager needs, including the ability to apply critical analysis to management issues and an awareness of the responsibilities of managers in an economic, social and environmental context.
A stimulating environment
The Judge Business School – one of the best in the world – is responsible for Management Studies, and provides library and computing facilities for both carrying out coursework and preparing papers and presentations.
However, amongst the most stimulating resources on the course are your fellow students: they come from different subject areas and have contrasting strengths, enabling you to learn from each other.
The value of our course is evident in the successful careers of our graduates. Since its introduction in 1986, Management Studies students have found little problem in finding the type of employment they seek in industry and commerce. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in consultancy (for private equity and trade), marketing and communications, recruitment (in one case, starting their own consultancy), IT and information systems, and the finance sector (including an investment analyst and a risk analyst).
Teaching and topics
Teaching involves lectures, supervisions and other active learning methods, such as a negotiations workshop.
The six main areas of a manager’s work make up the core subjects of the course:
- business and management economics
- human resources and organisations
- operations and information systems
- strategy and marketing
- finance and accounting
- management science