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Online Degree MSc in Management

Management skills to succeed in any sector

Gain the skills to thrive in a management role in any sector with this fully online MSc in Management. Equip yourself to manage teams and make strategic business decisions with a solid understanding of fundamental topics such as corporate finance, strategic management, leadership theory and your choice of electives.

As an early career professional, someone planning to transition into business from a different career, or a manager looking to update your skills with current management insights, this fully online programme can help you become a decisive manager ready to shape the business world.

Next start date
22 November 2018

(Duration: approx. 20 months’ study + 9 month dissertation)

Mode of delivery
100% online
Professional Development
Build an e-portfolio and benefit from career support from the Global Career Advisor Network
AACSB-Accredited Management School2

A reputation for excellence


Student satisfaction

In our 2017 student survey, 91% of online MSc in Management students reported being satisfied with the programme.1

Research excellence

Research excellence

The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide4 and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.

AACSB Accredited AACSB Business Education Alliance Member

AACSB accreditation

The online MSc in Management is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, one of an elite group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide2 with sought-after AACSB accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

You can take the general track for wide-ranging management skills or specialise in Management – Oil & Gas:

A management degree to fit your career

This MSc in Management programme offers you the flexibility to study in an engaging and supportive online learning environment while continuing to work in your current role. You’ll be able to customise up to 50% of your programme by choosing electives that fit your interests and match your future plans. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research a topic of your choice in your final dissertation.

Plan for the next stage in your career

As an MSc in Management student, you will keep track of what you learn in a Personal Development Portfolio, which can be useful in preparing future job applications. In addition, you’ll have access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with industry insiders who can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally. You will also receive free Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)3 to further expand your network and access career development resources.

Why choose the University of Liverpool online MSc in Management?

  1. Gain a comprehensive theoretical understanding of a broad range of business and management techniques
  2. Develop your ability to make informed business decisions and enhance your professional and personal effectiveness as a manager by developing a Professional Development Portfolio
  3. Tailor your programme to your career ambitions with a wide range of elective modules on current management topics and issues
  4. Receive free and personal career advice from industry insiders through a Global Career Advisor Network to help you move ahead professionally
  5. Graduate with an MSc in Management from a world class university and an AACSB-accredited Management School2
  6. Receive free Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)3 to further expand your network and access career development resources

Global Career Advisor Network

As an online postgraduate student with the University of Liverpool you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. Advisors can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

CMI Associate Membership

As a new Liverpool online MSc in Management student, you will be eligible to apply for free Associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI is the UK’s only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI Associate Membership gives you access to management and career service tools including a CV review service, an international job search engine and networking opportunities.

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1According to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes Student Satisfaction Survey 2017. Total sample size for the entire survey was 1,440 – 13% of the student population; sampling error: 2.4%.

2Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme. According to the 2017 Business School Data Guide as published by AACSB, 786 business schools have earned AACSB accreditation out of an estimated 16,536 business schools worldwide. (The 2017 Business School Data Guide can be found at

3The free Associate Membership is valued at GBP420 over a 3-year period (and is dependent on candidates meeting CMI’s membership criteria). It is available for new students only.

4The University of Liverpool consistently ranks in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables:

  • Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177
  • QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150