We offer an MSc Management for students from any background who would like to work in business or management. The programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. This programme covers core management concepts such as international marketing, operations management, global strategy, finance and international human resource management. To help you get the best from your studies, the programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods, presentation skills, group dynamics and employability support.
Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered.
We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.
Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.
For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.
For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.
To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's
scholarships and bursaries page.
International students and part-time study:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time.
If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time.
Please see our
part-time study and visas page
for more information.
Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.
In September 2015 Swansea University will become one university with two stunning campuses, located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of the bay. The School of Management is excited to be moving over to this magnificent 65 acre campus. All programmes delivered by the School of Management will be taught at the Bay Campus from September for both new and continuing students.
The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus will feature modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.
There will be a Tower Information Centre which will be home to central support services for students, a state of the art library and resource centre, the Students’ Union, facilities and meeting rooms and an impressive Great Hall will house an auditorium for 800, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across the Swansea Bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay. There will be extensive catering provision throughout the campus to include cafes, bars and a restaurant, retail units include a mini market, laundrette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.
The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:
A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.
A financial trading and simulation room: In summer 2013 the School of Management opened a new trading and simulation room. This facility includes state-of-the-art computing facilities and is designed to support simulation activities – both within the financial sector such as investment and trading as well as a range of business topics such as supply chain management, decision analysis and operations management. We are one of a select few schools in the UK to offer a dedicated trading and simulation suite to our students. The suite is home to our investment society and is backed by global trading and investment company OSTC.
Expanded student social space: We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.
We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.
From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:
Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
Complete the Swansea Employability Award
Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’
Specialist topics: Exploring reflective learning through both success and failure, Organisational learning within SMEs, the impact of government policy on SMEs as learning organisations
"I have extensive experience supporting new business starts and my previous roles have included business advisor, Chair of the Swansea branch of Young Enterprise, mentor for the Prince’s Trust, Wales Director for Shell Livewire, and UK Awards Manager for the Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
At Swansea University I set up and ran the Enterprise Link project which was aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial activity, and later took up the role of Enterprise Champion where I was responsible for setting up and managing all extra curricular enterprise activity within the University.
Within the School of Management I now focus on teaching enterprise skills and business start-up at postgraduate and undergraduate level.”
Name: Andreas Urbye
Course: MSc Management (International Management)
Job: Market Research Consultant, The Nielsen Company
“I would not have got the job I have today without my postgraduate degree from Swansea.
Staff from the Business School gave me great support during my studies, and the skills I gained were a key factor in getting a graduate job.
After graduating I accepted a job as a market research consultant at The Nielsen Company - one of the world's leading market research companies.
Every day I get the opportunity to work with many of the world’s biggest brands which makes my job exciting and interesting.”