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Masters Degree: MLitt in Management

When applying for a managerial or other leading position in an organisation, candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary management methods and key analytical, practical and leadership skills. Whatever your own subject area, this programme delivers those skills for you.

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Course structure


Semester 1 Semester 2
Marketing: Principles and Practices Managing Human Resources
Strategic Management Corporate Finance and Accounting in a Global Context
Option 1 (See sample list below.) Option 2 (See sample list below.)
Whole Year Module
Dissertation (including research methods preparation)

Sample list of Option modules

Creative Marketing Communications
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Entrepreneurship Creativity and Innovation
Ethics, Organisations and Management
Financial Systems
International Financial Management
International Marketing
Leadership in Organisations
Managing Natural Resources
Managing People in Global Markets
Marketing and Society
Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs): Critical Perspective
Risk Management
Scenario Thinking and Strategy

* Please note: this list is subject to change on an annual basis. Some Option modules may be geared to a particular MLitt/MSc programme and attendance/student numbers may be limited.


Masters Extra (MX) Programme

In addition to the scheduled classes above, you will have the opportunity to participate in our Masters Extra (MX) Programme, which includes guest lectures from eminent academics and business executives, specific sessions to enhance your career development opportunities and a range of corporate visits.

Why study at St Andrews?

The programme provides recent graduates of all subject areas and cultural backgrounds with a solid foundation in contemporary management methods and all the relevant skills. For all graduates, particularly those from a non-business discipline with little or no work experience, it will provide the knowledge and inspire the confidence to take up managerial responsibilities or a leadership role with any organisation.

Chartered Management Institute accredited: leading to Member Status

Course aims

You'll be introduced to the concepts and theories that inform contemporary management practice and your own analytical and practical abilities will be developed to equip you for managerial success.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria
A good undergraduate degree equivalent to a 2.1 (Upper Second Class Honours) or better in a subject other than Business or Management. Students with a background in business or management are advised to consider the MLitt International Business or the MLitt Marketing.

Qualification Level
Acceptable grades according to the US system would be B+ or better. We do not require you to take a GMAT or GRE test. We do not require you to have studied any additional languages.

Term details

The programme begins in September and is a 12 month full-time degree.

Orientation week for 2016-2017 begins on Monday 5 September 2016. During Orientation week, the School of Management and the University of St Andrews organise lectures and other events, some of which you are required to attend. More details will be at University of St Andrews Orientation week and the School's news page.

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How to apply

Online applications for entry September 2017 will open in October 2016. Applications for September 2016 are closed.

Student testimonial

Matt - Alumnus

Matt- USA
"This challenging, one-year programme has given me the advantage of learning current business subjects in a global setting. Before coming to St Andrews, I worked for five years in an international firm. The knowledge gained through my studies has truly complemented my practical experiences. A real bonus for postgraduates is that most taught classes have two academic staff per course, allowing students to receive high-quality lectures from multiple perspectives."


2016 entry

Overseas £19,400
Home/EU £9,400

To accept your offer, you will need to pay a deposit of £1500 within 4 weeks of the issue of your offer letter. The deposit will be put toward your tuition fees. In general, this pre-payment is non-refundable; for information on the circumstances where a refund will be made and for full conditions please see

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Mr Martin Dowling

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