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MA and BSc

The University of St Andrews School of Management offers challenging courses of intellectual rigour and vocational relevance designed to equip you for a rewarding career in a range of fields including commerce, academia, general management, marketing, accountancy, public service and the financial services industry.

In the School of Management, your choice of Faculty will determine the nature of your final degree. The degree awarded by the Faculty of Arts is the Master of Arts (MA) while the Faculty of Science awards the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.
More on your choice of Faculty and degree.

Honours degrees

In order to enter the Honours programme in Management, students take First and Second Level modules in their sub-honours years and must achieve an agreed standard at the end of Year Two.

The third year of study (Junior Honours) may be spent abroad as part of the University's exchange programmes with European and North American universities.
More on Study Abroad.

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MA and BSc Frequently Asked Questions
University of St Andrews Undergraduate prospectus

Course structure

The following pathways illustrate the pattern of both our Single and Joint degree programmes.


Degree Path for Single Honours Management Degree

Compulsory modules in Management

Year One

MN1001 Organisations and Society - Semester 1

MN1002 Organisations and Analysis - Semester 2

Year Two

MN2001 Management and Society - Semester 1

MN2002 Management and Analysis - Semester 2

Junior Honours (3rd year)

Core Modules: MN3102 Organisational Studies; MN3201 Research Methods I; MN3202 Research Methods II

Senior Honours (4th year)

Core Module: MN4100 Contemporary Issues in Management

Option modules in Management - which can be taken in 3rd or 4th year (indicative):

Enterprise and Creativity; Corporate Finance and Control; International Marketing; Human Resource Management; Management of Change; International Banking; Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting; Sustainable Development and Management; Philanthropy and Philanthropreneurs: the business of doing good; Behavioural Decision Making; Leadership Development; Financial Markets and Investments; International Business; Consuming Culture; Public Sector Management; Sociology of Finance; Knowledge Work: Practice and Context; Advertising and Marketing Communications; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development; Scenario Thinking (4th year only); Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): contexts, contributions and challenges; Research Project.

The School of Management also offers an innovative module on enterprise and creativity, available to all students across the University; it helps you to develop creativity and enterprise skills and to take a proactive role in managing your learning.


Degree Path for Joint Honours Management Degree

Compulsory modules in Management 

Year One

MN1001 Organisations and Society - Semester 1

MN1002 Organisations and Analysis - Semester 2

Year Two

MN2001 Management and Society - Semester 1

MN2002 Management and Analysis - Semester 2

Over the Junior and Senior Honours years, students must take approximately 50% of their module credits in Management and 50% of their module credits in their Joint Honours subject area.

Junior Honours (3rd year)

Core Module: MN3102 Organisational Studies

Senior Honours (4th year)

Core Module: MN4100 Contemporary Issues in Management

Option modules in Management - which can be taken in 3rd or 4th year (indicative):

Enterprise and Creativity; Corporate Finance and Control; International Marketing; Human Resource Management; Management of Change; International Banking; Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting; Sustainable Development and Management; Philanthropy and Philanthropreneurs: the business of doing good; Behavioural Decision Making; Leadership Development; Financial Markets and Investments; International Business; Consuming Culture; Public Sector Management; Sociology of Finance; Knowledge Work: Practice and Context; Advertising and Marketing Communications; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development; Scenario Thinking (4th year only); Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): contexts, contributions and challenges.

The School of Management also offers an innovative module on enterprise and creativity, available to all students across the University; it helps you to develop creativity and enterprise skills and to take a proactive role in managing your learning.


The BSc in Management Science, single or joint honours, includes advanced training in quantitative techniques (Operational Research) that are relevant to the analysis of managerial problems.

The MA in Management and two Modern Languages offers combinations in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian or Spanish.

Please see the prospectus for more information about all Management degrees.

Why study at St Andrews?

Our programmes are designed to equip you with the intellectual rigour to challenge accepted norms and to question and debate existing protocols. Presentation skills, group working and self-reliance provide vocational relevance and preparation for life beyond graduation. The learning process is set in the context of a research-intensive environment with a population of students and staff from many nations.

Entry requirements

See Faculty requirements.

Term details

See Semester dates.
See also Orientation week.

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How to apply

See Study at St Andrews, which includes details of Visiting Days.

Student testimonial

Tania - Alumna

Tania - USA
"The extensive range of classes and attentive nature of the professors helped me complete a degree that was both intellectually stimulating and relevant to modern organisations. My Management degree made me a desirable and unique asset to the company."

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Accommodation

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Contact

Undergraduate Programmes:
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 462800

Email: management.school@st-andrews.ac.uk

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