Postgraduate taught courses in Management

The Department of Management's taught postgraduate degrees cover a wide range of management-related disciplines.

Hear from new and recent alumni about their taught postgraduate student experience with Management at St Andrews.

Whether you are new to the subject or want a focused programme to extend your existing knowledge, there are innovative and stimulating Masters qualifications from St Andrews to suit your needs.

The Department of Management's guiding principle of 'responsible enterprise' underpins all of its Masters programmes. Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers, to reflect on their learning, and to develop essential skills for addressing the changing demands of the organisations in which they will work. This adds value to their future career and makes them highly sought after by employers upon graduation.

Postgraduate Masters degrees in Management and Finance for September 2024 entry are offered in the following areas:

All of these programmes involve taught modules over the academic year, and require a final 15,000-word dissertation.


Find out about the range of postgraduate scholarships available at the University.

Careers, professional development and graduate attributes


The University’s Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and provides a programme of events to help students improve their employability skills.

Management Careers works with the Careers Centre to offer talks and workshops for students in the Department of Management. It presents expert alumni and other guest speakers, and hosts events on career-related topics from writing a good CV to identifying career options.

Professional development

Masters Extra (MX)

The School's Masters Extra (MX) programme is designed specifically for taught Masters students in the Department of Management, and focuses on careers as well as personal and professional development. This series of talks, workshops, networking opportunities and activities includes guest lectures from leading academics and experienced managers. Participants who attend regularly can earn a Certificate in Career Development.


Students completing the Department of Management's postgraduate Masters degrees may be eligible for professional accreditation from:

Graduate attributes

Taught postgraduate students in the University of St Andrews Business School benefit from the University’s commitment to supporting the development of graduate attributes. These are characteristics that students can gain through taught programmes as well as a wide range of activities across the whole of the University of St Andrews.