Management is a distinct social science discipline focusing on how organisations operate and behave and how value is created in multiple organisational forms – for example, the public sector; small, medium and large companies; family businesses; charities; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); cooperatives; and social enterprises. The School of Management examines these operations and behaviours through the lens of responsible enterprise, focusing on the wider impact of organisations and their interactions with stakeholders within their local context and on a global scale.

Students with a degree in Management from the University of St Andrews will not only develop an understanding of how business and management function, they will also gain knowledge of markets, finance and accounting, strategy development, entrepreneurship, managing and developing people, creativity and policy.


Undergraduate - 2020 entry

Management BSc (Hons)
Management MA (Hons)
Management Science BSc (Hons)
Gateway to Arts Pathway to MA (Hons)
Gateway to Science  Pathway to MSc (Hons)
FE-HE Pathway to Arts Pathway to MA (Hons)
FE-HE Pathway to Science Pathway to BSc (Hons)

Joint degree options

The Management BSc (Hons), the Management MA (Hons) and the Management Science BSc (Hons) programmes can be taken with another subject as part of a joint degree.

International Foundation programmes - 2020 entry

International Foundation programmes prepare international students for undergraduate study in the UK and at the University of St Andrews in particular.

Business - Management, Economics and Finance September Foundation
Management, Economics and Finance January Foundation 

Postgraduate - 2020 entry


Banking and Finance MSc
Finance and Management MSc
Human Resource Management MLitt
Information Technology with Management MSc 
International Business MLitt
Management MLitt
Marketing MLitt

Similar taught programmes

The School of Economics and Finance also teach similar taught programmes to management.

Finance MSc
Finance and Economics MSc


Please contact a supervisor in your research area to inquire about PhD opportunities.

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Management research areas

The School of Management is research intensive and maintains a strong grounding in the social sciences. Research activities are focused around the concept of responsible enterprise, which entails:

  • an ethical approach to managing within organisations
  • the impact of human enterprise on the environment
  • the interaction between forms of investment and social organisational impact
  • the need to foster creativity and development.

Research is organised around four thematic groups, each engaged in the development of activities which speak to wider audiences.

Careers for graduates in Management

Management graduates are equipped with a range of skills and experiences which allows them to take on a variety of roles within the professional world in fields such as general management, marketing, strategic and business consultancy, accountancy, the financial services industry and academia.

Management graduates are valued by employers for their high-quality communications skills and critical thinking and problem-solving ability.

Previous graduates have joined organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors including:

  • Accenture
  • Barclays
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • National Health Service
  • Scottish Executive
  • Warner Music.

Many graduates have successfully set up their own businesses, and others have chosen to undertake further study at postgraduate or PhD level in the UK and beyond.

Find out more about careers in Management.

Funding opportunities

There is a range of funding opportunities available to prospective undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students.


St Andrews offers a number of funding opportunities for undergraduate study.

Undergraduate scholarships


Recent Graduate Discount
The University of St Andrews offers a 10% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees for students who have graduated during the last three years and are now starting a postgraduate programme.

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
For women pursuing a business or business-related degree.

International Scholarships Scheme
Scholarships for international students studying selected Masters courses in the School of Management.

Scottish Funding Council Award Scheme
Scholarships for full-time Management students from Scotland and the EU (excluding England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Postgraduate taught scholarships

PhD students

Management PhD studentships
The School of Management often offers PhD studentships comprising a stipend at RCUK level and a fee waiver at home or EU level.

Funding for PhD students

Awards and accreditations

Chartered Association of Business Schools

‌The School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Accredited bodies

The School of Management's postgraduate Masters programmes are accredited by bodies including:

REF 2014

‌The School of Management was ranked second in Scotland for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with over 78% of its research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

University league tables

Management at St Andrews was ranked:

  • 1st in the UK (overall and for graduate prospects) by the Complete University Guide 2020
  • 1st in the UK for Business Studies in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • 1st in Scotland (overall) and second in the UK (satisfied with teaching) for business, management and marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2020.


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University of St Andrews
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St Andrews
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