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, graduates will also be able to gain knowledge of markets, finance and accounting, strategy development, entrepreneurship, managing and developing people, creativity and policy.



Management BSc (Hons)
Management MA (Hons)
Management Science 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.



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


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

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Latest in Management at St Andrews

The School of Management hosted the Business and Management PhD colloquium “Doing excellent social science” on the 23 and 24 March 2017.


Ross Allan (MLitt in International Business) received a new award recognising his work in developing the green campus at Dulwich College Suz


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, and 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.

Management research centres and institutes

There are six research centres and institutes related to Management:

The ICC is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and educators who apply their skills to the management challenges of one of the fastest growing economic sectors, the creative industries.

The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good aims to strengthen, enhance and challenge theory, practice and policy relating to philanthropy and its relationship to public good, through international research and scholarship.

The Research unit is a cross-University research collaboration that investigates the use of social science research in public policy and service delivery settings.

CRISP research focuses on the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of the surveillance society, in a collaborative initiative between the Universities of Stirling, St Andrews and Edinburgh.

The Centre is an international membership-based network that aims to mobilise accounting scholarship to enable a more sustainable society.

The RBF Centre conducts banking and finance research by bringing together an experienced team of researchers across disciplines within the University of St Andrews.

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 sector including:

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

Many graduates have successfully set up their own businesses and others also choose 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.


Crowther Scholarship
Available for students entering their final two years in the School of Management's single Honours undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate scholarships


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

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.

ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science
Fully funded awards for PhD students in the School of Management.

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 first in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2017 and The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017, and first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2017 for student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.


School of Management
University of St Andrews
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St Andrews
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