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100% online MSc Management

Apply by: 26 August 2024 | To start: 09 September 2024

180 credits • 2 years part-time • QS 5-Star UK university

A tailored online learning experience – from a QS 5-Star UK university

Why Lincoln

100% online Master's within 24 months

QS 5-Star rated university

Global alumni network of 100,000 graduates in varied professions

AACSB Member

Acclaimed student experience and industry links

Option to pay-per-module

Dedicated student support through to graduation

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A benchmark for online student experience

This online MSc Management Master’s from the University of Lincoln has been created for individuals who want to develop a deep understanding of business, leadership and management. The programme has an applied focus and is designed to develop the skills that are most invaluable to employers.

Most importantly of all, it provides you with an expertly-designed and interactive online learning experience. This Master’s programme has a flexible design and can be studied anywhere, any time and on any device around full-time work and other commitments. It is built in a digital learning environment that fosters collaboration with fellow postgraduate students, creativity and active learning. With six starts a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks.

Skills taught on the MSc Management programme:

  • Business acumen based on critical appreciation of theory and its application to cases and class exercises
  • Critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgement, as well as their applications to decision-making processes within management environments
  • Understanding of principles of responsible management and leadership
  • Skills needed to successfully manage a variety of management decisions and situations – including strong communications skills

What you will study

The MSc Management programme is designed to offer you a robust appreciation of the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business within a complex and changing environment. Core modules in organisational strategy, project management and entrepreneurship aim to equip you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to be able to work effectively in different contexts.

Throughout this Master’s course, you will engage with case studies on emerging management concerns such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility, whilst refining your critical analysis and decision-making abilities. Course content will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in key areas such as leadership and strategic management, marketing, finance and accounting, and people management.

Benefit from internationally-recognised research and award-winning industry links

The MSc Management brings together leading academic theories and industry-focussed research with a practical understanding of management within organisations. With award-winning industry links and impressive graduate prospects, the University of Lincoln has set a blueprint for excellence in its pioneering approach to working with industry. It is this combination of the practical and the theoretical that sets the academic content of our online programmes apart.

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Admission requirements

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Entry requirements for home and international students

You should have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate with honours or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor honours degree qualification.


  • If you do not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, you should have at least two years of relevant work experience.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:

  • IELTS 6.0

If you do not have an English language qualification we will also consider applications with the following on a case by case basis:

  • A degree qualification taught in English
  • Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language


Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

Total programme fees: £8,880 / Per 15-credit module fee: £740

If you are based in the UK or the EU, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the programme.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

ELCAS funded students

ELCAS funded student fees are £4,440 per year for online MSc Management and £4,920 for the online MBA programmes, and must be paid module-by-module. You must submit your ELCAS Claim Authorisation Note to the Enrolments Team a minimum of 15 working days before the course start date, before you make any payments for the course. The Student Administration team will then advise you of your personal contribution, which you will pay before the course start date, and your remaining module fees for that year.


This module provides you with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in yourselves and others. It covers areas such as leadership style, followership, ethical and responsible leadership, gender and leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. Over the course of this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires you to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to your personal real-world context in order to enhance your leadership practice.

This module is designed to prepare you to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, develop understanding of how financial statements are prepared, and learn to consider compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.

The module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand corporate financial performance and the relevance of accounting information, including the implications for the organisation, stakeholders and for effective corporate governance. It considers the different types of decisions that managers are required to make, and considers how financial and management accounting information can be used in support of these decisions.

This module is designed to equip you with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable you to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give your organisation a competitive advantage. You can develop the knowledge and professional expertise on: the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; making appropriate choices between strategic options; and following a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.

Business now competes on a global stage where marketers can do much more with small budgets, shrinking the historic chasm between SMEs and large enterprise. Creative marketing that grabs the attention of the ever-changing needs of the consumer takes careful planning. International Marketing Planning provides you with the fundamental building blocks to manage an organisation’s marketing function. By establishing an organisation’s current market position, unpacking their value offering to consumers and formulating a plan to meet strategic marketing objectives, the marketing planning process provides a creative framework to drive organisational success.

This module offers you a foundation in the theory and best practice of project management and develops the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. It examines the system perspective on management and takes a practically-oriented overview of the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions, including scope, time, cost and quality. The role and qualities of the Project Manager and the composition of the team are also examined. The material and approach in the module incorporates worldwide best practices from major professional bodies: the PMI Body of Knowledge, APM Body of Knowledge and PRINCE2.

It is focused on transferable skills for boosting your professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; and adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.

This module explores enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which lead overall to entrepreneurial effectiveness and can be applied in a range of contexts. Entrepreneurship is an essential skill set in the development of new and existing businesses, social enterprises and more broadly societies and their economies. It offers you alternative perspectives on your career options and aims to develop confidence to set up a business or social enterprise. The enterprise competencies taught in this module are designed both for those in employment, and for those who become self-employed and work on a freelance or consultancy basis. It aims to develop a ‘can-do’ confidence, a creative questioning approach, and a willingness to take risks, enabling you to manage workplace uncertainty and flexible working patterns and careers. This module will explore various forms of entrepreneurship, including social, green and digital entrepreneurship.

A major characteristic of all decisions in every organisation is that they are taken to achieve objectives, both short-term and long-term. To do this well is a fundamental skill for managers at every level in the organisation, but decisions are often hard to make in the presence of multiple objectives, uncertainty about the future, and differences of opinion among key players. This module aims to enhance your decision-making capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. You will explore how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgment can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.

Sustainability practices are wide-ranging and include various managerial decisions, monitoring environmental damage, and external financial reporting. Sustainability practices are a growing concern to investors, creditors and regulators, all of whom demand greater transparency and accountability. This module is designed to provide an in-depth overview of current issues and best practices in sustainability and integrated reporting from both managerial and financial perspectives. It develops an understanding of the essential role that sustainability practices and transparency play in corporate governance worldwide. It aims to develop future business leaders, managers or governance professionals, who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond numbers and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies to sustain long-term success.

The Professional Inquiry Project offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of management within the field of your Master’s degree. It is an individual and independent project in which you can bring together and apply your learning from the programme to help to solve a chosen business problem or challenge, a real-world issue or a research topic. Through bringing together learning from across your degree programme, you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of management within your field and its application to organisations.