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100% Online MSc Management

Apply by: 14 December 2020 | To start: 11 January 2021

180 credits • 2 years part-time • TEF Gold UK University • £8,880 total fees

A Tailored Online Learning Experience – from a TEF Gold and QS 5-Star UK University

Why Lincoln

100% Online Masters within 24 months

QS 5-Star, TEF Gold Rated

AACSB Member

Acclaimed student experience and industry links

Option to pay-per-module

Dedicated student support through to graduation

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Programme Overview

A Benchmark for Online Student Experience

This Online Management Masters 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 students with an expertly-designed and interactive online learning experience. The Masters programme can be studied anywhere, any time and on any device and is built in a digital learning environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and active learning.

Skills Taught On This 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 programme is designed to offer students a robust appreciation of the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business within a complex and changing environment. Modules in organisational strategy, project management and entrepreneurship aim to equip students with the tools, techniques and knowledge to be able to work effectively in different contexts.

Students can engage with emerging management concerns such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility, whilst refining their critical analysis and decision-making abilities. They will also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in key areas such as leadership, marketing, finance and accounting, and people management.

Internationally-Recognised Research and Award-Winning Industry Links Set Lincoln Apart

The programmes bring 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.

Admission requirements


Admission Requirements

You should have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate 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 6.5 or an equivalent qualification

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 £4440 per year for online MSc Management programmes and £4920 for the online MBA Leadership programme, 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 students with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in themselves 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, students can gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires students to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to their personal real-world context in order to enhance their leadership practice.

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

The module aims to equip students 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 focuses on students’ understanding and management of people at work. It introduces students to key concepts and theories in the field of organisational psychology and their application to different organisational settings. A wide range of topics relevant to effective people management are covered including personality, selection and assessment, training and development, team working, motivation, work design, stress and well-being, and organisational change and culture. The module will also provide the opportunity for students to reflect on their own experiences and competencies as managers.

This module is designed to equip students with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable them to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give their organisation a competitive advantage. Students can develop the knowledge and professional expertise needed for the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options; and to follow 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 students 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 students 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 world-wide 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 students’ professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; 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 students alternative perspectives on their 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 individuals 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 students’ decision-making capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students 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 students, as 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 students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of management within the field of their degree. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together and apply their 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 their degree programme, students can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of management within their field and its application to organisations.