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MSc Management (General)

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How prepared are you to meet the need for effective leadership in our 21st century workforce? Do you have the management competencies that are crucial for upward mobility and nation building? There is an ever-increasing demand in the public, private and non-profit sectors for innovative and primed managers who possess the skills needed to make strategic economic, financial and marketing decisions that will grow our Caribbean economies. This programme will equip you with general and specialised skills in contemporary management that will give you the edge in our increasingly competitive environment.

About the Programme

The Master of Science in Management, which offers specialisations in General Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Public Sector Management, and Management Information Systems, is intended to meet the demand in the region for more qualified persons to provide effective leadership in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Working professionals will not only get an understanding of management theory but will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience, while developing their critical and analytical thinking skills. Participants are able to choose a specialisation that suits their career goals. This programme will equip graduates to:

  • make strategic management decisions
  • formulate innovate strategies for solving real world problems and challenges
  • motivate employees
  • satisfy customers
  • maximise the benefits accruing to their organisations

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed for people who are seeking to shift into a specialized area of management; persons in various functional and professional areas who aspire to move into senior management positions; or anyone who wishes to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the field of management. These would include:

  • Sales personnel desirous of moving into marketing functions
  • Professionals (e.g. engineers) who are seeking to move up to management positions
  • Senior administrators, supervisors and middle managers

Programme Structure

The MSc Management Studies is a forty-one (41) credit programme.

The programme comprises the following courses:

1) Five (5) core courses in management

Management Essentials I (3 credits)

Management Essentials II (3 credits)

Sustainable Financial Management (4 credits)

Management Information Systems (4 credits)

Critical Analytical and Communication Skills for Managers (3 credits)

2) Five (5) courses related to General Management

Marketing Management (3 credits)

Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Responsible Leadership (3 credits)

Policy Formulation and Implementation (3 credits)

An elective (3 credits) chosen from Marketing, HR or Public Sector Management

3) Research processes (3 credits)

4) Research proposal / Practicum proposal (3 credits)

5) Research project / Practicum (3 credits)

Duration and Award of Programme

The programme will be offered over a minimum of twenty-four (24) months. However, students will have the option of exiting upon successful completion of the five core courses and one course from any of the areas of specialisation, and will be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Delivery Mode

The programme is delivered fully online.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (at least a Lower Second Class or its equivalent) from an approved tertiary institution.

Holders of the Graduate Diploma in Management Studies may transition into the programme as per Board for Graduate Studies and Research Regulations.

Academic Preparation

All new graduate students are required to do the Graduate Introduction to Online Learning (OOL6001) before starting the programme.

Duration and Award of the MSc Management Studies Programme

The MSc Management Studies Programme will be offered for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months (2 years) full-time and a minimum of thirty-six (36) months part-time (2 years and 2 semesters). Students who meet the criterion for full-time registration are required to complete a maximum of 3 courses per Semester and 2 in the Summer. Students who are registered as part-time, are required to take 2 courses per Semester and 1 in the Summer.

The UWI Regulation for Graduate Registration

In accordance with The UWI Graduate Regulations, “Full-time students may take employment for not more than twelve hours per week without losing their full-time status otherwise they shall be registered as part-time. However, research students who hold Teaching or Research Assistantships in the area of their research programmes may be registered as full-time students, provided that their employment commitment does not exceed twenty hours per week” (Graduate Regulation 1.46).