Master in Management (MA)

Course typeOKP, Master
Course sectorBusiness
Course duration1 year
Starting dateSeptember 2018
DegreeMA (Ma. of Arts in Management)
Tuition fee EU/EEA students € 11000
Tuition fee(specification) € 11,000

The Master in Management programme is for managers who wish to pursue studies at a higher level by adding a specialisation. Students build on their knowledge from the work environment and previous learning, whilst developing a critical theoretical perspective which will inform their own developing Management practice. The programme aims to advance an individual’s knowledge of Management and Business Administration and develop strategic thinking. This master is an overall joined programme with the MBA.

Saxion University offers this MA programme in co-operation with the University of Greenwich: successful students obtain an internationally recognized British degree, Master of Arts. The course is practical in nature, being case-based and relying on students relating their own experience to the concepts, theory and models.

The course consists 7 modules, which will be offered in a period of ca 12 months. After having obtained 135 UK credits, the students can (further) concentrate on their independent business research project (45 credits). The total number of credits of the entire programme is 180 UK credits.


Academic and professional development (30 credits):

  • Foundations of Scholarship and Business Research Skills (15)
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (15)

Strategic Adaptation (30 credits):

  • Managing the Value Chain (Integrated Marketing & Operations (20)
  • Business Analysis (10)

Strategic resource management (30 credits):

  • Human Resource Management and Information Management (15)
  • Financial Management (15)

Strategic organisational challenge and change (30 credits):

  • Strategy and Transformation (20)
  • Business Context and International Business Environment (10)

Integrative Strategy Workshops and Simulations (15 credits):

  • Workshops and Simulations (15)

Creative problem solving and Consultancy programme (15 credits):

  • Consultancy (15)

Independent Business Research Project (30 credits)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme you have acquired an understanding of the interrelationship of the functional areas of management, and you will look at business issues from a holistic corporate perspective. In addition you will understand the relationship between an organization and its environment and grasp the importance of this for the development of a successful strategy and operation of the organization.

Next to knowledge extension in the field of a.o. financial management, general management and human resource management, the programme enables you to improve your personal performance. For example the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a broad range of media. Curiosity and the need to acquire knowledge are basic conditions for successful participation.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related business field plus.
  • An equivalent of 12 months fulltime and relevant working experience.
  • Minimum of TOEFL 550, IELTS 6 or similar English Language qualification.
  • No pre-master reguired

You can find information on general entry requirements here.

The Master in Management programme offers graduates an opportunity to prepare for their roles as potential senior managers (leadership and decision making by developing their essential skills to help them succeed in the 21st century business), while achieving immediate improvement in managerial performance. It can lead to progression in all areas of management.

For an extensive overview of costs, please refer to our finances overview.

Costs of books not included. Books are available in the library.

Optional: Academic English Writing Course in the first 2,5 months of the course, costs € 150,-.

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