Management Science degree

A degree in Management Science

What is it about?

UCL School of Management presents its
BSc Management Science degree

The key success of a global company has never been the product or service that it offers but the overall management and strategic planning of such organisation. Degrees in business and management provide all the necessary knowledge and skills for the administration and direction of modern organisations. The curriculums of these programs usually cover modules on accounting, economics, human resources, marketing, data analytics, computational thinking and/or behavioural science. In addition to providing concepts and knowledge, these courses train students on critical thinking, problem solving, team working, verbal and written communication skills which are crucial skills needed to be an effective professional.

Besides, it is common to find universities providing placement years and / or study abroad options to students. All of these with the intention of offering students the opportunities and resources to gain a holistic view of how modern companies work in the global world and inspire students to take their own entrepreneurial path.


In general, universities welcome people from all backgrounds. However, it is recommended to gain work / voluntary / international experiences prior to applying for a management degree.


Hard skills

Concepts and knowledge on:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Data analytics
  • Information systems
  • Business Research
  • Consulting
  • Mathematics
Software skills
  • Microsoft Office tools
  • Coding languages (e.g., SQL, Python, R…)

Soft skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Negotiation
  • Written Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Teamwork 
  • Project Management

Tips for taking the course

  • Be a “learn and be curious” person: you will be learning knowledge from project management, critical thinking to software engineering and programming. Be willing to study in your free time to specialise in your area of interest and become the connoisseur of that realm.
  • In Management Science and Management degrees, you will be asked to conduct a handful of team projects. Do actively collaborate with team members, volunteer to become the team leader (enhance your leadership skills) and apply all the theory you learn from lectures to the practical environment. For example, use project management tools, agile methodologies for your projects.

Career pathways

This degree will help you develop the deep interdisciplinary skills needed to identify and solve complex management problems. It also helps you develop the practical problem solving and consulting skills that will enable you to create value and deliver results in whatever career you choose.
Some of the most common careers include but are not limited to:
Management consultant, technology consultant, business analyst, business intelligence analyst, data analyst, financial analyst, investment banker.

Course examples

Written by Jenny Zhou & Lijie Ye