Masters in Management

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Program Details

Length: 24 Months
Locations: Online

Fees: £15,000 + VAT


Our programs are designed for experienced managers all over the world and our Masters in Management brings the Ashridge Experience to you, wherever you are. Designed for busy working professionals who are looking to stretch themselves, to learn and improve, this program uses a fresh, flexible, self-directed learning approach. 

Delivered 100% online and studied in your own time, this degree focuses on immediate practical application and will enable you to demonstrate insight and knowledge to your employer even while you are studying through live assignments and case studies.

As a truly flexible, personal and practical degree, the program is split into three ‘pay-as-you-go’ progressive postgraduate stages: the Certificate, Diploma, and Masters, so you can manage your finances and study to suit your career and personal life. There are no examinations. Instead, you are assessed by work-based assignments and a final project.

  • Postgraduate Certificate Stage: Modules are split into people, processes, and performance. At the first stage, you will be given a choice of assignments to write, based on the management subjects within that module and your area of interest. 
  • Postgraduate Diploma Stage: Advanced level of the people, processes, and performance modules. At this stage, you choose one assignment per module. Your learning and assignments will go into much greater depth and can either be an extension of a topic you selected to focus on at Certificate stage, or you may choose a completely different issue relating to your job or your organization. 
  • Masters Degree Stage: The Masters stage involves a major project which can be from one of the following categories: Action Research, Consultancy, Entrepreneurial, or Research. This could be an area of interest for you and your job, or a business need, or both. It gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of business functions and apply these in a practical setting. It also enables you to practice research skills and to bring about real benefits to the organization that you choose to focus on. 

The program team has designed a user-friendly online environment which provides you with 24/7 access to a powerful range of teaching materials for the program, as well as learning resources, help and advice, signposts and an array of social networking tools to help successfully guide you through the program.

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Admissions and fees

If you are looking for a flexible program that has an immediate impact, the Ashridge Masters in Management is unequaled. 

Next start date: There are three intakes per year in January, July & October 2018

Length: This course was designed to be completed within 24 months. You determine the pace of your study and it is recommended that you spend about 15 hours a week working on different aspects of the degree program: studying, researching, reflecting, and writing. 


  • Postgraduate Certificate Stage 1: £5,000 plus VAT
  • Postgraduate Diploma Stage 2: £5,000 plus VAT 
  • Masters Project Stage 3: £5,000 plus VAT

Cumulative price for Certificate, Diploma, and Masters: £15,000 plus VAT

Funding support: Yes 

Deadline: Please ensure you apply well before the application deadline and no later than 1 December 2017 for January 2018 intake,  5 June 2018 for July 2018 intake and 1 September 2018 for October 2018 intake. 

Application process:

It's easy to apply online for this qualification. You will need to set up a username and password the first time you access the application portal. You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date. Once we have received your completed application form and references, we aim to update you within ten working days with a decision

Entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate or minimum of 3 years’ managerial work experience in a professional or community setting with evidence of appropriate conceptual and study skills
  • Access to an organization in which to undertake work-based assignments (typically your employer)
  • Regular access to a computer with a webcam and a good broadband internet connection to access online learning resources
  • There is no requirement for a GMAT or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English

Faculty profiles

We understand that balancing work and daily life with studying can be challenging. Therefore, our Masters in Management is designed to be highly flexible to help busy professionals. Our practitioner faculty brings a wealth of experience from both industry and academia, as well as a desire to develop in-depth understanding of the challenges you and your organization is facing. They bring real-world wisdom to help individuals step up a gear, make changes and achieve results.


Mike Cooray
MSc, University of Hertfordshire

Amy Armstrong
Amy Armstrong

Amy Armstrong       
PhD, Aston Business School, Aston University


Phil Anderson
              MBA,Manchester Business School

Malcolm Allit
Malcolm Allit

Malcolm Allit
MBA, London Business School

Participant feedback

My gratitude to the school will be enduring. It was truly a life-changing experience.

Brett Joyal

Senior Consultant, Deloitte