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MSc Business Management - Top Up Programme


Course Description

Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview


With organisations in both the private and public sector facing unprecedented change, these developing circumstances are placing increased emphasis on the importance of ongoing professional development to ensure that managers have access to the tools, techniques and specialist knowledge required of effective management and leadership.

This one-year top-up course enables you to continue your development beyond the qualification routes provided by your professional body to achieve a Masters qualification.

This course is taught by a multidisciplinary team of Business specialists consisting of full and half-day workshop sessions and work-based learning activities to provide a flexible study model for busy professionals.

By studying this award, you will develop a keen awareness of the most up-to-date management thinking and practice. You will also develop an appreciation of cutting edge techniques for managing people, thinking strategically and a full range of dynamic marketing techniques.

Units

You will achieve a Master’s qualification through a mix of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), plus three taught units and completion of a dissertation. The usual combination of three units
(plus dissertation) would be:

Core units
• Academic Professional Practice
• Research Methods
• Strategic Management Practice
• Dissertation

This course is taught by a multidisciplinary team of business specialists consisting of full and half-day workshop sessions and work-based learning activities to provide a flexible study model for busy professionals.
You will be assessed through assignments based upon analysis of the employer organisations of case studies. Your dissertation will normally be focused upon a business management research topic agreed between yourself and your dissertation supervisor.

This top up programme is designed to enable students to develop and apply new knowledge, management skills and techniques in the workplace in a wide variety of business contexts 85%* of business, management and marketing graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.

Graduates with broad-based degrees in business and management or specialist business degrees are well positioned to apply for a range of opportunities in the private or public sector. Previous graduates have gone into employment in a wide range of management positions in industry, commerce, banking, finance, manufacturing and the public sector while many others have entered graduate training schemes with international companies such as IBM, Credit Suisse and BMW. Those with good language skills have often chosen to develop their career outside the UK and now live and work in Europe, Asia or South America. Alternatively you may choose to use your skills to launch your own business or consultancy. Our business incubator, Innospace, can help you to develop your business ideas and provide practical support to get your company up and running.
*Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

SpecialFeatures

- This programme provides the opportunity for holders of level 7 professional qualifications to gain an MSc qualification.
- Delivery is through a blended learning approach consisting of full and half-day workshop sessions and work-based learning activities, providing a flexible model of study for busy professionals.
- The programme provides the opportunity to mix with fellow students, exchanging ideas, learning and work experience.
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and strengths and contact times by the Head of Department Diane Wright.

Visit the MSc Business Management - Top Up Programme page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The MSc Business Management top up programme is primarily designed for holders of level 7 professional qualifications from the CMI or CIPD. Alternative equivalent qualifications will be considered. Applicants will normally be mature and experienced managers or those seeking a career change or career enhancement through continual professional development.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information on course fees.


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