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Strategic Business Management (MSc for CIMA Members)


Course Description

You study 2 units. The Academic and Professional Development Unit equips you with the knowledge and skills to identify and investigate accounting, finance strategies and practices used by organisations. The dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular accounting issue of your interest. Your research usually takes place in an organisational setting.

Please Note: You must be a registered CIMA member and hold current associate or fellow membership status to apply for this course.

You study 2 units: academic and professional development; and a dissertation. Tuition is delivered through an interactive student portal with sophisticated online learning materials, dedicated one-to-one online support from academic supervisors and access to the University’s digital business library. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to communicate online with fellow students.

There are no set lecture times and you can work through the units at your own pace although most students complete the course in a year.


Academic and Professional Development Unit

This unit equips you with the knowledge and skills to identify and investigate accounting issues and practices that will stimulate and support improvements to the accounting and finance strategies and practices of organisations.

You will have the opportunity in this unit, and later through the dissertation, to research a live accounting issue; for example it could be an assessment of the impact of financial reporting standards; an investigation of the effect of the economic climate on management control practices; or an evaluation of sustainability reporting practices in a business sector. The choice of topic will be yours, and you will have the opportunity to follow your interest and develop a real area of expertise.

Dissertation

The dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular accounting issue of your interest. Building on the work you undertake in the Academic and Professional Development Unit, you will conduct original research, usually in an organisational setting, with a view to making practical recommendations for organisational practice and deepening the understanding of the issue amongst accounting professionals and commentators.

This MSc is an exciting opportunity for CIMA members to gain an advanced qualification that represents the next step on their professional ladder, or provides them with the opportunity to advance or change their career.

Special Features

. This programme draws on the unique global partnership between CIMA and Manchester Metropolitan University to give CIMA students the opportunity to gain an Honours degree.
. Since the programme is delivered entirely online you do not have to travel to Manchester and can study from home.
. You will receive extensive support from specialist academic tutors and have online access to extensive library and research material.
. For more information about this course, please see http://mmubs.course-source.co.uk/home

Visit the Strategic Business Management (MSc for CIMA Members) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered CIMA member and hold current associate or fellow membership status.

Course Fees

You will need to pay CIMA membership, subscription and registration fees and these are paid directly to CIMA.


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