Taught course

Business Management (Top Up)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Business and Management

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Important notice

The University has been reviewing its campus at Crewe and considering whether or not to continue to offer the suite of courses currently on offer. Several options for the future of the campus have been under consideration.

One of the options was to withdraw from the campus – meaning the University would cease to operate from the campus in Crewe from Summer 2019 onwards – and, after full and careful consideration, the University is now pursuing this recommended option.

Further consultation needs to take place, meaning withdrawal from the campus is not yet a final decision. The final decision on the future of the campus will be made in the Spring Term 2017.

We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of two years in duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review:


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 make sure that managers have access to the tools, techniques and specialist knowledge required of effective management and leadership.

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.

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

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.

  • 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 Dr. Diane Wright

Information for international students

International students, for more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For details on fees please visit: mmu.ac.uk/13338
International students
For details on fees please visit: mmu.ac.uk/13338

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969