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 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: 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 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

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