Taught course

Strategic Business Management (CIMA)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

18 month programme

You must hold the CIMA Management Gateway Qualification.

12 month programme

You must be a registered CIMA member and hold current Associate or Fellow membership status.

Manchester Metropolitan University and CIMA reserve the right to refuse to accept students onto this programme.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

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

The changing environment businesses operate in means you need to keep learning and improving. The best way to stay current is to focus on the latest research and take your skills to the next level.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), we’ve designed this one-year course to top up your CIMA management or strategic level qualifications to a masters degree.

At the same time, you’ll develop key research and problem-solving skills.

Our Accounting, Finance and Banking Department is the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England.

Learn at your own pace

We deliver this course via our online learning platform. You’ll have online access to our extensive library and research materials, as well as one-to-one online support via email and Skype.

With a focus on research, you’ll develop commercial insight into your area of interest and feel confident applying the findings to your current workplace.

Your dissertation gives you the chance to conduct research into an accountancy area, make practical recommendations and deepen the understanding of the issue among the professional community.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Please check our online prospectus for the most up to date fees for this course.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969