Taught course

Certificate in Management Studies

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

• formal qualifications are not required for entry to the CMS • ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ management/supervisory experience however applications will be considered on an individual basis • if you can demonstrate that you meet the learning outcomes of any module(s), you may be awarded exemptions in the form of credits

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate in Management Studies (CMS) is an introductory management qualification designed for practising managers or those aspiring to a career in management and is applicable to all business sectors.

The programme:

  • builds on your knowledge of the main functional areas of management through the development of both your personal and academic skills
  • allows you to perform a constructive analysis of your own managerial experiences in the workplace
  • broadens your knowledge and skills in the field of management
  • formally recognises your previous knowledge and managerial experience and enhances your professional development
  • equips you with the necessary business skills to further your development if you choose to study for our Diploma in Management Studies (DMS), a further postgraduate qualification
  • gives you flexibility by offering three pathways of study

Qualification and course duration


part time
8 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

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03330 141414