The course consists of two 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 Universitys 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.
Dedicated academic support
Your dedicated academic supervisor will also support you throughout the course. This one-to-one relationship between student and supervisor supports students to maximise their potential and progress towards the submission of their assignments.
Meet the supervisors
Teaching expertise on the MSc Strategic Business Management programme comes from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, which includes a rich mix of research-active and professionally qualified academics.
Mr Gavin Brown | Senior Lecturer
Dr Michael Flanagan | Senior Lecturer
Dr Hannah Holmes | Principal Lecturer
Academic and Professional Development
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.
The dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular business related 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 among accounting professionals and commentators.
Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.
Students will be formally assessed in both the Academic and Professional Development and Dissertation units of the Masters degree in Strategic Business Management.
The Academic and Professional Development unit requires students to produce and submit:
The Dissertation unit requires students to produce and submit:
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject. Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/afe/
Applications should be made through the CIMA degree website
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.
In 2013, qualified members of CIMA earned on average, a salary of £60,655 per annum. This compares to the current average national UK salary figure of £26,664.
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