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Strategic Business Management (CIMA)

M.Sc. Online
12 months
1542 GBP/year
1542 GBP/year
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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 with this Strategic Business Management (CIMA) programme from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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We deliver this Strategic Business Management (CIMA) programme from Manchester Metropolitan University 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.


As a CIMA member, our masters course gives you an exciting opportunity to achieve an advanced qualification that helps prepare your next career move – whether that’s a step up on the professional ladder or a change of direction.

An average basic salary for students studying for a professional qualification with the CIMA is c.£33,000.  Once qualified, regardless the level of experience or role, the average rockets to c.£64,000 including bonuses.

We’ll teach you how to use different strategies to improve practice and help you become an expert in your area and to boost your employability.

By completing your research dissertation, you’ll have developed research and critical thinking skills that you can apply to a range of roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Financial Technologies
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


90 alternative credits
  • 120 credit course: 18 months 
  • 90 credit course: 12 months



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1542 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1542 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1542 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1542 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

£1542 per 30 credits studied per year


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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