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Professional Education and Development

Professional Education and Development

Whether it is those essential qualifications needed to progress in your chosen career, or if you simply want to grow your existing skills base, we have a portfolio of courses that have been designed specifically for working professionals.

Our professional courses can be studied part-time or some through distance learning. As a professional student, you will get full access to our postgraduate study suite facilities, library, our career and employability services as well as our e-learning environment.



ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and their Professional Qualification is a flexible award, which is recognised in many countries of the world and gives the education and professional skills to work in most fields of business and commerce. ACCA has granted us official approval for the delivery of all stages of the ACCA course with the highest platinum rating.

ACCA Full Time

ACCA Part Time



The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the globally recognised, professional body for practicing management accountants. CIMA offers professional training and qualifications for careers in management accountancy.

Manchester Metropolitan University and CIMA have combined to offer CIMA students and members a unique opportunity to top-up their existing Management-level CIMA qualifications.

Our online distance learning degrees benefit from dedicated one-to-one support by our team of experienced tutors, allowing CIMA members to gain an academic degree that complements existing CIMA qualifications.

BA (Hons) Sustainable Performance Management (Online distance learning)

MSc in Strategic Business Management (Online distance learning)

MSc Strategic Business Management (Advanced Standing | Campus-based)


In partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), we have developed a unique MSc Accounting and Finance, where qualified members of these professional bodies can gain a Masters qualification to complement their existing qualifications.

MSc Accounting and Finance (Online advanced standing)

Human Resource Management

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR practitioners and those responsible for managing and developing people and organisations. Manchester Met Business School is an approved CIPD centre and our HRM programmes are CIPD accredited, resulting in graduates being able to receive a CIPD award in addition to their degree.

CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management (Part-time)

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management with CIPD (Part-time)

MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD (Part-time)

Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Communications

Manchester Met Business School shares close links with leading professional bodies including the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), allowing professionals studying with us to access these networks as student members.

We offer a number of training and development solutions for aspiring, current and senior professionals who are looking to develop their management and leadership skills.

AMBA accredited Executive MBA

Certificate in Professional Studies: Management and Leadership (Part-time)

MSc Leadership (Part-time)

MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care

MSc in Project Management (Part-time)

Sports Management
Online and Distance Learning Courses

Study from the comfort of your own home or workplace with one of our online distance learning courses.

MSc Accounting and Finance (Online advanced standing)

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations and Digital Communications

MSc Public Relations and Media Management

BA (Hons) Sustainable Performance Management
(CIMA Online)

MSc Strategic Business Management (CIMA Online)

LLB in Legal Practice (Distance Learning)

Top Up LLM (Distance Learning)

Short Business CPD Courses
Executive-level courses


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Bespoke Courses
for Business

Bespoke business training courses for the professional development of employees and business leaders within your company.
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Research and Doctoral Study

The research of Business and Management is the focus for the strategic development of research in management domains across Manchester Metropolitan University. This includes the Research Institute of Business and Management, Research and Knowledge Exchange and MMU's Doctoral programme.
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Finance, Bursaries
and Scholarships

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Case Studies

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Flexible Study Options

Continuing Professional Development is a big commitment, which is why we offer courses in modes that can fit flexibly around you. Choose from part-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, to tailor-made courses specific to your organisation and industry.
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