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Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Whether you are looking to progress to a more senior level or grow your own business, our Global Online MBA has been designed to help sharpen your leadership acumen and give you the practical skills, applied theory and confidence you need to grow your career and boost your earning potential.

Over the course of your MBA you will explore a host of key areas of business – from operations to finance, marketing to change management. You will use real-world case studies and the latest academic research to identify and investigate issues that could help drive better corporate strategies and practices, with the opportunity to tailor what you learn to your current role as you study.

No matter where you live or work, you will learn from academics and experienced business professionals from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School – part of an elite group of business schools worldwide to achieve the prestigious trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. And best of all, with flexibility at its heart, this part-time, online course will give you the freedom to balance study with your existing commitments.

Career prospects

From entrepreneurs to aspiring business leaders, our MBA course is designed to help you excel in the world of business. It’s the course for you if you want to develop transferable skills for senior management positions. We will focus on enhancing your critical analysis, creativity, leadership and management abilities to prepare you for your future role.

Throughout the course, we will explore relevant cross-industry issues, allowing you to gain a broad business perspective. You may choose to apply your skills to a role such as Business Operations Manager, CEO, Management Analyst or Business Consultant, to name a few. 

With a flexible online curriculum and the opportunity to tailor projects to your current work, you can study alongside your career and apply learnings as you go. You’ll have access to our digital career service during your studies and lifelong access when you graduate.

Entry requirements

To enrol in the course, you will need the following:

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent PLUS a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
  • OR significant management experience (10 years or more) and a record of achievement in business and leadership
  • ALL applicants must be a minimum of 25 years of age

To find out more and apply please visit our course page

MSc Finance and Strategy

Delivered 100% online from the City of Manchester, the UK’s second largest financial centre*, you will explore the key topics and technologies that are changing the way we do business – from governance, risk and control to FinTech and more. Throughout, you’ll use real-world case studies that will harness your strategic thinking skills and put theory directly into relevant practice.

Plus, if you already have a professional finance qualification from a recognised institution, such as ACCA, ICEAW, ICAS and CIMA, you could be exempt from up to four of the course’s eleven units (additional costs apply).

And with the option to speed up your CIMA Professional Qualification by entering CIMA’s Masters Gateway route after you graduate, you’ll have everything you need to help your CV stand out.

Learn more about how the course can help you fast-track your way to CIMA success.

Finally, with flexibility at its heart, this part-time, online finance masters will give you the freedom to balance study with your busy work or family life while you grow your global network.

* Invest in Manchester (2020)

Career prospects

The rapidly evolving finance sector offers exciting and diverse career prospects for keen businesspeople. Whether you want to lead an organisation, join the finance industry or top up your knowledge, this MSc Finance and Strategy will provide you with the tools and skills you need to succeed. 

Read our blog on the top 5 skills needed in finance.

This online masters in finance is delivered online from Manchester, the UK’s second-largest financial centre (Invest in Manchester, 2020). Covering topics including governance, risk control, corporate finance and FinTech, you will explore the technologies changing how we do business. 

Throughout the online finance masters, you will use real-world case studies to harness your thinking and prepare you for roles such as Financial Analyst, Accountant and Financial Controller. You will grow your global network as you study alongside career and family commitments.

Our specialist course is led by academics from Man Mets triple accredited Business School (EQUIS, AACDB and AMBA). It will enhance your confidence and skills to take on the challenging landscape of global business, finance and accounting.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the online masters in Finance and Strategy, you will need the following:

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) in a Business, Finance or Economics related subject or an international equivalent 
  • OR an equivalent qualification such as ACCA F1-F9
  • OR A minimum of 3 years relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis

To find out more and apply please visit our course page

We are committed to transforming lives, businesses and communities through our range of online degrees. Our accreditations and strong industry links ensure that we are professionally relevant in the subject areas that employers need.

Manchester Met Triple Accredited Business School is one of the biggest in the UK. It has many international links and collaborates extensively with businesses and organisations in over 40 countries, from China to Singapore, the United States to India. Partners include Barclays, AstraZeneca, Thales, Siemens, Shop Direct, United Utilities, McDonalds and Bentley.

Our Business School is an accredited member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is the internationally-recognised hallmark of excellence in Business Education, meaning that the level of education you receive has been recognised to be of the highest quality.

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the global kite mark for high-quality MBAs and postgraduate qualifications. Our Global Online MBA is fully accredited by the Association – a significant benchmark of quality which ensures the teaching on our programme has been rigorously assessed.

Our Business School holds the EQUIS accreditation – a leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. By attending an EQUIS accredited institution, you can be confident you are part of a high quality institution.

Together the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations place our Business School in an elite group of business schools worldwide to achieve the prestigious trio of accreditations.

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Manchester Met is a prestigious and modern university that believes higher education should be accessible to everyone. Our Global Online programmes are taught by world-leading academics and are delivered 100% online, meaning that after just two years of distance learning you could be graduating with a globally recognised masters degree, and a world of bright new career opportunities.

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English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency.

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

We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants, if required, which can be requested from your enrolment advisor during the application process.


All applications are taken through our online applications portal where you will be able to upload the following documents and submit your application:

  • Certificate and/or transcripts evidencing your academic and/or professional qualifications eg degree certificate
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers eg IELTS or free Pearson English test results
  • Your CV
  • A passport photo of yourself
  • A personal statement detailing your motivations for studying your chosen course with Manchester Metropolitan University Global Online.

Once submitted we will assess your application and make a decision on whether we can offer you a place on the course. This is usually within five working days of all required documents being uploaded.


There are six intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, March, May, July, September and November. 

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