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Part-time management courses at MMU

MMU is holding free management development sessions – go along to see how they can take your career to the next level

Published on June 15th 2010.


Part-time management courses at MMU

If you're already in a management position, the idea of undertaking a university level qualification may seem counter-intuitive. But if someone told you that it would take you from team leader to middle management, or from senior manager to board-level exec, you might think again.

The Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is keen to meet people who want to make the leap to the next level of management. They are holding Management Development Sessions on Tuesday 29 June from midday to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm – if you're interested in chatting to tutors about how MMU can help you take your career forward – book your free place here.

The majority of the students studying part-time management courses at MMU Business School are already full-time supervisors or managers taking definitive action to transform or accelerate their career. The courses are designed for people who want to take control of their future, increase their salary, and become experts in their field.

Studying while working
The courses are designed to work alongside your commitments in your current role. Based at the Aytoun Campus in the city centre, the majority of part-time courses are delivered in two or three day blocks every six to eight weeks (most students find this easier than doing a four-hour session at the end of a working day).

Rather than being separate to your work life, they enhance it through consultancy-style projects that you do within the context of your own organisation, improving its effectiveness on a very practical level.

This focus on real-life business needs is just one reason why MMU has an excellent reputation within the business world; companies such as Tesco and McCann Manchester take advantage of its bespoke corporate development programmes, and courses are quality-stamped by over 25 industry associations.

Students meanwhile praise the level of individual attention they get from tutors – limited course sizes mean everyone is supported. You're in a close-knit group that gives you networking opportunities and valuable contacts that last for years.

Funding for courses
MMU's courses are some of the most cost-effective available with a few hidden bargains for part-time students (see the course descriptions below). And the impact it will have on your earnings is likely to outweigh the cost – past MBA students have reported that their salary doubled as a direct result of their study at MMU.

The courses are structured so that you don't have to complete or pay for an entire degree in one go. For example, you will be awarded an industry-recognised Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma as you pass each stage of your Masters degree so even if you put your studies on hold, your time and money haven't been wasted.

Some people use the government's career development loan to fund their courses. Others are funded by employers who recognise that the course will benefit their organisation as much as your career.

For more information click here.

Benefits for your employer
Employers get more than just an employee who is better at their job. They get one who is ready to move up to a more senior level of management, so they don't have the costs of external recruitment.

One MMU Business School graduate said: “It's like employing an outside consultant, but a lot less expensive. You know the company but you're seeing it through different eyes. My company feel that they've benefited greatly.”

The practical projects you do can make a big impact on your company's performance – your knowledge is transformed into business results even before you've finished the course. And your learning will spread across your organisation. It's not just an investment in one person but an investment in the whole business.

Finally, there's the difference it will make to retention levels. Companies who develop their people with high quality study are seen as good places to work – they attract the high achievers and keep hold of them.

Which course is for me?

MMU Business School has management courses aimed at all levels, from aspiring managers to chief execs, with niche courses for specific sectors and skills.

The Executive MBA
30 months (block release)
One of only six new universities to be accredited by the Association of MBAs. Includes a one-week overseas study tour and a three-day management development weekend. Aimed at experienced supervisors and managers with three years+ experience. Fees are very competitive – click here for more information.

Msc Leadership
24 months (block release)
Aimed at practising middle to senior managers who want to inspire and motivate their teams for greater organisational success.

MA Practising Management
24 months (block release)
Aimed at aspiring managers. Often used by employers to develop relatively recent graduates who show real promise in their role.

MSc Project Management
30 months (block release)
A popular course aimed at experienced and aspiring managers who want to excel in project management. Selected units are accredited by the Association for Project Management.

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
30 months (block release)
Aimed at experienced and aspiring managers who want to specialise in this increasingly important area of business. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

MSc Health and Social Care Management
24 months (block release)
Aimed at health, social care and related service managers who want to expand and develop their business knowledge.

BA (Hons) Business Management
2-4 years part-time depending on experience and qualifications
This undergraduate degree is taught in two-hour sessions twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm). If you have suitable, significant management experience you can, subject to agreement with the course tutor, gain the full degree in just over two years for around £2,000 (most full-time undergraduate degrees cost around £10,000).

Entry requirements

With the exception of the BA (Hons) Business Management, all the courses have an entry requirement of an honours degree. However, if you have extensive business experience without the academic qualification, we may still be able to offer you a place in exceptional circumstances.

Management Development Sessions - Tuesday 29th June 2010

Find out more about our part-time management courses and have a one-to-one chat with tutors.

It will be held on 29th June from midday to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm at the Aytoun Campus in the city centre. It's free and includes refreshments.

You need to register to attend – click here to book your free place.

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