Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Management Studies

This flexible course is for those who wish to enhance their effectiveness and confidence in the workplace. It provides a rounded introduction to the principles of management and is designed to have immediate relevance and application in your current role whilst also providing potential for future progression in both study and career. The course allows you to achieve a Master's level qualification in 3 stages, or leave and re-join after the Certificate or Diploma stages. Once you have the Diploma, all you need to achieve the MA is to complete the module in research skills and a management research report. The teaching hours are designed to have minimal impact on the working day and additional study is undertaken in your own time, so you can study while working, and won't need ask your employer to release you for significant amounts of time. You can, however, still benefit from regular contact with lecturers, tutors and your fellow students. As the course focuses on core management skills and practice, it is relevant to both public and private enterprises, the profit and not for profit sectors and small to large organisations. When you enrol onto the Certificate in management studies/Diploma in management studies (CMS/DMS) you will also be enrolled as a student member of the CMI. On successful completion of the CMS stage, you will also be eligible for the CMI Certificate in strategic management and leadership. The focus is on personal development of the student group as managers and on the managerial techniques, knowledge and skills that are required in the working environment. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to apply your studies to your organisation and to discuss your experiences in class to create a dynamic learning environment. As many students are already in management positions, the opportunity to share in the experience of your peer group is an invaluable part of the course.

Entry requirements

For entry to the CMS/DMS normally a degree and relevant experience. Entry to the MA requires successful completion of the DMS, or alternative qualifications and substantial relevant experience may be considered.

Course modules

The whole course consists of 6 taught modules in total with students taking 2 modules per term. Part 1 (CMS): the business environment; people in organisations; project and operations management. Part 2 (DMS) (includes the above plus three of the following): strategy; marketing; services management; entrepreneurship; leadership and management of change.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework, including written reports, assignments, presentations and case studies. Additionally, for the MA, a management research report is required.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
CMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Whole course (England) 6 months
CMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months
CMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
CMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months
DMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
DMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months
DMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (England) 6 months
DMS Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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Key information

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Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
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01227 782900