Manchester Met University


Want to take on new and emerging markets all over the world? At Manchester Met, we’ll help you master vital skills in international business strategy.

As well as ethical and global management, you’ll also refine your expertise by exploring the political economy and how it can affect global trade.

You can tailor the course to concentrate on areas that you find most interesting. You’ll choose two option units from a range of business specialisms such as international brand strategy, business psychology and entrepreneurship.

We’ll also help you understand working practices from different territories and build the skills you need to effectively manage people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Going beyond the theory

You’ll look behind the scenes at global organisations during regular business visits, and see first-hand how they operate day-to-day.

Guest lectures, delivered by leaders from a variety of sectors, will give you a well-rounded view of different career paths in international business.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take an optional 36-48 week internship which will give you a unique insight into how international organisations work. This could be a real boost to your career, allowing you to add relevant, professional experience to your CV.


  • Taught by experts - you'll learn from academics with experience working for global businesses. They also carry out cutting-edge research in their fields which feeds into your learning.
  • A city of opportunities - with global organisations and innovative start-ups, Manchester offers a wealth of opportunities.Use our connections with employers to enhance your studies and professional network.
  • Unique insights - learn from guest lecturers who have experience working on an international scale. You'll get on insider's view of some of the world's most ambitious global businesses.
  • Customisable degree - specialise in the areas of international business that you're most interested in to help shape your future career.
  • Optional internship - gain extensive professional experience during an optional 36-48 week internship with on international business.
  • Live client briefs - refine your skills by working on projects with real clients. You'll gain important experience for the working world.
  • Valuable insights - see how businesses are structured through visits to global organisations such as Manchester United, LandRover Jaguar and BBC MediaCityUK.
  • Boost your employability - explore a wide range of management roles all over the world. The skills you develop on this course are relevant across international markets.

MSc - Strategic Business Management (CIMA)​

Compliment your CIMA qualification with a masters and take your next step towards securing a senior role.

The Master’s in Strategic Business Management programme is an exciting opportunity for CIMA members to gain an advanced qualification that represents the next step on their professional ladder, or an opportunity to advance or change their career.

The one year online course features extensive one to one interaction with your academic supervisor to provide a flexible and supportive environment for your studies.

Please note you will also need to pay CIMA membership, subscription and registration fees and these are paid directly to CIMA.

MSc - Accounting and Finance

Course specifications:

Duration1 year
LocationOnline distance learning
IntakeOctober and February
FeesUK/EU/International: £4,626