Accreditations, Exemptions and Industry Links

Our mission is to deliver online degree courses that are professionally relevant in the subject areas that employers need. We are especially proud to have close links with a number of professional bodies and industry associations. They help to ensure that our courses offer up-to-date curricula, research-led innovations and industry-focused learning outcomes.

Accreditations and Exemptions

Many of our online degree courses carry accreditations or exemptions from professional bodies, hallmarks that signify the quality of our programmes and reflect the practical and applied nature of the curriculum that you will study as a Global Online student. To find out more about what accreditation means and how you could benefit from them, read our blog.

Our accreditations and exemptions include:

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is accredited by AACSB

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.

Our MBA programmes are fully accredited by AMBA

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.

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is accredited by EQUIS

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.

Our Business School is a CIPD Approved Centre

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the professional body for people and development. Our Business School is a CIPD Approved Centre which means that students enrolling on our HRM undergraduate and postgraduate courses are eligible to join the CIPD as student members.

Our MSc International Human Resource Management also meets the advanced professional standards set by the CIPD. The course is accredited by CIPD and gives graduates full exemption from their Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM. Upon successful completion of their masters, and depending on their relevant HR or development experience, graduates can also apply to upgrade to Chartered Membership of the Institute.*

* Students exiting the programme with the PgDip are not eligible for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and Associate Member status.

Graduates of our MSc Finance and Strategy are eligible to join the CIMA Masters Gateway

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants offers professional training for aspiring and qualified management accountants. Our Department of Accounting, Finance and Banking has a long-standing relationship with CIMA, with many staff being CIMA examiners and part of the examination team. Plus, our MSc Finance and Strategy graduates are eligible for an accelerated entry route to the CIMA Professional Qualification. To find out more, read our blog post on fast-tracking your road to success.

Applicants already holding a professional finance qualification from CIMA could be exempt from four of the programme’s eleven modules, meaning you’ll pay less for your MSc.

Industry partnerships

Whether you are looking to complete a masters course to kickstart a new career, or you are already working in the industry and want to pursue new avenues, our partnerships help to ensure that you’ll be learning from a curriculum that is grounded in the latest industry insight and you’ll build the skills you need to succeed.

Business School

Our 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.

Department of Health Professions

The Department of Health Professions maintains links with colleagues in clinical practice and research. Manchester Metropolitan University’s Food Centre is also a dedicated hub for science and technology in food and nutrition and works closely with industry to provide training, technical and consulting services for the past 25 years.

Sports Advisory Board

Our MSc Sport Business, Management and Policy has been designed in collaboration with our Sports Advisory Board, made up of professionals from Sport England, the Football Foundation and more. Academics on the course also hold strong connections with sport organisations across the globe, including the IOC, IFA and the RFU.

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