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Course overview

Awarded by the University of Chester, this programme offers you the opportunity to complete your MBA in three stages:

Certificate in Management Studies (CMS): Designed for early career managers, those wishing to accelerate their management careers, and those wishing to gain a postgraduate qualification after a break from study.

Diploma in Management Studies (DMS): Designed for those managers who want to develop and accredit their professional competence and knowledge base.

Masters in Business Administration (MBA): Designed for aspiring managers and those wishing to accelerate their management careers. The CMS, DMS and MBA will provide you with the knowledge and capability to think and work strategically, as well as the skills needed to be successful in leading organisational change with people. University Centre Shrewsbury has strong links with private and public sector organisations in the region which inform the curriculum design and development of the MBA programme, in order to meet the global challenges of 21st-century enterprise.



    If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Chester Business School.

    Start Date
    October 2018
    • University Centre Shrewsbury
    1 Year

    Why Study MBA (Master of Business Administration) Part-Time (Shrewsbury) with us?

    Why study a CMS/DMS/MBA at University Centre Shrewsbury?

    The modules that you will study have been delivered for many years by Chester Business School at the University of Chester, which has a highly successful track record of delivering Masters-level programmes to managers and leaders in national and international, private, public and not-for-profit organisations. The curriculum of the University Centre Shrewsbury CMS and MBA wholly aligns with the standards set out for advanced level management education by international accreditation bodies such as the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The learning methods we use will enable the application of business and management principles and theories by developing your workplace performance to bring about organisational transformation. Our programme will particularly equip you with the problem solving and creative thinking abilities required to act as an ethical leader in meeting the challenges of the turbulent global economy.


    • Highly competitive course fees
    • Dedicated online learning resources
    • Membership of a cohort of leaders from diverse organisations
    • Research-active and business-engaged
    • International links
    • Mentoring opportunities
    • Learning support from peers through action learning methods

    University Centre Shrewsbury

    The University of Chester and Shropshire Council have established University Centre Shrewsbury to increase your Higher Education prospects and offer a student experience shaped to you.

    Since welcoming our first cohort in 2015, we have strived to offer students a well-rounded and supportive university experience within the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury.

    An impressive choice of facilities are available at our two principal sites; Guildhall and Rowley’s House. Their convenient location, just a short walk from the town centre, allows students to explore the picturesque streets alongside your studies. 

    The newly renovated Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning. It provides fresh, modern, open spaces for students, in which you will find brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories and a spacious library.

    Outside of the classroom you can relax in the student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.

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    Chester Dates

    • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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