Chartered Manager BA (Hons)

Part-time, work-based undergraduate (4 years)

Chelmsford, Blended learning, Cambridge

May 2018, September 2018, January 2018

This course is delivered through blended learning: online through Canvas, our Learning Management System; work-based study; and attendance at six workshops per year in Chelmsford or Cambridge (or your employer's choice of venue for larger groups of students)

Overview

Gain a qualification and chartered manager status with our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Our course enables you to study for an honours degree while you work, with no tuition fees.

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Full description

The CMI are delighted to partner with Anglia Ruskin University in the delivery of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Developing future leadership capability is key to driving the growth of our economy
Keith Richardson
Head of Higher Education Partner Development, CMI

Careers

Whether you're looking to progress to your first management job or you've got previous experience, this degree apprenticeship will arm you with the professional skills you need to enhance your management career.

The content and delivery of our management degree has been designed to equip you with core management skills and knowledge to make an increased contribution at work.

The work-based project gives you the opportunity to focus on topics relevant to your employer, and to make recommendations for improved business performance.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

  • Understanding Work-Based Learning and Your Sector
    You will gain an understanding of work-based learning and develop analytical, technological and communication skills. You will focus on the key features of successful management in your sector, applying tools such as SWOT and PESTLE analysis.
  • Managing People, Customers and Markets
    This module focuses on key elements of management. You will examine organisational structures, the role of the manager within the organisation, and the practical skills of managing people. You will also analyse markets, internal and external stakeholders and supply chain management.
  • Managing a Sustainable Business
    How do organisations respond to a rapidly changing world and build sustainable business? How do environmental and ethical issues impact upon business and can these issues present opportunities to organisations?

Year two, core modules

  • Work-Based Practice
    Working in pairs or individually, you will plan a project focused on a specific topic relevant to your work. Throughout the project you will have the support of Anglia Ruskin staff, and you will present your findings as a written report and verbal presentation.
  • Managing Projects and Organisatonal Change
    This module focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with delivering a successful business project. Projects often bring change, so the module also examines strategies and practical tools to manage change within organisations.
  • Work-Based Project
    Building on the plan developed in Work Based Practice, you will be given the opportunity to undertake this work-based project in your organisation. This project may relate to any of the major business disciplines including marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance, IT or business strategy.

Year three, core modules

  • Leadership in Practice
    This module examines theories of leadership and practical leadership skills, along with the values and behaviours necessary to manage and lead projects, situations, self and teams. You will critically assess your leadership practice or potential for leadership.
  • Financial Management and Financial Forecasting
    Managing finance is a core element of any business activity. This module is designed for people with a non-financial background, covering issues such as budgets, budgetary control, and applying financial data to make decisions. It then goes on to focus on financial forecasting to increase income for new projects and maintain competitive advantage.
  • Strategic Management
    This module addresses strategy and examines an organisation within its strategic and competitive context. You will consider the strategic options open to an organisation and evaluate the practical impact of strategic choices, especially on people, resources and systems.

Year four, core modules

  • Work-Based Major Project
    This final project module enables you to build on your learning throughout the course to carry out an in-depth project dealing with an issue that is relevant to you and your work.
  • Work-Based Project Impact and Review
    Following on from your Work Based Major Project, this module is designed to measure the impact of your work. Having completed your project, you will assess its impact, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your recommendations and gather feedback from colleagues, peers and academics.
  • Reflections on Practice and Career Progression
    In this final module, you will assess your progress through the course, evaluate your practical and leadership skills and plan your future personal and career development.

Assessment

The End Point Assessment is made up of four assessment areas. You will:

  1. Produce a portfolio of workplace evidence throughout the duration of your apprenticeship
  2. Identify, deliver and evaluate a work-based project
  3. Deliver a short presentation about your project outcomes, objectives and outputs
  4. Be interviewed about your project and portfolio by a panel comprising of Anglia Ruskin, your employer and an independent assessor from CMI.

Where you'll study

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
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Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Cambridge
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Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Degree apprenticeships are funded by your employer and the Government

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Entry requirements

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  • You’re expected to have at least 80 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), and Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.
  • If you have relevant work experience but no traditional qualifications, or if you have other professional qualifications (eg ILM, CMI), we still encourage you to apply as all applications are considered on an individual basis.
  • You’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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