MSc Business Management Programme Details

MSc in Business Management ECTS Composition

To graduate, students are required to earn 90 ECTS credits in total as follows:

  • 60 ECTS from taught core courses
  • 30 ECTS from taught elective courses OR
  • 15 ECTS from taught elective courses and 15 ECTS from a 12,000-word Final Project (Thesis) on management issues

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 60 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Professional Integrity
Career and Industry Seminars MA510 4.5
Communications Skills HR535 3.0
Ethics, CSR & Sustainability HR495 3.0
Leading & Managing Change HR550 3.0
Innovation, Value Creation & Value Capturing MA215 6.0
Managerial Functions
 Foundations of Accounting and Finance MA565 4.5
 Managerial Economics MA480 6.0
 Marketing Management MA490 4.5
 Operations Management & Logistics MA440 4.5
 Organizational Behaviour HR405 6.0
Corporate Finance MA460 6.0
Research Analytics
Qualitative Research HR585 3.0
Statistics & Quantitative Methods MA575 6.0
Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses) 60

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CIIM’s MSc in Business Management offers a balanced blend of theory and practice. Our academically stimulating programme of 12core coursestaught in the classroom focuses on modern management concepts and makes relevant use of the case study method and heavily involves interactive learning (including blended learning) as essential parts of your classroom experience.

Furthermore, our programme is enriched by action-learning elements such as company visits and practical skills workshops that are part of the Career and Industry Seminars core course. This course is mostly a combination of outside-the-classroom activities.

As a programme participant, you will also get involved in real-life company projects. This occurs via the Final Project (either in the form of an internship with a company or a business consultancy experience), and also via such elective courses as Starting a New Business.
We offer a wide range of specialized courses – please see the MSc in Business Management Specialisations

Learning Outcomes

MSc in Business Management Learning Outcomes
Following successful completion of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Develop skills and attitudes of a professional manager focusing on creative and positive solutions, entrepreneurial initiatives and continuous learning
  • Communicate effectively at all levels demonstrating advanced oral and written professional language skills
  • Recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace and follow sustainability principles
  • Apply economic principles, financial analysis tools and risk assessment methods to contribute to the value creation process at the workplace
  • Effectively employ different marketing activities focusing on the importance of customer orientation in achieving success
  • Integrate theory and practical application to see opportunities in the dynamic world of business and public management, and use – in a responsible manner – those opportunities to start or advance career
  • Develop the ability to use data and quantitative techniques along with a critical approach in solving real-world problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage successfully organizational and operational issues as well as recognize the need for change and lead such change for the benefit of the organisation and its stakeholders
  • Develop strong analytical and research skills and use them to make competent managerial decisions in the volatile economic environment.

Course Structure

MSc in Business Management Modular Course Structure
The Programme is a combination of core and elective courses. Courses follow the Flexi Study modular principle as opposed to the semester-type principle. Courses are of variable length depending on their ECTS credits and students attend one course at a time.  Learn more how the Flexi Study system works.

MSc in Business Management Time and Duration
The MSc in Business Management is a flexible 13 months modular programme with rolling admissions, which means you can join any time of the year. We have two main intakes: September/ October and January/February.

Classes are held during evenings and weekends, leaving weekdays free for employment or internship.

The MSc in Business Management can be completed in one year by attending classes six to eight evenings plus one weekend per month, or you can complete it at a slower pace by taking up to a maximum of two years.

Digital Marketing Track Code ECTS
Digital Marketing – DMI Professional Diploma MA650 6.0
Digital Marketing – Group Project MA651 4.5
Managing Information Systems HR480 4.5

Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Get prepared to start your own business or manage a family business. Develop a plan B for your career to defend yourself against economic uncertainty and job insecurity. Learn how to minimize the risk of failure.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track Code ECTS
Business Ventures: From Idea to Execution MB725 6.0
Financing of New Ventures or
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
FB585 or
MA300
3.0
Planning & Starting a New Business MB750 6.0

CIIM’s MSc in Business Management offers a balanced blend of theory and practice. Our academically stimulating programme of 12core coursestaught in the classroom focuses on modern management concepts and makes relevant use of the case study method and heavily involves interactive learning (including blended learning) as essential parts of your classroom experience.

Furthermore, our programme is enriched by action-learning elements such as company visits and practical skills workshops that are part of the Career and Industry Seminars core course. This course is mostly a combination of outside-the-classroom activities.

As a programme participant, you will also get involved in real-life company projects. This occurs via the Final Project (either in the form of an internship with a company or a business consultancy experience), and also via such elective courses as Starting a New Business.

Insurance Management Track Code ECTS
Insurance Environment FB570 6.0
Risk & Insurance Management FB515 6.0
Marketing in Financial Services FB560 6.0

Project Management Track Code ECTS
Project Management HR465 6.0
Project Management Specialisation HR466 9.0

General Management Track Code ECTS
Customer Relationship Management MA520 3.0
Leadership Development HR575 3.0
 Negotiating Skills  HR430 3.0
 Special Topics in Management HR490 3.0
 International Business Field Trip FT500 3.0
 Total Quality Management  HR540 4.5
 Internship MI500 6.0
 Final Project/Thesis (Elective)  MA700 15